A couple of weeks ago the same pond was dressed in autumn. Now it's winter. At last. We had 3 nights with clear sky, moonlight and stars and minus 15. And yesterday the snow came. The mountains are covered in fog, and the pictures almost look monocrome.
Today the official countdown for christmas started. The shops were open between 2 and 6 pm and there were tons of people out shopping and to see the towns official christmas tree. And to see this years Lucia Bride.
Lucia is a very old tradition here in Sweden. Lucia is a virgin who came to help the Swedes during the great famine. Lucia came with light and with bread and fed the hungy.
Since 1973 there's a yearly competion in towns all over Sweden, where a young girl is selected to be the towns Lucia Bride. She is coronated or crowned in the church on Saint Lucy's Day, which is December 13.
I took this picture this afternoon at 3.25 pm. At this time of year it's dark at 3 pm. Feels strange. I don't think I will ever really get used to it. - Ususally we have a couple of inches of snow by now, but this year is different. It's not even really cold either.
This is the student café 'Skutan'. Which is mine and Winty's favorite place when meeting for chat, coffee and cakes.
Yesterday I showed you this picture. I was on my knees crawling around, and from that angle I just saw a dog on waiting for the bird to come close enough for him to catch it. - But it is a rock - or a stone. And so is the bird......
As you can see on todays picture. Even though I know exactly what it is - I still see a dog. We discussed it several times today - and Mr. Asta was there when I took the picture - though in his mind it's a pig. Jacob saw a canine and Mary surgested a man and a bird. - Interesting how we individually interprete the same image differently, depending on mood and expectations etc.
November is strange. One moment it's snowing and minus degrees. - 5 minutes later it's raining. The birch trees lost all their leaves over a weekend. This is from the backside of our house. It's so grey and dull, and yet the snow added some light to the sadness.
This type of advertising signs are not so common anylonger. I found this in Copenhagen. It's an advertisement for throat pastilles. The text says: 'The Danish weather is Gajol weather' - which is true as it's always raining in Copenhagen. - At least everytime I come to visit-:)
The gardener's house at Stenegaard. Stenegaard and its surroundings covers a large area and there are several gardens: A flower garden, a herb garden and the childrens garden. In the past the gardener and his family lived in this house.
First of all: Thank youThom for this wonderful award! Thom has a wonderful blog which I visit as much as I can. You should visit him as well at Thoms Place 4 Well Whatever ..... - I promise: He'll make your day-:)
Yesterday at exakt 1 pm autumn hit us. The sky turned black and it started to hail. Leaves came flying through the air and suddenly the trees are more brown than yellow. - That's the kind of weather that makes me long for better days. - Days where the sun shine reflects and almost blinds you. Days where you can see miles away - trying to capture that moment with your camera.
6 families lived in this block of flats. A coupple of months ago a neighbor discovered that the house was on fire. It was in the middle of the night, but fire trucks arrived in due time to get everybody safely out. This is what is left of the building. This is a wooden house, so I think you can imagine how fast the fire spread.
I am crazy about anything that has to do with water. It is not possible for me to live on dry land. I was born on an island, and therefore it's a simple must for me to be able to see water at least once a day. When I grow up I want to live on a riverboat-:)
A quiet Saturday afternoon in the harbour. The weather is still warm, but the leaves on the trees are slowly changing from dark green to the yellow-brown colours. Every season has its charm I think. And on warm days it's nice to find a cosy bench and just enjoy the silence.
This house is a normal family house. But as you can see its walls are made of steel. I cannot imagine what it must be like living there. It must be terribly hot in the summer, and freezing in the winther.