From the corner of my eye…

This image is also from todays visit at Dunkers Kulturhus. (The first photo here)
Here looking out through one of the the windows above the main entrance. No, the faces aren’t my doing. They were all over the windows. Almost… I just play around with my photos…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

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Bending reality

One of the Photo Exhibitions at Dunkers Kulturhus – “Dunkers Culture” –  I visited today – here I was standing outside the huge wonderful building, locking my bicycle – in the rain…

Read about this particular exhibition HERE… There is an icon for Google translation in the upper right corner.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage
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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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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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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.

 

 

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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!)

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Afternoon tea in focus

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It seems like yesterday…

… when it was only early spring…

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C’est pas moi…

I’m just trying to organise my Image Collection

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Kept in order

Natures order?
Or humans interference?

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The birdlake

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Strolling around…

… once in a while
again and again
in the time of summer

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The green spot

Fell into flow. Made an image – and then another one…

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Beware of…

… what your imagination might tell you about deep, dark waters . It may be all wrong…

OR?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger

 

 

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There will be apples

My photos is from Fredriksdal, Museums & Gardens.
I was there easter saturday, but since then it has been very cold and windy so I haven’t revisited the gorgeous surroundings since. But I will! It takes me only about 10 minutes to bike there from where I live, and now, only 10 days later and despite the harsh weather, it’s already much greener. Lovely summer-days are closing in

I was trying to explain about this wonderful museum-area in English, but I had to give up! Would probably have had difficulties explain about Fredriksdal in Swedish as well. It would have taken some serious amount of time, so to speak…

The link HERE is to the main site written in Swedish. At the top there is a Translation-button, but remember it’s generated by Google and as such there may very well be errors in the translation. But better than nothing!

And I’m so lucky to live in a city where there is so much to see and experience! So many parks and beautiful areas. And the long beeches… Well! The entire city is beautiful – on the whole…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

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Stockholm á la Ninna

Leaving by train…

… but I’ll visit again

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Pure happiness

When visiting the aunt – and she still has the cousins old wooden trains…

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

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Back to my old self…

One image only – edited and colorfully playfully enhanced – and not many words… if any…

On my way home from downtown city a week ago, I walked uphill and through a rhododendron path – and on the top I found this. Scilla coloring the ground blue, and a tree with funny … hm… appearance. The shadows intrigued me and now with the iPad in my hands, and Pixlr opened – I couldn’t resist trying to make the image even more spooky than the original. The sun in the eyes, you know…

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Feelings of security

The first I saw when I entered the wood (i.e. huge park-area) Pålsjö skog, was not all the beech trees nor the other burgeoning greenery. It was the endless carpets of wood anemones that caught my eyes. I stopped my bike, descended and just went on walking very slowly along the lane, breathing the fresh air, and drinking the beauty around me.

And spring is finally here, that’s for sure! (I hope)

At the old Pavillion, once upon a time built for dancing, you can sit down and enjoy waffles. With or without toppings. And with, for example, coffee! Sitting away from the slightly chilly wind, embracing the sun, was so wonderful. Feelings of being secure, calm, relaxed – and happy – filled me from top to bottom. Really good gut-feelings!

The pavillion, rotunda! If I don’t remember wrong, at least there are possibilities to dance here in the summer. Particularly Midsummer eve.

From some distance…

And no! No toppings for me. Cream makes me feel ill in my stomach; I don’t like jam – too sweet; and didn’t feel like having something salty today. But the waffle was delicious nevertheless. Hot, crispy and with a superb hint of vanilla.


Anemone quinquefolia is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to North America. It is commonly called wood anemone, like Anemone nemorosa, a closely related European species. The American species has been treated as a subspecies of Anemone nemorosa.

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