Saturday, February 28, 2015

Old Hinge

Old Hinge
There are several abandoned greenhouse nurseries in Tungelsta. This photo is from one of them. The place was known as Frideborg.

Friday, February 27, 2015

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
If you look at the last three photos I have posted of the old tree (February 21th), (February 12th), it is easy to see that we have gone from Winter to Spring in that short time. Although the weather in the last few days have not been very Spring like at all. Riding my bike home from the post office (no such thing these days of course, we pick up our parcels at a grocery store),yesterday, my face felt like I was on Greenland in the middle of a Winter storm. Hopefully it was worth the pain as I picked up a new Canon zoom lens!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Yellow crocus

Yellow Crocus
It took a few days but here it is the first blooming spring flower at Bergdalen this year, a yellow crocus.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spring Bug

Spring Bug
One of the first signs of Spring every year, at Bergdalen (name of the property where I live), is when the firebugs comes out for the first time and that happened today. This little guy was sitting on the cellar door and when I had a closer look around I could see at least fifty of them.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Piptoporus betulinus

Björkticka
We had a blue sky today for at least half an hour so that's when I decided to go out and take a snap of the sky. And to add interest to the photo I aimed the camera up a dead birch.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lets go hazel nuts, but not just yet

Lets go hazel nuts, but not just yet
My blogger buddy Lasse inspired me to take a few snaps of the hazel in my back garden. Zooming in on the male catkins with the pancake lens. No nuts for the squirrels just yet. Awful boring weather today. A few degrees warm but with a hint of rain from a very gray sky.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Temporary Wetland

Temporary Wetlands
Hard to believe that I met a couple of cross-country skiers on this field just a couple of days before taking this photo at Nedersta. Now it is water filled, and as we got the thinnest layer of snow overnight even more so today.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
A spring like visit to the old tree. All that's left of the Winter is the ice on the path. Been around 5C over the last couple of days. But it would be nice to feel the sun again.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ye Old Farm House

Ye Olde Farm Building
My sixth photo of ye olde farm house at the Välsta horse farm. Not much snow left now, I'm hoping the horses in the background will return to the pasture soon, maybe in time to pose in front of the old warehouse for next months photo.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hydraulic Excavator

Volvo EC210 Bandgrävare
With nothing better to do I stopped on the newish Stavs road in Tungelsta to take a Brenizer method photo of this hydraulic excavator from Volvo. Workers are busy here preparing for one of two new roundabouts that will soon be in use. Part of the building site I showed you yesterday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Preschool and Retirement Home

The new preschool The Preschool
An update from the building site at Lillgården in Tungelsta. One month ago it was just a wall, today they are three stories up. The field you can see on the panorama will be filled with row houses and apartments when they are done. I took these photos a few days ago and much of the snow have now melted.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ugly graffiti

Vandalism
Someone needs a good spanking. This is one of the remaining farm buildings at the Rudan Nature Reserve. Built a little over three hundred years ago. The municipality owns the land here since the 1960s. This warehouse stands very close to the Upper Lake, and this area was known as Sjöhagen. Just a few meters from here is the popular beach. In the Summer that is. Now during the Winter period you are more likely to meet ice skaters than sun bathers. After taking this photo I emailed a copy to the municipality asking them to send in the graffiti removal team.

Monday, February 16, 2015

We Interrupt This Broadcast...

First Sign of Spring
...for some urgent breaking news from Bergdalen in Tungelsta. The Winter photos are on hold for one day as this reporter have just found the first real sign of Spring. Under a bush, and party covered by leaves I spotted two crocus flowers. Normal Winter posting will probably start again tomorrow.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ice skaters and a cross-country skier

Ice skaters and a cross-country skiers Swix Rudan Nature Reserve
You can go ice skating on the frozen upper lake at the Rudan nature reserve today if you want to. Or try cross-country skiing as this woman was just done with when I lifted the camera towards the lake yesterday. When I arrived to the nature reserve (on my bicycle of course), the parking lot was almost filled to capacity. Cross-country skiers arrived in hordes! Second photo shows one of them. Third snap is of two of the old farm buildings near the upper lake. Today they are used for different purposes. The ski club uses the building to the left. The big barn is today a theater.

Saturday, February 14, 2015