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Monday, June 27, 2005

Now some photos from midsummer.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Caprese salad

This evening I fixed a lovely caprese salad. It was so lovely that I just had to capture it on film before devouring it.

I wasn't sure which of these two photos I liked better, so I decided to post both of them and let you decide.

If this whole IT business doesn't work out, maybe I have a carrer in food photography.

Flowers and beetles and bees, oh my!

These lovely flowers came into bloom just this week.

Some of the plants can also be annoying if you're careless enough to touch their stems.

Honey bees were out in force, busily doing their thing.

Bees weren't the only critters about. This little fellow was kind enough to hold still long enough for me to catch a few close-ups of him.

I'm reminded of the famouse quotation of J.B.S. Haldane. When asked “What has the study of biology taught you about the Creator, Dr. Haldane?”, he replied “I'm not sure, but He seems to be inordinately fond of beetles.”

What do you see?

What do you see in this stack of birch logs?

Thin and fragile parchment?

An alien landscape?

Something strange and beautiful.

Ok, this is just a tree. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Wednesday afternoon walk

Tobbe and Martina gave me a ride to Järva Krog after work on Wednesday, so I took a walk along Brunnsviken on the way home. The weather was perfect, and eveything looked verdant and beautiful.

People were lounging on the rocks near Café Sjöstugan...

... and in the park near the SAS building across the lake.

I saw some folks swimming, others running. It's actually quite warm now by Swedish standards — perhaps 27 °C.

I thought the shadows on this old boathouse looked interesting.

Everything is green here. Remembering how cold and dark it was just a few months ago, it's hard to believe how different the city looks now.

Can you see the tiny bug on the thorn?

That's my neighborhood. Nice, ain't it?

And finally, an ant's-eye-view of the same flowers.

Sunday, June 12, 2005