Friday, July 03, 2015

Stina

Stina
I knew there was a reason I colored my hair like this. That's what Stina said when I told her that it was her hairstyle I noticed first when I spotted her at Poseidon's Square earlier yesterday. Stina works as a preschool teacher. She enjoys singing gospel and will often sing at weddings, together with her husband.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Summer bike ride

Not Baldersbrå... The Nerdographer Sleeping Horse
We have Summer! Finally. Not Perth Summer though, but the Swedish equivalent. That means that we might get 30C today. This is Småhamra in Österhaninge. Oxeye daisy next to the wheat field. I arrived via a bike-ride through the forest in the national park Tyresta. I had my buddy Jim with me. He is a nerd. Or a geek. So he had to shoot photos of the newly discovered runestone at Småhamra for a 3D-rendering. It was a warmish ride and Jim's bike broke down a little later so he had to walk it home. The tired horse lives at the Hammarby farm.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

No Service

Perrong
The commuter station in Tungelsta will get a face lift, again. The train service to Stockholm and Nynäshamn stopped one week ago and this is how the platform looks today. When they are done it will look very different compared with today. Illustration here.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Getting Noticed

The Happy Biker Checking out the photographer
Hey look, it's that guy on the bridge again, taking photos! Always fun when people, in this case a happy biker and a curious car enthusiast notice me. I'm standing on a wooden bridge that crosses Gudöbroleden, a busy road in Handen. The car is a Cadillac DeVille from 1970.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chillin By The Pool

Chillin By The Pool
This is Anna. She was with her friend Sandy when I spotted them in VH on Friday. They were waiting for a taxi to take them to the old castle at Häringe. She was going for some poolside hanging at the famous pool. Just like Greta Garbo and Joséphine Baker have done before her. Anna is a talented singer and will often perform at baptisms and similar events. She also enjoys painting.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sandy

Sandy The Model
This is Sandy. I spotted her and a friend in Västerhaningw yesterday. She has done some modeling. Her hobbies include photography and painting. When we met she was on her way to the Lost &Found pool party at Häringe Castle. lostandfoundswed.com/

Friday, June 26, 2015

News of the Stupid

News of the Stupid
The silliest news article that I have read this year has to do with the Swedish Postal Service, or Postnord as it is called today. For as long as I can remember all their vehicles have been painted yellow, cars, trucks and bicycles. So they are very recognizable. But not for much longer. The brain trust in the company have decided to repaint all vehicles, so soon this mail carrier will be riding a blue painted bicycle. It will work so much better.And probably not cost anything at all!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ye Old Farm House

Ye Old Farm House
My tenth photo of the old farm house at the Välsta horse farm. And the first summer photo of three. Although you could ask, what Summer? So far this months we have had two (2), warm Summer days! It's been mostly cold, wet and windy. I could go on and on about the missing Summer, but I don't have the energy to do that!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym
Building site snap from a few days ago. After uploading the roof construction photo to flickr I struggled a bit with a good title but then flickrs new auto tagging system stepped in and added the tag Jungle Gym.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Another Secret Message

Another Hidden Message
That secret society in Handen is at it again. I have deciphered dechiffered this new message and I think it means that the end of the world is coming. Or maybe that their next scheduled meeting have been canceled because of unforeseen circumstances.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Team Rynkeby

Team Rynkeby
I met Team Rynkeby Stockholm in Västerhaninge yesterday. They cycle for charity every year. Mainly for Barncancerfonden (Children With Cancer), and they will ride down to Paris in July. More info in English here. When I met them they were out on a 120 km ride.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

22-Pistepirkko

22-Pistepirkko
Out chasing that Finnish rock band in the wet grass. Try saying Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata a few times. We call this tiny (3 to 5mm long), ladybug Tjugotvåprickig nyckelpiga.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A favorite word

Cykelväder
One of the morning papers are making a list with the most beautiful Swedish words. Everyone could join in. Since it's raining and I can't go for a bike ride I added the word Cykelväder. Or in English bike-weather. Maybe that will help to change the weather! Here is a collage of recent snaps of cyclists.

Friday, June 19, 2015

what3words

That Old Tree

We celebrate Midsummer today. It will be a wet and rainy affair. Staying indoors sounds nice, which is a shame. This was the old tree earlier in the week. Did you know about what3words? If not check it out.