Autumn.

Another day has passed.

Older photos since it is pitch black when I come home after work now.
Older photos since it is pitch black when I come home after work now.

Yesterday morning it was so dark and foggy that I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a darker morning. I could barely see ant lights from the homes I passed and the headlights on my car seemed to just shine a few yards in front of the car. Normally I would hate that but yesterday I actually liked it a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Today wasn’t especially bright either but the absence of fog made it much easier to see what was going on beside the roads. One never knows when the animals decide to cross the road so it is nice to at least have a chance to see their glowing eyes if they stand close to the road side.

 

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I mostly worked in the neighbor factory today and I could see plenty of big things for me to paint so I guess I’ll be there quite a lot for a while. Everything worked as it should today and those are the days to remember, it doesn’t happen that often ๐Ÿ™‚ It is always something that doesn’t work as it should or works too good so it is hard to control what it is I’m doing ๐Ÿ™‚ Like last time, I have a table that turns the things I paint from a horizontal lever to a vertical level and the table worked so great it almost tossed away the thing I had on it ๐Ÿ™‚ I really need to get someone to check it out before it breaks down, because things usually do break down when they work too good ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Well, nothing more to say today. Tomorrow I’ll get new winter tires on my car, I really hope I won’t be needing them this winter because it would be nice to have a warm one again. But the law’s the law so new tires is a must.

 

And three from an old Minolta.
And three from an old Minolta.

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Have a great day!

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Would they tell us? Would we want to know?

Almost all photos today comes from the folder "For a rainy day" except for the last ones which comes from an old Minolta.
Almost all photos today comes from the folder “For a rainy day” except for the last ones which comes from an old Minolta.

Today has not been an especially eventful day, I worked in the neighbor factory and that was as exiting as it got and that’s not exiting at all ๐Ÿ™‚ But the day passed relatively fast so I won’t complain too much.

 

 

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I was thinking about the big asteroid that passed during Halloween, I missed it of course since it was hard to see on a clear night and since it was cloudy totally impossible to see at all ๐Ÿ™‚ But I was thinking, would they have told us if it had been on a collision course?

 

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Such a big one, they said it would be like thousand Hiroshima/ Nagasaki bombs hitting at the same time, would most likely be impossible to survive anyway. Just imagine the hight of the tsunami that would be created (if it hit the water which is most likely) the sky would be filled with ash for so many years that we most likely wouldn’t be able to grow anything anyway and the blast wave would most likely wipe out all houses all over the world.

 

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So wouldn’t it be better if we just walked around not knowing? I doubt people would stay calm even if they knew we couldn’t do anything and I wonder if they would loot the stores for tv’s as they always seems to do in movies ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess it would be nice to meet the end at home but I guess the panic would stop all traffic anyway and I guess road rage would be a kind word for what would go on amongst travellers.

 

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Well, no asteroid is coming this way at the moment as far as I know and if it did I don’t think I would like to know about it. I don’t think I even would try to photograph it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Have a great day!


I’ll take the day off.

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Instead I’ll sit in the sofa scratching my dogs bellies, eat some yoghurt and relax.

 

A female Bullfinch.
A female Bullfinch.
Male House sparrow.
Male House sparrow.
Nuthatcher.
Nuthatcher. All three photographed through windows.

 

See You all tomorrow!

 

These three photos were taken with one of the old Minoltas.
These three photos were taken with one of the old Minolta’s.

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Have a great day!


It isn’t even a good fog.

All photos today was taken long after the sun had risen, still I had to use ISO 2000 and still make the photos brighter in my editing program.
All photos today was taken long after the sun had risen, still I had to use ISO 2000 and still make the photos brighter in my editing program.

We’re having much the same weather here today as we had yesterday, foggy and cloudy (and perhaps a bit more windy) but the fog could have been better to be honest. As it is now it just make the day even more gloomy. I’ve already fallen asleep in front of the tv twice and we’ve barely passed noon yet.

 

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I’ve filled the bird feeders and it took some time until the birds came to see what they had gotten, sunflower seeds. But a flock with several Bullfinches passed by to eat the seeds from the weeds in my garden, they are kind of picky so they won’t eat anything from my feeders until their favorite seeds are gone.

 

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I had to use ISO 4000 when we walked in the forest.

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I have some laundry to do but I’ll do nothing besides that today. Well a few more walks with the dogs but that’s it. I think I would have had more energy if we had had sunshine today, or at least a better fog ๐Ÿ™‚

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It is time to make a bowl with vanilla yoghurt, sliced apples and some cinnamon ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day!

