Sunday, January 31, 2016

Windows

Windows
The new Attendo retirement home at Lillgården in Tungelsta will soon open it's doors for the pensioners queuing to move in here. It will probably be a little wile longer before they can open a window or sit out on the balcony for a coffee in the morning sun. My previous photos from this project can be seen by pressing this link.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Birch Forest

Birch Forest
Nice with all the snow gone. But the weather isn't very photography friendly. Dark and rainy today. This is a little birch forest at Österport near Söderby in Handen. It will be history soon when the developers move in with their machines to build a shopping complex here. If you understand the local lingo you can read more about those plans here.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Swedish word of the day

Vindmölla
All our snow is gone now. It was a Spring like bike ride yesterday with 7C. Passing the industrial area in Jordbro I noticed that the Vindmölla (wind turbine), was rotating for the first time. It's been there for at least six month, but I haven't seen it in action before. I'm sure it is generating even more electricity today as it is very windy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bum Sliding Anyone?

Bum Sliding Anyone?
This is the green lung in Handen. A park called Eskilsparken. Popular with sunbathers during the Summer, and with bum sliding during the Winter, hence all the ice here today!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The hole in the ground

The hole in the ground The Red Ladder
To the left the century old station house in Tungelsta, and in front of it the hole in the ground that will be the new commuter station. To see a model of the finished commuter station press here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hind with Kid

Hind with Kid
Hind with Kid. By Arvid Knöppel, a sculptor that lived between 1892 and 1970. He spent a lot of his time as a youth in the forest together with his father, and that's where he began his fascination with the Swedish wildlife. This sculpture can be admired at the Brage park in Handen.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Patterns in Nature

Patterns in Nature
Thanks to the newish bridge at Krigslida I got this view down on a field at the Nödesta farm earlier in the week. As you can see we are not deep in snow here. I was very pleased with this photo.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Top Executive

Inger Lagerquist till bloggen
This is Inger Lagerquist. Business woman. She runs a company called In Touch. They work with coaching and consulting. A few years ago she was on a list ranking Sweden's top female executives. I met her at the ski tracks at the Rudan nature reserve yesterday. Inger loves cross-country skiing and this weekend she will travel to Italy and take part in the Marcialonga 70 km ski race. That sounds like quite the challenge. Go Inger!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

The Adventure of the Cardboard Box The Adventure of the Cardboard Box The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
I have showed you the first two parts already from this series. Here are the next three. They are from January 3th. January 8th. And January 17th. It's a tough old cardboard box. I wonder were it was made.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter Cycling

Brush away the snow
Winter cycling is no big problem when everything works out as it should. Problem is that seldom happens. The municipality promised to have the main walkways and bike lanes snow- and ice free within 24 hours of a snow fall. Which is great, when they have money to pay for it that is. Unfortunately no one could find that money until two days ago so that's when they got the walkway I use on a daily basis cleared. And this is the machine they use. It is called Virtus Mini and comes from Epoke. After brushing away the snow a mix of salt and water (Saltlake), is sprayed on the walkway.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

uʍop ǝpıs dn

uʍop ǝpıs dn
˙uʍop ǝpıs dn sı pןɹoʍ ǝןoɥʍ ǝɥʇ ǝʞıן sןǝǝɟ ʇı sǝɯıʇǝɯos.
Found it on a bench while out on a cold winter promenade the other day.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Crushed stone

Bergkross Bolt and frost
I took another winter promenade along the work road next to the railway track Nynäsbanan south of the Tungelsta station this weekend. Crushed stone where the second rail-track will be built. The second photo of the bolt shows how cold it was (-10C).

Saturday, January 16, 2016

That Old Tree

That Old Tree That Old Tree
My two most recent photos of the old tree. The blue sky version is from yesterday when it was -12C. If you have good eyes you can spot the moon. The monochrome photo is from five days ago and that photo made it to the Utata front page were Greg added a little poem. On that day we had 2C and thaw.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fish for dinner

Dinner Wanna Go Fishing
Noticed a few ice fishers out on the lower lake at Rudan so I tried walking out there, but the ice cracked and before I knew it I was standing in ice cold water. So I turned around walked back up onto dry land before trying my luck closer to where the ice fishers were standing, but the same thing happened there, so I shouted to one guy and he came over so that could get a few photos. He told me that the ice was around 7 centimetre thick and that this was the catch of the day.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bullfinch

Domherre
Very cold here at the moment with -12C, and even colder weather tomorrow if the meteorologist is correct, they are predicting -21C. Not good news for the birds that hang around my bird feeder. This is a Domherre, or Bullfinch.It was enjoying some seeds at the veranda yesterday when I snapped this photo with the silent zoom lens.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cross-Country Skiing

Skiing Stance Winter Sports Enthusiast Nordic Skiing
The snow machines and the recent snow fall have made it possible to open the ski tracks at the Rudan Nature reserve in Handen. I decided to stop by and get a few snaps of some of the cross-country skiers yesterday. It's not a very long track so you have to go round and round, but it's very inexpensive, it will only cost you 60SEK and for that you get a good workout and whenever I talk to a skier they scream of happiness!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Let's go for a spin!

Let's go for a spin!
We got some more snow last night, and this morning, and this afternoon and that's when I spotted the over-snowed car at Södertäljevägen in Tungelsta.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Railway line

Nynäsbanan
Just south of the Tungelsta commuter station this is the xing at Karlsrovägen on the railway line Nynäsbanan. I am standing on where the new (second), rail-track will be built. I waited around for a few minutes here, hoping to get a photo with the commuter as that would make for a good photo, but it was too cold to stand around, but just a few minutes later the commuter passed me.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

On a Cold Winter's Day

A Winter Scene A little red house
It was -12C when I decided to go for a walk yesterday. As the railway line Nynäsbanan is getting a second rail-track south of Tungelsta a few temporary roads have been built for the construction work so I decided to try them out. That meant seeing things from a new perspective or at least the one you get from the commuter train. The red barn and house are located on Söderbyvägen in Tungelsta.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Great Scott!

Great Scott!
I borrowed my brothers bike yesterday, it's a Scott. Obviously it started to snow just as I started pedalling. It was around -7C when I took this snap at the newish walkway that goes along the railway line Nynäsbanan between Västerhaninge and Krigslida.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Safari Rally Car That Never Was

The Safari Rally Car That Never Was
A Winter version of the The Safari Rally Car That Never Was. I first spotted this Peugeot back in May of last year and after a bit of digging I found the story. If you missed it step back in time and read the original post.

Friday, January 01, 2016

The Portrait

Hip pose A shot below the waist Zodiac Sign
The best photo of the year is always a portrait. I met and photographed three women on the 1st of August of last year. At three different locations. It was a perfect Summer day and this somewhat unusual collage with Tatiana, Adeline, and Aylin, will illustrate the best portrait of the year.