Northern lights and clouds

Since moving up here, there have been several nights with (strong) northern lights... Sadly, anytime it happened, there were also clouds... My first time I saw a faint shimmer behind the clouds, I was able to get some really blurry shots. More recently, the northern lights showed again and I could see again nothing but…

Throwback to snowier days

The last time it snowed some more, before the spring weather set in, I went out to take some pictures with my drone and just enjoy the fresh powdery snow. It was amazing how beautiful bright and white everything looked then and how different it looks now. I still haven't given up hope for some…

Roadtrip to Boden

Last weekend I went on a roadtrip to Boden to visit my lovely friend Iza. We had met before in the summer and just after my arrival to Sweden and had planned since then that I would come for a visit to Boden! We only planned that I would come for a visit, but not…

Sunlight

After some cloudy weeks the sun is back again. Now the days are noticeably longer (the sun sets after 16:00h and rises shortly after 8:00h) and the sun rises higher up in the sky with each day. On one hand that makes me kind of sad, because it means that the super short winter days…

Sunny winterdays

Clouds were gone in the last week and the days were incredibly bright. Everyday the sun stood noticeably higher in the sky, the days were noticeably longer and ice crystals were sparkling in the sun. On sunday it was especially beautiful. Just 2 days earlier some fresh snow had fallen, but the temperature dropped below…

Walk in the woods

Today was a beautiful day outside, so I took the chance to go for a walk in the woods. The warm temperatures of the last few days have melted away a fair amount of snow, so in the forest bits and pieces of bushes and smaller plants started to show again. The snow itself was…

Northern lights

In the last few days, I met neighbors and had a friend over for a visit. All of that sadly while *still* being sick, so I wasn't very active on here. I slept a lot in the last few days and went to Solleftea a few times to run errands and meet people. I will…

Late autumn hikes

Recently I went hiking a few times in Ratingen. I found this great website with hiking routes in the area, so it was easy finding a good place to start. On most of the hikes it was raining and cloudy, so I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do. The ones I took…

Velbert and surroundings

Another hike I undertook with a friend led me to the area around Velbert. It was only a short hike, so I didn't take many pictures, but I just had to try out my new tele lens. Many pictures turned out blurry, because I have yet to learn how to handle the tele lens and…