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August 2, 2015

Water, water

Filed under: Dumb things other people do — allmycke @ 7:14 pm

This would be a normal sight in late May or maybe early June – but with tiny little leaves on the trees and just a shade of green on the ground.

Flooded

The power companies have filled all reservoirs closer to the high mountains – and now that the delayed spring flood is upon us, they have to open the dams wide… The road to one of my favorite areas is flooded and will more than likely wash out before all is said and done.

Oops

August 1, 2015

August Already!

Filed under: Nature — allmycke @ 4:35 pm

Seems as if I’ve spent an entire month, waiting for better weather…

Trollforsen

…I much prefer water in this form, rather than as rain – coming horisontally or even  vertically at times. The rivers are as high as they normally are when the spring flood occurs – and there is still loads of snow left in the high mountains.

July 28, 2015

The Secret…

Filed under: Personal — allmycke @ 9:36 pm

is to use a mono-pod!

IMG_5264

Thankfully, I had brought it along today. This from a fantastic wildlife garden in Jokkmokk, starting from the dam where the mill was. I can’t describe the area in a way that will cover it all. Go there yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2015

WordPress and I

Filed under: Personal — allmycke @ 9:33 pm

… or maybe it’s my aging PC – but we are not friends at present. IMG_1383 This is a picture ( almost the only acceptable one ) from Ájttje Museum in Jokkmokk. The history they tell is mine and very important, the exhibits are great and the the story they tell is fantastic – but it’s not accesible to anyone who has trouble hearing and seeing. The exhibits are too dark even for people with normal sight – and, (Sorry for being such and old Grump) – the sound from kids trying to kill Mosquiteos made me leave a lot sooner than I had intended to.

Yes, it’s great that museums are made inter-active in order to attract families with children – but… listening to some monotenous blip-blop-blap from one of the inter-active stations just about drove me nuts!

July 26, 2015

July 26th

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 4:30 pm

Went a bit closer to the high mountains today – hoping to take a walk to some falls, but a constant drizzle made me rethink…

Tjeäksá

I was amazed at the amount of snow left above the treeline.

Del av KráhpiesvárrieChances are new snow will fall Before all of this has melted…

July 23, 2015

Between Showers

Filed under: Loki,Personal — allmycke @ 11:06 pm

I had agreed to putting in a few shifts at the compound for “unaccompanied minors” and today was a perfect day to do that. When I had my break around 630PM was basically the only time during the day that it wasn’t pouring down. 13 hours at work is going to put me to bed pretty soon…

Clouds

Loki spent the day with a former student of mine -T- who turns out to be a grand dog-sitter whom Loki absolutely adores. He doesn’t have a job right now, so getting paid for having Company and knowing Loki is looked after, is a win-win situation for both of us.

Rain

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 5:00 am

This has been a summer of almost constant rain, showers or at least drissle…

Kung Karls Spira

Yesterday I at least managed a short walk between downpours!

July 22, 2015

Hibiscus

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 7:34 pm

Went to visit Dad and -B- during the weekend – and again I had to marvel att her two hibiscus…

Hibiscus…they’ve had more than a dozen flowers this summer! She gave me a cutting during the spring – and I’m thrilled at the two buds it has by now!

Tiny

Nature is fantastic! Just look how this flower has no need for pollinating insects as the stamen sits av above the pistils. No wonder there are “fruits” developing where the flowers have faded and fallen off.

July 17, 2015

Allnighters…

Filed under: Dumb things I do,Personal,Photography — allmycke @ 8:15 am

… is nothing middle-aged people should be doing – even if it helps others out of a bind.

0353They were seriously short-staffed at the campus for unattended minors – and when asked to help out…

That’s why I was awake at 0353 (not 0 darkhundred, as you can see) to take this picture so here I am 6 hours later hoping that the Sandman will visit soon!

July 16, 2015

Shelf Fungus II

Filed under: Nature — allmycke @ 10:56 am

Notice the droplets on the bottom of this fungus?

TickaThat’s liquid from the fungus, not rain drops

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