Hiking in Tyresta nature reserve and lunching with ducks

Tyresta nature reserve -wilderness without human involvement

I went hiking in Tyresta nature reserve, it was almost magic. I must say that we really was hit by the beauty of wilderness during our hike. In Tyresta Nationalpark we found 400 year old pine trees. Really cool and beautiful.

Dead tree in all its beauty, giving life to lots of insects:

Tyresta nature reserve

We passed lakes and small ponds, also there was lots of wetland:

Amazing view in the old forest:

A magic place for lunch break! I had some ducks as company. They later became really interested in my food:

If you love outdoors life and hiking and are thinking about visiting Sweden: Tyresta is a nice place with total 50 km hiking trails. You can find simple walking paths to some harder “climbing”. The landscaper is variated with many wonderful views.

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Weekly photo challenge: Unusual

I usually don’t take photos of flowers that have faded.

We have had a dry summer with only small amounts of rain, and in some way I have forgotten to give water to these poor flowers.

The theme this week is unusual and this is my interpretation:

unusual

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Hiking in a landscape of magic forest and lakes

A magic forest with fantastic scenery

Yesterday I was hiking in a magic forest. I know it sounds a bit goofy byt I do think nature is magic and I love to spend time in the forest. So for me it’s all magic.

We passed to small lakes on the way. One of the lakes had a surface covered by water lilies.

magic forest

The other lake was situated above this one. We found out they where connected by a old floodgate. No water was flowing between the lakes this day.

During our hike we passed green trees but also dead trees…

We ended up at a third lake. We sat down there for a while, and enjoyed the stillness:

And finally I captured the sun behind a cloud on the surface of the lake:

Summer morning walk by the sea

Holiday and summer morning

Aaah, summer morning… And a sunny morning too. This is my favourite condition above all, to wake up and the sun is shining. To be able to just get my clothes on, grab my camera and go out for a walk.

Warm morning sun, my soul is calming down and I enjoy every step I take.

Just like my soul, also the water is calm. I can see every detail from the surroundings, reflecting in the water. The sea is blue with small clouds on the surface. Once again I get fascinated about how great artist nature is.

Summer morning

See more morning photos by the sea: Another early morning by the sea.