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July 3, 2015

Wood stove

Filed under: History,Photography — allmycke @ 4:40 pm

I can’t even remember how many abandonded wood stoves I’ve seen in connection to old homesteads.

Wood stove

They revolutionised the world for so many women when they first came – it made it so much easier to cook food, bake bread… Having a open fire in a home was dangerous – embers could “jump” and set fire to anything flammable close to the fireplace. Walls and ceilings were constantly sooty because even if the chimney was made by a master craftsman, some of the smoke would always seep into the room.

July 2, 2015

The Loo

Filed under: Funny stuff,Things that make me happy — allmycke @ 8:21 pm

This outhouse is standing close to the shore of the deepest lake in Sweden – Hornavan.

The LooHow about looking out through this window, while doing your thing?

The window

July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Filed under: Personal — allmycke @ 4:10 pm

Today I’d like to be in Inuvik, NT to celebrate Canada Day!

Canadian flag

June 30, 2015

Time Flies

Almost exactly three years ago, I met -N- for the first time. He couldn’t speak any other language than his native Dari was worn out after a long and sometimes dangerous trip from the country where he and his family were living as refugees. At first we had to use sign language, bodylanguage and even pictures to communicate, but after only 6 months his Swedish was remarkably good. He had only attended secret schools held by people from his home country – so he was really starting from scratch.

N

Fast forward 3 years – and he has completed all but one course (geography) for his High School credits. This fall he’ll be starting  college while getting his credits in geography at the same time. Yes, in a small place like my town, this is possible… Aside from being a top student he is also an accomplished athlete (snowboarding, downhill and soccer) as well as a genuinely nice person.

Yes, he’s now 18 – but don’t Think I will loose track of him just because of that!

Oh ,  -H- in this post picked up his two sisters and younger brother at the airport today. His Mother came two years ago (that’s another story for another blogpost).

The Cuckoo

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 7:07 pm

I couldn’t believe my luck…

CuckooI was visiting an abandonded cottage at road’s end when she flew up right ahead of me.

June 28, 2015

Bog Rosemary

Filed under: Nature — allmycke @ 8:45 pm

The leaves actually have the scent of rosemary, but as they are very un-assuming, it’s hard to find them once the blossoms are gone.

Bog Rosemary

June 25, 2015

Just a Picture, Again

Filed under: Nature — allmycke @ 6:56 pm

Mezereon This unassuming beauty is called mezereon or daphne – the flowers appears before the leaves and the berries are highly toxic.

June 24, 2015

Tiny Beauty

Filed under: Personal — allmycke @ 7:36 pm

Tiny

June 22, 2015

Just a Picture

Filed under: Photography — allmycke @ 10:33 pm

Found

Summer can be so many different things – a walk along a shore, a trip ina boat, losing your slipper, sleeping in a tent along the shore…

June 21, 2015

A Gorilla!

Filed under: Funny stuff,Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 6:50 pm

I’ve walked past this tree any number of times…

Gorilla in a Tree

… and missed this wonderful outgrowth!

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