Current state in our home
Sometimes it’s too easy to take bird photos
We can soon see our driveway from the kitchen window
I had to go to the city today, after 30 min I just wanted to go home again … I took this photo which summarize my 3h in the city.
Hard nope … yep, someone is out ice fishing
Spring is beautiful they say … well, nope
Waiting for the garbage truck
Nope, I’m not going out on the ice
Black & White experiments
Black & White experiments
Black & White experiments
Black & White experiments
Black & White experiments
Black & White experiments
All that fluff !!! 😍 😻
A+ for effort and idea!! My cat have realized that she can’t catch any birds by sitting & waiting below the feeder. So now she’s trying on top of it, or she thinks that behaving like a bird will fool them …
It have been quite warm the last week or two, and the snow has started to melt away.
😋 our printer suddenly made a selfie
Todays theme: Up
Looking up at the sky
Todays theme: pompasetting
Todays theme: favourite
My favorite listening device
Todays theme: code
I made a quick visit to the office today to get a book. I looked at the whiteboard and saw some code. This is from one year ago, and I think I was trying to explain semaphores (or some other locking mechanism), the perils of using pointers, and finally inheritance. Probably not the same student, or the same course 🤷🏻
Scenes from the village. An man using his snow thrower (correct term??)
And an elderly woman shoveling snow
Todays theme: Banana.
A banana while waiting for the next zoom-meeting.
Something tells me that one of the neighbors is 40 today
Todays theme: Spell
Not really a spell … well, it makes as much sense as a spell … or spelling but dictating in Swedish while setting iOS to use the English keyboard can result in some amusing prose
Three women, one man and three dogs out walking, a car passing by. Yet another Sunday walk.
Todays theme: Colors.
Look, all colors at once
Outside the kitchen window
Todays theme: Weather. Some lite snowfall.
Agnes is working on her camouflage 😁
Todays theme: Alive. One thing that makes me feel alive, and “in tune with the world” is when I’m out hunting (which doesn’t happen that often).
Todays theme: Home. This has been my view at home for the last 3-4 days (no walks, nothing 😕)
Todays theme: Erudite. You might say “Wait, what?” to which I answer “Yep!”
Todays theme: reflections. From the archive “The Portal”
Todays theme: Compassion.
I found this one day walking in a forest close to Umeå. Apparently someone had compassion to the dead bird and covered it with flowers.
Tove doesn’t mind snow
Todays theme: make.
These machines can be a source of great joy and be really useful (I don’t own one, I’m not much into engines etc … despite officially having a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - long story). But they also make a lot of noice …
The two roads
Todays theme: Sporg. I have no idea what a sporg is. After some research (i.e. using DuckDuckGo) I decided that a sporg must be some kind creature. So I decided to spend my lunch walk trying to hunt down a sporg.
Did I see a sporg running between the trees?
I’m sure that I saw one among the tress, although my research says that it could be an almost invisible creature.
Frozen sporg pee???
Could it be a sporg crossing, or a warning to sporgs crossing the road?
I think I heard a sporg over there (although I have no idea of how they sound)
See, right there, isn’t that a sporg??
Could this be a sporg in white winter camouflage?
Another sporg crossing?
Could these be sporg nests?
A sporg castle?
OK, here we have a sporg running over the field … unfortunately it has a very good camouflage so you can’t see it.
Todays theme: machine. One of the neighbors is apparently improving their heating system. This have become very popular the last couple of years (we did it about 2 years ago)
Todays theme: Energy. Somewhat inspired by the post @maique made … here is the kind of opposite of his photo
Todays theme: Muddy. It’s kind of difficult to find something muddy today, so here are two from the archives.
Commenting on research stuff … I need a break, a cat break
How she can find this position comfortable is beyond me
Todays theme: Hope. Tove have some hope for an unscheduled snack.
Todays theme: Sports. I usually take something between 5-10000 martial arts photos each year. The last 14 months I’ve done one singe photo shoot … so here are two from the archive, taken 3 months ago.
Todays theme: Pets. Tove says “mjau” (“hi”)
There is a rumor that the kids think it’s difficult to use the swings 😋
Todays theme: Layers. Layers of snow.
