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.

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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:

Hiking in Nynäs nature reserve

We visited the nature reserve at Nynäs

Today it was the first sunny day, in several days. We went to Nynäs nature reserve for some hiking. I return here every year but it is always amazing. I always like the stunning view, climbing up a small mountain. Our walk began at the castle and we walked past a bed and breakfast. We arrived at the lake and started climbing. It is a rather small mountain so we where done quickly.

Beginning beside the castle:

We passed a small spring:

Many people visit the Bed and Breakfast every year, beside the house is the lake, a bridge and a small boat:

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We had climbed all the way up the mountain and got a great view over the Bed and Breakfast, a wonderful old house:

On our way back, we returned to the castle:

When you visit Nynäs you can also go inside the castle and look at the exhibition, there is also a great restaurant and a garden shop with plants.

If you prefer to go for a longer hike, there is a great path of Sörmlandsleden that is about 30 km, you can start by Nynäs Castle. We walked that path last year and had one overnight in our tent. I promise you a wonderful experience and great nature all the way:-)

To read more about Nynäs, the castle and the surrounding area please visit nynasslott.se

A day in the archipelago

Beautiful archipelago enviroment

Getting some time off on a warm summer day… What should I be doing?

I guess that you who has followed me for a while can take a guess. When I get time off I go outdoors, hiking or just relaxing. This beautiful May day I went to the archipelago for a short walk.

I hope you also enjoy the views!

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Wonderful Weekend escape

Another wonderful weekend has come to an end

This weekend was amazing, first days of spring with sun and a stunning blue sky. We went out for a short hike, for some time in the sun and to eat some food outdoors.

We had a really wonderful weekend out there in the sun, with small projects like making a fire and cooking lunch:-) Hot chocolate is a must for my familiy on such hiking trip.

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After lunch we went looking at the amazing views around the lake. This lake is called Nävsjön and is a great place to visit all year. There were people out on the lake, fishing, I would not have gone out on the ice, but I guess they knew what they where doing.

 

Reflecting sun, slowly melting the ice.

 

The ice is melting fast and I wonder how long it is possible to sit on the ice for fishing.

 

Nature is a great artist, I think the color mix is stunning and spot on or what do you think?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Interesting discoveries on the road taken

As a person who loves to hike, I have walked many roads:) I walk in the forest, by the sea in the archipelago. I walk in mountains and in cities and it’s always exciting to find out what’s around the corner.

Cities are fascinating. There is always some kind of surprises and they hold a lot of different environments: houses, parks, shops, streets, water and so on. My interpretation of this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge brings me back to Stockholm and a trip to the south part of the city. On this walk I found small gardens with sunflowers:

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Suddenly when I looked up, I saw a clear blue sky and some wonderful old houses, reaching for the sky.

I continued my walk on a narrow path and came back to city streets, and the view was amazing. I strolled down the street and continued my walk down the road taken.

More photos from our frozen archipelago

Frozen day

I can´t think of a better way to start of a new year. I love the cold crispy air and snowy landscapes. Unfortunately most snow is gone now, we have had rain… I can still feel how great it was hiking in the cold sunny day. There was a lot energy in the air. Its an incomparable source of happiness:)

Below there is some more photos from our hike the other day.

Winter landscape hiking -amazing experience

Winter landscape

First winter landscape 2017… First days with snow, a few weeks passed since Christmas and we finally got our winter:) The sea is, as always, stunning. What can be more amazing than hiking in a sunny winter day? Lot of wonderful light that brings new energy to a tired mind.

I hope you all are able to enjoy the new year and that it started well for you:) I will try to be a more active blogger this year, even if I still studying. BUT I love nature and photography and it makes me happy so I guess its a great way to recover.

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Friday morning sunset

Another Friday morning is born

Another stunning Friday morning, its not possible to describe in words or pictures how wonderful the experience was. Mornings is my favourite time of the day. I can watch the new day being born, its something special in that moment. I watch the colours of the sky shifting fast, from purple to orange, depending on in which direction I chose to look.

Mornings give us the opportunity to feel grateful for receiving the gift of another day. But also to feel grateful for the honour to watch the beauty of the new day, the beginning of e new life cycle<3

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Saturday Seascape

Seascape in November sun

Earth is such a beautiful place. Every time I’m outdoors, near the sea or in the forest I feel calm and I feel trust in something bigger than us. Nature is calming and healing, as always. I have spent far to much time inside lately, busy studying. I learn a lot but I never calm down enough:D Its no big effort to go outdoors for a few hours, its so worth it and I’m aware of that. Still i don’t prioritise it a lot. But today it happened, I went outdoors all day in the warming november sun. Now I’m fileld with a lot of new energy and can go on studying for hours:) Have a wonderful weekend<3

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Autumn in the forest

Lovely walk in the forest

The forest is my favourite place, next to my other favourite: the sea, of course…

Every season has its charm: winter, spring, summer and autumn! Love the change in colours and weather. Soon winter will arrive and I hope we will get a lot of snow this year:) Snow make the world a bit more magic and I think we all need some magic in our lives, or what do you think?

But for today I enjoy the last pictures of wonderful autumn colours, which I think will do just fine! Glad for my trips outdoors, they bring me a lot of energy.

So please enjoy some yellow and bright colours:

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Mindful refueling

Time for refueling

I have to stop by here to show you some photos from my “Tuesday refueling hike”:) Yes I managed to get a Tuesday hike, in between som examinations and other tasks to complete.

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It was an amazing day. The weather at the moment was all gray. But no wind, no rain, and a bit dark… But what I found outdoors was stillness and wonderful autumn colors. It was like nature was waiting for something to happen, the mood was a bit strange.

It really felt peace and calmness, just walking around in the forest, watching a calm lake in our way.

We where hiking at Sörmlandsleden, a hiking trail that is about 1000 km long, this part was about 10 km and is situated around a lake called Nävsjön. A very beautiful place, every season.

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Hiking with a view: Lake Como

Wonderful Lake Como

This summer we went to Lake Como for hiking and enjoying the lake:)

We stayed in a small village: Varenna from where it is possible to do several hiking trips. All trails is a bit demanding, its partly very steep but the views are, of course amazing.

On the first day we went on a boat trip cross the lake to Lenno. We took a small walk around the park surrounding Villa Balbianello. Here you can see the view from one point during the walk.

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Later on during our week in Varenna we was hiking some harder trails. For example we walked above Varenna, passing the Castello di Vizio, ending up in a village called Bellano. Below you can see some views from that trip.

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In the frame for a long time

Frame in an old castle

While visiting Varenna, by the lake Como we where hiking in the mountains. One day we visited an old castle, Castello di vezio, situated on e hill above the city. Here we found some statues that was a bit different from the others we saw on the trip. They was where simplified and without faces. This one was sitting “in” the wall of the castle. You can read more about the Castel here.

This post is an entry in the weekly photo challenge, this weeks theme is frame. See more entries here.

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