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…

Flower Power

Recently I bought a greenhouse. On my way there I couldn't help but admire the flowers I saw on the side of the road. They were windflowers and lupines. Look how many there were next to this little creek!

Evening at the lake

A neighbor I recently talked to gave me the advice to check out the other shore of the nearby lake Grössjön. So I did. I went there with my drone so I could take pictures from many different angles. I hadn't used my drone in such a long time and I was so glad to…

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…

Bjursjöberget Naturreservat

Recently I visited Bjursjöberget Naturreservat. It is very close to where I live and I have been there before. However it was hard to hike in the winter because of the deep snow in the forest, so I promised to myself to return when the snow has melted. This photo I took at the end…

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…

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…

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…