Rain rain rain

I have not been so active lately, because I was sick... After many beautiful days and nights in May, with lots of sunlight and blue skies, some rainy days came. I know it might sound strange, but I was very happy about the rain. After all water brings life and fertility to the land and…

Västanåfallet

Not far from my home and basically on the way to Sundsvall is a waterfall. It is so close to the way, that you can already see it from the parking lot, while it is remote enough to offer an enjoyable feeling of solitude in nature and the forest. I had been curious about it…

Water and ice

Before the ice finally melted I took a walk in the forest and up to Grössjön and took some last pictures at the lake while some of the ice was still on it. The forest was finally free of snow, so I was able to walk through the woods around the lake a bit and…

Evening Fishing

Now that the days grow longer and warmer, I can learn more fishing techniques than just ice-fishing. At the moment there aren't a lot of mosquitos yet, so it is very cozy to sit by the water and just enjoy the sounds of nature (birds singing, water flowing by, wind gently waft through trees) and…

Unexpected snow

Hahahahahaha 😀 One day after blogging about how all the snow has melted and disappeared, the temperatures dropped to 0°C again and I awakened to a white landscape. The rain that started to fall yesterday turned to (a looooooot of) snow over night and covers all the freshly appearing green in a soft and wet…

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…

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…

So much to do/days in Sundsvall

The last few days I spent either in Sundsvall or at home unboxing. I feel like I want to get so many things done at once, that there is no time for anything else. Not everything went according to plan now and some things turned out more complicated than I thought. I am currently only…

Walking on new paths

A few weeks ago I wrote about some big changes happening in my life at the moment, however I could not quite put into words yet what was/is happening. Right now I am on a short trip to a little village in the south of the Netherlands and I finally feel like I have somewhat…