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.
Thalassa from the path
The sea, the land on the other side is Denmark
Some art-thing? No, there is information about the surrounding nature in there. And mayby… yes. A bit artsy too.
Why don’t I sit there?
Sign for the Ridge-path. 300 m to the seashore and about the same for the nearest bus-stop
More of the sea.
Getting closer to where the road meats the biking path
Finally – I have reached the road. Now ahead to Sofiero.
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.
… 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…
… 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!
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…
… 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
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
Or humans interference?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Order
… once in a while
again and again
in the time of summer
the old table
the ultimate ending
endings includes a beginning
a new morning
new green leaves
what about the table?
it may seem as if we are framed
but go outside the frame
and you will get a new perspective
maybe even see – the whole
there are no frames
we just think so
and there is no death
… and keeping as a memory
I kind’o prefer this one ….
…over this wide boring one…
You kind’o get me, don’t you?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow
looking up, I can sometimes see blue sky
when it’s not all cloudy and raining
looking up, I can sometimes see birds flying
when they aren’t sitting in a tree, chattering about something
looking up, I can’t see where I put my feet but it doesn’t matter
since I have my head above the clouds anyway
and above the clouds the sky is always blue
Weekly Photo Challenge: Look up
It’s just an ordinary summer day,
with boringly endless sand
and the sun hidden in southwest.
The water seems to be mostly grayish.
Dark clouds are heaping up from the horizon,
and there’s a chill stroking down your spine.
Nothing seems to be what it really is.
- (adjective) Additional to what is required for ordinary use.
- (adjective) Elegantly simple.
- (verb) To refrain from harming.
And now, you may choose the most suitable explanation…