Edixa Reflex.

I long for when they finally stay out all night!

All photos are from yesterday but one can't see the difference in the weather today. Snow, snow, snow.

All photos are from yesterday but one can’t see the difference in the weather today. Snow, snow, snow.

The snowfall started much earlier yesterday than they had predicted so I guess it’s not more than right that they got the ending of it wrong as well, it should have stopped this afternoon but it just keeps on falling and falling and falling. If the temperature hadn’t risen just above 0C (32F) during the day I think we would have gotten a snow cover at least 30cm (15 inches) thick. Oddly enough it wasn’t the snow cover that annoyed me most this morning.

 

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I woke once again up to the nasty smell of cat poop filling up my home, at 4:10 am. I tried to ignore it but it is just impossible. I don’t know which cat it is but one of them refuse to cover their business when they are finished and that cat won’t live for long if I find out who it is 🙂 🙂 It doesn’t take long to fix but the smell stays for hours and I was wide awake when I had flushed it down so there was no idea going back to bed. Guess if I’m tired now 🙂

 

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I had huge problems getting the dogs in to the dog house when I was going to work, not because the dogs behaved bad but because the lock had frozen so I couldn’t open the door 🙂 After that I had to remove all snow from the car and there was lots of snow. So when I finally could start driving I was very late. I backed from my parking space out on te gravel road and guess if I was surprised to see that I almost had crashed straight in to my neighbor, the beekeepers car 🙂 Thankfully he reacted fast 🙂 I had to text him when I came to work and I promised that I would check next time I’m going to work so I won’t do the same thing again 🙂

 

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All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

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The rest of the day has been rather uneventful thankfully 🙂 A bit slow too but rather that than any more almost accidents and frozen locks. The roads home were much better than I thought they could be when it has snowed as much as it has. I must admit that the world look beautiful now but I do hope for an early spring, not so much because of the warmer weather as for the fact that the cats never are indoors at night when spring arrives, I really don’t like waking up to that smell 🙂

 

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No matter how fun she has, she always look serious :-)

No matter how fun she has, she always look serious 🙂

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Have a great day!

 

Ok, these four aren't from yesterday. They are taken with the Edixa Reflex.

Ok, these four aren’t from yesterday. They are taken with the Edixa Reflex.

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I don’t mind driving slow but…

The snow and rather sharp light made it difficult to get any good photos, so it will be a mix with new and old photos today.

The snow and rather sharp light made it difficult to get any good photos, so it will be a mix with new and old photos today.

We were never hit with that snow storm the last time so I guess it was inevitable that we would be hit this time. It snowed all night and almost till noon and finally I think we got around 4-6 inches of the white garbage. I start working an hour earlier on Fridays so the plow lorries hadn’t plowed the road outside the village and if they had plowed the high way it couldn’t be seen. It worked rather well to drive on the road outside the village to the high way since there was almost no other car around.

 

They have started to clean up in the forest. These three photos show the pile after clearing up at just one place, it is huge!

They have started to clean up in the forest. These three photos show the pile after clearing up at just one place, it is huge!

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When I reached the high way I saw a car coming and thought I just as well could let it pass before I drove out on the road, it is nicer to drive free from other cars when the roads are as bad as they were this morning. That was a stupid idea 🙂 I don’t mind driving slow, especially when the road conditions demands it but the driver in front of me had some problems keeping the speed he wanted. It is very hard to keep the distance if the other driver changes speed all the time. It didn’t help that he (I write he but have no idea if it was a man or woman driving) had problems with the lights from the oncoming cars.

 

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So as soon as he finally seemed to be able to keep the speed he suddenly almost stopped because of the lights or what ever reason he could find, then he suddenly drove rather fast just to almost stop again for what ever reason he had. It was impossible to pass him so I just had to try to adapt my driving to his. I felt so happy when it was time to turn of the high way again and thought that finally I would get rid of him. Turns out he was one of those that know nothing about turn signals, he turned too!

 

Three from the Minolta X300

Three from the Minolta X300

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Hasselblad 16 photo cassette.

Hasselblad 16 photo cassette.

