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torsdagen den 30:e december 2010

WELCOME 2011



This is an exciting time,
filled with high expectations for the new year.
It´s a perfect time to make changes
or to do things differently.

I want to thank you for brightening my days this year
with all generous comments and your inspirational blogs.

My dear friends, followers and readers,
I wish you and your families




tisdagen den 28:e december 2010

I´M FREE AGAIN


Ystad, South of Sweden


I have been prisoner in my own home for five days.
This is the coldest December in Sweden in 110 years
and I have never seen so deep and icy snow before.

The first plow stuck and broke down.
Today two new plows have been working all day
on our road (1100 meter down to the main road)
and finally it´s cleaned.

Of cause I had to drive down to the sea
with Miss Westie to feel the newfound freedom.

Next Tuesday are the trains projected to run
and I hope this winter will get back to normal.






måndagen den 27:e december 2010

söndagen den 26:e december 2010

lördagen den 25:e december 2010

HOLD ME TIGHT




There is still transport chaos here.
Heavy snowfall has caused massive problems
and snowdrifts are reaching two meters in hight in some parts.

We are still encouraged to stay home and off the roads.
Tracked vehicles are helping people in distress.


Wishing you all a continued Merry Christmas
and thank you for visiting me and my blog...

onsdagen den 22:e december 2010

söndagen den 19:e december 2010

WHITE CHRISTMAS



My garden has turned into a winter wonderland
and the Christmas scene is arranged.

I love the white colour for Christmas
and I love white orchids.

Due to the current weather situation
is My World´s outdoor events restricted.

This orchid is placed on the windowsill.
The bright and white snow makes the background
and furthermore is this photo overexposed to convey the feeling
of my cold and isolated world just now.
My World

fredagen den 17:e december 2010

MALE









CHRISTMAS IN TIVOLI




A VISIT TO TIVOLI IS A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

This week I visited Copenhagen and of cause
I had to pay a visit to Tivoli - an amusement parc in the
centre of the city and Denmark´s most popular tourist attraction.
Tivoli is one of the world´s oldest amusement parcs.

This parc gave Walt Disney the idea for his Disneyland.

The beautiful Chistmas lights have been designed by John Loring,
who also designed the Christmas lights on Parc Avenue in New York.

Tivoli is more than just amusements, good food and entertainment.
Tivoli is also fairy lights, flowers and above all, romance.

If you plan to visit Denmark
- don´t forget to visit this magic universe!


Ice sculptures





torsdagen den 16:e december 2010

BURNING SKY




I wish I could see the sky,
but I can´t!

It´s snowstorm here again!!!

We are told to stay off the roads.
Meter-high snowdrifts make it impossible to drive here.

We have most snow in whole Sweden.
Normally, we shouldn´t have any snow at all now.




Blooming Friday - "Horizon"

tisdagen den 14:e december 2010

NATURAL ICE



I love walking along the beach here.
You can walk and walk for ever...almost.
And you always find something new, that surprises you.

This pole in the water is covered with ice.

This sight triggered my fantasy...
I´m not sure if you see what I saw at the beach.






måndagen den 13:e december 2010

LUCIA



Natten har enligt gammal tradition varit årets längsta natt...
och dessutom kallaste hittills i år.
Hoppas du steg upp tidigt idag och att natten varit lugn
och att du inte upplevt några obehagliga överraskningar.
Det var många faror som lurade, men man såg ingenting,
men ett vinande ljud, hästtramp och hundskall hördes.


* * * * * *

Today we are celebrating St. Lucia.
She was an Italian saint, who we have adopted here in Sweden.
December 13, is the shortest day of the year.
Here is the sun not up very long in winter.
Today we celebrate that the days now will get longer.





fredagen den 10:e december 2010

TALK, NOT FIGHT!




Miss Westie always makes me happy.

I was photographing the landscape
and suddenly I heard some strange noises.
I just turned down the camera.
This photo could have been technical better,
but sometimes it´s more important to catch the moment.

The question is:

"What are they arguing about?"


Edit: The field vole survived!


DIFFERENT SEASONS




I LOVE THE DIFFERENT SEASONS

Today Katarina wants us to choose a picture for each season.
It has always fascinated me that the earth experiences different seasons
because of the tilt of the earth on its axis
and because of the earth´s orbit around the sun.

I love taking photos of the seasons change.



torsdagen den 9:e december 2010

SNOW COVERED HARBOUR


Kåseberga, South of Sweden


My favorite harbour looked so different today.
Everything was white and clean.
It was really difficult to walk due to icy roads.
But I loved to be back!


tisdagen den 7:e december 2010

FROZEN WATER


The ice is shaped by rough storms.



In the silence of night I´m here again
looking into your empty face.
Frozen water reminds me of your eyes.
Your tears are frozen below the ice.

The nights are lonely without you.
I wait here...for the dawn to come...





måndagen den 6:e december 2010

MY SNOW WORLD...

HAS STOPPED SNOWING!!!


This early morning I looked out
through the kitchen window.

The white filter was gone!
I was able to see the sunrise
AND the orangerie - 100 meters away!


Ystad - Town centre

Finally we were able to drive into town.
Miss Westie was so happy.
Every corner had to be neatly investigated
and our walk never ended.



But it was not really safe.
Lots of snow and ice dams
on the roofs were a threat.

Snow is OK when it´s acting normally.

I´M IN HEAVEN NOW!!!


söndagen den 5:e december 2010

TODAY´S FLOWER


Ice rose in my pond


Den här bilden symboliserar hur vår tillvaro
är här nere i södra Skåne just nu.
Kalla, hårda vindar gör att vägarna blåser igen.




lördagen den 4:e december 2010

HARD TO FIND


"I´m integrated with the environment"



My garden is covered with snow.
More snow than ever before.
And so early in the year.

The landscape is beautiful
...but it causes lots of problems.



fredagen den 3:e december 2010

ICY ROADS

CAUSE PROBLEMS


"Momi...you promised me that

we should drive down to the sea

when our way was cleared from snow!!!"



The main road is icy and slick.
That causes lots of accidents and the police had to close
our road in order to rescue cars and trucks.

We will try again tomorrow!


MY NOSTALGIC ROOM

On the windowsill


This is my nostalgic room.
Why? Because of the curtains.

The one with flowers is from my
room as a little girl and the other one
is from my son´s nursery.

I have combined them as a memory
of childhood past-times.

. . . . .


Idag har Katarina - Roses and Stuff - bett oss visa
vad vi har på våra fönsterbrädor.

I det här fönstret har jag placerat pelargoner,
som har stått i växthuset och som jag för första
gången ska försöka få att överleva till nästa sommar.
Jag har alltid köpt nya varje år, så det här ska bli
jätte-spännande att testa.

Problemet är bara att någon måste vattna dem lite då och då...