Friday, January 31, 2014
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
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.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
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
Friday, January 10, 2014
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
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
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
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? 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
Friday, January 03, 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014
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
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.