Apple blossom time

I promised Leslie a picture of apple blooms. Here it is. At Fall this blooms will turn into the most delicious Ingrid Marie apples.

Anna

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Snatteränder – Gadwalls

This year I discovered a new kind of ducks around our place in archipelago. It’s not the usual mallards that use to be around. They’re similar to mallards but this is gadwalls.

I år har jag upptäckt en ny sorts and i vårt område i skärgården. Vanligvis simmar gräsänder omkring i viken, men detta är snatteränder. Väldogt kul att få se ännu en andart.

Snatteränder

Anna

05:05 in May

Cherry and lilacs blooming 


Morning sun over the roofs.

Anna

Starling Eggs – Starens Ägg

Ingrid Benson har åter funnit spännande ting i naturen. Vi får en rapport och fina bilder som jag lånat från henne.

Häromdan när jag var ute såg jag detta vackra ljusblåa ägg på marken. Blev naturligtvis nyfiken vilken fågel det kunde vara. Fick svaret stare på fb-gruppen Fåglar inpå knuten. Det föranledde att jag googlade lite på färger och fågelägg, de är ju ganska iögonfallande man trodde ju äggen skulle vara mera diskreta. Färgen är till för att skydda embryot från solens värme och UV-strälning. De fåglar som har mörkare ägg lever i skog och buskage, där solen inte är så brännande.

Tack Ingrid för att du delar med dig av dessa spännande fynd.

Ingrid Benson has again found exciting things in nature. We get a report and nice pictures that I borrowed from her.

The other day, when I was out, I saw this beautiful light blue egg on the ground. Of course, I was curious what bird it could be. Got the answer Starling egg at the fb group Fåglar inpå knuten. I googled on colors and bird eggs, the egg colors are quite eye-catching. I thought the eggs would be more discreet. The color is used to protect the embryo from the sun’s heat and UV-rays. The birds with darker eggs live in forests and shrubs, where the sun is not so burning.

Thanks Ingrid for sharing the photos and the egg color story.


Anna

Photos and story about the eggs comes from Ingrid Benson.

Green beautys – Gröna skönheter

Green Hairstreak – Grönsnabbvinge

Grönsnabbvinge Green Hairstreak

and a little bigger green creature, green woodpecker, gröngöling

Green Woodpecker – Gröngöling (rödlistad-red listed)

Anna

Magnolia season

Last year our Magnolia tree bloomed for the first time. This year the blooms are back 🙂

My drawing from last year


Have a great weekeend!

Anna

Who lives in the tree? Vem bor i trädet?

Found a nest in a tree. I wonder who lives there?

Fann ett fågelbo i en björk. Jag undrar vem som bor där. Får hålla koll och se om jag kan lista ut det.


Anna

Spring greetings from Sweden

Finally the Spring arrived. We think.

Spring sun makes beautiful colors. No more icky bad white stuff and the light is back 🙂

Anna

19:40 in April

Lights coming back. That means Spring.


How does it look like over at your place in the evening? Is it light or dark?

Anna

Ladybird on my doorstep 

The first ladybird of the year. At least the first I have seen this Spring.

As a kid I thought they were fantastic beautiful little fairy tale creatures. 

As a grown up I know they can be millions and then they are not fun at all.

In Swedish we call them KeyMaiden in a direct translation. Nyckelpiga in Swedish.


Anna

Winter again

Woke up this morning to minus 10C! Yesterday it was plus degrees C.

Vaknade upp till minus 10C! Det var plusgrader igår.

So we’re back to some winter again. 

Mars månad kallades förr för Vårmånad istället för mars. Jag förstår varför vi bytte namn.

March was called Spring month in the old Sweden. Nowadays it’s called Mars. I can se why we changed the name. 


Anna

Snow is melting 

That must be something good or what do you think?


Anna

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?


Anna

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.

Anna