While sitting on the loggia, appears  like it was summer. It’s so warm on the balcony (balcony is with a glass). Even though they winter shoes and jackets packed until next winter, sometimes seems to me that I did it too early. Morning is still between minus 3-7 degrees, but at night the temperature rises to plus 6 degrees.  Cold temperatures bring some not-so-pleasant painful side effects for my  joints and muscles. Anyway, I try to walk.

Karlstad situated at one of Europe’s largest lakes Vänern, but in the city itself find some small lakes and clear river makes the summer we know os almost like in Venice. So, we took a short walk and saw that ice starts to leave.

But the snow and ice is everywhere in the shade:

I saw the first butterflies. Photo is not so good because I do not have a macro lens, but I can not resist to show how beautiful he is:


Is still cold but definitely plenty of sunshine

Photograpy, Weekly Photo Challenge

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

The challenge was to take photos with your mobile camera but I do prefer using my Sony DSLR camera because I almost never use your mobile phone’s camera. Last week, we believe that a spring came but the winter turned. The north of us is minus 34 degrees. In Karlstad this morning it was minus 11 degrees.

Karlstad lies on the river delta where two of Sweden’s great natural waterways meet Klara river and the mighty Lake Vänern.
This is my contribution to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/my-neighborhood/

Several of the photos shot with a mobile phone.