Todays theme: Comfort. Since comfortable footwear seem to be a thing today. Here is what I currently wear:
Todays theme: Morning brew. A cup of tea, a biscuit, a cat, a few birds, -22 degrees, and sunshine - one way of starting your day
Todays theme: close up. The result of wearing contact lenses for one year.
It’s not often I think about it but walking on a layer of water (snow) above another layer of water (ice) that is floating on top of a third layer of water is kind of fantastic
Out walking again
Current state of Agnes (I haven’t posted a cat picture in a while)
😜 now the birdies can actually walk to the feeder and eat
Sigh, I told the birdies how to shovel a roof. And this is how they do it 🤦🏻♂️
First(!!!) attempt of using snowshoes … the size of my feet might explain why I never have tried before 😁. Verdict: not for me.
First walk this week (I’ve been working and shoveling snow 😋)
The birdies didn’t shovel their feeder when I told them to, and see how it looks now !! Now they really need to get their act together
Still doing the home gym thing, different exercises though
The traditional workout in the home gym
I think that the birdies need to get the shovel out
🎶♬🎹 Down by the sea 🎹♬🎶
Green in summer, white in winter … as it should be
Another day in the village.
The day after New Year’s Eve
This is how my models look like when I try to take portraits: “Do we really have to do this”
This also explains why I have so few photos of people
For a few hours the world look the way it should look.
It should be full of snow, unfortunately nature is annoyed with us humans (rightly so) and we get shit weather but not today.
The “ball of fluff” is enjoying life
We got a visit from Albus yesterday and of course son & girlfriend got a print to take home. (The advantage of having a photo printer)
Final test post, I do hope that things fail this time !!!
Just another test post, trying to break some software
Sigh, that worked just fine. Let’s try a new photo and see if it fails this time
Nothing to see here, just a test post trying out some software
@maique I kind of agree (I’m playing with editing to see if I can get some structure in the trunks). Here I very much prefer the color version:
Sometimes I wonder why I bother with a camera with color sensor 😜
King of the hill
Good morning Umeå
An experiment that showed me a few things:
A very gray morning.
A very sad cucumber
This isn’t why I bought that LED panel but ….
A burglar, 📞 👮🏿♂️
I hope that there was no-one sitting there when it happened.
Albus visited today, got to take a photo before they left again
Det är ju inte svårt att förstå varför äldre tycker det är besvärligt att gå ut och gå i #Umeå
This is the only one in the house who want to pose for me when I want to play with flash photography … we need more gnomes in the world !!!
Current state of the garden
For those of you who have been wondering: Yes, it’s snowing.
Lovely company during today’s walk, the raven is soaring somewhere above me “singing” the fantastic sound that ravens have.
I can hear sirens, I’m pretty sure it’s not a wildfire 😜
From yesterday, I wonder what will happen if the water doesn’t recline before it completely freezes …
It’s now autumn/winter and you can see the ice starting to settle
And finally a bit of color
My cat, looking incredibly intelligent
Back to normal
Yesterdays weather, a few hundred meters from our house. In other places things have been way worse trees over cars, 1m of water indoors, flooded roads, etc.
Dedicated bird watcher
No electricity => cozy
Current status: no electricity => no work
Out walking again 🚶🏻
I’ve seen photo of cars where someone has stolen all tires, does this mean that someone stole the car and left the tires? 🤷🏻♂️
She’s not 100% in favor of this thing
Now it’s time for a few months of darkness
This is art
Winter is getting closer
I wonder if winter is here to stay or just making a quick visit 🤔
Woohoo, at little bit of white stuff
I think they might have a problem finding a window that fits
I’ve spent a surprising amount of time here the last two weeks …
Yep, it has been raining lately
Rain in the air, so after a 2.5h walk in the morning I’m staying inside warming my feet 😜
One huge advantage of autumn/winter is that I don’t have to get up early to catch sunrise (and soon I’ll be able to sleep in and still get up before sunrise 😜)
It was probably some time since it was used the last time
Hmm, it sure looks like autumn 😋
This photo of Umeå was taken from here across the river.
