Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday 13:45

Sunday 13:45
Visiting my mother at her new assisted living facility, Malmgården at Dalarö in Haninge. She seems pretty happy here. I arrived just before lunch and stayed for a couple of hours.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Another week, another visit to the old tree. After a few days with snow fall, followed by one warm day, and then cold weather again it is very ice around here.

Friday, February 24, 2017


Swedish word of the day. Flygplan. Aeroplane. I guess it has to be a TP 84 Hercules (Lockheed), from the Swedish Air Force.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

50 Shots

50 Shots
Money badly spent during New year's eve. 50 days on and the leftovers from the fireworks are still there on the field at Lillgården.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pedestrian Crossings

Herr Gårman
That is Mr. Walkman at the pedestrian crossings in Tungelsta. We call him Herr Gårman, which is a pun as it can also be read as You Walk Here. The artist who once made the sign was Kåge Gustafson. The construction site in the background is part of the new housing area at Lillgården.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter returns

Winter returns
We were of course hoping that Winter was coming to an early end after a few weeks without snow. But then last night...

Monday, February 20, 2017

And then the phone rang

Minding My Own Business The Swedish Armed Forces
There I was enjoying a bit of Winter sunshine while relaxing on this bench that overlooks the Årsta Havsbad beach when the smart-phone rang. It was my flickr buddy Bengt who claims to be a traditionalist when it comes to eating "semlor". Which means that he can't have one before Shrove Tuesday! But after seeing a few of my photos of said pastry from my favorite cafe he phoned to let me know that he was on his way to Malmens konditori, and one hour later we were both enjoying a "minisemla".

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Winter Beach

Årsta Havsbad
Inspired by Grace Down Under in Perth, I decided it was time for a visit to the beach. No need for sun protection at Årsta Havsbad yesterday, that's for sure. But there was a bit of sunshine from the blue sky and I counted a few people, including this young couple walking the dog.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


5C and a blue sky when I decided to hit the beach today. It's 20 minute bike ride and I didnt see any other cyclist out on the road. Arriving to Årsta Havsbad I took a short photo promenade and that's when I spotted the colorful mittens on the bench closest to the sea.

Friday, February 17, 2017


If you are a keen cyclist you know that a mudguard can come in handy when you are out on the roads. Especially now when it is getting warmer again. Spotted this colorful bike parked at a bus stop near the hospital in Handen a while back. It was one of those moments when people nearby wandered what that guy with the camera was up to. Shot with the Canon 6D using the nifty fifty lens.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Without further ado, here it is, my 500th photo of the old tree at Välsta. Luckily for me the sun returned yesterday and we had what must be described as a glorious (Spring), day. I took my first photo of the Swedish Whitebeam, (Oxel in Swedish), back in May of 2005. In December that year someone asked me to join the A Photo A Week group which I did. I then thought I finished the tree project in December of 2006 when I posted my 52th photo, but boy was I wrong about that. But I'm glad that I continued the project.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Pier in February

The Pier
The pier in February. The ice on the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve in Handen is thick enough to walk on, and I spotted a few people doing just that. The pier lay in shadow because of the low Winter sun.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Graffiti Rock

Wanna launch yourself into the lake? Name That Knot Graffiti Rock
Took a promenade at Nedre Rudasjön,(the Lower Lake), at the Rudan nature reserve today. Finally a day with a blue sky again. Although it wasn't as warm as the meteorologists had promised, I'm guessing around 2C. If you ever wanna launch yourself into the lake from a tree, (preferably during the Summer, not a good idea today as the lake is frozen), this is the place for you. During the warmer part of the year there's often a fire burning here and the kids will sit around the graffiti rock drinking beer and what have you.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Burning Calories

Burning Calories
Fact. I have never ever worked out at a gym. Or tried jogging on a treadmill. This is the SATS gym in Handen. If you want to you could spend 1000 of those coins I showed you yesterday every month here. Well that was an exaggeration as they have a deal for only 999SEK per month.