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…

Dödafallet

Closeby, here in the area is a very fascinating place, called "Dödafallet", which roughly translates to "dead falls". It used to be a waterfall behind a lake, but through a catastrophe a few hundred years ago, the water from the whole lake emptied, leaving the lake empty and the waterfall forever quiet. You can read…

Goodbye Snow

Spring is here now and the snow has almost completely melted. It went really fast now, just a month ago we had so much snow left everywhere and only the roads were free. Now however, only very shadowy places have snow left. Here are some photos from last week. How beautiful it was outside with…

Star gazing

One of the things that have moved me the most since I have arrived in Sweden, is the nightsky. I am still surprised everytime I look up at how many stars there are to see in the sky and anytime I step out at night and look into the sky my heart skips a beat…

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…

Ice fishing

On saturday I went ice-fishing with a friend. We started in Bispgarden and drove to a nearby lake, where we drilled some holes into the ice... It was quite thick and we were lucky, that the drill was just a bit longer than the ice was thick! This was the lake The surroundings were amazingly…

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…