Spending the evening in Umeå waiting to get home
My lap has the same content as it did have yesterday evening
Sometimes it’s more difficult to get some work done
Eight of the neighbors eating their breakfast
Yep, I do love red leaves (as you probably have figured out by now 😁)
A quick break from reading papers
Unexpected visit to the city
I’ve been away from home a week and then been busy so yesterday I was able to take my first walk at home in two weeks and there have been some changes. Autumn is clearly making itself visible now.
First real sign of autumn
Question: if a cat sleeps on your bills, then it’s OK to be late in paying them … right?
Not a good picture but she didn’t to wait for the camera to actually start working (for some reason my camera is really slow each day when I first turn it on)
I’ll be here or in this general area this week … in case you need me … wait until next week
An evening walk through the village
Mrs. Blue Eyes
I love how the neighbors color matched flowers and ball
Tired cats. The kittens followed my wife and daughter when they took a 1 km walk. This is their reactions (the cats, not wife/daughter) when they got home.
One difference of working from home is that my colleagues at work usually stays awake, and when they fall asleep they usually don’t sleep on my desk
I’ve never seen this kind of garbage before 2020
Today’s theme: love.
I also discovered an area with lots and lots of blueberries (despite being rather late in the season)
I wonder what caused this tree to grow in this way.
Today’s theme: discovery. I walked to a part of the forest where I haven’t been before and I discovered a “Klapperstensfält” that I didn’t know about.
(this is the same idea as a Shingle beach but usually on a hill/mountain or in the forest)
Today’s theme: flake. Needing some inspiration I looked up the word and found one definition that I didn’t know about
flake out: informal he flaked out on my bed: fall asleep, go to sleep, keel over; nod off
This is probably what happened to these two after getting a moose meat dinner #mbaug
Today’s theme: emotions. I was going to post a photo of people doing things … but I changed my mind and instead upload the snapshots from this mornings walk - and you can supply the emotions. #mbaug
The kind of forest I’m used to
Today’s theme: overcome. Due to “unforeseen circumstances” I won’t be able to go and take an “overcome” photo today, so here is one from the archives. #mbaug
A new friend I met today. A bit shy but she let me take a few photos.
Today’s theme: relentless. From a human perspective, time is probably the most relentless concept. #mbaug
Today’s theme: Hope. I love the hope and optimism of the boats owner 😁
Ha, yesterday I wrote that it was too warm here for frost … and what do I see during my morning walk? Frost !!
Out walking again
Today’s theme: frost. Hmmm … since we currently have no frost I can’t really go out and take a new photo - and the fridge seems boring, or frost flakes. So here is one from the archive. #mbaug
Today’s theme: graceful. I don’t know if this can be considered graceful or not … but at least he had fun.
Pretty happy with my new shoes. It has been a long time since I’ve been able to wiggle my toes (it’s size 47.5 or 13)
Today’s theme: home. The home of many #mbaug
Today’s theme: crunch
Today’s theme: change. OK, Here is another photo to illustrate “change”. If I remember correctly this used to be a Post Office building - I think that they used to sort the mail here.
Today’s theme: Change. I find it quite interesting to see how architecture change over time. #mbaug
Today’s theme: ribbon. This is probably a bit of a stretch but perhaps that roof construction and the shadows it cast can be considered ribbons. #mbaug
Today’s theme: grid #mbaug
Today’s theme: cuddly. And here is the reason why I suggested it. #mbaug
Today’s theme: Stationary. The mountain behind our house is what I would consider “stationary”. The trees come and go, but the mountain is still there. #mbaug
Another sign of Covid - these were brand new 2-2.5 months ago (yes, I walked a bit the last 4-5 months).
I just met this little fellow while out walking
Today’s theme: among. A path among the trees. #mbaug
Today’s theme: filter. Filtering humans
Today’s theme: sound. New sound device in the house. #mbaug
Today’s theme: Transport. #mbaug
“Sorry, you can’t use the toilet now. I’m taking a nap”
Today’s theme: Window. Closed windows seem to be a theme where I live #mbaug
Today’s theme: black & white. I’m doing the lazy thing and just publish a B&W photo instead of doing something clever (and I happen to like B&W) #mbaug
Today’s theme: view. The view during the evening walk
Today’s theme: “day tripping”. “Day tripping??” You say, well this is from Tuesday when I drove 500+ km and among other things visited my mother… who wanted to show off her flowers
Today’s theme “bisect” #mbaug
Todays theme is “flow”. I had hoped to take a few photos of a stream but things happened so here is a desperate photo #mbaug
There is a feeling of peace here #mbaug
Does a fly count as a “bug”? #mbaug
Walking around in the forest … and eating 😋
This boat ain’t floting anymore #mbaug
She is looking up to me #mbaug
It looks like we are getting some cherries this year.
