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.

Anna

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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?

Anna

Spring dreams

I hope Spring will come soon






Anna

Kayak river

I think this is a nice view. Three kayaks near water. Makes me wish it was Spring again soon.


Yes its pure daylight in Sweden in November. Not very light daylight 😉


But very soon it’s time for Christmas lights and then it gets a little more lighten up.

And after that it’s not long til winter solstice and after that it’s almost Spring 🙂

Anna

Tulips

Color explosion!


What can I say more than I really like tulips 😉

Anna

Flower unknown name

I was supposed to make a small tulip painting, but I don’t think it looks like a tulip so this is an unknown flower with no name.

I’m not great in painting things out of memory. I just remembered the red color and the green leaves. I have to practice more, I realise that.

Anna

Is Spring really that fantastic?

Ritu wrote a pollen haiku that made me remember how Spring can be for some of us.


One of my relatives used to say it would be nice if one could use the bottle brush through the ears to get rid of that itchy feeling in the ears in Springtime.

Spring also have a bad habit of making rain inside noses and eyes instead of outdoors.

You are very lucky if you don’t understand this drawing. Then you probably like Spring and don’t think it’s a pain season that goes on far too long.

This drawing is to all of you who experience Spring in a way we wish not to.

Anna

Transformation tree

Apple trees are great transformers!

They are so beautiful all year around, but each season has different beauty.

Anna

Soon tuliptime :)


They are almost wide awake, our tulips. After a period of back to winter temps the sun shined today and gave some warmth back to us. I wait for tulips to bloom, then it’s Spring for real here!

Spring flowers are so lovely 🙂


My take on tulips (monotypi-teknik)


Anna

Sailboat season starts

Today I saw a red sailboat with white sails in the afternoon sun. So beautiful and the longing for a warmer and brighter season grew stronger. The Spring sun is warm but the winds are still cold. Not warm spring or summer yet.


My interpretation of the boat. I paint on rock with chalk crayons.

Anna

Magnolia bloom

Today it happened! The first magnolia bloom on a tree that’s been waiting for about ten years for the first blooming.


And there’s more to come


Spring looks beautiful with Magnolia trees 


And my take on magnolia tree 🙂


Anna

Walpurgis night 2017

Today it’s Walpurgis night and in Sweden we light fires this evening.

An old tradition in my town Trosa was to burn the last boat on land by putting it on top of the walpurgis fire. Trosa is an old fishermens place and the boats should be in sea before Walpurgis night. Otherwise they risked to be burned. The tradition probably came from the fact that boats still on land after Walpurgis didn’t get to sea at all because such boats didn’t work as boats anymore, is my guess. Old boats or broken boats maybe.

Here’s a drawing I did last year about Walpurgis night.


Anna

Good Friday – Långfredag


I refuse to write the name of the icky bad stuff in the picture…

This is a beautiful sight in December but NOT in April when it’s suppose to be SPRING!

But worst things can happen, so this too will pass 🙂

Anna

Anemone nemorosa


Today I found two anemone nemorosa, in Swedish Vitsippa. This flower can bloom in millions in the forrest. Like in the movie Ronja Rövardotter  – Ronia the robbers daughter. The story is written by Astrid Lindgren. She also wrote Pippi Longstocking and other great stories. 

The composer Björn Isfält did the music to the film and here you can listen to a piece, in Swedish Rid över skog, thats horseride in forest in Englih.

If you want to have a quick look at the film story you can check this:

After a while you will see this picture


A forest full of anemone nemorosa. It’s one of Swedish most beautiful Spring scenes. I think so anyway. Anemone nemorosa are so Springish when they come in millions.

But I like when they come one by one too.

If you haven’t read the book about Ronia the robbers daughter by Astrid Lindgren, go ahead and do it. A brave girl with a big heart. We need more Ronias in the world today 🙂

It’s a book for everyone, not just kids.

Anna

It’s here again – The White Wagtail

Today I saw the first white wagtail this year. That’s a big Spring sign. They always arrive early April and this year is no different. It feels good that some good things stays the same.

I did a drawing of the white wagtail last year, so here it is again.


I hope you all have a lovely Sunday 🙂

Anna