Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sixteen cars

Sixteen Cars
Okay so it is a bit of an obsession. Sometimes when I bike over the bridge at Gudöbroleden in handen I feel an urge to stop and take a few photos of passing cars. This was one of those days. But then again there are some cool cars in this collage.

Monday, March 27, 2017

On Two Wheels

Sixteen two-wheelers
We had an unexpected visitor yesterday. It was Summer that dropped by. A couple of temperature records were broken. We had 18C in Haninge. I don't think that has happened before in March. So I did what I sometimes do on a hot Summer's day. I placed myself on a bridge and took some photos of motorcycles and other two wheelers. One or two cool bikes here. My faves here would be the red Ducati and the chopper.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Anemone hepatica

Anemone hepatica Blåsippa
Another sign of Spring. Spotted near the ancient burial site in Jordbro. And I also managed to step on, and scare away a common viper as I walked into the forest for a few photos.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The hill at Snurrom

Hill Walking
This is the hill that I walked up yesterday. The nearest property is a tiny horse farm called Snurrom. It is also a horse pasture for the warmer part of the year. I walk up here a few times every year. You have a great view towards Kalvsvik in Österhaninge and further away the Medieval church. You can also see the Snurrom farm, Jordbro and Nynäsvägen, also known as Road 73. If this all sounds and looks very familiar you are equipped with a good memory because i took an almost identical photo here one year ago.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Through The Trees

Through The Trees
If you stand on the top of the Snurrom hill and look towards Jordbro you can just see the latest apartment building currently under construction. It will be 229 apartments in six buildings. The name of the project is Kalvsvik, which is a bit funny because if I had turned the camera 180 degrees to the right you would have seen the real Kalvsvik which is a horse farm in rural Österhaninge. This is the first new residence to be constructed in Jordbro for a quarter of a century. Built by "Allmännyttan". Two old buildings were demolished to make room for the new houses.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Third time's a charm

Vårtecken Crocus
After posting my first photo of a crocus this year it obviously started to snow again. So I decided to play it more safe and snuck in a few crocus snaps in a recent collage. The result? Yep, you guessed it, more snow. But you know what they say. Third time's a charm so here we go again.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1955 Buick Century

Buick Century
Spring is definitely here now. Spotted this old Buick parked at the shopping centre in in Västerhaninge a couple of days ago. The owner told me that he had bought the car after last Summer's annual greaser meet at Vegabaren, (one of my favorite events in Haninge). He looked familiar, as did his girlfriend, whom I am pretty sure I have photographed at that event once or twice, but this time I was happy just to shoot the old Buick.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ladybug & me

Nyckelpiga Sunny Sunday
We had a sunny weekend. Although still way too cold for my liking. I took two bike rides and cut both of them short because of the strong wind. But there is one place at home where it is always warm and that is the corner next to the door at the stairs. So on both Saturday and Sunday that's where I spent some time warming up with coffee and cake, when I wasn't running around chasing the first Ladybug of the year. Both photos taken with the pancake lens but I did use one of my extension tubes to get a little closer.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The New Commuter Station

The New Commuter Station
The rebuilt commuter station in Tungelsta is starting to look a bit like the illustrations I saw at the Trafikverket web site before the work began. You can now bike under the tunnel, something that will come in handy as they closed the rail-road crossing two years ago. I shot this with the full frame camera, standing on stairs that are not yet in use. It took nine photos using the nifty fifty lens I then cropped the finished panorama to look like normal photo.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ford 5-Window Coupe

Ford 5-Window Coupe
Another sign of Spring. A 1937 Ford in Västerhaninge yesterday. Not sure, but it could be Håkan who also owns a legendary Hot Rod.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lost Rings

Lost Rings
Last August an elderly woman, (91 years old), was enjoying a Summer day at the beach here at Årsta Havsbad when she realised that she had lost her engagement and wedding rings, while swimming close to the pier that you can see here. The rings are from 1946 and 1948. The family looked for them in the water but they couldn't find the rings. If you do find them please contact the police at 114 14.

Friday, March 17, 2017

After The Paintball

After The Paintball
For a few year you could play paintball at this property along Årstahavsbadsvägen in Österhaninge. It was quite popular, never tried it myself but I often saw people here. Now it looks like the paintball people have moved on to a new location in another forest in Jordbro and pretty much just left this one to itself. So I decided to have a closer look. You would probably have to be the worlds best real estate broker to sell this property now. Although I could give them a little help. It is very close to the beach and even closer to a couple of golf courses. If you are heading out to the archipelago the ferry port is also close. There's a lot of forest to walk in if you like that sort of thing. The closest malls are also just a short drive away. Any takers?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sixteen Recent Snaps

Sixteen Recent Snaps
Funny weather of late. These are some snaps from around Haninge taken this month. Yellow crocus found at home. Roof tiles at the construction site in Lillgården in Tungelsta. Snowdrops at Krigslida. Ice fishing at the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve. Family fun out on the ice at the Upper Lake. Ice bracelet found near the old tree. New greenhouse at the Nödesta farm. Say after me: Hasselhängen. The new commuter station in Tungelsta. A bird! Snow on a chair. Zooming in on a house at Kvarnvägen in Tungelsta, photo taken from the hill at Bergdalen, (where I live). Two skiers at Rudan. More crocuses from home. Construction workers at Lillgården. People working out at the outdoor gym at Rudan.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing
I counted seven ice fishers on the frozen Lower Lake during my visit last Sunday. This guy was sitting further out on the lake compared to the others, maybe he knew something the others didn't.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Winter at the lakes

Ice Skating Lets drill a hole here
Two recent photos from the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve in Handen. I don't know exactly how thick the ice was, but thick enough for ice skating around the frozen lake as proven here. Parking the bike out on the ice like that is a bit unusual. Looks like the family on the second photo are preparing for both ice skating and Ice fishing, although if he wants to catch any fish he should head over to the Lower lake.