Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 58

We went by car to my parents today. It takes about 2.5 hours, so it was already late when we got there. After dinner we just relaxed and drank some beer and chatted. We don't see eachothers too often, and talking on the phone is not the same as sitting down to hear what everyone has done and are up to. On the picture are from the left, Daniel, my dad and my mom. Linus is already in bed.

I have used Annies action Elegance B&W on the picture.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 57

It might not be that visible on the photo, but this is a dirty cat. We was a little reluctant to let her out today, cause we are going 230 kilometers tomorrow to my parents, and are gonna bring the cats too. Zoey has a history of disappearing for days, just when it causes the most trouble for us.

But she got out anyway, and on his way to the bus, Daniel saw her slip down a little hole in a wall down to a basement. He called home, said we probably wont see her before we go tomorrow. Not good. But a couple of hours later she sits outside our door again. Happy to have her home I let her in, and sees the big, black, dust-spots on her sides... Nice.

Now be a good kittie and go clean yourself, Zoey!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 56

This morning when I got the paper, I realized that I had missed the biggest news in Sweden from yesterday; the crown princess and her Daniel have decided to get married! Apparently it was all over the news yesterday, but I only scrapped and watched Dr. House. :p I think it is fun, I like the monarchy, and look forward to see a royal wedding next year. I'm surely not gonna miss that happening!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 55

The sunset was rather spectacular tonight. We were out playing in the snow combined with walking Ebba after work and kindergarten, and suddenly the sky turned all pink. Unfortunately the zoom-lens was on, a wider one probably would have done the sky more justice, but I like the way it turned out anyway.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 54

Still not feeling too well, Linus stayed home from kindergarten today. The morning he and I spend watching movies and paying bills (guess who did what.. ;), before we went out to play in the snow a bit. His grandparents took over at lunch. They went for some shopping and McDonald's, and Linus was very happy to have gotten a new balloon. The picture for today shows Linus with farfar and farmor.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 53

It started snowing yesterday evening, and continued today. Big snowflakes! Unfortunately it is warm again, so we'll see if there is anything left for a sleigh-ride tomorrow. As Linus been sick Friday I will stay home tomorrow until lunch with him, and then Daniels parents take over the rest of the day.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 52

Pretty nice weather here today, about zero degrees and almost sunshine. The houses in the background is where we live. It is apartment buildings, and the area used to be a garrison until 12 years ago. Some of the old military buildings are still left, but have other activities now. The area where we usually takes our walks with Ebba used to be their, what do you say, practice area. Now it is a nature reserve, due to its many oaks.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Day 51

This week, the sun has almost been over the horizon when we walk Ebba in the morning, and today it actually was. The clock is about 7:25AM.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Day 50

I just realized that there have been many days with out any cats or dog in the pictures, so here is Zoey - the thief who stole my chair. Notice how she has stuck a claw into it, to hold on. Writing this I'm sitting on a corner of the seat, with Zoey eagerly waiting for me to leave so she can have the whole place. But she is cute. :)

This photo was a little edited to get the washed out effect. I used the fabulous action from Annie; Elegance B&W, and then blended it with my original picture to get some color to show through.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 49

Back in reality again, and walks with the dog after work. Yes, this is not the dog in the picture (she is somewhere on the side, although she usually is a good 20 meters ahead of us), but Linus on his bike. The weather is about -5C and a little snow, not really biking weather, but hey, he loves riding his "motor bike", as he calls it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 48

This is what the fridge looks like when you've been gone for twelve days. Breakfast was bought in the kiosk at work today. :)

Day 47

Lots of time on planes and airports today. This picture is taken at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, where we had connecting flight to Stockholm, Sweden. Some snow in Frankfurt caused delayed planes, missed connections and missed train from Stockholm to Linköping. It was very nice to curl up in our own bed when we finally arrived home at 3AM Tuesday morning.

Day 46

Last day in Mexico. This is the lobby of the all-inclusive hotel where we spent the last two days. Beautiful place, excellent for relaxing, although the food and drinks didn't quite lived up to our expectations. But hey, beer is beer, even when served in a plastic cup. ;-)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 45

Happy Valentines day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 44

We rented a scooter and drove from Playa del Carmen to Akumal beach. Akumal means bay of turtles in Mayan, and it really was. On the first snorkel swim we saw four turtles close to the beach. They are so beautiful! So was the beach, almost like paradise.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 43

An unused pier in Playa del Carmen.

