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The Snowflake Symphony
February 20, 2013 1:22 PM



The snow keeps on coming down here in Lyckeby in Sweden. And all winter I have been trying to get some good photos of individual snowflakes, which has not been very easy in my world, but this morning I think I finally got a few good ones. Again, as I did when I spotted the deer a few weeks ago, I just happened to glance out of my window when I noticed some snowflakes caught in spider web. I immediately grabbed my camera and started to shoot. Below are the results; The Snowflake Symphony.

The Snowflake Symphony

The Snowflake Symphony

The Snowflake Symphony

The Snowflake Symphony

The Snowflake Symphony

/ A.L :-)


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An Unwind Walk
February 7, 2013 3:53 PM



It has been a very hectic and intense past week for me, which is why I have fallen behind with my blog activities - yikes! But finally yesterday I had a chance to breathe again and take an unwind walk with my beloved doggy Lisen in the forest in Rodeby here in Sweden. With me I of course also had my camera. So below are some photos from my unwind Wednesday morning walk in the forest with Lisen.

An Unwind Walk
Lisen is always very happy to take a walk in the forest, lots of smells and tracks to check out.

An Unwind Walk
For some reason Lisen prefer to walk across the ice rather than on the road...

An Unwind Walk
Come on Alex, you can walk across the ice too. Ehum, naaaw. I do not think so Lisen. Hehe.

An Unwind Walk
Because the ice had cracks here and there, like this one.

An Unwind Walk
Which Lisen loved of course (she loves water of any kind).

An Unwind Walk
So Lisen started do dig around a bit in the crack there.

An Unwind Walk
Then we moved on with our walk, not sure what Lisen was on the lookout for yesterday..? Hm...

An Unwind Walk
Another one of Lisen's favourite activities to do in snow, roll around in it of course! :p

An Unwind Walk
Ahhhhhhh!!!

An Unwind Walk
Niceeee. Let's take a little nap Alex, yes?

An Unwind Walk
OK, no. Let's walk across some more ice then.

An Unwind Walk
One thing I love about snow is that footprints are so easy to spot. I think this is from a deer?

An Unwind Walk
There were some green plants out there in the snow, though this one looked a bit exhausted.

An Unwind Walk
But this green thing looked quite healthy and strong out there in the cold, wet and snowy weather.

An Unwind Walk
Now this was a treat to find. It was a snowflake caught on a spider web string. And I can tell you that I spent quite a while here to try and get a good shot of it. This was the best one. To me it actually looks like a person on a walk with a grocery bag in his/her arms.

An Unwind Walk
Lisen looks like she thinks I should put down the camera and just walk. Lol!

An Unwind Walk
Finally we arrived at the halfway point, and my favourite spot in the entire Rodeby forest. This is where I unwind the best. Love it!

An Unwind Walk
When it was time to head back to the car Lisen thought it was her turn to carry her leash.

An Unwind Walk
Which I of course let her do. :-)

An Unwind Walk
And after about one hour we arrived back to the beginning of our unwind walk, which really did wonders for me. It was such a wonderful feeling to simply be in the forest and focus on breathing and taking in the surroundings. For me that is the perfect way to put things in perspective and to quiet down the noise inside which sometimes can make it hard to hear and see clearly. So Thank You Mother Nature for being the best source of comfort ever!

Now the reason I have fallen behind with everything is because of work and some potential job related meetings. So I have had quite a lot on my mind lately. But I am now almost completely back in my relaxed, comfortable and peaceful present self again. Which feels very nice indeed. :-) Ahhh!

/A.L


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A Wild View
January 17, 2013 8:36 PM



I just happen to look up and glance out my window earlier today here in Lyckeby in Sweden, and this is the wild view I saw.

A Wild View
View from my window, do you see them?

A Wild View
Two cute deer who seemed to be eating something...

A Wild View
...while keeping an eye out for possible danger of course.

A Wild View
Hello. :-)

Now I know we have wildlife up there, it is after all a nature reserve, but it is very unusual to see any wild animals out and about like that (except birds) - especially in the middle of the day. Either way, this "wild view" sure put a smile on my face. And I am so glad I happened to have my camera nearby so I could snap some shots of these adorable creatures to share here too. :-)

/A.L


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Fall In Lyckeby
October 22, 2012 1:53 PM

   

Fall is in full bloom here in Lyckeby in Sweden right now. And because I will be in another country by the end of this week, I thought I would share some photos of the fall surroundings in Lyckeby before I go. So below are some photos of Fall In Lyckeby.

Fall In Lyckeby
My favourite tree where I live!

Fall In Lyckeby
Seen from a distance.

Fall In Lyckeby
My walk in Lyckeby continues...

Fall In Lyckeby
... with this lovely lady of course. :-)

Fall In Lyckeby
There are lots of trees in Lyckeby .

Fall In Lyckeby
Colourful trees.

Fall In Lyckeby
Even red trees (or perhaps I should say red leaves, hehe).


We were not the only ones enjoying the lovely fall weather and surroundings in Lyckeby yesterday.

Fall In Lyckeby
Looking back.

Fall In Lyckeby
A roundabout in Lyckeby.

Fall In Lyckeby
And this is what Ekebacken Nature Reserve here in Lyckeby looks like right now.

Fall In Lyckeby
Where Lisen and I walk everyday.

Fall In Lyckeby
But we do not encounter big mushrooms like that everyday though.

Fall In Lyckeby
Ooo. Hehe.

Now I only had my iphone with me on these walks, unfortunately. But when I go away on Thursday I will of course bring my proper camera, and take lots of photos of the very historic city I am about visit. However, because I do not want to jinx anything... I will not reveal the destination of my weekend journey until my next, and final before I depart, post. Though I can say that I am extremely excited and I look forward to this trip indeed! Not sure if I will see any fall surroundings there, like here in Lyckeby, on the other hand. Hm...

/A.L


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