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.

 

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:

nature reserve

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!

archipelago

Happy may to all of you

As you might have noticed, it’s not much posts here at the moment. Right now I work with the last tasks in my education and I will be finished by June, 2.

Working an studying at the same time takes a lot of time… I don’t even get out much, so I’m not taking much photos.

I hope to see you this summer and continued. There will be more photos here and I will get time to stay outdoors!

Until then I wish you a wonderful May <3

May

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.

Wonderful Weekend

 

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?

Dreaming about winter meets spring

Wonderful times when winter meets spring

I love when winter meets spring, don’t you do that to? We haven’t had much winter lately, not for several years. 5-6 years ago we had some fantastic winters in opposite to the latest years. We had lots of snow and then spring arrived. As a result the snow was slowly melting in the warm sun, much as it “should be”, according to me.

While I have been looking in my photo archives I have found some amazing winter photos. It seems like we have had days that are cold and crispy, while the sun light makes the whole world several shades lighter.

I also found wonderful, sunny spring day with melting ice. Finally the sea is slowly winning the fight against the compact ice and it breaks apart.

It’s lovely to see how finally the spring wins the fight and the water gets it’s freedom. It’s much the opposite to last year when we did not even notice that winter turned into spring. The last photos in this post is taken in springtime and summer. Both with wonderful evening light and stunning reflection. I hope you will enjoy and leave your opinion below about winter meets spring! What do you think about when you see this photos?

skies
Evening in springtime
Summer evening

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.

winter landscape