Day 42

Too deep dives today to bring the camera with us. And as the diving took most of the day, there aren't so many other pictures. This is the beautiful wall over the bed in the hotel.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 41

Lots of uploads today, this is the fifth post, so feel welcome to have a look at the others too.

The first dive-day! We did two dives in the Cenotes; caverns formed in the lime stone. This is the entrance to one of them, and the water is crystal clear. The depth here is actually 5 meters, although it looks like you could walk over.

Cenote diving is amazing; we followed a trail for 400 meters inside the cavern and saw beautifully formed stalagtites and stalagmites. The sight when you come from the dark cavern towards the light opening is so cool, the colors are so rich!

For an underwater pic, see Daniels 349-blog.

Day 40

We have arrived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and took a stroll on the beach the first afternoon. These pelicans were very interested in what the fishermen brought with them.

Day 39

One of the sightseeing tours went to Tlayaplan, Mexico, and their beautiful pottery market. They also have an old church, and I captured this dog taking a rest from the heat outside.

Day 38

Papa Jaime and Daniel in the garden of our friends house in Cuautla, Mexico. They are having some Corona with lime and salt, and tequila on the side. We were very well taken care of!

Day 37

Finally Internet again after some days in the shadows ;-) Sorry girls that I don't comment, but the line isn't good enough for that. I'll make up for it when I get home again.

The beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico. These water fountains are situated outside the town hall.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Day 36

Today we have visited the pyramids in Teotihuacán. The picture shows the pyramid of the moon, with the Avenue of the dead leading up to it. The morning was quite chilly, but as soon as the sun showed through the clouds it got really warm.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 35

The view from the airplane taking us to Mexico. This is somewhere over the US I belive.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 34

Yeay, vacation tomorrow!! :D We are heading for Mexico, and this bright yellow suitcase will do us company. Along with some hand luggage, camera bag, computer bag, dive gear bag... you get the picture! A couple of days in Mexico City and Cuautla, and then down to Playa del Carmen, and we will cover both visiting friends and diving.

I really hope to keep updated here at least some times during the trip, this has become a habit and daily routine, but anyway I'll be back in two weeks. And that also means that I probably won't have any time to comment on your lovely blogs. I'll get right on to that when I'm back! :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 33

A moon pic with the new lens. I was setting the cam up when I realized that an airliner just passed, unfortunately my reaction was a little slow, but if you look to the right you can see the tail. :)

I really love all your kind comments, it is so fun to read your views on my photos. Thank you so much! And a big thanx to Listgirl that has tagged me.

1 - Link back to the blog that tagged you: Fabulous Adventures of Listgirl

2 - Make a list of 6 (un)interesting things about yourself.
Six *un*interesting things about me:

  1. I wear glasses whenever I read, papers or monitor, but always take them off when I talk to people (I have contacts, but they are too messy for me... *lazy*)
  2. I own a caravan. :) It is hubbys too, but mine on the paper. You'll see more of it when we get to summer months.
  3. I love to dive. Which you'll see more of the couple of next weeks. :)
  4. I have a masters degree in mathematics
  5. I get excited at airports and love airplanes
  6. My shoe-collection would be *much* bigger if I hadn't have Donald Duck feet...

3 - Tag five other blogs, and let them know by leaving them a comment.
Oh, this is hard.. there are so many good blogs out there, but anyway, here's five:

  1. Daniel
  2. Shannon
  3. Petra
  4. Goodtexan
  5. Michelle

Wish you all that have managed all the way here a happy week! Keep the photos coming!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 32

Linus and I took turns in taking each others picture, and I actually managed to get this cute one out of our little session. Linus didn't do as good, the DSLR is a little heavy for him, and most pictures was the wall or my knee. However, that didn't bring his mood down, pressing the shutter button and get a picture on the rear of the camera was fun enough.

Right after this we went to the nearby city Norrköping and visited Mediamarkt. A new lens for the camera was the top priority, but wow, did they have a lot of stuff!! We got the lens; a Canon 55-250 f/4-5.6, but also a gorillapod. That's a cool little fellow, and I have high expectations for it on our upcoming vacation.

Day 31

Still at the in-laws, we took a walk with the dogs on the golf course nearby. Suddenly when we looked up a hill there were a heard of deers. They stood so still, watching us, until I got too close with the camera. Unfortunately the picture is a little blurry, due to some mistaken settings.

I'm in a little hurry right now, the weekend has been busy, hence yesterdays pic today. I'll be back tonight with today's pic, and browsing all other blogs for photos! :)