Summer is a beautiful thing

It’s not summer anymore by the time I’m writing this, but it feels really nice thinking about it and knowing it’s only a few months away … we’ve had a calm and nice summer, rather a cold one; but it hasn’t stopped us from going on day trips and making the best out of it.

Sigtuna has been a favourite, with the beautiful walkway along the shore and the delicious desserts at R&C cafe; same with Säby Gård, surrounded by the peaceful green landscape of the natural reserve.

But the highlight of this summer must have been the trips to Kungsbyn, the animal park in Västerås. A quiet but surprisingly entertaining nature park, tucked away in miles and miles of green fields in the countryside.

I was really impressed by the huge size of the park, as we felt a bit lost during our first walk around it … the animals have space to move and hide if they so wish and they seem to be really well taken care of; and the food tasted hands down better than any other ‘attraction’ in the region (I’m not including the food at the Moderna Museet here… that’s a separate class :)…). A lot of the pictures with animals are from there.

Skansen was another place we visited, since I really like the village vibe it has even though it’s so close to the city center; but now that we found Kungsbyn I have a feeling we’ll more often than not choose to go there rather than Skansen.

Then we got a kids trailer for the bike and explored the green areas in our neighborhood; I’m afraid there won’t be too many left by the way the construction pace has increased in the past few years.

All in all this year has been about family and this is reflected in most of the pictures I’ve taken, since very few of them don’t include people. It’s been a great year and we’ve had great times. These are some of the things I noticed in between 🙂

 

 

December 12, 2015Permalink Leave a comment

Fall and winter impressions

Here are a number of collages with some of the more ‘moody’ photos I took over a couple of months. Some are nature photos, some are themed window displays and some are from a gingerbread house exhibition at the Center for design and architecture.

Collages are my new ‘thing’ since I discovered a nifty little free photo editor that allows me to quickly edit my photos in more than a few interesting ways.

There’s more to come soon! 🙂

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