Friday, October 02, 2009

An Unexpected Encounter

The Flute Player in the Forest

On my way through a forest a few days ago I suddenly heard someone playing the flute. I stopped and followed the sound, and after a minute or so I saw this woman standing by the trees. This is Gudrun, she lives nearby in Västerhaninge. She is a pensioner, and is often out in the forest either looking for lingonberries, or playing the flute. And she has notations with her. When she's not playing the flute she sings in a local choir. As I sometimes do I mentioned a few people I have photographed before, including the beautiful priest Sara, and the painter Karen and Gudrun knew both of them. Oh, and another reason for playing in the forest is that her neighbours work night, and she doesn't want to disturb them with her music early in the day.

20 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

The pied piper of Halmland?

Kcalpesh said...

Quite nature and the sound of flute! Must have been a great experience litsening! This is a lovely portrait!

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Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, what a nice surprise. pretty cool

Olivier said...

belle photo de ce concert impromptu dans la foret. j'adore

brattcat said...

You caught the magic of the experience beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lois said...

My favorite instrument. My daughter plays the flute and she is quite good if I do say so myself!

Halcyon said...

I've never come across a flute player in the woods, but I can imagine it would be a nice discovery. I hope you enjoyed the concert!

Allison said...

I'm sad that Steffe didn't comment on Safe Leif's blog yesterday...he must be too busy for us.

Leif Hagen said...

I'm sad too. No comments. Did I hurt your feelings, Steffe Meister?

Allison said...

Im sure Steffe is VERY sensitive and might be home crying.

Leif Hagen said...

Or out in a field drinking wine and eating strawberries and cream!

Allison said...

I wonder what instrument Steffe plays while riding his bike without hands, holding his camera?

Leif Hagen said...

I bet he plays piccolo! Wonder if he could take a self portrait riding his bike and playing his piccolo?!

Allison said...

I think Steffe should invite us to Sweden for wine and strawberries.

Leif Hagen said...

Would you pick us up at Arlanda? Bring a car, not your bike! (Or we could take the Arlanda Express train)

Allison said...

I'm available next week! You, Safe Leif? And Steffe? Let's invite Jacob, too!

Leif Hagen said...

I'm available next week, too.
But Jacob didn't comment on my THEME day posting yesterday either. I think Mr. OCALA is made at me?

Steffe said...

A nice surprise it was. I did try to learn to play the flute, and the guitar, but I soon realised that I prefer to listen to music. Arlanda Express sounds about right. I noticed a babe in your post yesterday Leif, way to go!

Allison said...

Oh Steffe, go on! No, I mean it...really...go on...You sly dog, you;)

JM said...

What a surprisingly encounter! But were are the mice? :-)))