Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Express

EXPRESS
Moving at the speed of light. Well maybe not, but this moving truck is probably driving at 110 kph (68 mph,). No idea where he is going, but he was driving towards Stockholm when my camera caught him. The driver seems relaxed enough. Theme Day. Movement.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Swing

The Swing
Lucky kid who can use that swing. Growing up in the tiny village of Ormsta must be great. A beautiful rural setting in the middle of nowhere. Ask anyone in Haninge and chances are no one can tell you were to find this place. Just three or four houses. No traffic at all if you don't count the farmers wehicels. In fact, the gravel road ends here, and you can only continue on foot or bike and if you do you will travel on the road less travelled and I will show you that tomorrow.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A New Way of Living

Bovieran Not the Riviera. But the Bovieran. A play with words.Bo means Living in Swedish. It's a new concept. And it is being built in Ribby in Västerhaninge at the moment. Three buildings with 48 apartments. Built in the shape of a horse shoe. Three stories high. Nothing special there, but then there's the huge glassed-in garden with different themes. Including a Mediterranean garden. A Japanese garden, a Scandinavian garden, and one tropical garden. Perfect for Scandinavian people who are tired of the long Winters. The garden is the heart of the concept. It is where you meet your friends and where you can play boule or just relax together. There's ponds and citrus trees, palm trees and olive trees. And you walk directly from your apartment to the garden. All apartment here are already sold. More facts in Swedish here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Seen any birds ?

See Any Birds? Bird Tower The view from the new bird tower at the wetland in the Tyresta National Park. It was my first visit to the tower. I was hoping to get a few snaps of some interesting birds, but I counted zero (0), birds. Better luck next time I guess. But the panorama came out nicely. Seventeen photos stitched together. Shot in the portrait mode (upright), using the pancake lens. To see the original sized version press here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Road To Tyresta

The Road To Tyresta
This is the road to Tyresta National Park. I took the bike for a visit on Friday. The colours are slowly changing here. I visited the new bird tower in the wetland and I will show you a panorama from there in my next post. My Interenet has been down for a few days but I have a temporary mobile connection at the moment.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rain drops

Rain drops
The weather forecast "promised" 17C and sunshine come the end of the week. Hasn't happened yet, and at the moment we have a blueish sky, but no more than 7C. It rained all day yesterday and I only took two photos. This is one of them. A plant by the side of the road near Hanvedens IP.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Apples

Winter Vs. Autumn
Hammarbo stands empty at the moment, so if you want an apple, just walk in and grab one. Snowy version from December of 2012. Apple blooming photo from earlier this month.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn Colors

Autumn Sky
Biking down the 200 year old tree lined avenue that is Allévägen in Tungelsta I spotted a bit of autumn color and combined with the blue sky I figured that would make for a fine photo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Equinox

Ye Old Farm Building
Höstdagjämningen happened earlier today. Hösten/Fall/Autumn is officially here. The colors are changing quickly now. The temperature have dropped significantly. Stockholm got a new rain record earlier in the week. It is very windy most days. The mornings are cold as are the evenings, and it's getting darker earlier and earlier. But come Thursday the warm weather is said to be returning again. At least for a few days. Hurrah! Today's photo shows an old warehouse at the Välsta farm. Many years ago before I even started the That Old Tree project I had this view in mind for a weekly photo project. It never happened, but I have taken one or two photos here over the last few years. And who knows, this might be the start of a new monthly series.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Forest

Autumn Forest I took a walk in a forest at Välsta in Tungelsta yesterday. Before the rain. Autumn colors all around. The fence to the right is because of the horses that you would normally find here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Farewell To Summer

Late Summer Para Gliding
Para-gliding is a popular Summer sport/pastime in Sweden. And in Haninge. I often hear them before I see them. One good spot for take off and landings is actually the fields near the old tree. Today is supposedly the last warm day for us. The Summer has been much warmer than usual, and longer. The only bad weather was during the World Cup when people were indoors watching the football. I got this shot earlier in the week on a warm late Summer evening. Shot from the hill at home.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tree Lined Avenue

Still Green
This is one of those places that I always return to with my camera. The tree lined avenue leading op to the 700-year old farm at Nödesta. One or two leaves have changed colors, but green is still the dominating color.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Helping Hand

Comforting Plant
Out on a walk near Kalvsvik in rural Österhaninge looking for early signs of autumn I found this plant on a field. A closer look told me that the well dressed plant was comforting his or her friend!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Grass straw update

Grass Straw Update
I wonder if anyone will believe this. On July 1st I was on my way to old tree for my weekly photo, when I spotted a funny looking grass straw by the side of the path. I had my pancake lens with me and it was windy so it took a while, but in the end I got a real good photo of the straw. Anyway, on my way to the tree 10 weeks later, I noticed that same grass straw! It was still there. And this is it. I didn't know what it was so I asked at a forum called Odla.nu where Sylvia answered my question in just a couple of minutes. It is a Timothy-grass, or Timotej as we call it here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Body Ink

Body Art Alice & Lemmy
David's body is turning into a work of art. I noticed his head tattoo and decided to ask if I could take a few photos when I noticed him on a walkway in Jordbro. He was on his way to work but had time for a chat and a portrait. David has two big interests. Rock 'n' roll and tattoos. I was very impressed by the quality of his tattoos. He told me that he is far from finished when it comes to his body art. On his legs you can see Alice Cooper and Lemmy. A few more photos of David at flickr.