We kept on like this for a few miles and more cars were driving behind me and the road got worse by the mile and then he suddenly understood that we’ve given up trying to keep the distance so not only my car lights filled up his car but also the ones after me, he can’t have seen anything to be honest. I think I could have walked behind his car and still  have problems not getting to close, so he finally stopped by a small road and let us all pass. I just barely made it to work in time even though I had started much earlier than usual. By the time I had stopped working all roads were just fine again but we still have lots of snow left. It might with a bit of luck melt away until Monday when we’ll get more again. This is typical April weather, just one month too early.

 

Four from the Edixa Reflex.

Four from the Edixa Reflex.

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The fire is burning in the stove, not because it is cold but the dampness is eating its way inside my cottage. It is time to make something to eat and then most likely fall asleep in front of the tv, again 🙂

Have a great day!


Now days they are so wimpish.

I don't think I've shown this and the four coming photos taken with the Hasselblad camera with the 16 photo cassette.

I don’t think I’ve shown this and the four coming photos taken with the Hasselblad camera with the 16 photo cassette.

We didn’t even get close to how much snow they had predicted, instead of 12 inches we got around one and it never got especially cold either so the roads to work was anything but fun to drive on. I was pretty irritated that snow had fallen when we finally had gotten really good roads to drive on the garbage starts falling from the sky.

 

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Almost all of it melted away during the day so the roads were quite good when I drove home again 🙂 We’ll get more tomorrow however so I guess this was a short-lived happiness. No sun is predicted this weekend so I’m hoping for fog since the nights are said to be a bit chilly but days towards the less cold. I would like to say warm but I think that would be to lie a lot 🙂

 

These are from the Hasselblad too but with the 12 photo cassette.

These are from the Hasselblad too but with the 12 photo cassette.

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Nothing much has happened since Tuesday so I have very little to write about today. I rarely look back and remember things but I did suddenly remember an old fairytale written by the Danish author H.C Andersen, The Little Match Girl. They don’t write fairy tales like that any more, todays fairy tales are rather wimpish to be honest 🙂 I remember reading his stories and the ones that the Grim brothers wrote down with lots of evil and violent deaths 🙂

 

It isn't the same photograhing the dogs when they play without a zoom lens :-) These are taken with the Edixa Reflex.

It isn’t the same photographing the dogs when they play without a zoom lens 🙂 These are taken with the Edixa Reflex. These are actually not grainy, it snowed like mad when I took these 🙂

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If one would read one of those stories to kids today one would most likely be reported for child abuse 🙂 I must see if I can find some books with those old stories, many of them have faded away from my memories. I do understand that companies like Disney must change how the stories end, I doubt many children would like to see how the little mermaid dies and becomes sea-foam just because she couldn’t bring herself to kill the man she loved.

 

These four are also taken with the Edixa Reflex.

These four are also taken with the Edixa Reflex.

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It is time for something to eat and then some sleep in front of the tv 🙂

Have a great day!


Toast and marmalade.

Only older photos today, this one is from the Edixa Reflex.

Only older photos today, this one is from the Edixa Reflex.

It is amazing how some days just pass by faster than light, still I can’t remember that I did especially much. To be honest I barely remember what I did 🙂 I painted some and I cleaned some but nothing special to be honest. I looked out the windows every now and again too and did get a bit annoyed to be honest.

 

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Yesterday they did promise lots of fog and we got none, still we got lots of sunshine instead so I didn’t mind that much. Today they had promised lots of sunshine and we had fog and frost all day 🙂 All day I wished that I could be here at home, walk with the dogs and take lots of photos. There was some daylight left when I came home even if I had stopped by the grocery store on my way home. I just brought the Hasselblad camera with me and I do hope the photos didn’t become too dark. We’ll know when the film is developed.

 

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I was cleaning the paintbox when I suddenly got a craving for toast with orange marmalade and cheese. I don’t know where that came from but I knew that I would have to go to the grocery store to get that white bread that is inedible unless one toast it, orange marmalade and some cheese because I didn’t have much left at home. I actually came home with most of it but instead of orange marmalade I had picked up a jar with apricot marmalade and one jar with pear marmalade 🙂 I think any of those will do to be honest.

 

The eight last photos comes from the Edixa too.

The eight last photos comes from the Edixa too.

