Tuesday, December 31, 2019

LSotY

LSotY
Last Selfie of the Year, and Decade. Yesterday we had 9C from a very grey sky. Today it is a little colder, maybe 5C but there is a blue sky so I didn't have to fake my smile here. Happy New Year.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Övre Björkhagen

Övre Björkhagen
Getting colder again. Freezing today. This is Övre Björkhagen, a cottage in Österhaninge. A few families have called this place home, but not for many years now. Last it was used was for paintball games.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Dome

The Dome
The dishwasher gave up. As they do. Ordered a new machine. As one does. With "free" installation, and removal of the old one. But the delivery guys refused to install the new machine as there was a big water leak under the machine. They told me that I had to move the socket before they would come back. And that I needed a qualified electrician for that job. That was in October. Been doing the dishing by hand ever since. This very cool dome appeared this evening while I was doing the dishing-up. Could be some sort of sign I guess. And as this will be my only photo for the day it will be my 59th photo in the 100 Days Of Darkness project

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Roe deer resting

Roe deer resting
I decided to leave home without the trusted Canon, which is never a good idea. So when I spotted this roe deer minutes after going out I turned around walked back home, got the camera and luckily for me it was still there a couple of minutes later.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Contemplating

Contemplating
A very calm December day at my favorite beach. It didn't feel much like Christmas in mid-winter.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections
Grey skies and maybe 4C yesterday. I took a bike ride to the beach. This is the big Christmas tree on the square at Årsta Havsbad, between the taverna and the grocery store, both closed for the season. It was a very calm day so I think I got a few good photos of the bay, might show you one tomorrow. A few people had a BBQ down by the water. I also spotted one guy out flying a wooden model airplane. I told him that it looked like a good Christmas gift. Over at the driving range at Fors Golf one guy was busy practicing his golf swing. So no real White Christmas in my neck of the woods this year. Day 55 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Vintersolståndet/Winter Solstice

Vintersolståndet/Winter Solstice
Six hours of daylight. But from now on, the days will be longer and longer...Day 52 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness. This is the Andersson place at Mulsta in Tungelsta. The family has lived here and used the land for around 300 years.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Fog

The Fog
Horror movie weather when I snapped this photo at Hammar two days ago. Don't go in there...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Cracked Ice

Cracked ice Ice
Interesting weather lately. Snow one day. Followed by a few days with warmer weather melting the snow. Then a couple of days with a lot of rain so that it was flooding all over. That was followed by a cold day, hence all the cracked ice here at a field at Stav in Tungelsta.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Balcony with Christmas Light

Balcony with Christmas Light
Flooding everywhere on the day that I snapped this photo earlier in the week. I have no photos of that to show you. Instead, I give you another photo of Mulsta Länsmansboställe. Day 48 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Renoveringsobjekt

Renoveringsobjekt
Swedish word of the day. Renoveringsobjekt. Restoration object. Nynäsvägen in Västerhaninge. Built by Målar-Pelle back in 1929. Real name Olof Pettersson. Olof was married to Edla. They had twin girls, Ulla and Birgitta. Both girls lived and worked in Västerhaninge. Ulla lived in this house with her husband Hans Löfberg. Info from local historian Sune Nilsson.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Très bokeh?

Très bokeh?
The photo for Day 47,(yesterday), in my project 100 Days Of Darkness took me to a parking lot at Tuvvägen in Handen.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Rainy Days

Rainy Days
We need the rain, but maybe not right now? As seen near the Håga pedestrian bridge in Västerhaninge the other day.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Tingshuset

Tingshuset
This is "Sotholms Härads Tingshus" in Västerhaninge. Built between 1731 and 1734. Then a pub, (until 1844,) and then it served as the district court until 1916. It has also been used as a post office, shop, and as a private residence. Today used as a museum, library, and meeting place for the local historical association Haninge Hembysgille. Day 46 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Spiral

The Spiral
Another gloomy December day in Haninge. It started to rain as I biked my way up the photogenic and very ugly spiral at the Rudan nature reserve a couple of hours ago. Day 45 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness. And yes, the snow from earlier in the week is gone.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
After the second snowfall of the season, a few days ago now, I decided that it was time for a Winter visit to the old tree. This is my 581st photo of the Swedish Whitebeam.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Winter at Mulsta

Winter at Mulsta
I took this photo while out on a Winter promenade earlier in the week. I can tell you that the view looks very different now, three days later.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Isbildning

Isbildning
Swedish word of the day. Isbildning. Ice formation. Shot from a jetty at the Lower Lake at the Rudan natue reserve earlier in the week.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Clearing

