Christmas Eve lighthouse on CD

I did another CD painting 🙂

Jag har gjort en CD-målning till 🙂


The lighthouse in Trosa archipelago called Christmas Eve.

Julaftons fyr i Trosa skärgård.


Same CD with light behind. Didn’t have any sunlight at the photo op.

Samma CD belyst bakifrån. Hade inget solljus att tillgå när jag tog kortet.

Anna

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Askölab June 17 2017

Once a year the Askö laboratory in Trosa archipelago open for the public.

The place is part of Baltic sea center. Marine biology research is going on constantly out there.

You can read about the Baltic sea weed research at the blog Balticseaweed/Tångbloggen.

At www.itrosa.se you can read about the day at Askölab.

It was a wonderful day and so exciting to sea all the different animals living in the sea.

I made a drawing of the day 🙂


Anna

And here’s a photo. You can see more photos at itrosa.se

Memory of a good day

I had a very good Sunday yesterday. After a six day long workweek with chaos and stress around me it was good having a Sunday that I felt was a mini vacation.

First of all it was free from idiots. That helps making a day good a lot! Second, I was in my favorite place on earth. Where my heart and soul feels like home. Near sea and nature. Third, I met nice people that day. Fourth, I saw fascinating birds all day long and five, I didn’t forced myself doing anything boring before I allowed myself to relax.

So I had a good relaxing day. I’m grateful for that. I hope you get enough relaxing days. It’s important to find some calm times among the stress days.

This is a view from Swedish archipelago. This is what the Save Trosa nature is fighting for to keep away from hungry politicians who wants to destroy nature for a big new road that we don’t need.


Anna

Darkness falls across the land

November in Sweden means dark days. 

This is morning in My town Trosa


The sun don’t get much higher than this over the horizon before lunchtime

In the middle of the day it look like this in Trosa archipelago 


The small future Christmas trees looked like this today


That white stuff aren’t supposed to be here until x-mas, but it sneaks its way here in small portions everyday now. Brrrrrr……

Do I need to say I don’t like coldness?

But on the other hand it was a rather nice day outdoors today. Not much wind and not too cold, so I think the day turned out well despite that little white stuff on roofs and trees.

Hope you all have a happy Friday 🙂

Anna

Clouds in the water?

Nature beauty. I didn’t do anythong but to take the photo. The rest is natures doing.

Sweden archipelago in Baltic sea in my neighborhood.

Anna

Perfect kayak water

One of my favorite places. A place for kayaking 🙂

What’s your favorite places?

Anna

Kayak morning

Kayak mornings are like heaven on earth. To be in nature silence watching all greatness and feel you can be a part of that miracle is an experience I truly cherish.


I live in Trosa archipelago very near Askö nature reserve. It’s always grand nature experience kayaking in this area.


Almost no wind makes paddling easy and very soundless.


Bokö/Askö island


No words needed for this view, or?


Baltic sea , seaweed.


This little Island in the middle gave me the idea to this picture:


Archipelago candy, jelly rats 🙂

Kayaking is one of my favorite things, can you see why?

Anna

-12 degree C/10,4 degree F

  
Winter landscape in Trosa archipelago is beautiful in coldness, but I think it’s far tooooo cold for me.
At this temperatures many people starting to look for sea ice to skate on. No ice by my place to skate on yet though, and I would never dare to go out on sea ice. I’ve seen how fast the ice can disappear when the winds coming in and I don’t like cold baths 🙂

But those who love skating long tours on ice in archipelago landscapes say it’s a magic feeling. I did a painting of the ice skaters couple of years ago.

Anna

  

Paint on rocks Julaftons fyr Trosa archipelago

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One of The town Trosa’s most painted and photographed subject. The lighthouse called Christmas eve in Trosa archipelago.

Ett av Trosas mest avbildade motiv. Julaftons fyr i Trosa skärgård.
Nu har jag förevigat fyrvaktarstället på sten som snökula 🙂

En utmaning att måla på tredimensionella ytor, som egentligen inte alls motsvarar verklighetens räta linjer. Men resultatet ser rätt kul ut med sina krumbuktiga former.

Pröva gärna att måla på sten själva. Väldigt kul.

Anna

Julaftons fyr Trosa archipelago

 

Our most photographed object in Trosa archipelago. A lighthouse-place we call “Julafton” wich is X-mas eve in english. The legend tells that shipwrecked were nearby and got rescued, one Christmas eve and since then, the lighthouse is called Julafton (Christmas eve). In this painting it is winter as you can see 😉

Anna

Kayak fantasy

Kayaking in archipelago in Sweden is sweet as candy 😉

Anna

Archipelago candy marshmallows

Archipelago candy marshmallows

Archipelago candy candyrats

Archipelago candy candyrats

Archipelago candy raspberry boats

Archipelago candy raspberry boats

Juno in Trosa Archipelago

This is a beutiful sight in Trosa Archipelago. The classic Göta Canal-boats between Gothenburg – Stockholm makes short visits to my town Trosa when they cruise.

You can read more about the boats and cruises here:

Göta Canal Göta Canal Cruise Gothenburg – Stockholm
http://www.gotakanal.se/en/173316/Gota-kanalkryssningar-Goteborg-Stockholm-4-och-6-dagar/

Anna

Göta Canal boat Juno, Trosa Archipelago

Göta Canal boat Juno, Trosa Archipelago

A great day at Askö Laboratory in Trosa Archipelago

Being a tourist in your own town or achipelago can be very fun.

Just look at this day trip.

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Leaving Trosa harbor

It’s our white watertower you see in the background

   
   

We’re going with m/s Storsand.

 
The little yellow building in this picture is Julaftons fyr (Christmas lighthouse)
Trosa archipelago

   

  

Arriving Askölab, Trosa Archipelago

   
 

Asko Laboratory is a marine biological research station in Stockholm University. Read more at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

And Baltic Sea Weed Blog | The blog about seaweed in the Baltic Sea

Once a year they invite the public to visit their place. They tell us all about sea life and the enviromental health.
   
Under water camera in the empty space of the boat house

  

View from a tower

  

Sea eagle

   

Amazing archipelago landscape

   
 

Time to go home after a great day. I want to be a marine scientist in my next life.

  
On our way home we see Trosas most photograhed object. Julaftons fyr (Christmas lighthouse)

   
 

I live in a very beautiful place on earth. Days like this reminds me of how lucky I am. Love the sea and archipelago. I was almost born at sea or at least very young when I get on a boat the first time.

Hope you enjoyed the trip in Trosa archipelago 🙂

Anna