return of winter

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So. Everyone in Uppsala and the rest of Sweden I believe, thought that spring was here to stay, but I guess we just forgot that it’s only March yet, because this is what it looked like today. It started to snow again a couple of days ago and this day snow started in the morning and hasn’t stopped yet…

How is it at your places? Still snow and cold just like here?;)

/mbee

 

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Crocuses, Sweden, March 2014 © mbee

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Coltsfoot, Sweden, March 2014 © mbee

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Coltsfoot a bit closer, Sweden. March 2014 © mbee

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Crocus with a shadow, Sweden, March 2014 © mbee

This spring is actually pretty extraordinary here in Sweden. It’s higher temperatures than it use to be in March and now, flowers have begun to show up. It’s so fascinating to obeserve people on the streets this time at the year, because almost everybody smiles, compared to the wintertimes when most people look angry or tired or at least nonchalant. Great changes, in other words! I hope you have great weather as well!

Ps All photos today was shot with my 35 (1-1.8) lense. Can’t wait until I got my 90/2.8 back from a friend I lend it to the past weekend!! So good to have when things start to grow outside again. Ds

/mbee

to survive one more time

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Mist Over Bridge, Sweden, January 2014 © mbee

It’s so strange sometimes. When I went to high school I could almost tell if a test’d turn out good or bad, but now, while studying at the university it’s all upside down. I almost always believe that I’m going to fail, and then a couple of weeks later the resualt is back and it wasn’t as bad as I thought at all. Last week wasn’t a exception. And of course it’s great in the end, but the time between test and feed-back really is my definition of hell. Anyone else?!

Enough said about that. Has been a while since I entered here. Guess I’d better cling on to my snow/cold/winter-theme (even if it almost feels like spring is slowly beginning to reach my town). Here’s another one from this day.

/mbee

paus (and a x-mas without snow)

So. I really don’t know how it happened, but when logging in on my account I just realized that I haven’t written in almost a month. Well, I guess other thing has stolen my time (like x-mas prep’s even if I don’t even like it, family, school and stuff like that) but maybe now, when it’s even new year it’s time for a little re-start. Don’t expect to much though, since I’ve a pretty big test in like 9 days or something like that but still I thougt it was nice just to drop in and say hello.

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X-mas in Uppsala wasn’t really a snowy one. Actually it wasn’t any white at all. Green, green and a little of brown is all that you see wherever you go. And the temperature is almost like late Oct-Nov or Feb-March something. Which is very very weird. Well. Nice in some ways, absolutely. (For runners, for everyone who doesn’t like freezing and for those who like to go by bike.) But you also get this weird feeling that x-mas maybe never really happened this year. Because the x-mas-vacation always use to be snowy, and now; nothing. Also, it’s easy to understand that it must get colder sooner or later since it cannot be like this and then just start getting warmer since it’s still only January. And because of that it could of course’ve been nice to get those really freezing days during x-mas instead. Well. I’ll just stop complain. It’s really not a problem for me anyway.
I hope everyone else had a great x-mas, white or green!

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A snowy Decemberday in Uppsala some years ago, 2008 © mbee

Pink burning winter sky

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Pink Burning Winter Sky, Uppsala, December 2013 (c) mbee

Without doubt the coolest sky I’ve seen so far this winter. I was a sitting in the library when I heard the girl sitting next to me whisper to her friend and pointing at the window, took a glance and went totally stunned. The whole sky was covered in dark pink and the view was marvelous. I ran out asap, but unfortunately I only had my phone, so this pic cannot give that view fairness, but no matter what, I just had to show you!
/mbee

 

 

fireworks

At first of December every year since 24 years back the local newspaper organizes their yearly fireworkshow for the readers. It’s very fun bacause almost the whole town come to see the show which makes it pretty difficult and slow to go home afterwards, no matter if you walk, go by bike, or car, well car is definitely worst, but you get stuck anyway. This year it was very windy, and you started to wonder if they’d have to postpone it to next weekend by safety reasons, but they decided to try anyway. Great as always, but it was so windy, that everything kind of blowed to the left as soon as reaching a bit of high. So I thought that I’d show you some old pics from the show two years ago instead. I really like fireworks. 

I hope everyone had a great first December, like me. A very longed-for person finally returned home after weeks of absence, I made gingerbreads, we had some cosy time with cakes, candles and glogg. Great times!

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