On the first of February in The Year of The Tiger, Erik and I moved into our little red cabin located at the end of a hilly road that winds through Övre Skriketorp, a hamlet whose name is translated to "screaming cottage" in English. We moved in the coldest month of the year when the snow gently powdered the forest that envelopes the cabin. The importance of moving here is filled with symbolism. The color red is important to Asian culture. It symbolizes luck, joy and happiness. It also represents celebration, vitality and fertility. The first of February was Lunar New Year's Day. We are both nature lovers and work well with our hands. Now that we have more space and opportunity to make this our own space, we will create a home with love and warmth. This is going to be a chapter filled with hope.
The snow fell while we were moving.
We enjoyed watching birds at our old house. We will make wooden ones for our forest cabin.
The view of the front yard of our old house.
Our next door neighbors
Erik walking into the forest a few steps from the cabin.
It is good to see old forest.
The treetops covered in snow are magical.
There are boulders like this throughout the forest.
The little red cabin is actually two smaller cabins that have been moved together. You can see the middle part is where they were conjoined.