Summer nights and the village

With the nights becoming brighter, I become less tired and less willing to sleep. I have all this energy and I usually don't get tired in the evenings before 01:00h if even at all. I have absolutely no trouble sleeping once I close the curtains and lie in bed, but who does that without being…

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…

Bright nights

Another evening by the lake, while I am still mesmerized by how long the sun is up and how bright the nights have become. At the moment the sun is up from 3:09h-22:30h and the nights are not getting dark anymore and haven't been dark for several weeks now. Tom teaches me how to fish…

Summer days

Those last few days have been so warm again. The drought has more or less come to an end. There has been some rain, but it came too late to save many of the trees. Lots of them have already shed their leaves and despite the ongoing warmth and sunshine all of the surroundings already…

The Swedish countryside

During my days in Sweden I visited the Swedish countryside around Näsåker. It was a long drive on mainly well kept roads, but partly also on gravel roads. I find them rather hard to drive on, because you can't see damage in the road as well as on asphalt roads and I always feel like…

Some much needed rain

So then came a day of rain. Finally. After weeks of drought and heat, finally some rain came. And with all the forest fires going on in Sweden it was very much needed. I was so happy when I looked outside the window in the morning and noticed all the clouds, that were hanging so…

Explorations

For a few days, I drove around quite a bit to explore the area around where I was staying in Sweden and see the different landscapes this place had to offer. I followed some small streets and found little creeks and lakes in the middle of the forest. The sun was shining so bright, that…

Lunar Eclipse

A few days ago a spectacular event took place: A full lunar eclipse and a so called "blood moon". Of course that was something I definitely didn't want to miss! So I went to the Skeppsmalen coast with a beautiful lighthouse, to see the blood moon rise above the ocean. What I hadn't thought of…

Skuleskogen Nationalpark II

I'm writing this now after a long and exciting day. We went hiking in the Skuleskogen Nationalpark again and took the south entry this time. We went to see Slåttdalsskreva and took the hiking trail over Slåttdalsberget to get there. It was super hard to  go all the way up, especially since the way soon led out…

Into the forest

Yesterday evening I drove around a bit to explore the area around Örnsköldsvik. I found this remote road, leading deep into the forest. I stoped the car and got out to explore a bit of the forest nearby. It was beautiful in the evening light of the (seemingly) soon setting sun. After spending some time…