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It is time to bring out that toaster of mine, I rarely use it so it always smell a bit odd when I start it up, just like old electric radiators that hasn’t been used during summer and as soon as they are started all the dust gathered inside them burn up 🙂

 

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Have a great day!


I can feel how it heats up the air.

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I didn’t paint much at work today, a guy from the manufacturer of the paintbox came and would help us because we couldn’t get the machine to work in automatic mode. It has been put in manual for some time because some sensors got crazy when we painted big things. We put electricity in to powder paint and that sort of charged the things we painted too and all sensors got so confused with all that electricity that they didn’t know what to do.

 

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But we don’t paint those big things any longer so we wanted the machine to work as it should but it just refused to do so. Turns out that some sensors had been so damaged, perhaps from the electricity that they no longer worked at all. We did however get the machine to stop painting when there was nothing to paint 🙂 He also explained how we could adjust the machine in ways we never have understood that we can. If we actually remember any of this next week things will be much easier.

 

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The sun has been shining all day and it does heat up the air much more than one might think it could this time of year. We walked to the creek today but up-stream and continued far longer than we have before. There are some really swampy places on the way and old Hector could never pass those places without the risk of sinking down in mud, no such problems with Nova and Sune though, this time it was I who had some problems jumping far enough 🙂 We came to a wood bridge called bridge number three and crossed the creek but didn’t go especially far out on the bog, the ice isn’t especially strong after a day with sunshine.

 

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Most of the so called bridges demanded a much more brave man than me to cross :-)

Most of the so-called bridges demanded a much more brave man than me to cross 🙂

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This one seemed extra tricky :-)

This one seemed extra tricky 🙂

I know I wasn’t far from the lake but I knew that we had been out for some time and I wasn’t sure for how much longer the sun would stay (I had no watch or phone with me) up so we turned before we could see the lake. It turned out that we had been out for two and a half hour when we came home again 🙂 We will have much the same weather all weekend, with cold nights and fairly warm and sunny days so perhaps we’ll take a try to reach the lame during the weekend again. I do hope we’ll get some morning fog so I can get some foggy bog photos 🙂

 

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Bridge number three. The only one that felt almost safe to cross 🙂

It is time to make something to eat and perhaps I’ll start a fire in the stove. The cottage is still very warm from all the sunshine which has flown in to my home all day long.

 

We saw the bog and then we went back home.

We saw the bog and then we went back home.

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I think this is one of the entrances to the badgers home.  I could see that one of the entrances were used regularily.

I think this is one of the entrances to the badgers home. I could see that one of the entrances were used regularly.

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Have a great day!

 

Four rather grainy photos taken with the Edixa Reflex. That camera needs a lot of light to take grainy free photographs.

Four very grainy photos taken with the Edixa Reflex. That camera needs a lot of light to take grainy free photographs. All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

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I rarely get nostalgic :-)

Some more from the Edixa Reflex.

Some more from the Edixa Reflex.

I rarely go back the memory lane or get nostalgic, the past is the past and that’s it but yesterday it hit me right in the face. They played a song on the radio and I went back at least twenty years back in time. I lived in the city just beside a heavily trafficked road but every summer when the weather was sunny and hot the traffic died out pretty early in the evening. Those evenings I liked to sit on my balcony in the sunshine looking towards the ocean.

 

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There was a tiny gap in the low hills that made it possible for me to see sailing boats passing by and it was as quiet that it could be in a big city. People either had their dinner or were still by the beach. In summer we have daylight almost all day so no one was ever in a rush home, especially if on had found a good spot. There was a high-rise building on the other side of the road and almost all doors to the balconies were open since they were in the shadows. 

 

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So I sat there and waited, waited for the one who obviously loved this song I heard every single sunny and warm evening over and over again (they must have put the player on repeat), every summer. They must have had speakers on the balcony because I could hear every word very well. I can’t say I like the song and never have but the first hot summer evening after moving to the countryside I truly missed it 🙂 This song and the singers had become a part of my life whether I liked it or not and every time they play it on the radio (not especially often to be honest) I just start smiling and sing along. The YouTube video below will play the song for You. I do miss Renée and Renato 🙂

                                                                                    

Have a great day!


I wonder if he likes it?

