Archives For June 2012

Recently, I’ve been doing some serious tinkering with a new project.. Not quite ready to share, but so far it’s fun and a tiny bit exciting to be doing some a little different…

Today is the summer solstice. While my loved ones back in Sweden won’t be celebrating midsommmar until later this week, I still can’t help thinking of Stockholm and how glorious the light and sun is there this time of year.

Stockholm City Hall

While visiting the farm, there was a lot of downtime which is generally in short supply these days. While the weather was on the miserable side during my stay, we still managed to venture out a little each day. Sometimes for social calls to friends on the island or on an excursion to an ancient ruin, or just to collect firewood. One morning we simply walked down the road to an abandoned windmill…

Windblown grassesSide of the barn

Door Detail

Dried Flower

This little bird who greets visitors at the front door always makes me chuckle–he was found out in the field while planting last summer.
Curious Bird

The Farm

10/06/2012 — 1 Comment

Among my travels this year, have been several trips abroad to spend time with my friends and extended family. It’s been a wonderful treat to grow closer and revisit places I’d not seen in many years. One of the more relaxing side trips while traveling was to a friend’s farm for the holidays.

As one might expect, the farm is off the beaten path, and on an island off the Swedish coast so when visiting it feels even more quiet than the average countryside. I’d never visited the farm on the island before this year so it was a real adventure packing up and ferrying over (through the Swedish equivalent of a Nor’easter no less) to see what there was to see.

Country Road

One of my favorite spots to begin exploring was the massive barn. Eventually, part of the barn will be refinished into a sort of guest house.

Barn side

Looking forward to going back again sometime when the weather is nicer. Do you and your friends andfamily have a favorite getaway spot? Where’s yours?

Barn window

Absent

08/06/2012 — Leave a comment

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of ‘where are you?’ or ‘what are you up to?’ emails from friends and readers alike. Which isn’t much of a surprise after the long spells between my posts so far this year. Sorry folks, it’s been a heck of a ride so far this year and we’re not even quite halfway through yet.

So what HAVE I been up to, anyway? Q1 of 2012 seemed like a nonstop blur of meetings. Q2 has been heaps of traveling it seems. I’ve lost track of the mileage, but I should be up to at least 13,000 miles or so since April and probably a few thousand more if I add in all of the daily driving and trains to and fro. Phew! All of this traveling has been a little exhausting, but it’s also left me with some new images and work that I look forward to sharing as I try to get back in the swing of things.

What have you been up to lately, dear readers? What have I missed?

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