From good old times

Old times both because my photos here are old, taken 1 January 2009, and also old as nature formation. Well! Partly humans has caused its rough appearance by cutting stones from the primary rock (perhaps better use the word paleozoic?, the base is mainly granite and gneiss), then the nature has made its course of history.

I know very little about this area, and unfortunately I haven’t got any image with a better overview of it. And awkwardly enough, I couldn’t find any good useful image to borrow on the internet either. Not even Wikipedia! There was nothing!
Sometimes you really shouldn’t try to tell about something, just show the images… 😉

Well! There is a stunning view from this peak out over the west sea, Kattegatt, and I’ll give you what I have. Sorry it isn’t more.


My edited ones…

… and some other…

… and this one I finally did find and borrowed. It’s from the local newspaper, Hallands nyheter 25 mars 2009; image Johnny Samuelsson

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

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A point of view

From inside Sofiero Castle, Helsingborg. On the other side of the strait, you can see Denmark.
Quite a nice city to live in, Helsingborg! We’ve got it all! 😀 ❤

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Structures

I guess, no words are needed…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

Just a plain cup o’ coffee

Or should I call this post – Shadows?

I went downtown today and among other things I visited the main city library. I seated myself down for a while at the cafeteria – Café Birger – and enjoyed some coffee while reading.

The book: Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. (Which I bought at a Second Hand Shop before I entered the library!) Maybe an oldie in these hilariously fast tides, everybody seems to only reach for the newest nowadays, but nevertheless – a really good novel. And yes! I have read it earlier…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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

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

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

The making of a collage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

With Photoshop Elements 10 and #Pixlr

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

Afternoon tea in focus

Weekly Photo Challenge – in or out of Focus