Fancy…

… what a frame can do!

And I, who was only reaching for a “Hopper”…
Smooth!

What this is and why I took this picture?
Well, I was biking through an industrial area when this skyscraper just popped up in front of me. Beyond where I am, the highway is entering the city from south, with lots of trees and bushes on each side, and beyond that is another area with mostly four-storeys and a couple of six-storeys buildings with ordinary apartments. And in that area they have recently built this huge building!

When I came closer and didn’t have these industry buildings in sight, it looked even more ridiculous. Just green surroundings with some rooftops here and there, and so this – tower!

I like the green color on the building though.

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Just had some fun…

The day was so gray and dull, the day I went to Ikea. Thought the visit should cheer me up a bit. And it did! Afterwards, when at home again, I made these. The motif is how it looks like above the entrance.

Some kind of original…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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On a cloudy day, you can’t see forever

But I wonder, how many customers at Ikea who see this point of view?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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Have I gone bananas?

Yesterday morning, after I dropped off my grandson at work, and before I went back home again, I stopped at the big food store (Maxi) to do some shopping. One of the things I bought, was a bunch of bananas. At home, again, I unpacked the bags, had breakfast and then went back to bed for a while.

After two whiles I thought: How expensive that was! What did I buy that made it so costly?

I checked the purchase against the sales ticket, everything added up without any flaws, but… WHERE WERE THE BANANAS!

I was looking for them everywhere! On the kitchen bench where they should be; on the table; lifted and moved around other things, but no bananas.

I looked in the room, in the bathroom – I started to get a bit freaked out now, I knew I had bought a bunch, remembered I had put them in one of the bags…

Went out to the car to look there. They might have fallen out of the bag without me noticing it. But no bananas in the car.

Back in the apartment, I looked all over once more. I even looked in the freezer, though I knew I couldn’t have done THAT! Looked once again in the fridge, in the room, on the floor…

No bananas.

Then I phoned the shop. No, there were no forgotten bananas! And then I gave up. I must have forgotten them nevertheless, and another costumer must have taken them.

A couple of hours passed by. Eventually it was time for lunch and then I should drive back to the neighbour-city to pick my grandson up and get him home again. And to make lunch, I had to open the cupboard…

Why on earth did I put the bananas there? I never store bananas in the cupboard! What was I thinking? Am I going nuts?

And why didn’t I look there when I was on the banana-hunt? I did check out the freezer…

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I am just asking!

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Shall we keep on destroying the earth we are living on, or shall we start to love it and take care of it? Before we extinct our selves!

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Salad for lunch is a must

Lunch today… / Yours truly!

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I really missed it yesterday – afterwards – not having salad for lunch. Though the Kitchari was really nice at the time I ate it.

So today, back to normal. Kidneybeans, quinoa, a beetroot,  kale… and more…

Yummy!

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A bike-tour along the … seaside?

Lovely weather yesterday! I entered my bike and for a couple of hours I spent time in this huge “Forest park”, Pålsjö skog.

These photos are from a part of a much longer path called Kattegattleden. In total 370 km, from Helsingborg where I live, to Gothenburg, and following the coast line all the way, for walking and biking.

Here with all the beautiful, lovely trees and bushes, and here and there some open spots, it was almost impossible to see anything properly. And by “anything” I mean the seashore. I saw green, green, green… (Isn’t that wonderful? 😀 ) But here and there, between all the trees and bushes and flowers climbing the side of the ridge, were glimpses of water, and later on the road and some of the houses along its way.

This part through Helsingborg follows a ridge that rises up between 20 and 40 meters above sea level; the lowest is 12 feet above sea level at Ramlösa and 8 feet above sea level at Pålsjö in the north. (This information I stole from Thalassas homepage. hehe…)

And Thalassa! My photo almost only shows the roof of that building. I had to borrow some pictures from their website

 

I biked most of my two hours, but walked with my bike the 1,6 km through this part of the park. Then, when on the “real” road again I biked until I reached Sofiero castle, and then made my way back home through the bigger forest on the other side of the road. That was a dark forest. Green green green, mostly beech trees but also a lot of other leafy trees, and I didn’t take any photos at all in there.

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It’s supposed to be summer :(

… and this is the weather forecast for the rest of today

And for tomorrow – better, at least partly sunny, but definitely not warm

And this is in Celsius! Have absolutely no idea what it is in Fahrenheit… but that doesn’t make it warmer…

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What would my landlord say…

… if I actually painted that piece of fence like this?

But I guess it would be easier on me, to make my life more colorful in another way. Like editing my photos into something else. (Or use some kind of fabric)

Anyhow! I hope my tomatoes will turn red eventually. That doesn’t seem 100% likely. Maybe some but not all. This summer has so far been too cold. Not enough sun and warmth. And today it’s raining!

At the same time it hasn’t been raining enough either lately.
“It can never rain too much before midsummer”, my dad used to say. And he knew what he was talking about as son of a farmer and always had a big garden himself.
And it has certainly not rained enough before midsummer this year. In many places it’s water shortage, and restricted how much we can water the gardens.

We are spoiled here in Sweden! We are used to have plenty of water! And some people are stupid, many times they even water their lawns. Stupid, since if anything can stay alive even after long time of drought – it’s grass. They just don’t want their lawns to turn yellow. It’s ugly.
Those people are spoiled, stupid, and can’t think longer than their own noses.

