Dark thoughts in late 2019

Will 2022 (election in Sweden) be the year when the last nail in the coffin is struck in terms of the preservation of our nature, of a responsible climate policy, of our last untouched forests. The beginning of the end when it comes to free press and the media, the judicial system, culture… I think it looks very dark and I’m afraid how this will end.

A couple of pictures from a walk in Kasttjärnsbergets nature reserve at the end of November.

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Beginning of November, 2019

Long time since last time, but so it can be sometimes.
In September, I made a visit to my old home area in Western Dalarna. Some short walks along memory lane. Nice and a little melancholic.

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I missed October photographically but I visited Cyber Photos Photo Fair in Umeå. The fair was ok and I managed to keep my money so there were no new gadgets. However, had been interesting with Fuji’s medium format for my forest pictures… Umeå was a nice city but was especially stuck on the Sara Lidman quotes on the walls in the tunnel to the station. Was at a concert with Annika Norlin and Nordic Chamber Orchestra at the end of the month.

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Not so many days past in November yet, hoping for a couple of photo days at the end of the month and possibly to see the Sara Lidman movie in Ånge.

 

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Old memories…

The walk in the summer night after angling perch in the Kotjärn tern.
Green glow worms in the dark along the path trough the wood.

The nightly trips with Gunnar in his green VW to
listen for eagle owl and Tengmalm’s Owl…

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Urkult 2019, part II

More focus on the musicians in this post. On Thursday Krake a Polish band, fantastic. On Friday Hoven Droven and Mari Boine.

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Urkult 2019

Back from the hippie festival as a friend called it. First time for me but not the last, had to give up after two days so now I’m resting in Sundsvall. 🙂 Had veggie food for the most part and bread roll with goat cheese and honey from Skogsnäs. Lovely atmosphere and good music. Many pictures so I split it into two posts, here is the first.

Here’s some info about the festival.

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Petersvik, June 6’th

On the National day I went for at walk around Petersvik in Sundsvall. Passing SCA’s paper mill in Ortviken, Noted that the truck’s that deliver the timber to the mill does not hold up for the National day… After a rather long walk after something that once have been a paved walkway I arrive at a small beach strip. A patch that once was a football field adjoins the beach and out on a stone in the water sits a cormorant and dries the wings.

After a while I continue on a road up into the forest. Leafy, not to say lush greenery. A couple of cars passing from the area but I see no people here. A strange almost spooky feeling comes over me when the large villas from beginning of the last century appears in the greenery, all abandoned and with covered windows. I saw 4-5 villas after the main road but there were more after the other roads in the area.

The large summer villas were built during a period between 1880 and 1910 by the wealthy manufacturers and traders of the time. During a period after the First World War and to the 60s, the area served as a recreation area for the public and with summer homes for children and young people.

The reason why everything is deserted and closed now is because the municipality has ransomed the land here. Plans exist (or existed, are uncertain about the outcome) to build a large container harbour here.

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Early summer

I had some time off last week. The first mowing of the lawn for the year was done, saved some “islands” for the flowers. Car trouble… Made one more “bee hotel” and when I come home next time I will put up some bat boxes. Managed to do a couple of trips on the woods, did not see much life there. Visited the lady’s slippers but it was a week or two too early. Then I sat down by the stream at home to just enjoy life.

Morning at the stream, May 29’th
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Afternoon at the stream, May 29’th
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