Thursday, December 13, 2007

Och så lite sol .. ~~ And then a little sun ...

Okej, vad är det för fel med den här bilden? Nej, det är inte att jag kan se solsken. Titta igen. Japp, det är öppet vatten i viken. En avlopps tub ifrån en fabrik hade gått sönder och det läkte ut varm vatten.

OK, what's wrong with this picture? No, it's not that I can see sunshine. Look again. Yepp, it's open water in the bay. A pipeline from a factory had broken and was leaking warm water.

Och så lite sol utan moln.
(Fotot är taget mitt på dagen, det är mindre än 4 timmar mellan soluppgång och solnedgång nu.)

And then a little sun without clouds.
(The photos is taken in the middle of the day, there is less than 4 hours between sunrise and sunset now.)

Snö ~~ Snow









Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Titta solen!!! ~~ Look the sun!!!

Jag tittade ut genom fönstret och trodde inte mina ögon, solen sken och det var nästan inga moln på himmelen. Det är över två veckor sedan jag såg solen sist.

I looked out the window and I almost didn't believe my eyes, the sun was shining and there were almost no clouds in the sky. It's been over two weeks since the last time I saw the sun.

Ett veck i isen under snön.

A fold in the ice underneath the snow.



Ja ... det är ju snö överallt så det finns ju inte all för mycket att fota.

Well ... there is snow everywhere and there isn't that much to take photos of.



Solen mitt på dagen, den når knappt över trädtopparna nu.

The sun in the middle of the day, it barely reaches over the tree tops by now.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Utanför kontors fönstret ~~ Outside the office window

Kyparn! Vi behöver mer jordnötter här ute!
(Talgoxe som knackar på rutan.)

Waiter! We need more peanuts out here!
(A great tit knocking on the window.)

Du vet dom där små paraplyerna, du har glömt dom.
(Plifink i regnet.)

You know those little umbrellas, you have forgotten them.
(Tree sparrow in the rain.)

Gråsparv

House Sparrow

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tjäder (Tetrao urogallus) Capercaillie




Och så anledningen till att dom är så svåra att se än fast dom är så stora ...

And then the reason why they are so hard to spot even though they are so large ...

Hona

Female

Och två foton utav hanar.

And two photos of males.



Mat! ~~ Food!

Mormor satte upp fågelbordet och jag kunde inte låtabli att "skjuta" lite.

Grandma' put out the birdfeeder and I couldn't resist "shooting" a bit.


Björnlandet National Park

Björnlandet (bearland) is a national park in northern Sweden. It was established in 1991 and covers an area of 11 square kilometres.
It is a magnificent wilderness and one of the most valuable virgin forests in the country.



It's a mostly pine dominated forest and the oldest dated pine is 450 years old, but there is most likely older trees that hasn't been dated. There are also remains from trees that grew during the early middle age.



One spruce tree has been dated as 250 years old. The older spruces are located in areas that hasn't been touched by forest fires. The latest forest fires occurred in 1667, 1693 and 1831. Other tree spices that can be found are downy birch and silver birch.

Wet forest draped in hanging lichen.



Now I know. Trees does have hearts. ;o)


The large amount of free boulders and piles of boulders is striking to walkers. The bedrock consists of granite. Boulder compression appears where there is a hight water table. The boulders are forced up to the surface by frost action.



The landskape in Björnlanded is classified as undulating low mountain terrain. It's a common type in Sweden and it predominates in the forest tracts of southern and central Norrland.







In some parts of the park, it's possible to see stumps from timber cutting that occurred around the turn of the century.
As far back as records exist the National Park has been used for reindeer raising. Mire hay making has also taken place in a small scale.