Leaving Burma for Sweden there was one main thing I was looking forward to…Fall. Today was a day that made my soul sing. The colors are just past peak, but vibrant yellow and burnt orange colors surrounded my family and I as we continued our new tradition of finding a different nature reserve to hike in every Saturday morning. Vako Myr is a 13km square protected bog/mire surrounded by pine and birch trees. A vast fire tore through the bog in 1992, be the growth since then twisting up the scarred husks of burnt out trees was a great contrast to the other reserves we have visited. Just outside of Almhult, Vako Myr is easy to get to and absolutely beautiful, especially on such a fall day as today. The trail is relatively short, but the majority of it is two planks of wood set down to keep you from sinking into the mire. The planks lead you to two islands, the first which was last inhabited in 1903 and the second which provides a striking panoramic view of the mire as it stretched into Skane. For those that wonder why we decided to move to Almhult, Sweden…here are a few pics from today’s hike that sums up the reason pretty well:
This is the long awaited sequel to European Family Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps. We are out of the highlands and down in the lower Bavarian farm land. Our center of operations was the delightfully medieval town of Dinkelsbuhl. And … Continue reading →
I just had the pleasure of spending a few days in Barcelona, Spain for work. During my free time, I took my little Canon S95 and took some shots of the town. For me, I love getting the vibe for … Continue reading →
I am in Barcelona for a workshop, met up with other participants and are headed out on the town for some wonderful streetside dinner. As the herd of foreigners slowly swarm down the streets, the conversation quickly turns to our children and loved ones (um…not that those are different) left behind. During this exchange, three points highlighted if you were a good Father/Mother.
Do you have pictures of your children on your person?
Have you texted them or sent a message home to them already?
Have you purchased a gift for them?
Well, I left my phone (with the photos of K&M) at home, no points there. I had already emailed them, so I was not absolutely horrible; but, I have not purchased them a gift. At this point, I was pretty low on the good father scale, but was able to salvage it by indicating that S had specifically requested that I not bring any gifts back, hence the loss of points on that question are voided. I then countered that I have my computer in my room and can play a massive slideshow about my boys if they so wish.
In fact, I just might scroll through their photos now. I miss you K & M!! (S too.)
Our second autumn walk took us to Höö Naturreservant. This is a very lovely place with multiple well marked trails, a B&B, and an assortment of animals and terrain. This area, on the north end of Mocklen Lake, has been … Continue reading →
I have never gone mushroom hunting, nor is this post about mushroom hunting. But, I have a few pretty cool friends who do indeed hunt for mushrooms, so this post is for you. While enjoying numerous walks through the forest, … Continue reading →
As autumn is unfolding in southern Sweden, we are trying to get out every weekend for some good quality hikes. K has finally passed beyond the, “I really really don’t want to walk any more, carry me now!!” phase, so … Continue reading →