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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Messi recovered from last year’s eagle attack

How Messi recovered from last year’s eagle attack

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Animals & wildlife | No Comments

The Sami culture has a strong connection with tradition, long-established reindeer herding being at the heart of it. In Sweden alone there are some 260.000 reindeer and young Messi is one of them. In Spring 2014 the newborn calf was attacked by an eagle and although severely injured, it survived. The animal was brought down […]

Why a dogsled is pulled by huskies instead of poodles

Why a dogsled is pulled by huskies instead of poodles

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Animals & wildlife | No Comments

Skiing, snowboarding, walking, ice-fishing or a snow scooter ride? The winter’s outdoor activities list is a long one and has to be completed by including a dogsled tour. Dog sledding has its roots in history: travellers and hunters used dog power for transportation of people, food and trade goods, crossing frozen lakes and snow covered […]

Winter’s dark months paradox: less sunlight brings longer days in Dalarna

Winter’s dark months paradox: less sunlight brings longer days in Dalarna

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Nature, Places | No Comments

Wintertime in the Nordic countries brings splendid bright days with ice and snow but also the dark months with limited daylight. During the so called mörketid, the dark period with the Winter Solstice as center point, the sun will be below the horizon for weeks north of the Arctic Circle. More to the south, a […]

How firm Old Tjikko relates to Japanese aesthetics

How firm Old Tjikko relates to Japanese aesthetics

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Nature, Places | No Comments

At last I know why I am so fascinated by this Old Tjikko. The tree mystery has revealed itself from the shades of distant memory, coming up with an unexpected explanation. The appearance of this tree, in combination with its natural environment, reminds me of Japan. This needs some clarification. How could a small Norway […]

The oldest spruce tree in the world

The oldest spruce tree in the world

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Nature, Places | No Comments

It is said that every man must do three things in life: plant a tree, have a child and build a house. Ernest Hemingway allegedly added a fourth, i.e., writing a novel. Let’s focus on the trees, commonly liked by everyone. During our childhood they are favourably disposed towards being used as elevated playground area. […]

Outdoor is like chocolate

Outdoor is like chocolate

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Clothing, General | No Comments

Summer holidays are over and autumn is here now with its morning chill and rainy days. While organizing the photographs and thinking where to go next year, images of the first time we went upnorth, into the Scandinavian wilderness, come into mind. I have learned a lot ever since. First of all about myself, that […]