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…

Little explorations

For a long time I had wanted to check out a bit more of the other side of the lake Graningesjön. Everytime I drive to or from Solleftea, I come by this one place on the road, where you have an amazing view on the lake and on what seems to be an island. I…

Spring with all its power

After days of darkness the sun finally came back. Of course I had an incredible urge to go out into nature and just enjoy the mild winds and soft warm sunbeams on my face. All trees are exploding in different shades of green and I am amazed to watch it. Soon there will be now…

Hängbro in Bispgården

I finally got to visit the hanging bridge in Bispgården. It was just a small trip but definitely a place I will come back to!We only went for a small walk and thought we should go there. The view around was beautiful, even though it was a dark and cloudy day. The water was flowing…

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…

Spring days and nights

While it was warm and sunny during the days in April, as soon as the sun vanished it got cold again. However the nights got shorter and shorter and stopped reaching 100% darkness. Most of the time at least a very faint gloom of light was visible at the horizon. This photo I took at…

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…