Friday, October 29, 2010

297 to 302

Yahoo...I'm into the 300's!...and seriously needing a photoshoot to fill out the list ;D

We had a very welcome visitor last week!



Another month almost completed...October saw the last of the colourful leaves...and the arrival of the cold, the darkness...and the snow.



It's getting dark early nowadays!  Night arrives in the afternoon...



The view from our house these days...


And, a couple from the archives to fulfill some requirements!



(stor och liten/big and small)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

295 and 296

Our normally docile labrador (aka. Couch Potato) occasionally gets these sudden bursts of crazy energy, where he runs around the yard at full speed...cracks me up, every time!

(vild och galen/wild and crazy)


Isn't childhood amazing, where a simple puddle covered in ice becomes a great adventure?!


Thursday, October 21, 2010



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

289 to 293

With the exception of this first edit, I'm continuing to raid the archives in order to fulfill the theme list!  I have no idea why it's getting so tough to keep motivated now that I'm so close to finishing my year's challenge...

I'm THRILLED to have learned how to do this today!!!

(redigeringslek/editing fun)


It makes me unbearably sad that it will be such a long time until I smell the scent of soil again...


"Tim Horton's", they're not...but tasty all the same.  And, the Finns of course think they're the best in the world!

(gott gottigott gott/yummy)


I refuse to darn socks...and HE refuses to throw them away!

(välanvänd/well used)


I think you have to be a Swedish speaker to understand this one ;D


Friday, October 15, 2010

286, 287, and 288

Ever notice that when you hear the word 'weather', it's usually the bad kind that comes to mind??!  And, people sure talk about the weather then, too!!!  I guess it's fair to say that a favourite topic of conversation around here lately has been just that; the weather!!!  ('re not seeing things;  that's snow)



Perhaps you noticed the tiny, weak little branches of what is supposed to be an apple tree (above).  There are an amazing amount of reason for why my poor trees won't grow, but one of them is something I had never thought of before trying to grow them;  VERY LARGE BIRDS try to sit in the trees and subsequently break off all the sweet newly formed branches!  My remedy for this during the past couple of years (that seems to be working) ribbons!!!  I've tied a whole bunch of paper bands in my trees that flutter around and scare the birds away!


So, yeah...autumn came and went in the course of about 3 weeks.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I don't know...does it get any more manly than this??!

(manlig/manly, masculine)

Monday, October 11, 2010

283 and 284

I just haven't had much of a chance to be out taking photos lately, so I'm once again forced to dig into the archives!!  These are from my Norway trip last February...they're both taken from the same location, one in each direction of where I was standing:




Saturday, October 9, 2010

281 and 282

My (not so clean) kids: 




Thursday, October 7, 2010

279 and 280

It's such a cold, rainy, and grey day today that I thought it fitting to get these dreary categories over and done with!!!



No...not outside my front door, exactly... ;D

(rusningstrafik/rush hour traffic)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010



Monday, October 4, 2010

276 and 277

'They' say that a lot of rowanberries on the trees means a long, cold winter ahead.  I sure hope they're wrong this year, 'cause I sure don't want another one like last year's!!!



One of my favourite places to photograph...


Saturday, October 2, 2010

270 to 275

Good to know... ;D



Kids being kids!



Is there any creature on Earth with more "up and go" than a kitten?! ;D

(pigg/alert, spirited)


Well...the sign SAID there were 'Men at Work', at least....

(vägmärke/road sign)


Candy.  The best behavioural motivator I know!  ;D

(kö/line up)


Watering becomes more fun as soon as a 4-wheeler and a homemade watering device are involved!