Dark times

The darkest time of the year has finally arrived. Especially after the switch from summer- to wintertime, the days feel incredibly short. At the moment the days get shorter at a rate of 6 minutes everyday. The sun rises at around 8:00h in the morning and sets at around 15:00h. Again it has been very…

Times in between

At the moment we are stuck in between seasons. It is not quite winter yet, but not autumn anymore either. The trees have lost all of their leaves after a few windy nights and the days have become incredibly short. At the moment the sun is only up between around 7:30h and 15:30h, so just…

Aurora Borealis

Finally finally finally I got lucky!I got to see the aurora borealis "dancing" over the sky. Bright and clear without and clouds in the way and I even got lucky that the moon is currently not shining at night and there was only starlight in the sky. It was amazing and I will never forget…

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…

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…

Throwback to snowier days

The last time it snowed some more, before the spring weather set in, I went out to take some pictures with my drone and just enjoy the fresh powdery snow. It was amazing how beautiful bright and white everything looked then and how different it looks now. I still haven't given up hope for some…

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…

Ice and Snow

Finally more snow came. Like much more snow. Oh how I love that!! Snow turns everything in the most beautiful version of itself... The forest looks just magical, the roads are pretty and fields and lakes look so smooth and calm covered in a thick blanket of snow. Lots of new snow also meant that…

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…