 

These four photos are the last taken with the Edixa and Jupiter lens for this time.
These four photos are the last taken with the Edixa and Jupiter lens for this time.

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I just hate those flies!

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This is a not doing much day, it is grey and somewhat foggy outside but rather warm even if it isn’t even remotely close to what they predicted earlier in the week. At least it isn’t raining even if we actually need quite a lot of rain now, mostย smaller creeks are now totally dry and even the bigger ones show signs of a draught here now. I don’t mind to be honest, I’m hoping this might kill lots of fly larvae who needs wet or moist ground to survive.

 

Not much of a fog to be honest but it looks like it's getting thicker now.
Not much of a fog to be honest but it looks like it’s getting thicker now.

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We went down to the bog and the smaller creek today but I turned around quickly when I suddenly had at least four moose flies crawling around on my arms and hands at the same time. I think I had a few in my hair as well and that is truly a nasty feeling. They don’t die if one hits them either, they just shrug a bit and keeps on crawling around. Their bite is nasty and they spread the same diseases as ticks do. A moose fly looks very much like deer lice and I truly hate them. We really need a really cold night so they all die!

 

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I couldn’t get rid of that feeling some were crawling around in my hair so as soon as I came home I shaved it all off ๐Ÿ™‚ It was time to do so anyway but this helped me to actually do it ๐Ÿ™‚ There were no in my hair though and it still feels like they are there ๐Ÿ™‚ So now I need to find my baseball cap to wear as soon as we walk in to the forest again, there’s no need for one otherwise because it’s so warm still.

 

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It is time to start thinking of a photo to use as christmas card. I have a few old ones that I can use but I still have time to photograph something else if I want to. Traditional christmas cards here usually have red birds, like the Bullfinch, the Yule gnome of course. Pigs are rather common too and sometimes if it shows the nature there’s usually Red toadstools in them too. So the ultimate card should show all of those I think but I doubt I’ll manage to get them all in to one photo ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially the gnome will be tough to get ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Not much water in the creeks now. We had gotten this far when suddeenly all the moose flies landed on me, they need wet ground for their larvae.
Not much water in the creeks now. We had gotten this far when suddenly all the moose flies landed on me, they need wet ground for their larvae.

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It is time to make a pot of tea and perhaps we’ll manage to take another walk before it gets dark again. Today the sun rose at 7:17 am and it will set at 4:20 pm and the days just continues to be shorter and shorter.

 

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Have a great day!

 

I still have lots of Minolta photos to show. I've noticed that if one comes close to what the camera can do when it comes to adjustments they tend to become more grainy and somewhat white grainy towards the bottom of the photo.
I still have lots of Minolta photos to show. I’ve noticed that if one comes close to what the camera can do when it comes to adjustments they tend to become more grainy and somewhat white grainy towards the bottom of the photo.

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I ate too much :-)

The cherry trees are the last ones to change colors this autumn.
The cherry trees are the last ones to change colors this autumn.

The day has been grey and gloomy and nothing much has happened. I worked in the neighbor factory today and came back just in time to our weekly meeting. A work friend had his 50th birthday not long ago so he brought us something we call sandwich cake. I’ve heard that this is something very Swedish so I don’t know if You know what it is. Here’s a link to some different ones I found on Google: Smรถrgรฅstรฅrtaย A new window should pop up if You click on the red text.

 

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It still looks nice around my cottage.

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It should be made a few days ahead to taste as best. The one we had today was delicious and one of the layers in it was filled with liver pate, something we Swedes love and often have on our sandwiches. But it can also be made with for example tuna and shrimps and the more luxurious ones can be made with lobster, nephrops and perhaps crab and shrimps too ๐Ÿ™‚ I ate so much that I’ve decided not to have any dinner but instead make a bowl with vanilla yoghurt, apple slices and cinnamon :-)There’s quite often fruit in it too, today there was pears and peaches in some layers and there’s always lots of mayo ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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We had a rather nice walk after work and I haven’t done much after that. It sounds as if they’re showing a Christmas episode of Simpsons on tv, normally they tend to show the old Halloween episodes now. I guess it doesn’t hurt to see something else for a change ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Four more from an old Minolta. It isn’t always easy focusing with these old lenses ๐Ÿ™‚

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It is time for that yoghurt and after that I’ll read two comic magazines ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day!


