When summer meets autumn meets winter… all in the same morning. Fog mixed with autumn colors mixed with frost mixed with the rising sun.
That is when this happens….
This does not happen very often but when it does, it is magical. It is the stuff of dreams. Half awake half asleep. You know you have stuff to do but you don’t want to leave this magical place you are in.
These views were shot in about 10 minutes time… then it was gone.
Until next time, magical Lapland… until next time.
Let’s go, let’s go, into the wild, let’s go.
Let’s get lost, let’s get lost, into the wild, let’s get lost.
I breath, I breath, into the wild, I breath.
Into the wild, into the wild, now I live, into the wild.
Hiking in a nature reserve. There is something about knowing that there are no people around you…. for miles and miles and miles. Nothing of the so-called civilized world.
What I see around me is nature. Untouched nature. I see the cycle of life. I see seasons ending. I see new beginnings. I see life dying. I see no interference of man-kind. I am thankful for the privilege of these experiences. The ‘civilized’ world is too busy being ‘civilized’ to appreciate – acknowledge – see – respect – admire this beauty that I am surrounded by just now. They are too busy to listen to the silence. There is so much going on in their lives that they can no longer hear the silence. Me? I long for it.
I see no beauty in the city. If civilized means being away from the basic – this rustic and sometimes brutal but always amazing – nature, I do not which to be civilized. I do wish to bring other people to this way of life. If more people see, maybe more people would take care of it? 🍃🍃
But autumn is ending, the bright yellows are turning into dull browns and beiges. One more storm and all will be gone.
That can only mean one thing….. Winter is coming!!!
So we went hiking today! And since it was beautiful in the nature reserve that we were at, I decided to do a photoshoot with Raya….
Raya is an 11 year-old german shepherd that we have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing since she was a pup. She is amazing in every sense of the word. She has character and humor, compassion and strength. And I think she might have a bug up her butt…. she could not sit still today!!
But happy she was. Running around being mischievous, eating ‘pinnes’ (sticks) which she is not allowed to, walking off going on little adventures, again, which she is not allowed to… trying to eat our snacks, you guessed it; which she is not allowed to.
She was not on her best behavior today, my little girl, and this is the result… But check out the last two pictures 🙂 There is wisdom in those eyes. My Raya, my girl. So much love.
Autumn has arrived in Swedish Lapland! Right now I would probably tell you that this is the most beautiful season we have up here…. but I will probably also write that about winter in a few months.
I fall in love with every season as they come, every time all over again! The colors I see when I hike through the woods are bright yellows, oranges, deep ochers, chocolate browns, crimson reds mixed with scarlet with a background of mighty pine and spruce trees that have turned a dark shade of green. Then you arrive at a mirror-blank lake and all of this beauty is reflected into the deep, clear waters. It is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It is nature at its finest and it is here where I find myself over and over again. To hike through these woods away from the world that calls itself civilized, and into beauty – into the wild – is what I want to do.
Too few people see this beauty. I think the world would be more at peace if more people could see it.
I can share a thousand pictures with you of how beautiful it is but you will never be able to grasp it until you come see it for yourself. We have Europes last wilderness up here. It is great and it is powerful. The smells, the life – it all feels so real up here. The wildlife is totally in sync with the nature it is surrounded with. I admire them, I envy them.
Hi there! Just wanted to share with you what happened today.
I went out to take some pictures of the color transformation that is happening right now. Autumn is a very short season up here because the cold usually sets in soon after summer. So when the colors of nature change from summer to autumn, it happens fast. It is bright & beautiful but to catch it on camera you really have to be fast.
So after todays meeting with the tourist board I took my camera & my dogs and headed out. I was happily taking pictures of a lovely stream when I hear the sounds of an otter…. an otter family moved in! I have been to this stream many times before but have never had the privilege of meeting these funny & adorable creatures. One of them was a bit upset, probably because of my dogs, another was swimming around and one was munching away on something that looked like a mushroom. ….. And I had my camera…… 🙂