Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Watery Wednesday: Frozen Puddle


Some of the last autumn leaves blown off the trees in the storm that passed by here on Sunday… Followed by colder weather with a bit of frost here and there on the morning after.

Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Frosty Red


I think these are Hylotelephium telephium. Swedish name ‘kärleksört’ which means ‘love herb’. I saw them in a garden I passed a couple of weeks ago on a frosty morning. (So the white on them is frost.)


The plant is said to have been used to heal wounds, especially burns. The roots can be eaten, preferably cooked for about 15 minutes first. The fresh leaves can be be eaten raw, and are rich in vitamin C. (And of course I had no idea about any of this until I just looked it up… Blogging is very educational!)

See more RED at Ruby Tuesday


Monday, 28 November 2011

Mosaic Monday: Frosty

2011-10-21 frost, nature, close-to-home

Had to go back to October in my photo archives to find some photos with frosty colour. The past weekend has been all storm and rain.

See more Monday Mosaics at Mary’s Little Red House.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Friday My Town: Lawn Tools

Lawn tools?!?? In November? This must have been suggested by somone living in a different climate than here in the North! I was going to skip even thinking of entering something for this week... But then suddenly 'out of the blue' I happened to remember this picture... The garden shed at my parents' old place last spring. (Some of the things in there even go back to the days of my grandparents...) It's been published before on this blog back in May (for Ruby Tuesday) but never mind.

I'll be curious to see what others have found at
My Town - Mr Linky

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Watery Wednesday: Goldeneye


The most common birds in the river where I live are mallards; but I also keep seeing one Goldeneye, sometimes hanging out with the mallards, but often on his own. Back in the spring he had a mate, but now he appears to be single. Looks a little sad somehow, but perhaps I’m letting my imagination run away with me…

Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Autumn’s Last Rose


It’s been a mild autumn so far. I found this rose growing on a bush this past weekend, in the cemetery close to where I live.

For Ruby Tuesday

Monday, 21 November 2011

Mosaic Monday: Reflection Patchwork

2011-11-15 reflections

I’m still fascinated by those window reflections of water reflections
of trees and sky… (compare last week’s Watery Wednesday).
I kept playing with them in Picasa: cropping, turning
upside-down, putting together again…

♥ ♥ ♥

See more Monday Mosaics at Mary’s Little Red House

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday: By Night


More shadow than light, on a November night…


… until the town unitedly says: “Let there be light!”







Linked to Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, 18 November 2011

Friday My Town: Symmetry

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▲ Reflection symmetry ▲

▼ Nature’s symmetry ▼


▼ Butterfly Symmetry ▼


▲ One Red Admiral, one Small Tortoiseshell ▲



▲ Red Admiral ▲

▼ Small Tortoiseshell ▼



▼ Man-made symmetry: ▼

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▲ Medieval ribbon-weaving shown at the Textile Museum ▲



▲ Kaleidoscope Symmetry ▲
made by me in Corel Paint Shop Pro X
▼ from these autumn leaves ▼


▼ Couples Symmetry▼


Sea lions at the Zoo – in perfect sync!



This pair of grandparents (I assume)
seemed pretty much synchronized too!


I wish you all a nicely balanced weekend!


For more symmetry, visit Friday My Town

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sky Watch Friday: Short November Days


▲ … And it was morning (8:25 a.m.) … ▲
▼ … And it was evening  (5:25 p.m.) … ▼


Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Red Berries

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Not sure what these are. But red they are!

Look for more red at Ruby Tuesday!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Mosaic Monday: Beach Find in November

2011-11-11 Fristad

Like a Lake Monster trying to crawl up on land, there it lay…

See more Monday Mosaics at Mary’s Little Red House

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Moon Shadow


“Did it take long to find me? I ask the faithful light.
Oh, did it take long to find me? And, are you going to stay the night?”
~ Cat Stevens: Moonshadow ~

For Shadow Shot Sunday

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Watery Wednesday


Photo from two weeks ago. The big tree had dropped all its leaves, but the smaller ones had not, which created a special effect.

For Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Marching Band



A marching band of young musicians on their way to perform at a Harvest Festival back in the early autumn.


For Ruby Tuesday


Monday, 7 November 2011

Mosaic Monday: Reedmace


Reedmace / Bulrush / Cattail / Typha / (Swedish: Kaveldun)

Until I looked it up in Wikipedia, I had no idea how useful this plant can be. It seems it can be used for food, fuel, medicinal purposes, preventing erosion, purifying poisoned water and more!

Mosaic Monday

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday: Deceiving



Not my balcony I’m afraid, but I love that top shadow…
Makes the balcony look twice as big! :)

And yes, it is Sweden in November!
(Not really obvious!)

For Shadow Shot Sunday

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Friday My Town: Spooky

This week’s FMTSO theme is ‘Funny, Unusual, Strange, Spooky Signs’
A few weeks ago, when I wrote down the themes for the next few weeks in my diary – I somehow lost that last word: Signs…!
But funny signs in Swedish would be meaningless to most of my readers anyway. So I’ll focus on Spooky and (mostly) wordless. 
The first two are recent, the rest may be ‘deja vú’ to some of you!
Just a little spooky… Flat white shadows on the walkway.

Empty promises! [This word is the same in both languages…]
(The box is supposed to hold information brochures. It did not.)

Not very informative either!

Spooky candleholder

2009-09-20 king's tomb
[Photos from 2009 - collage made for this post.]
Folklore connected with a Neolithic tomb (1800-1500 BC):
Once upon a time, there was a king who died in battle, after most of his men had deserted him and fled. The old king bled to death; and on the spot where he died, he was laid to rest in a cist of stone. But one day, in a time of need, the king will rise again, with his twelve warriors, and come back to help his people…
Ancient stone circle in the same neighbourhood.

Skeleton found last year in the wood not far from the stone circle.
I’ve not been able to figure out from what animal. Any ideas?

… … …
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Or perhaps something completely different. What do I know!

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