It passed the inspection but…

No new photos until tomorrow, so all photos today are more or less old.
No new photos until tomorrow, so all photos today are more or less old.

I went to the vehicle inspection again yesterday so it would be ok to keep on driving for yet another year and all went well but the inspector found that the petrol tank belt they had changed some weeks ago was attached in the wrong way, the guy who did it put in a lot of work to do it right but his brain sort of stopped working just as he placed that belt and did it in the wrong way so it can move and eventually fall off ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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He had even put in an extra security thingymajig but never used it ๐Ÿ™‚ so I drove to the garage and they’ll fix it next Friday. I ordered new winter tires at the same time, winter might come any day now even if the predictions says it won’t the coming ten days but You all know what I think of those predictions ๐Ÿ™‚ All the other work that had been done was ok though so now I don’t have to think about the vehicle inspection for another year ๐Ÿ™‚ They are talking about not having this inspection every year any longer but every second year instead.

 

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On one hand I like that because I get so stressed every time but then again, they do pick away the worst cars from the roads and I always know if I need to fix anything so my car won’t be dangerous to drive and I’m pretty sure they will make it even more expensive to do it when we only have to go every second year. So perhaps already next year I’ll be lucky/ unlucky to not have the inspection, it all depends on how one looks at it.

 

These four are taken with the Edixa.
These four are taken withย one of my Minolta cameras.

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It is time for some food and I think I’ll make some cocoa too. They said that we wouldn’t have any frost here for a while so I wasn’t the least surprised that we had it this morning and it does feel rather chilly outside right now so I wouldn’t be the least surprised if we had frost tomorrow morning as well ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The rest of todays photos were taken with my mobile phone.
The rest of todays photos were taken with my mobile phone.

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Have a great day!

 

I took these when I was walking from the neighbor factory where I work sometimes.
I took these when I was walking from the neighbor factory where I work sometimes.

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I wish they could leave the time alone.

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I really don’t like the change of time, today I woke up at three am. For three weeks I’ve started an hour earlier every morning so I’ve been up around 4:40 in the morning and today we went back to normal hours which means I can sleep an hour longer but my brain really didn’t understand that so we woke up an hour earlier than last week ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish they just stopped this nonsense.

 

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But I did get a beautiful sunrise right in my eyes when I drove to work and a beautiful sunset when I drove home. it was more or less pitch black when I came home and since I couldn’t find any flashlight we never took any walk after work. I’ll have one tomorrow, restless dogs is no fun to have indoors ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Lots of refugees are coming to Sweden now, mostly people from Syria but also from the other war hit countries nearby like Afghanistan and Iraq. So many are coming that we now have problems to find any places for them to live. I heard of one place far north called Riksgrรคnsen (something like the border of the kingdom or realm). It is a rather well known place to go skiing downhill but the hotels don’t open up until February so there are plenty of space to stay at right now.

 

One of the Minolta cameras.
One of the Minolta cameras.

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Taken when Orvar still was around.
Taken when Orvar still was around.

The refugees like it but the reporter described the place like “Something from the book The Shining ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost no people live up there and this time of year it’s shut down and deserted and I can understand how he was thinking but lets hope it stays by that ๐Ÿ™‚ We also have lots of poor people from south-eastern Europe here begging outside populated areas like stores. I’ve seen photos and reportage on tv that shows how they live in their home countries so I can fully understand why they go up here to get some money, they really have no hope where they are living.

 

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The little village where I work before anyone woke up.
The little village where I work before anyone woke up. I think this was taken a Saturday morning.

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We even have a lady sitting outside the grocery store in the village where I work. We talk Swedish with her and she answers in her language ๐Ÿ™‚ Many of these beggars are threatened and abused but so far this woman has been treated well. I guess those who hated these people forgot about them now when all the refugees comes, I guess it is hard to spread the hate towards several groups at the same time. Many of these people from southern Europe have realised that people tend to be kinder to them if they instead of begging sell things instead, so now many weave baskets or make other things that they sell to people passing by. I doubt however that this would work as well in such a small village as the one I work in.

 

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The rest of the photos were taken with the Edixa and the Jupiter lens.
The rest of the photos were taken with the Edixa and the Jupiter lens.

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It is time to make something to eat and then some tv I think. No photos from today since it was dark when I came home.

 

Up by the Abbey ruin in Gudhem.
Up by the Abbey ruin in Gudhem.

