Priscilla of Scillagrace is our lovely guest host this week: ”The artist’s gaze, the photographer’s eye, when cast on a subject begins a relationship.” And from then on, the road leads to Getting to Know You.
When I was young and just had met my husband to be, I did not know much about the part of Sweden he originally came from, Blekinge. All I knew was the great number of oaks living there – and as I always was a tree lover, I was looking forward to seeing them. The Oak Tree was later voted the Province Tree of Blekinge.
I know, I have learned much about Blekinge, and I have come to love it very much.
Thank you Tina, and all of you interesting participants, for last week’s Taking Flight. A great variety and so much fun! We hope you will join us this week for Priscilla’s inspiring “Getting to Know You Challenge.” Please visit her site for the details of the challenge and see her expressive and beautiful photos.
Next week, it’s Patti’s turn to lead the challenge. Next Saturday at noon, welcome to the “Focusing on the Details” challenge. Until then, have a wonderful creative week and please stay safe.
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Such a fabulous post! Delightful images … wow!
Happy to know you liked it, Julie!
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I can see why you love this place, A-C. It’s gorgeous, and your photos are equally so. Of course my favorite is your dog, poking her head out the door. The light is so beautiful there. What a treat, AC. This is wonderful.
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The whole post is awesome, and I absolutely adore your lead photo with the fabulous old oak tree .. and in such a beautiful park!
Happy to share, Liz, and the old oak is standing in farmland with cattle around it – no park!
What a wonderful place and what beautiful photographs! My favorite Totti’s, he is a very professional model.😘
Thanks, Ana – and I think this is the only proper photo there is of him…he hates being photographed!
It all seems idyllic. I can see why you have come to love it.
I would love to visit Ronneby with its roses. It looks a delightful place and that summer house with the yellow rose is just gorgeous.
Maybe some day?
It must be worthwhile waiting out the long winter when you have a summer house like this, Ann-Christine. Beautiful in every detail, as are your photos. 🙂 🙂
Thank you, dear Jo – and maybe so…
What a beautiful little town and welcoming summer house. One of the most beautiful sights I’ve seen is sailing through the archipelago in the early mist with the houses along the shore. You make me want to visit Sweden again!
This archipelago is lovely, true!
Great collection and a great, personal story. Thanks for sharing. I love you opening image very much. It’s so calm. I wish we would have more old trees like the oak in your image. Most trees are considered being like grass in the garden or wheat on the field: To get chopped soon.
I am sorry to hear that about your trees…but those things happen here as well. Old trees like the several hundred years old oak in this post are usually protected.
That’s the way it is. Most forests are not wild and natural forests. They are plantations, fields of trees. Planted for harvesting them in 10-50 years, depending on the kind of trees (firs grow faster than oaks for example). Only national parks are safe and nature protection areas, but for these it forbidden to enter into.
I know – most of our forests are also planted. It is sad, and hopeless for the biodiversity.
So true 😕
Wow. Great photo series. Beautiful place.
Thank you for the visit to Blekinge, John!
great series that you introduce to us i particularly like the two sea shots.
best regards robert
Thank you, Robert!
Why are your photos sooooo beautiful…???? that small pond with purple flowers, the sunset..everything shows the simple beauty that speaks a thousand words.
Happy to share this beautiful landscape –
Wow! I can see why you love the place. Such flowery beauty. The image with the dog caused a smile … but the last two captured a moment of awe.
Thank you, Frank – it’s a haven.
Such a marvellous serene place, instilled with your love. ❤ I love all photos but guess my favourite. 😀 Pup wins every time! But not just because of him, flowers are just divine too.
Ha, i knew you would love Totti there! Hope you are having great weather and sunnu days! Love to bestia too!
Nice shots but I was attracted the most by the 4th shot.
Your photos show exactly why you love it so much. What a peaceful sanctuary!
Yes, maybe so – and peaceful it is.
Ah, lovely to see your summer house and Ronneby again…I have happy memories, albeit brief
Yes, days of fun we had – making lovely memories!
Beautiful place indeed. I’m surprised that oaks and rhododendron go together in Sweden too. I think I know the region, summer is wonderful.
Yes – summer is wonderful here. Not so hot this close to the sea as inland where we live.
Oh so lovely. You have some great photos Leya! I love the cottage photos, street photo, and such an awesome sunset, with the sun setting between the tree branches. Your post makes me want to visit 😊
Thank you, Lisa – I want to go there and start the season!
Sooooooo wonderfully charming! 😍
Thank you! Cottages usually are!
Your joy of being in your second home shines through in your images Ann Christine!
Thank you, Anne! Well, I really have come to love this place and this area of my country.
Thank you for all the beautiful photos of this place you have come to know. I think those cows are waiting for you to open up a picnic basket and give them some cucumber sandwiches!🤣
Oh, I think they are! We had to rush down the path with our two dogs…cows are not very good with dogs…
Cows can be dangerous actually. So you were wise to retreat!
Yes. Every year some farmer gets killed by his own cattle.
As my name means ‘last light of day’ understandably your final photo gets the biggest smile ! And there are distant fond memories of the Baltic sea at sunset . . .
I see beauty and love and romance in each shot of this post! It is a place obviously dear to your heart and inspiring to your vision. Thanks so much for sharing these intimate looks in this challenge. I knew you’d do an excellent take on the theme! ❤ 🙂
Thank you, Priscilla – that was a lovely comment! You are having a lovely challenge too!
What a beautiful place to have a summer home and how lovely it must be to go there each year. Your photos are exquisite and I can see why you fell in love with this area. Like Cee I would love to visit.
And you know you would be so welcome!
What a beautiful place you live in. Thanks for sharing.
Glad to share some of it, VJ – thank you!
I loved seeing your summer home Ann-Christine, it is so very YOU! The lovely lace curtains and the flower boxes and rose bush. I can absolutely picture you there enjoying the sunsets and dipping at least your toes in the water! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place.
I know I have posted a great deal about this, but…that’s the way it is with places we love, isn’t it?
Oh – this just looks soooo lovely! You are blessed. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for a lovely comment!
Thank you for the beautiful tour of your lovely summer home and garden. Your friends made me smile. The image of the sunset scene, breathtaking…
A beautiful set of photos, AC!!
Thank you so much, Amy! It is a sweet place.
These photos are stunningly beautiful and awe-inspiring. I would love to visit your summer place:D
You are welcome – just give me a call, Cee. Fresh strawberries ahead!