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

Räkna fåglar i helgen – count birds this weekend

Denna helg kan ni delta i Fåglar in på knuten. Räkna fåglarna som besöker ert fågelmatarställe i trädgården. Läs mer på birdlife.se.

This weekend many people in Sweden participate in a bird counting event. The idea is to count the birds that visit the bird feeders in gardens all around Sweden and report the result to birdlife.se. Read more (in Swedish) at birdlife.se.

Förra året såg jag inte en enda fågel. Hoppas på bättre tur detta år.

Last year I didn’t see even one little bird. It was a bird-less day. I hope this year will be a better bird year.


Seagull is possible to see this time of year. Not at a bird feeder though.


Waxwings is also around in winter time here.

Woodpecker is also possible to see up in a tree.


This little friend doesn’t arrive yet though.

Have a nice bird watching weekend!

Anna

Winter arrival- vinterns intåg

Been away from here because of winter arrival. That means time consuming snow shoveling. But snow shoveling also means exercise and fresh air. It all depends on how you see it. 

Vinterns intåg har stulit tid från bloggandet eftersom snön innebär några pass på “snögymet”. Det innebär ju motion och frisk luft, så allt beror på hur man ser på saker och ting.

Winter is beautiful but exhausting 🙂

Vintern erbjuder vackra landskap, men innebär också stor ansträngning 🙂


Winter in my neighborhood. Vinter i mitt kvarter.

Anna

December 17 2017 actually some sun today :)

Not much, but as good as it can get this time of year.

Happy Sunday to you all!

Anna

December 6 2017 herons in the air

This tine of year we can watch herons fly by over the city roofs. It’s amazing watching those birds. 

Så här års flyger gråhägrar i flertal över hustaken i stan. Fantastiskt att få se hägrarna på så nära håll mitt inne i stan.

Apropå fåglar. Ett boktips så här i juletider. 


En underbar liten historia. En liten fågel i juletid av Fannie Flagg.

Speaking of birds. Have you read the wonderful book by Fannie Flagg?


A Redbird Christmas

Have a nice morning, day, evening and night where ever you are 🙂

Anna

Read my December story!


Read my Christmas story that starts today December 1. 

In Swedish it’s called Du finns, in English that’s like You are. The story is about how important it is for everyone to feel the are allowed to participate and be seen. That goes for both young and adults.

Check out this link.

https://dufinns.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/1december/

In the comments you find the English text if you can’t read Swedish.

For you who was following this blog last year, yes, this is a rerun of last years story.

Every day you will find a new chapter on that blog. Happy reading.

Let me know what you think 🙂

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

So it’s official…

… I woke up to this 


Winter seems to be here now. Yes, it is that white stuff you see that isn’t supposed to come earlier than December!

But inside is warm and I keep myself near the fireplace, so I have nothing to complain about.

Have a nice evening you all!

Anna

Ice Maiden in Trosa Sweden

Brrrrrrr….


Early morning. 


Black roof with a breath from Ice Maiden.

The upside of coldness….time to use the fireplace and sit down with a cup of tea 🙂

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

Rain vs Icky bad white stuff

The light starting to get back to us here now. This is around 18:30 today.


In wintertime it’s pitch black dark around 14:00-15:00.

And no, I don’t mind the raindrops on the windows. We actually need rain.


But….what we don’t need is that thing that Jim call icky bad white stuff coming down.

An hour later this came down. You can’t see it, but the fine white lines are thar icky bad white stuff.


I want spring temps back. We were up at 18C the other day. Now were back at 0C. Brrrr!

No, I can’t complain at all. I have roof over my head. I have warmth. I have food for all days to come so far I know. My family that is still alive is still alive and the ones who passed away have passed away peacefully without pain or diseases and with an ok life length. So no, I can’t complain about anything. Still I wish for Spring weather, can I do that without being greedy?

So rain vs icky bad stuff, who wins? I hope rain wins right now. Maybe I think differently in December around Christmas 😉

What doyou think?

Anna

Matilda Day in Sweden March 14

Do you have names for every day in your country? In Sweden we have a couple of names for every day. Today it’s Matilda day. That reminded me of an old song I heard often as a kid.

I know another Matilda song too, Waltzing Matilda, the inofficial national hymn of Australia.

Then I know the Matilda movie from the Roald Dahl novel.

Do you know any other Matilda songs or anything else with Matilda attached?

Anna


A little bit winter left here in Sweden 🙂

Matilda Day in Sweden March 14

Do you have names for every day in your country? In Sweden we have a couple of names for every day. Today it’s Matilda day. That reminded me of an old song I heard often as a kid.

I know another Matilda song too, Waltzing Matilda, the inofficial national hymn of Australia.

Then I know the Matilda movie from the Roald Dahl novel.

Do you know any other Matilda songs or anything else with Matilda attached?

Anna


A little bit winter left here in Sweden 🙂

One fun thing about snow


When snow fall it usually means shoveling time, but there are areas that don’t need to be shoveled. And with snow left there’s a possibility to find traces of wild animals around my place. Like this one. A badger foot I think. We have deers, foxes, elks and hares too, but this foot does not belong to any of them. My guess is a badger.

Anna