This time of the year I do love dandelions; they brighten my days with the intense yellow colour and later in the season with the mysterious white balls. A white ball in combination with my favourite colour green is lovely!
When you walk in the nature right now, it is very rewarding to look down on the ground, especially in areas with a lot of flowers. I do love Spring!
Once upon a time I was ambitious taking close-up photos every day with my big camera, i.e. DSLR, thus I could use titles like the above. Well, every week, to be honest I mean every week during the “warm” season when there are flowers.
Since then a lot has happend; the main thing is that I follow the trend to take photos with a smaller camera, a device I always have in my pocket. Aha, a mobile phone you might think! But I refer to a small advanced compact camera which fits my pocket! I have choosen a Canan Powershoot S120, which gives me reasonable quality for a reasonable price, and of course fits small pockets!
Today I made a long walk, 21 km, in the Eco Park of Omberg and beside my small camera I also brought my heavy one!
I found an interesting flower, ramson, which I seldom see! The photo is not taken with a macro lens, but I consider it to be a close-up photo!
It is late April and it feels like early summer! The wood anemones have been present since a month, and now the dandelions are coming strong! The one in the picture can be found within 100 metres from my home.
Fantastic to experience yet another lovely weekend in March with amazing weather!
I went looking today for spring flowers and found some.
As I mentioned before I have started to enjoy longer walks in the nature. Trekking is becoming more popular, and the authorities on different levels acknowledge this and maintains the existing long distance walking trails, connect different trails together and creates new. Pilgrimage is something that is big in Europe and also grows in Sweden.
This photo is taken in July when I was walking from Fagerhult to Mullsjö via Furusjö, a walk which comprises (in my case) 35 km. This is the 8th leg of the long distance walking Västra Vätterleden.
This Saturday I was walking at Södra Vätterleden Stage 1, about 28 km. This leg goes near Lake Stråken, which gives great opportunities for swimming. Saturday was a lovely summer day, so during my three breaks for food or/and coffee, I also took a swim; very much needed this warm day!
It was overall a nice walk, but the second half was sometimes a bit boring, since the hike is following forest roads in favour of forest trails. But if you look for a good workout in the nature, this walk is a good option!
During lunch, I went by bicycle to the Culture House Spira and its fine restaurant; I was craving a nice cup of macchiato! To my dismay, I discovered that the restaurant and its bar lacks a proper coffee machine! What a scandal!