From snowy Sweden with Love

I often tell about quality time with my wife. This time it’s about a whole weekend and what I found worth capturing with my Nokia mobile phone camera. Let me start with a breath taking scenery from our trip back to Norway on Sunday afternoon.

This is a rest place where we often stop to have a snack on the road on our trip back and forth to our vacation house in Sweden. It’s a beautiful lake where children are playing in the water during their families break in the summer time and sometimes even we take a swim here then.

Here you see the bench where we have our picnic. This time of the year it is mostly below freezing and just a place to pass by and remember. But in four months I will be back with a report about a lovely, sunny and warm beach where you can take a break and relax before moving along. The picture on the right hand side is taken by my wife during my capturing. She says she soon will be blogging about the hazards of living with a blogger… even a bitscary life sometimes :-)

It takes four or five hours to get to our house in Sweden. This time my wife and I were alone so the time went by very fast as we finally had some time to talk without any interruptions. I feel it is good and important to strengthen our relationship by talking about all and nothing… actually not talking at all is nice as well. Above you see some of the winter roads in Sweden. I was more attracted to the sky and the wonderful scenery created by the sun.

Well installed in the house Friday evening, we made a lovely dinner together – another quality time and one of my favourites. Outside on the balcony the next evening just after sunset, I saw the moon and had to capture it with my phone of course. I was thinking: these branches will soon start growing buds and soon it will be summer and we can play golf again. There is a lot of wild life in the neighbourhood and it’s interesting to follow the animal’s movements as you can see the footprints in the snow. In the picture to the right you can see a bunch of bunnies have had a blast last night.

This blog is about the significant four seasons in the Nordic countries. So far I have only been able to show you the beauty of the winter wonder land. There will be spring soon I know… and then summer… but first I like to enjoy the winter and its beauty and I do hope you like it as well.

15 Comments

  1. What is the biggest difference between Norway and Sweden?

  2. Sidney: A good question but difficult to answer since there is not that much of a difference. The language, the culture, the nature, the wild life, the climate and whatever is very much the same. But since Norway has a long coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean, there are more fishemen in Norway and fish are one of our biggest export article beside oil. In a more humoristic way, Norwegian sais that the only difference is that the Swedish has good neighbours :-)
    If you like to read more about Norway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway and then Sweden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden

  3. What gorgeous pictures! How wonderful that you had such a nice trip with your wife.

    Thank you so much for your visit! :-)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog =)

    I love your pictures..so beautiful. Makes me wanna travel all the way to Norway =)

  5. your blog is so refreshing exquisitely beautiful.

    i like the first picture …wow…amazing……..hope you feel well and have a serene vacation with ur loveone’s

    cheers:)

  6. Hei Renny!
    The weather was perfect for a perfect relaxing day! Good for you and your wife having quality time. :)

    Looking forward to your spring posts and SPRING. I think 5 months of snow is enough, don’t you think so?

  7. Thanks for the info !

  8. hello renny.. hope you like the new look but actually this is not yet done. I still have to add some other stuff probably when I get back from Stavanger

  9. Chas: How can I ever thank you enough! The new look of my blog is wonderful!! How nice, clean, tasteful, delicate, stylish and…. a lot more wonderful it has been. I do like the drop down menu on the side bar and the little telephone logo on each headline … and everything else!
    What do you other guys think? Who ever visit my blog, please pay Chas a visit too: http://www.likebanana.com/ You always find nice surprices there :-)

  10. wow wow wow! i like ur new template elegant .i like the cellphone cam icon in every blog entry.chas is really cool , a real good designer.

  11. Hei Renny! Very nice!!!! I like the new layout! Charles, you did a great job!

  12. hmmm… I like the quality of the pics making me envious of your phone.

    an enthusiastic CEO… may I apply as an apprentice?

  13. Hey:)
    Nice blog. and thx for visiting my blog..
    I think I havce the same phone:P (is it nokia 6680?)

  14. @Letter Shredder: Thanks for the compliments and yes, the phone is conviniant and handy. Of course you’re application is accepted, but what do you want to learn from me?
    @Angel-Jane: Thanks – it’s Chas The blog makeover master who have done it! I can never thank him enough you know :-)

  15. @Angel-Jane: Sorry I forgott you’re good question; Yes it is a Nokia 6680 :-)

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