The Clearing
New apartment complex currently under construction at Parkstråket in Handen. It is called Sjögläntan. That can be translated to The Clearing. This is a panorama made from 12 photos. I used the 70-300mm lens on the Canon 77D. The rainbow appeared just as I started to shoot. It started to snow a couple of hours ater I snappe this.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Fairybell®

Fairybell®
The company that sells these Christmas lights has a really long name. Flaggstångsspecialisten. I took this photo at Stav in Tungelsta the other day for my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Smart Travel

Smart Travel
6762, that was me. Haven't seen this one before. The number of cyclists that have passed by here in December. As spotted at Hanveden earlier today.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Glowing Greenhouse

Glowing Greenhouse
The view from the hill at Bergdalen yesterday afternoon. The glowing greenhouse was constructed back in 1990 if I remember correctly. When my family owned it, we always had it filled with poinsetias this time of the year. Day 36 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Winter Light

Winter Light
A photo from a couple of days ago when he actually saw the sun for a few hours. It's the old stationhouse in Tungelsta seen as a reflection from the new glasshouse at the commuter station.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

December Window

December Window
I don't care much for Christmas decorations. Can't seem to focus on that at all. I took this for Day 33 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness. Thanks to Debra at Utata the photo also made it to the Utata Front Page.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Winter at Mulsta

Winter at Mulsta
Back in the early days of flickr, some 14 years ago now, I uploaded a version of this view. I called it Horses in a snowstorm. Earlier this week I got a payout from Pixsy after they had found that a company had used the photo without my consent.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Bad Design

Bad Design
Not sure who designed this, might be Tejbrant. Feel free to sit down and wait for the bus.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

11:55 AM

11:55 AM At five to twelve on Saturay I was crossing a snow-covered field at Krigslida. Many years ago my family owned and used the field. Growing up dad told us the horrible story about when he worked on the field spreading out DDT against insects. That was before anyone knew how dangerous DDT was. It messed up his face pretty badly and made him look much older than he was. The old barn seen here was once part of the Krigslida farm. The farmhouse was destroyed in a fire, it was nearly 400 years old, the barn is newer, it is newer. Never been inside so I don't know if there's anything of interest in there.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

And Then It Was Winter

And Then It Was Winter
It snowed on Friday. That was followed by chaos and several accidents out on the roads. As I'm typing this it is -5C. Stay warm.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Pizzeria Håga

Pizzeria Håga
Pizza place at Håga, near the industrial park. Never tried it. Shot a few days ago for my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The off-season

The off-season
No football practice by the looks of it. Hanvedens Idrottsplats in Västerhaninge. Day 25 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Ingo

Ingo
The price of gas per liter at the Ingo filling station in Jordbro a couple of days ago. Day 22 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Glowing Tree

Glowing Tree
A glowing tree next to the Century-old station house in Tungelsta. Day 23 in my project 100 Days of Darkness.

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Yellowhammer and the siskin

Siskin Yellowhammer
I will remember this last Wednesday for a while. We had a couple of hours with sunshine! I took these bird photos near the old tree.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Daisy's

Daisy's
I hear they serve a decent cajun burger here. This fast food place in Jordbro has changed its name a couple of times in the last four years. It sits next to the indoor golf arena which also has a popular gym. Day 20 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

3:50 PM

3:50 PM
It can be very dark at the Lower Lake in mid-November. No one else around as I took this photo from a jetty. Day 19 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This Just In!

This Just In!
Is that a blue sky? If so it was there for several minutes. Don't think I have seen something like that for at least a couple of weeks! Must have been the first time this month. As witnessed at the Krigslia bridge one hour ago.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola
The big neon sign at the Coca-Cola plant in Jordbro. They produce more than 264 000 gallons of Coke and other beverages here every day. Fun fact, the adress is Dryckesvägen or Beverage Road. Day 18 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Blurry Evening View

Blurry Evening View
Another gray and rainy November day in Tungelsta. This is the unfocused view from the top of the hill at Bergdalen. Taken a couple of days ago for my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Walking the Earth

Walking the Earth
I read an article yesterday about a man, Eric who had walked around the planet. Sort of. For the last decade, he had walked the same promenade every day year-round in the picturesque Hagaparken. No matter the weather. He was celebrated yesterday with flowers and cake. This man has done the same. His daily walk takes him from Tungelsta to the retirement home in Västerhaninge where his wife lives, and then home again. I don't know his name but we often stop for a chat. He is always very positive and has told me quite a few stories over the years. I guess I should buy him coffee one day. And cake.