Friday, January 31, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
My latest visit to the old tree. Not too cold looking at the outdoor thermometer, but if you add the strong wind over the open fields around Välsta it was one of the more unpleasant bike rides/walks to the Swedish Whitebeam. No one else around which was perfectly understandable. The weatherman warned for a heavy snow fall later today. The result of that might be seen here tomorrow.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Branching Out

Winter Oak
Oaks are majestic trees. This one, at Skogs Ekebyvägen in Tungelsta is protected as a natural monument since 1945. The road itself is part of the old Häradsvägen that dates back many hundred years and it looks the same today as it did 400 years ago, minus the asphalt.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Construction

The Builder Two-Car Garage Winter Construction
It was windy yesterday. Adding the wind chill factor to the Winter temperature it can't have been much fun sitting on that garage yesterday. But if you work as a builder in Sweden you can't stop just because it is Winter.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Shoefiti

Sneakers
Three pairs of tied-together sneakers up a telephone line at Söderbyvägen in Lillgården.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The old smithy

Winter-Midday-Light

I just realised that I have published nearly 30 photos of the old smithy at the Nödesta farm. So I guess it's time to make a set of all those photos. I shot this latest photo a couple of days ago. The building was not just a smithy, day laborers also lived here, and there was a laundry in the basement. Today it is used as a warehouse.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Another Winter walk to the old tree. The overall colors are different from my last visit/photo, but the amount of snow seems to be the same. A few degrees below zero on this my three hundred and sixty-second visit to the old tree.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Winter Cyclist

Winter Biking
Grace Down Under in Perth wanted me to get the bike out. Krille in Karlstad wanted me to have one week of bicycle related posts. That didn't happen as I posted a non-bicycle related photo yesterday, but you will both be happy to know that I did go for a bike ride today. It was a bit chilly, around -6C and windy, but with a blue sky. Shot this collage along the bike path/walkway at Krigslida near the commuter station.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter Mirror

Weather Update
I try to shoot a photo of this traffic mirror at the Tungelsta commuter station every season, so here is this Winter's photo. The trains always meet here. One is heading to the port city Nynäshamn and the other to Stockholm.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Toughing it out

Toughing it out
A tough girl riding her bike despite the falling snow, tricky road conditions and the cold temperatures. Seen in Tungelsta yesterday. My bikes are parked in the cellar since about two weeks.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Minimalism in the snow

Minimalism
We got some more snow today. I decided to shoot only with the Tamron zoom lens during my winter promenade. The reason for that decision was that it has a lens hood. Walking past the school I noticed this minimalistic scene. A bike stand in the snow.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Autumn Vs. Winter

Autumn Vs. Winter
Walking past the little barn at the Välsta horse farm yesterday I stopped for a photo as I have done many times before. Last time I showed you a photo of it was back in October of last year. And with a bit of magic here are yesterdays photo combined with that Autumn snap. If you have a good memory you might remember that I have tried that here once before last January.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Red Makes It

The red makes it
If you didnt know it before, Falu Red is a very popular color in Sweden. Not surprising perhaps that the man who lives in this Falu Red-painted house at Skogs-Ekeby in Tungelsta is a builder.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
The first real Winter visit to the old tree this season. It was around -8C when I took this snap of the Swedish Whitebeam.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Measuring Snow

22
One good way of keeping track of the amount of snow we get is to measure it like this. So I really hope they don't get any mail at Hagavägen 22 in Tungelsta, at least not until Spring.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Vs. Autumn

Winter Vs. Autumn Autumn Vs. Winter
Arriving home yesterday after a chilly Winter promenade (-8C), I decided to shoot a couple of selfies on the snowy lawn where I had taken a few similar snaps back in October. This was the result.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Blue Door

The Blue Door
I like this little yellow house. You will find it at Kvarnvägen (Mill Road), in Tungelsta. Many years ago a priest lived here. Since then at least two dentists have done the same. When I took a photo here nine years ago the door was brown. Today it stands out a bit more with that blue color.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Sudden Change In The Weather

A Sudden Change In The Weather
We knew it was coming. And now it is here. Winter. This was the first photo I took today as I decided to go for a Winter promenade around Tungelsta. Kids these days...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Non-Electrocuted Birds

Non-Electrocuted Birds
Every Thursday one of my flickr groups, Utata, asks us to go on a walk with a camera. So that's what I did yesterday. I came home with eight snaps. This was the last photo I took. Umpteen birds (give or take), sitting on an overhead power line at the Nödesta farm. Shot this with the Tamron zoom lens from far away.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Time for a semla

It's that time of the year again
Back in the old days you weren't supposed to eat a semla before shrove Tuesday. I'm happy to report that those days are long gone. I bought my first semla of the year at my favorite cafe Malmens Konditori yesterday. In fact I bought two,the other one to my mother. And yes, they were tasty.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Vita Huset

Vita Huset
The white house at the Rudan Nature Reserve in Handen dates back around 300 years. For centuries there were farms here, but they are all gone. Today the buildings that are still standing are owned by the municipality and you will find the local fishing club Lilla Fiskelyckan in that old building.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Bike Shop Window

Bike Shop Window
The sun was back out again today for at least a few hours, so I took advantage of that with a bike ride in the 3C weather. Heading home after a stop at the Rudan lakes I realised that I needed to pump my back tire, so I make a bit stop at the bike repair shop in Västerhaninge, and that's when I noticed their holiday display window. A pyramid made of bike tires.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Looking for a new place to live?

hyreshus Looking for a new place to live? How about an apartment at Lillgården in Tungelsta? If you want to buy an apartment here be ready to pay around 600 000 SEK for 2.5 rooms. It is apparently very charming, and close to buses, trains, nature, and the city, according to the broker.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

12:43 PM

12:43 PM
A few people waiting for the commuter to Stockholm at the Krigslida platform yesterday afternoon. Roughly the same weather today, only one or two degrees warmer.

Friday, January 03, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
My first visit to the old tree this year. 3C, very grey sky, and a bit of mist. Horrible weather if you ask me.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Year's Resolution?

Working Out New year's resolution working out?
I'm guessing that working out regularly at a gym is on many peoples New Year's Resolution list at the moment. My Tamron 70-300mm zoom lens found two of them today, in Handen at the S.A.T.S gym. Second photo is a three photo panorama.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Photo of the year

Portraits of 2013
Theme Day. Photo of the year. A very easy decision. The photo of the year was of course the portrait. The tricky thing is to pick the best one. I couldn't do that so here is a collage with most of the faces you met here on the blog during 2013. You can also see them on the gadget to the right, I will leave that running for a few weeks.