River reflections on climate change

River reflections on climate change

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Nature | No Comments

River reflections and climate change, the actual subject matter. Framed in one single image since this picture represents what is important in life. To me that is, hopefully to a lot of other people as well.   Interdependence of systems. How we fit in.   We love people, we love nature, we love things. Not […]

Osprey messenger bag with outdoor appeal || Flap Jill Mini Review

Osprey messenger bag with outdoor appeal || Flap Jill Mini Review

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Equipment | No Comments

Destination Southern fjords. Not Norway, not Iceland but Italy – the lakes in the northern part of that beautiful country where the mix of nature, art and excellent food is a travel awesome guarantee. In the back of the car our luggage, including two Osprey packs sent to me recently, the Sirrus 24 daypack and […]

Northern Lights – Drawing their curtains to reveal the sounds

Northern Lights – Drawing their curtains to reveal the sounds

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in In search of | No Comments

The Northern Lights, fascinating and magnificent. A mystery, inspiring people’s beliefs and creating myths. A scientific challenge as well. The Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland developed a theory to answer the question why auroras appear when the magnetic field of our planet is disturbed. Even though his work lifted the veils of the aurora borealis, it […]

How Nordic nature relates with a Japanese garden

How Nordic nature relates with a Japanese garden

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in In search of | No Comments

Swedish wilderness and Japanese gardens, the natural beauty versus the created beauty. In both surroundings there is no balance without contrast. Yet, while the essence of the Japanese garden is found in its purpose to enhance the quality of human life, the close-up or miniature landscape in a natural environment, doesn’t have a purpose in […]

Tribute to a pair of socks

Tribute to a pair of socks

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Clothing | No Comments

Spring is in the air. Throughout history the change of seasons has been (and still is) a ritual. Nowadays snowdrops, followed by daffodils and cherry blossom trees, evoke at least a pleasant promise of warmer days that are to come. Winterjackets can be stored away and we start searching for those canvas sneakers – and […]

Iceland 2 – A festival of geology

Iceland 2 – A festival of geology

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in In search of, Nature | No Comments

Sparsely-populated, this North Atlantic island is one of the most volcanically active regions in the world. And if this weren’t enough, volcanism in Iceland is unusually diverse for an oceanic island. Nearly all volcano types and eruption styles known on Earth can be found here. The place is a festival of geology with a free […]

Iceland 1- Follow a raven to discover an island

Iceland 1- Follow a raven to discover an island

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in In search of | No Comments

The blue and the grey, the white and the black and all colors that nature has to offer at this latitude were present in the days when the Vikings steered their vessels towards the land. Iceland. What we see now is more or less the same. The man made constructions that are added over time, […]

Owls that foretell the future

Owls that foretell the future

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Animals & wildlife | No Comments

It’s one thing to find the perfect place to hide away, it’s another thing to discover the bird and capture it in an image that is simply beautiful. Patience and the eye of Michelangelo – “for the hands execute, but the eye judges” – accompanied the photo camera of nature and wildlife photographer Graham McGeorge, […]

Nature as a nuisance, meaning mosquitoes and midges

Nature as a nuisance, meaning mosquitoes and midges

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Nature | One Comment

Nature bites back Why we are on the mosquito’s diet is a question to which the answer is clear: the females use our blood as a source of protein for their eggs. How to withstand nature’s nuisance is rather more of a challenge, certainly less simple and unambiguous as well, because a Scandinavian summer is […]

A rust brown start of Scandinavian spring

A rust brown start of Scandinavian spring

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Nature | No Comments

Nature’s colors arrange for renewal at the beginning of a Scandinavian spring. The grayish green of the reindeer moss, the vivid green of the young spruces, the rust brown of grass. And the birch trees are shown as a haze of purple, stretched out along the hills. Small, tiny spruces are fighting over territory, feverishly […]