Stockholm’s Summer Texture

The summers in Stockholm start late compared to other places I have lived. Last Sunday I took a walk with a friend to the Drottningholm Palace area and temperatures reached 28 or 29 degrees Celsius. I snapped a few photos of the landscape filled with texture and color. To view where it is on the map…

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

My poor little Nikon D200 camera is ill, so I pulled out my 7 year old Fuji FinePix6000sd digital camera for a recent evening out in Stockholm. I had forgotten what a pleasure it was to pick a setting and just point and shoot. Sweden in the summer is full of long nights and days.…

I Passed a Rune Stone

Yes. Every day since I moved to the farm on an island in Sweden, I have passed by a rune stone without noticing. How awful is that? My penance? That I admit the error of my observation skills to you and share the photos. Rune Stone U19 on Ekerö at Nyckelby Coordinates N 59° 17′ 16,74″,…

Fallen Rune Stone

Yesterday I went in search of rune stone U16. Today I went back to visit U18 (here it is on Panoramio and Google Earth). This stone was carved sometime near the year 1000 but sadly this winter uprooted some trees and then the stone. You can find more information about runes and the runic alphabet at…