Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Mosaic Monday: Raindrops

2011-08-28 raindrops 2

2011-08-28 raindrops3

2011-08-28 raindrops 1

See more Monday Mosaics at Mary’s Little Red House

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday


For Shadow Shot Sunday

In this picture I used the focal point tool in Picasa 3
to keep the blue seat on the white chair
but turn the floor black-and-white.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Friday My Town: High n’ Low


▲ High n’ Low ▼


Some of the animals in our zoo come directly from Jurassic Park ;)



Question: Who is the Higher creature in this picture?





Do you prefer high heels or low?


(For walking, I definitely prefer low!)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Watery Wednesday: Wet Romance


Sea Lions at the Zoo :)

for Water Wednesday

In the summer, the sea lions give daily public shows. I came by their
lake just as the show was over; but the animals were evidently in
the mood to give the public a bit of a “back stage” entertainment.



Sunday, 21 August 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday: After the Rain


Another butterfly for Shadow Shot Sunday … A Small Tortoiseshell. I’m guessing it landed on the road for a while to dry it’s wings, since the surrounding nature was probably rather wet from yesterday’s rain. Or maybe it just enjoyed looking at its own shadow! ;)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Friday My Town: Match A Quote


The Friday My Town Shoot Out challenge this week was:
Match a photo from your town with one of your favorite quotes.

I do this a lot at my other blog Beyond the Lone Islands
(the link will take you to posts labeled “quote”) …

This week unfortunately I haven’t had much time,
so I’m just posting one new “quotograph” here.
The photo was taken with my mobile
in a little park which I call Butterfly Park
(although it has another official name).

Wishing you all a sunny weekend!

♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Watery Wednesday: Flamingos


Yes, still at the zoo ;) … The flamingos always seem to prefer the corner of their pond farthest away from the public, and in the sharp contrast between light and shadow on the day I was visiting, it was very hard to tell how my attempts to zoom them in would turn out until I got home and got the pictures up on the screen! I’m fascinated by how they can twist their necks like that… (below)


Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A Rooster for Ruby Tuesday




There are some farm animals within the zoo as well. This rooster was giving a powerful performance as I passed by.  His ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ (in Swedish: ‘kuckeliku’!) might even have been enough to wake a lion! (see previous post)


See more RED at Ruby Tuesday

Monday, 15 August 2011

Mosaic Monday: Sleepy Lions

2011-08-13 zoo

Sometimes in the morning it’s just hard to get out of bed!

Did you know that a lion spends about 20 hours a day just sleeping?

In one of the ladies’ loos at the zoo (perhaps in the gents’ as well
– that I wouldn’t know), they keep playing the song:

♫ In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight…♫

Haven’t been able to get it out of my head since my visit!!!

--- --- ---

Read more about the history of our zoo here:
It All Started With One Lion

--- --- ---

For more Monday Mosaics visit Mary’s Little Red House

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Savannah Shadows


Guess where I went today?



See more shadows at Shadow Shot Sunday

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Friday My Town: Rust–Rusty-Rustic

2011-07-31 waterfall clematis dahlia lily

Clematis on rusty trellises in a little park beside the river.




Rusty rustic piece of art – at the entrance of a multi-purpose exhibition hall, former engine shed, still retaining the rustic style:


… where this old engine (no longer rusty!) also still proudly resides:


(Yes, those last two shots above are archive pictures from winter...)


Moving on to our open air museum with its collection of old buildings:

2011-07-31 Ramnasjön Ramnaparken

Rustic and somewhat rusty old cellar door.


(And don’t you start muttering about that pile of rubbish in front of the house, because that’s an old barrow - or at least a copy of one. Doesn’t really get much more rustic than that!)


Rustic kind of fence around old-fashioned vegetable patch


17th century cottage.

To see more things rusty and rustic from around the world, visit
Friday My Town Shoot Out 

All In Blue


CIMG2504   CIMG2506

Blue flowerbed in the Town Park.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Watery Wednesday: Abstract Reflection


Framed in Corel Paint Shop Pro X.

See more WET pictures at Watery Wednesday.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

You Looking At Me?


For Shadow Shot Sunday:
Damselflies enjoying the sun, the river and the water lilies.
Zoomed in from quite a long distance I’m afraid.
I was hoping for one to land closer to me but no such luck.





The female is coppery brown, the male is metallic blue.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Friday My Town: Shooter’s Choice

The Friday My Town theme this week is Shooter’s Choice:
“Anything goes as long as it showcases your town.”

Can a walk around an old cemetery be said to showcase a town?!

If you doubt it – come along and see for yourself…

On a couple of occasions each summer an organized cemetery walk slash open air theatre takes place. These walks have become very popular and gather lots of spectators. This summer it took place on the cemetery closest to where I live. I missed the first “show” a few weeks ago, but luckily I was able to join when they gave a repeat performance last week.


This year they built the action around the fact that Borås is an old textile industry town.

So it all started with a seamstress in a textile factory, working on a special dress. 



Then we had to make way for the arrival of a horse and carriage.



Fabrics were being collected, but the poor seamstress had not yet finished her dress, which was a special order for a special person and special occasion. So she was told she’d have to deliver that in person.


The director of one of the first famous textile industries came to inspect the work at his factory. The scene was set at his grave.



The founder of another famous company arrived by car; and the two gentlemen spent a while discussing different views of how best to run a factory and both be efficient and keep the workers happy.


Then the seamstress had to go off and deliver that dress, and we all followed her along.


On her way she met more persons from the past.


Like a nurse who took the initiative to build a children’s hospital.


Finally we arrived at a place where they were shooting a movie, and were told we all needed to be really silent – because it was a silent movie… haha. This was near the grave of someone who went to America and became a Hollywood film star back in the early days of silent movies – unfortunately I forget her name now!




(Did they have mobile phones in the early 1900’s? Winking smile)

Anyway, it was for this movie star that the dress was made which was “the red thread” of the story… binding all those different scenes together. But in the end, of course the Film Star didn’t want the dress! Isn’t that just typical…!

* The End *


Welcome to also visit my main blog: Beyond the Lone Islands