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A view over the lake and the mountain in the back is actually further away than it looks. It is called Kinnekulle.

 

Have a great day!


The sun is shining.

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This has been one of those days that despite wonderful weather outside I’ve mostly been indoors doing very little. ย I did take a nap today too but this time I think I only slept for an hour ๐Ÿ™‚ but I must admit that if it hadn’t been for Sune, he really wanted to go outside, I would most likely kept on sleeping for a few more hours.

 

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We went down to the creek and walked a bit upstream. The digger had pressed down thge grass nicely :-)
We went down to the creek and walked a bit upstream. The digger had pressed down the grass nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

I have done the laundry though and we have been out for a few walks but that’s it. I hope this is the last fight from the cold so I’ll get ny energy back again, especially since it from now on will be dark on my way to work and dark when I’m driving home again. I really need to win the lottery so I can get some daylight during winter too ๐Ÿ™‚

 

It was easy to see where the digger had sunk down :-) The ground was so soft that I didn't dare continue.
It was easy to see where the digger had sunk down ๐Ÿ™‚ The ground was so soft that I didn’t dare continue.

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I think we’ll go out for a walk again before the sun sets and it will get dark. After that I think I’ll need a pot of tea to be able to stay awake more than an hour ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Bertil's eyes glowed evelishly down by the creek :-)
Bertil’s eyes glowed devilishly down by the creek ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have a great day!

 

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Might as well bake a bread.

I took some photos of the night sky yesterday. ISO 4000 and the shutter open for 30 seconds.
I took some photos of the night sky yesterday. ISO 4000 and the shutter open for 30 seconds. So many stars shows so it is hard to see that this is the Ursa Major.

We’re having a grey and dull here with the occasional dripping from the sky. Not especially bad to be honest but not nice enough to want me to go outside. We did have sunshine this morning for around ten minutes and I guess that’ll be all we get today.

 

i THINK THAT vIRGO CAN BE SEEN SOMEWHERE IN ALL THESE STARS :-)
I think Virgo can be seen in all these stars ๐Ÿ™‚
I made this photo brighter and even more stars can be seen. Well both stars and galaxies but I would need a fantastic and expensive lens to see the differense :-)
I made this photo brighter and even more stars can be seen. Well both stars and galaxies but I would need a fantastic and expensive lens to see the difference ๐Ÿ™‚

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I thought it would be nice to take a small nap after the walk and slept for over three hours ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I really need it since I’ve now had this cold for four weeks. I do feel a bit better though so I hope it’ll be all over after this weekend.

 

This is taken towards west, can't say much more about the night sky I'm afraid :-) I do have maps but the camera just shows too many stars :-) I'm hoping that tomorrow early morning will be clear so I can take a photo of Mars and Jupiter and Orion's belt.
I think this might show Virgo again but I’m not sure. ย I do have maps but the camera just shows too many stars ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m hoping that tomorrow early morning will be clear so I can take a photo of Mars and Jupiter and Orion’s belt.
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There were a few more gaps in the sky to let the sunshine in but now it is all grey up there.

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Tomorrow we’ll go back to normal time again and we’ll also stop working those earlier hours at work as we’ve had for three weeks now. I can’t say I like either change because now it’ll be dark when I drive to work and dark when I come home again. More and more people are protesting about the daylight savings time and we all want to have British time all year round instead. Naturally the politicians refuse to do anything like that even though they now know lots of people die of heart attacks just because of the time change.

 

These four photos were taken earlier in the week.
These four photos were taken earlier in the week.

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I’m baking rye bread right now and today I’m making it with the left over vanilla/ apple yoghurt, rosemary and some honey. Smells rather nice now when it is rising and I’m pretty sure it will taste good too ๐Ÿ™‚ I never follow any recipe, I just toss in what I think might taste good, the only thing I always have the same is the amount of fluid I’ll have in it so I know how much flour I’ll need.

 

These four are taken with the Edixa with the Jupiter lens.
These four are taken with the Edixa with the Jupiter lens.

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It is time to take out the bread and knead it some more before the second rising and then in to the oven.

 

These might be taken with the Minolta 5000 :-) I do get the feeling that all these photos taken with the older camneras are from the 1950's and I like that a lot :-)
These might be taken with the Minolta 5000 ๐Ÿ™‚ I do get the feeling that all these photos taken with the older cameras are from the 1950’s and I like that a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have a great day!