Sunday, March 18, 2018

Postcards for the Weekend–Sunrise/Sunset

Doesn’t matter which part of the world we’re in – we all seem to marvel at the sunrise/sunset!


Postcrossing card from Finland, 2014


Postcrossing card from Switzerland, 2014


Postcrossing card from Ukraine, 2014


Postcrossing card from South Africa, 2014

And to see a sunset from Sweden, go to Maria’s blog:

Winking smile

Weekend Linky Party:

Postcards for the Weekend 77: Sunrise/Sunset

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bring on Spring (2)


In spite of Spring Equinox being less than a week away now, winter is still holding Sweden in rather a firm grip. There were a couple of days at the beginning of the week though, when the temperature climbed above 0°C (freezing point) - at least in the daytime. On Wednesday, it actually looked as though some of the main walkpaths might be just about ice-free; so I decided to attempt a walk into town, without the help of anti-slip devices or walking poles. Felt good to be able to “stretch my legs” a bit again, even if lately I’ve become so used to all the safety-devices that I almost felt a bit wobbly without them!

However, keeping to the main walk/cycle path along the main street, I did manage to find enough dry ground for my feet to take me to the city centre. My destination there was a flower-shop, in order to bring home a bit of indoors spring feeling, even if the outdoors will probably keep us waiting for a while yet.  

“Mission accomplished” Smile - including having changed back to my spring/summer curtains in the kitchen this week.





PS – Posted separately below, a YouTube video of the snow situation further up north in Sweden…

Spring in Sweden (video)

Love this YouTube video, shared by a friend on Facebook yesterday...
I should add that here in the south, we haven't got quite that much snow... But it is still/again very cold (well below freezing point all day again today - and windy).

"Finally, the first month of spring is here! Sunshine, singing birds and
the best things of all; being able to hang out the laundry to dry in the
fresh air! :D" [Jonna Jinton, "Spring in Sweden", Mar 14, 2018]

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sun, Snow and Swans


We had a rare glimpse of sun and blue sky over the wintry cityscape today. Appreciated by both people and birds – and even sculptures!


No one sitting on the stairs leading down to the water, though!


There was a flock of (whooper) swans swimming in the river by the park.



“A swan may stare at a human, as well as the other way round!”






One thing I love about the camera is the option to just zoom in on the things I want to see…


(… and ignore, for example, the highrise buildings on the other side of the river…)


Weekend Reflections

Friday, March 9, 2018

Postcards for the Weekend: Places of Worship

Convent of St John of Kronstadt

Convent of St John of Kronstadt, St Petersburg
(1900-08; architect Nikolai Nikonov)
Postcrossing card from Russia, January 2018

JJ 2018-111

Churches of Opsterland (in Friesland, NL)
From Jarina in the NL, March 2018

170708-170712 from John 1715

Nun’s Cross, Dartmoor
From John in England, July 2017

”This cross, more properly known as Siward’s cross, is the largest ancient cross in Devon and the oldest recorded. It is first mentioned in the 1200s. Siward owned the land on which it stands in the 11th century, and it is thought to pre-date the Norman Conquest. The name Nun’s is thought to be a corruption of “nant” or ravine.”

Postcards for the Weekend

Postcards for the Weekend 76: Places of Worship

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