Friday, May 24, 2019

Random Snaps

Random snaps from yesterday
Sixteen candid snaps from Handen taken earlier in the week from Poseidon's Square and from my favorite cafe Malmens konditori.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Finally. The old tree is turning green again, always a slow starter, but it feels extra slow this year. Summer temperatures this week and there are dandelions turning the fields yellow everywhere.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Two Blondes

Two Blondes
We opened the outdoor season at my favorite cafe today. Which meant that we had to carry out the tables and chairs from the old raid-shelter. There is a wooden deck were you can also sit, but I prefer the other chairs, and it was nice to shoot a few candids while chit-chatting and enjoying a coffee with a few of the usual suspects in the Summer temperatures.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lunch Break

Lunch Break
Summer arrived yesterday. Around 20C in Haninge. Which was nice. But the best part was that the strong winds have died down. Spotted this couple sitting at Poseidon's Square relaxing and enjoying a light lunch.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Drivved

Drivved
Swedish word of the day. Drivved. Driftwood. As noted and photographed at my favorite beach a couple of days ago.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stängt mellan hägg och syren

Stängt mellan hägg och syren
"Closed Between Bird Cherry and Lilac". A saying first uttered, or written down by a cordwainer that closed shop this time of the year many moons ago. It is a period of about two weeks in the middle of May when everything blooms. It is many peoples favorite time of the year in this country, me included. I found this bench along a historical promenade with info about "Old Årsta" close to Årsta slott in rural Österhaninge

Friday, May 17, 2019

WTF!

WTF!
Årsta Castle in Österhaninge. It has a rich history. It also has a golf course and this old alleyway, Norra Allén, that is open for the public and local cyclists like myself, until yesterday that is when I encountered this horrible looking wooden gate. I wonder if it is former hockey great Peter Forsberg's fault. His company has taken over the operation of the castle and golf course, and they will build houses and what have you in the area over the next five years.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Odlingsröse

Odlingsröse
Rocks on the field next to the old tree. I will sit here every now and then, sometimes thinking about all the hard work farmers must have gone through removing these big rocks from their fields with the help of a horse or an ox. As far as I know there are not that many stone walls in this area. Sometimes the rocks ended up at what was known as a odlingsröse, or clearance cairn in English. This is one of those.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rural Bus Stop

Rural Bus Stop
If you need to take the bus to and from Dalarö, bus 839 is a good choice. Especially if you find yourself at the bus stop near Tjursta in rural Österhaninge. The design of this "busskur" is pretty straight forward but it is windproof and rainproof and that is all you need.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Snörom

Snurrom Offering Stone
Today a little horse farm at the end of the road. Before that a "torp", cottage that belonged to the bigger estate Solberga in Österhaninge. First mentioned around 1730. The name Snörom is said to come from the fact that the old road that passes by close to the house made an acute turn here. Since around 1950 the property belongs to the Åkerblom family. The "offering stone" sits on top of the nearby hill. If it in fact is an cup and ring mark, I don't really know, but I have met a few people that say so.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mystery Stones II

Mystery Stones
I showed you one of the conical mystery stones at Sanda a while back. Here are two of the round stones. All in all there are six stones. The round ones sits on top of the rock closest to the road. The conical on a rock a few meters away.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tulpanfestival

Tulip Festival Tulip Festival Roundabout
Last year we had a very popular tulip festival in Haninge. Unfortunately the warm weather made the tulips bloom a week early. No such problems this time. This years festival took place earlier today. I didn't go this time but took a bunch of tulip photos yesterday and here are three of those photos.