Till min syster – For my sister

Kvällens luft innehåller löfte om vårens ankomst. Vårluften har en speciell atmosfär och jag kommer då alltid att tänka på min favoritsång om våren. Dan Anderssons Till min syster.

The air to night promise Spring soon. It’s a special atmosphere in that Spring air at night. I always come to think about my favorite song in Spring time.

Sofia Karlsson sings To my sister in Swedish. I think she maybe using a DADGAD guitar but I’m not sure, it can be a regular one too. I’m not a music genius. I just know that she has a DADGAD guitar and have written a song about that guitar.

It’s a poem with tunes written buy the famous Swedish poet Dan Andersson.

Here’s a translation of the lyrics to English

I’m so ready for Spring. Are you?
Or do you wait for another season to come?



Snow fun

This is a good thing  about snow. Morning started cold, minus 8C, but when Spring sun came out the snow became art material 🙂 we had a lot of fun making small snowmen and other things with the snow.

A tiny little snowman

Snowball tree 🙂

Snow Yoda

And a nother magic creature 

The Christmas goat beacame a unicorn goat today 😉

So today was a good day despite snow almost all over the place. The sun made the Spring come closer. 

17:22 March 15 2018

Spring is not on its way yet obviously.

No it’s nothing wrong with the cam. It’s coming icky bad white stuff down from sky. It is white out there. No sunshine in sight at all.

Back to winter.


16:30 March 15 2018

Light’s coming back up here in cold Sweden. It was -8C this morning. In the afternoon it was a bit warmer thanks to sun. Then it was only -2C.

Maybe Spring will come this year too.


Have you something to say…

…about the icky bad white stuff that took me almost three hours of shoveling yesterday evening? I could continue this evening but I’m tired of shoveling and walk millions of miles during the shoveling. At least it feels like that when the snow never ends.

Above that it’s freezing cold outside. The temperature is -10 C or even lower. Don’t talk about the north winds that increase that coldness several points. Brrr!!!!

Enough ranting.

Can you say something good about snow?

When I was a kid I thought snow was fun. But back then I was smarter. I used snow for much more fun things than shoveling. Skiing, building snowmen, caves and jumps for the skiing. I should grow back down again and have fun with snow instead of wining about shoveling snow.

Some winter pics from my town. A new house and an old one.

Have a great time in snowy times. I want Spring!

Anemones. One white and some blue ones 🙂


Winter greetings from Trosa Sweden

Jim wanted to see some winter pictures. Don’t ask me why someone wants to see winter pics when so many long for Spring. But as you know, Jim is one of our friendly blogger in the community so of course I show some pics from my city in white.

Freezing temps this weekend. Minus 12 C, but when Spring sun coming up it’s more like 4-5 minus C. 

Have a great start of the week 🙂


Havsörn – White tailed eagle

Today I had the opportunity to see two white tailed eagles pretty close just outside our kitchenwindow. Two other I saw out at sea. So four different eagles at the same time. That´s a good bird watching day 🙂

Idag hade jag förmånen att se fyra olika havsörnar. Alltid lika fascinerande att se dessa mäktiga fåglar. Två av dem kunde vi se utanför köksfönstret och två andra ute till havs.

Two white tailed eagles at sea/Två havsörnar ute till havs går inför landning

At the same time we discovered two other eagles much more near our place

White tailed eagle in top of a tree – Havsörn uppe i en trädtopp

White tailed eagle looking behind – havsörn med ögon i nacken 😉

White tailed eagle with wind in the neck – havsörn med vind i nacken

Then we watched another white tailed eagle flying over the treetop where the other eagle was watching over the area
Sedan såg vi en annan havsörn som flög över trädtoppen som havsörn nr 1 satt i och vakade över området.

When they´re fully white tailed, bright headed and have yellow beak they are adults.

När havsörnen har helt vit stjärt, ljust huvud och helgul näbb är de fullvuxna.

Today it was sort of a Christmas gift to see theese beautiful birds.

Vilken gåva att få möjligheten att se dessa rödlistade fåglar på så nära håll idag.

I´m glad I can show you some pictures from this magical moment.



White again

And I thought it was Spring soon…

Thursday morning 

Thursday afternoon 

And some sunny times 🙂


I wish I knew…

…what the ring on the swan feet says. Where have this bird been? 

Today the swan took a nap and a food searching round in our area. I hope we will see the swan again and try capture closer pics. I wanna know what that ring says.

We have another bird wearing a ring that turn up now and then. I wish the camera had sharper eye. Where does this bird got the ring from? 

I bet both birds has lots to tell about their journeys.


Not Spring yet – Inte vår ännu

It’s been a great day so far. Then this came down from sky. That icky bad white stuff as Jim call it.

Idag har jag haft en underbar dag. Sen kom detta ner från skyn.

It is wet snow, so tomorrow I know what to do. Snow shoveling. Good exercise but I reqlly want Spring now.

Blöt snö som enligt väderprognoserna ska fortsätta i natt och imorgon. Ingen ode att planera in så mycket annat än träningsformen snöskottning. Jag längtar efter våren!

Yes we have the Christmas lights up still. I think the town forgot about it. It was the first year they decorated the tree with lightballs this Christmas. The usual stuff around the center of town is gone. But not this decoration.

Jepp, vi har julbelysning kvar ännu. Tror att kommunen glömt att plocka ner just denna belysning. På torget har de tagit bort julbelysningen. De har inte haft belysning i detta träd tidigare, så förmodligen har de glömt den kvar.

Have a great Friday. Today I learned there’s still some good in the world.

Ha en underbar fredag. Idag kunde jag genom små händelser återfå hoppet om att en god värld kan vinna över dess motsats.


What a difference a week makes

Last weekend

This weekend

Last weekend

This weekend

The winter wonderland sure is beautiful but the greyish picture is closer to Spring so I like them better even if they are grey.

What do you think?


More snow again

This morning

Snowy kayaks. You won’t belive it, but one kayak actually got in the water today. Not me, but I saw another person step in a kayak and paddle away. Brrr!

Snowy trees are beautiful 🙂

Five hours of snow shoveling today. My exercise is done for today. Lovely weather with so much fresh air in my lungs now 🙂

I still long for Spring though.


More snow 

Beautiful, but I long for Spring 🙂




The perfect artist Mother Nature

Just look at this ice formations that the photographer Ingrid Benson found the other day.

Thanks Ingrid for letting us all see Mother nature’s artwork.

Wind and water in perfect match.