Back to older photos again, it is still way too dark after work to get any photos. These are from the Edixa Reflex.

Back to older photos again, it is still way too dark after work to get any photos. These are from the Edixa Reflex.

The influenza has hit my work place now, several are sick or has been. I think it is the swine flu but they say three different kinds are roaming around in the country. I had the swine flu last time it was here and therefore I should be safe from getting it again. It didn’t hit hard when it did though and it only lasted for a few days. Some people get so sick that they die when they get it, others, like me barely notice it.

 

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Can’t say much has happened, it rained a lot during the day but it was still very bright outside. Not so when I drove home after work though. The sky was covered in dark grey clouds and they just refused to let any of the last light for the day pass through.

 

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I will miss how it looked down by the creek.

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I got a letter with an appointment for my annual vehicle inspection today. A bit early I think since I don’t have to do it until the last of September 🙂 It’s not as if I love going there so I always wait until the last day if possible. Strange that they send that one now since I during all the years I’ve gone to the same place never had my car inspected early in the year 🙂 I’ll make an appointment later myself.

 

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I think the glass on the lens froze and that's why it looks a bit darker in the middle of the photo.

I think the glass on the lens froze and that’s why it looks a bit darker in the middle of the photo.

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It is time for something to eat but I’m not especially hungry, so I’ll pop some corn. Here in Sweden we say that we pop popcorn 🙂 I realised one day that it must sound rather strange in the ears of someone who speaks English 🙂 I’m not sure Sune ever have had popcorn so it’ll be interesting to see what he thinks of it. All my other dogs have always loved it.

 

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Have a great day!


I wish it could make up its mind.

This photo is taken with a Kodak Retinette 1B. I need to estimate the distance to what I want to photograph and this time I estimated a bit wrong. Too bad because it is probably the best photo taken with that camera. All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

This photo is taken with a Kodak Retinette 1B. I need to estimate the distance to what I want to photograph and this time I estimated a bit wrong.  That camera does not like bad light at all! All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

I went out to the car this morning, expecting the wind to roar and howl but it was actually quite quiet. Naturally I then thought some well chosen things about the weather forecast companies and jumped in the car and drove away. I had to apologize in my thoughts to all those companies when I reached the open fields where the village ends, the car trembled in the wind 🙂

 

These four are taken with an Edixa Reflex, I think I've only shown photos from this camera once before when I first got it.

These four are taken with an Edixa Reflex, I think I’ve only shown photos from this camera once before when I first got it.

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I think we’ve gotten enough rain to last us the year out by now, thankfully it will stop some time tonight, after that the temperature will drop below 0C (32F) and it will turn to snow instead.  After that we might get some sunshine but cold temperatures and those will stay for a few days when warmer weather will come back again. I really think it could decide itself to stay either warm or cold for a longer period, this is just stupid.

 

These four are taken with the Zeiss.

These four are taken with the Zeiss. It is a much better camera than the two before this one but it doesn’t like low light especially much either.

 

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Today actually passed rather quick and I’m surprised since Tuesdays usually are slower than cold molasses. Still nothing special happened but I didn’t get the chance to watch the clock especially much and that usually helps to make the day go by faster. I can now see almost daylight when I go out to the car after work, at least if the sky is clear and that always make life feel nicer after the long winter.

 

These four are taken with the Hasselblad camera. Do You remember when I drove to Falköping to see the doctor so he coulöd check that the toxic paint hadn't done any damage to me? This was the only photo I took in Falköping (with this camera) because the weather was so bad.

These four are taken with the Hasselblad camera. Do You remember when I drove to Falköping to see the doctor so he coulöd check that the toxic paint hadn’t done any damage to me? This was the only photo I took in Falköping (with this camera) because the weather was so bad.

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I really need a new vacuum cleaner now. The one I have sound more than it does so to speak. I have one of those combined water and dust vacuum cleaners and now it sounds as if lots of dust finally reached the motor in it. It takes lots of dust though because it is pretty big so I hesitate every time I see new ones in the super market and so far the old one still hangs around.

 

The last four are taken with the Minolta X300.

The last four are taken with the Minolta X300.

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It is time for something to eat and then some sleeping in front of the tv before I go to bed 🙂

Have a great day!