Todays rain! Actually! I’m happy about that! Not only because the soil needs water. I have also an excuse too stay indoors today. Don’t get me wrong! I never force myself to go out, take a bike ride somewhere, or a walk. I can hardly stop myself from that! But sometimes it’s also very good to stay indoors. To do other stuff. And so far I’m stuck in front of the computer. One post here… planning on another to the Small Kitchen blog… maybe som reading then… bake a cake for afternoon tea…

Tomatoes or no tomatoes, if they get the warmth and time they need too ripen isn’t the most important thing in the world.
But it would be very nice!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage
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Getting afraid?

Just a piece on the dairy industry prospering on our health, or rather – lack of health

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The movement towards a (more) plantbased eating is scaring the hell out of those industries that earns money on us who are hooked on these drugs that makes you Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (which is another eye-opening movie you can watch on Netflix).

Of course they don’t want us to go vegan! They’ll do anything and everything to keep the money-flow in to their pockets! But milk, cheese et cetera is NOT good for your heart! And you don’t get calcium that way either. Your body is unable to process that calcium and benefit from it.

Drugs? Yes! Dairy products, especially cheese since it’s highly concentrated, contains not only these fatty, salty, gooey tastes that we find so delicious and unresistable, but also hormones and something called casomorphines which is highly addictive.

This is not only good, it’s necessary when it comes to babies feeding, whether it’s a human…

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The perils of Dairy

Videos are good help sometimes… when professionals speak…

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More cheese, anyone?

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The dangers of cheese

Trying to awaken my Health & Food blog. Still a lot of updating to do there, but it’s about time I engage me in something I’m interested in

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Dairy-products – cheese et cetera – is that the worst, the most unnecessary, the most dangerous of them all?

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Can I do it now?

Can I start writing a bit more regularly?
Like – every day!!!
At least SOMETHING!!!
exclamation exclamation exclamation…

But what happened now, was that I thought I could find an image for this post – and ended up doing a completely new one!

FOR ALMOST TWO HOURS I’ve been sitting with Photoshop! With one single tiny image! Okay! It’s fun! It’s creative! But it’s not writing.

Well ! I did write “some thing”!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage
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The making of a collage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

With Photoshop Elements 10 and #Pixlr

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Treating myself

There was actually a Sunday recently, when it was warm enough to sit outdoors – even in the shadow – and eat something nice for lunch.
Place: a big woody park in the northern part of the city. Pålsjö skog – “Pålsjö Forrest”

My course this day: A gluten-free waffle with lunpfish roe and crème fraiche. Water to drink, and coffe. It tasted sooo good!

I got company after a while, since the place was quite crowdy. Two elderly ladies who were really nice to talk to. And since the day also was warm and sunny, it all became very memorable.

Unfortunatly, this last weeks it has been very windy, almost stormy from time to time, and not att all warm. When will the “real” summer arrive! What if it won’t be any “real” summer this year?
Well. at least I won’t sweat like a pig…

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Dangerously close

With only 4-5 kilometers (ca 2,5-3 miles) to bike, it’s almost too easy for me to hit the huge mall aera just beyond the city where I live. Well! I live at the right side of it too, I must add. The city itself isn’t exactly small.

Dangeroulsy close because there are an enourmous amount of stores, shops, restaurants, coffe-shops, food-stores – I know you know what I mean – 200 of them under the big roof, and lots more “under their own roof”. The really big stores and companies. AND there is IKEA!

And of course I sometimes buy something. And have coffe. Or something to eat. You know. So I buy more stuff  and have more coffees now, than I did before my move back home. Not particularly good for my economy status, but on the other hand – very good to my well-being. And I haven’t  exeeded my economical limit. Most of the items I’ve bought is such that I need either for my home or for myself. Like fitting curtains… a proper bed… a new pair of sunglasses… a sun hat… flowers and tools for the garden…

Just the other day I bought myself a carpet for my living room. It costed twice as much as I pay in rent per month. (Came to think of that now) Of course one can live without a mat, or buy a really cheap one, but I fell in love with this already the first time I laid my eyes upon it. And there weren’t many with this particular pattern and colors.

Furthermore, it’s a Persian Tekkeh Kelim, and I’ve wanted a Kelim carpet for many many years. And now, finally,  I have one! My inner self feels soooo good! My home has become more cosy, more homey thanks to the carpet.

And isn’t that just the thing! To do things or give yourself things that make you feel good! Whether it’s a carpet or some other times just a cup of coffee.

That is soulmatter!

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In the sunny corner

… of my tiny garden.

It’s been a cold summer so far. Just some day now and then with warm air and hot sunshine. But I guess the warmth will come. After all – it’s possible to sit on the patio in sunny afternoons.

My plants don’t grow very fast. The geraniums and the tomato plant I’ve had for a while, at least they’re still alive. And there are some small green tomatoes slowly getting bigger. Eventually they will be red and sweet.

The lobelia and tagetes plants I bought the day before yesterday, and particularly the lobelias are supposed to grow really big. Like long, fluffy, curly – dark blue-purple – hair.

And soon it will be July.

Daily prompt: Sunny

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Summertime

Why bother about the past
or worry of what’s to come
better be present in the Now
enjoying the summer and the sun

(Can I have some more coffee, please!)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

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