Saturday, May 28, 2011

I found about 14 cranes the other day.

It's amazing to see so many of them and I think I'll never get used to it.

As a child I followed my grandparents out on an adventure. My grandfather had seen cranes dancing on a mire and it was something extraordinary to see. First we took the car and drove away from the town. Then we walked through the forest and over a cutting area, then out on the edge of the mire where we hid in a group of small trees. Waiting in silence is tough for a little girl and I remember being hushed many times. Then when I was as bored as I could possibly be, we heard them. Using the binoculars we could see two cranes at the other side of the mire. Two grey dots that sang and danced.  It was ma magical experience.

The cranes I found this time were out on a field next to a heavily trafficked road. It's still amazing to see them, but the magic is gone.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I think about writing...

That has to count for something... right?

I think I picked a bad time to learn more about how to write properly. It's very possible that I've forgotten all I've learned when summer is over.

I should write or edit some thing ... but, bugs, birds and photos are much more interesting right now. One of my photos of a rare insect has been published in the local newspaper and that spurs me on. As if I needed motivation to take more photos.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I'm spending several hours a day walking and photographing. The wind is still a bit cold but things are moving in the right direction again. Insects are high up on my list of interesting things and honey bees have been the main focus during the last days. The blue pollen that this bee have collected makes it a clear favourite.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's snowing.

I was full of energy and I loved the great weather and the long walks I could take. Now it's snowing. It's cold, I'm lighting candles and I've put on warmer clothes again. I should have known better than to get tricked into thinking that the winter is over. =/

I haven't written much lately. I've been busy with music instead. My youngest son and his new band needed a live video for a contest and I suddenly found myself filming it, together with his girlfriend. I forgot my earplugs and I didn't hear much for two days, other than the ringing in my ears. Still, I'm happy that I can help out. ... and even more happy that they don't rehearse at our place anymore.