Travel theme: weather

There is no such thing as bad weather:)

This summer we spent a week by the Como Lake in Italy. It offered different kinds of weather for us. Most of the days where sunny and hot, but one night we had a horrible thunderstorm including hard wind, rain and thunder… When we waked up the next morning the lake and mountains was all covered in moisture, it was really amazing to watch. We witnessed a scenery with clouds and haze in a wonderful mix.

I can see all weathers as beautiful in there own way, they are creations of natures great art:)

The view in the photo is from our apartment, situated above the lake.

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No place is like home

Home sweet home

Long time no seen… Finally back home:)

This summer have been busy, but in a good way. I have travelled to three countries, I have been in the sun by the pool, I have been hiking by the Como lake, and there have been some city life in London.

My summer has been fantastic. But I’m happy to be home now:) This morning was one of this beautiful August mornings… Haze over the sea and the sun trying to come through. The feeling is unbeatable. I could feel heat from the sun through the haze. The water was completely still, no wind. The only sound was from some fishes hitting the surface.

So I’m back home, and back behind my computer. It will be a busy autumn, but a lot of fun. I’m going to be student and will learn a lot of new things. And of course I will spend some time blogging:)

I hope you all have had some wonderful time this summer and that you all are looking forward to the autumn with anticipation.

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I could hardly see the horizon, all was covered in haze.

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The sun will soon break through the haze

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No sight of the forest at the other side…

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My favorite flower is covered with spiderweb:)

Weekly Photo Challenge: look up

Look up

I have spent a week at Crete in Greece. Now I’m back home and ready for new challenges:) My photo this week is taken in the Topolia ravin. At this place I looked up and down… It was really  a lot of nice views there.

To see some more entries for this challenge, please click here.

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Celebrating Midsummer in a Royal environs

Midsummer – traditional celebration

In Sweden we have a traditional feast this time of the year -Midsummer. This years celebration was very nice. We went to Tullgarn castle, one of the Royal castles in Sweden.

There was all things needed, a maypole, dancing, live violins and picnic. The weather was fine, no rain but cloudy, no wind and a temperature at 23 °C. We enjoyed the celebration, the environs and the weather. The garden was wonderful and the sea views amazing. A great place to celebrate Midsummer:)

Below I show some photos from the environs of the castle, from the castle itself to the stunning views over the Baltic Sea. I hope you will enjoy:)

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The Tullgarn Castle

 

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Celebration including dance and maypole

 

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Detail on the castle

 

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View from the back of the castle

 

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Viewing the Baltic Sea

 

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Seaview

 

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View from the bridge

 

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Detail in the conservatory

Weekly Photo Challenge: curve

A natural curve shapes a heart

It took me some time to find a curve that I thought would make a great interpretation for this weeks theme. Nature is filled with natural curves, all shaped in artistic ways.

I found this leaf that is shaped like a heart, though it’s not all perfect but I think that makes it even mor beautiful. Our morning glories is growing all around, inside and outside, but I love them, I think they have the most wonderful flowers, and every day there are new flowers. The photo is taken while the early morning sun was shining through our window.

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Hiking outdoors: Weekend recreation

Time for recreation and recovery

Last weekend we finally got out hiking, after a long winter. This winter I have been studying full time and working, also full time. That means hardly no time for recovery. I have been longing for some time of, and finally I have got it:)

We planned for a hike during to days on Sormlandsleden, a 1000 km long hiking trail in magic landscape. We brought a tent for camping and took of. Absolute, 100 procent freedom -for me. We crossed through the forest, passed near some cows in a meadow. The main part of this trail (we walked 18 km) was following the coast by the Baltic sea, which mean some awesome views.

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We found a calm and silent place to camp, far from the nearest house. Close to the sea and with a small beach just beside our camp site.

A calm evening, and we spent some time just relaxing and reading.

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The most amazing experience on this hike was waking up to a clear, blue sky. The only thing that broke the silence was some birds:)

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The weekend was awesome and we will do it again as soon as possible! Camping in nature brings magic to a tired soul:)

Cold April -wonderful skies

Cool skies in April

The best thing about April and the cold, unstable weather is the great clouds… I love the skies in April, it never bores me:) Lot of clouds and some sun shining through. That makes it all a bit dramatic and fun to catch. One second its sunny, the next its raining. And between its just clouds with some sun lighting them up, awesome if you ask me.

This evening I was on a small hiking tour and caught some clouds, but unfortunately its not many photos that looks like I planned… It was a bit windy and there was a lot of unsharp branches in my pictures. Here you can see two of the pics from the hiking, in my opinion the best once.

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