2009-12-13

Stones

The huge amount of rocks spread all over the county makes me wonder if the landscape was created by a meteorit or by an earthquake.


Cheers,
Asta


2009-12-12

Walking on water

Testing if it's safe to walk on the water requires a little help from what you can find.

I believe that every season has it's beauty. The winter season offers a silence and a peace that asks for reflection.



Cheers,
Asta

2009-12-06

Transition

2 weeks ago I was still able to find small berries on the ground.

















Yesterday, at the exakt same spot, I found the sad leftovers.















Cheers,
Asta


2009-12-05

Black and White

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.


























Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-29

Countdown to Christmas

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.



















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-28

Climate change affects the weather

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.


















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-24

Visual Tricks

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.

















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-23

Natural Art

I wonder whether it's dead or alive .......

















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-22

Beneath the Surface

Water is a mirror. It reflects the surface.

















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-21

Easy catch

For the past 3 weeks the sun hasn't been shining. But today the weather suddenly changed and it became a beautiful late atumn afternoon. So we went out to smell the fresh air and see the sun.

Even the fish were desperate for the sun and therefore easy to catch.
































Cheers,
Asta


2009-11-18

Alley with a view

This place fascinates me. Each and every alley ends in a view.




















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-17

November Blues

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.



Cheers,
Asta


2009-11-12

Snowy Autumn

I tested the camera functionality in my new iPhone today and was pleasantly surprised.
























Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-11

2009-11-09

Hot Dogs a la Poul

Despite the rain, Poul seemed to be short of customers. As a matter of fact, I couldn't find Poul either.



Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-08

Backyard Decor

A view of a cosy urban backyard a rainy day in October.


















Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-04

Odd Sign












This is the most remarkable sign I've ever seen. I really wonder if it helps.....

Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-02

Spooky Tree

I wonder if this tree's full of ghosts......






































Cheers,
Asta

2009-11-01

Trick or Treat


Halloween and All Saints Day is on the same day. In Sweden we celebrate Halloween with masquerade parties. On All Saints evening we visit the cemetary and put candles on the graves of our loved ones.

Last night me and my camera went out for a walk to find inspiration.



Cheers,
Asta

2009-10-30

Conclusive facts


This guy came to the right conclusion-:)

Cheers,

Asta

2009-10-29

Gajol



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-:)

Cheers,
Asta

2009-10-28

Reflections



My
first instinct was to reject this picture, but now I kinda like it. I think you can see the mistakes I made with the light, however, the reflections in the picture are quite interesting.

Cheers!

Asta

2009-10-27

Spiderman's on the loose

I apologize for my in-activity. My excuse is work and a touch of the famous bacon disease that has invaded my body. And it's not very nice, I can tell you that.

Anyway. I needed a good laugh, so I checked my youtube channel this morning. And this hilarious video had been sent to me. Please remember to turn on the sound.



Cheers!
Asta

2009-10-12

Masquerade

It's been a while since my last post. My excuse is that I have been very busy at work - holding in a week-long event, which among a number of different contests and games included a masquerade.

I've selected a couple of pictures from the event. Let's see if you can guess which wig I'm wearing-:)

















The Gypsy, The Witch and the Bag Lady















The Adams Family























A Manson fan


Cheers,
Asta

2009-10-04

The gardeners house

















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.

Cheers,
Asta

2009-10-03

Smoke on the water

















It looks like clouds, but in reality it is smoke on the water..........

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-29

Capturing the Moment and Best Blog Award



First of all: Thank you Thom 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-:)


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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.
















Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-28

Fire

















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.

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-27

Quality of Life

Spotted these gorgeous bikes left all by themselves at the parkinglot, waiting for their owners to return. I expected to see some typical bikers..........
















Surprise! ...
These guys looked as if they were crew members from the movie 'Wild Hogs'.

Quality of life is very important. That's what motivates us.



















Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-26

Below The Top of The World

















Standing at the top of the world - looking down.

The white house that you can see almost in the middle of the picture is my working address. When looking out of my office window I can see fields, mountains and water.

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-22

Reflections

















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-:)

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-21

On top of the world

















Standing on top of my world looking down...........

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-20

Sparkling waters

















This is an old watermill very close to where I live. In October the stream will be full of salmon and trout.

Happy Sunday!

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-19

L'art comme en français


















Even in the countryside far away from the capital one can find signs of the desire to pursue art.

2009-09-14

Image of September



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.

Cheers,
Asta

2009-09-13

House of Steel


















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.

Cheers,
Asta
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