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.
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
Afternoon at the stream, May 29’th
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At the end of last week I was passed out by some stomach flu. On Sunday morning I got up early and went for a long walk without any problems, felt really fresh until the afternoon. Today it feels like a real man cold is taking over. Don’t have time with this. First, it is a lot to do at work and then I have been looking forward to a forest meeting in Värmland this weekend. Have not given up the forest meeting quite yet, but it does not look so bright.
A crane in my home-woods, August 2015
Have had a couple of good days planning for a new project at work but I’m not feeling really healthy, don’t have time to get sick right now… Spring is making slow progress but most of the sidewalks and walkways here are free from snow and ice again at least.
When it comes to my photography I hope for a few days out after the Easter weekend. Easter will be devoted to the exhibition in Högbo, Sandviken, looking forward to this. Then I would like to have a visit to the pasque flowers at Sofiebergsåsen in Sörmland as well but we’ll see what I can do about that.
From the bird feeding, March 1’th
Have a little hard to gather my thoughts so it will be a short post this time. There is a lot going on at work, at the same time I’m longing for the spring and some time off. As I write this, it is several degrees above zero here in Sundsvall, a bit strange also but there will be some setbacks before the real spring comes.
Pasque flowers in Sörmland, mid April 2015
In the marshland at Knuthöjdsmossen, Hällefors at the end of May 2014
This time of year here I’m not very active. Working far from home and in the weekends, heating pellets should be bought, snow should be shoveled and the bird feed should be filled up. On Sundays I take the opportunity to rest before it’s time to travel up north again. Now I’m longing for the spring, I will try to catch up with the spring flowers this year, then it’s time for Gästrikkonst (Gästrik art). Also this year I will have my exhibition at Högbo Bruk in Sandviken. But first, I will make a visit to the Norwegian Nature Photo Festival in Ski in mid-March.
A picture from Västerdalälven in Björbo on Christmas Eve and a couple of pictures from my backyard the last days of 2018.