It’s wet outside
I’ve always found street photography interesting but I very rarely try it. One reason is pretty obvious: no streets in my neighborhood
Drone photo of trees … or just very small plants beside a puddle?
And here you see the reason why a “quick walk” behind our house usually isn’t that quick.
Decided to take a short bike ride today. Guess what happened … yep, I got wet.
I really like how the owners of this garden has taken advantage of the rock that was in their garden
Beside the road
Public Service Announcement : I’m sorry (not really) but these moved in yesterday afternoon … you can expect an increasing number of cat photos from me in the future.
We are mostly staying in our village at the moment, but yesterday it was time to get some shopping done. Anyway, I ended up taking a quick walk in the city and …
At least it looks like they are enjoying themselves
Let me start the day with a picture of one of the neighboring houses
Another photo from the neighborhood - I don’t want to have a horse but I’m very happy that someone else in the village have a few … I’m unsure about how many but I think there are at least 7 of these ponies.
Another old memory, this time from when I was travelling home from Seattle. We were going to take a connecting flight home but for some reason we landed at the same time the other plane was rolling out on the runway - yep, I saw it. So we were offered a room for the night and then a seat on the plane home the next evening. So, next day we took the bus to downtown New York for a quick look around … and of course I needed to go to Empire State Building.
Anyway, I got a free visit to New York so I shouldn’t complain. This was also my second to last visit to the US.
He is growing up fast, looking quite adult for being a toddler
Puppy in the wild
For some reason I find this image calming
It seems like spring is on its way
30 minutes in central Umeå: The Singer - she “kulade“
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Vision. Considering my vision problems the last 15 years this is probably a good representation of today’s theme..
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Leap. He tool a leap of faith and proposed
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Below. Below the ice the water flows
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Together. Studying together
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Escape. Helping him escape
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Hurdle. The last hurdle of the day
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Double.
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Station. Bustation
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Spectacle. I was considering a selfie but …
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Progress. We’re making progress, this course is soon over
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Scale. A tool for scaling
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Space. Restricted space
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Oppose. Opposing views of what a SLR could be
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Cool. Lunch at the cool place 😎
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Rest. This indoor cat managed to grab 15 min outside and … needed some rest after coming in 😋
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Balance.
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Warm.
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Rise. It’s only 8:30 and the sun has already risen, summer is soon here.
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Attached. When the headset was attached to the actual phone
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Plain. Just a plain wall
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Sign. Sigh, yet another sign of global warming: +6 in February
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Lull. A moment of peace
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Contrast. Low contrast morning today
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Above. The building where I spend too much time
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Plant. I see these “symbolic” plants all over the university and can’t stop thinking “do they feel lonely?”
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Hide. Look the sun has stopped hiding in the morning
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Spot.
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Reflect. The vinter sun reflects in a car window
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Sight. A fairly common sight right now
February Photoblogging Challenge - today: Open. I’m trying to convince my sons cat to go out … but she thinks it’s a silly idea
So, what did I do this weekend. Well, I mostly sat in a mini-buss going to Uppsala and back again. Between those two events I spent my time looking at various graduations in Ju-Jutsu. Here are some from the 4th Dan graduation (fourth level black belt)
Back in Arvidsjaur. Tomorrow’s trip back home will not be fun, there was a lot of … ehh, “snörök” today (that dry snow that is sucked into the air when a vehicle passes, google couldn’t give me translation). Tomorrow it’s going to be pitch black and each time I meet a truck I’m going to be in a white cloud with near zero visibility for 3-5 seconds or so. Not my favorite thing.
Yes, these images are overdone, I was playing with some iPhone apps and wanted to see what happened. But I would say that they are not as overdone as you first might think, when I look at the original images they are kind of dull and does not in any way show how I experienced yesterdays walk. These images reflects my experience much more. But yes, overdone and a bit too much HDR.
A few photos from the weekend