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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!

June 20, 2015

2251

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 11:05 pm

Still more than an hour to go to midnight, but the sun is about as low on the sky as it gets this time of year.

Almost midnight

June 19, 2015

Silbojokk II

Filed under: Important stuff,Nature — allmycke @ 6:25 pm

I am so fascinated by the layers of shale around the area.

ShaleAt one point in time, this was the bottom of a lake/the sea – and each layer is the result of the silt from one year.

Shale IIThat sort of puts everything into proportion – what is my 63 years on this Earth, compared to the millions of years it took to create all this?

June 18, 2015

Silbojokk

Filed under: Nature — allmycke @ 6:41 pm

Some of the fantastic patterns found in the rocks at the site we were at yesterday.

Petrified

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