Sunday, December 17, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Another Glorious Day

Another Glorious Day Bell
Weather update. New houses at Lillgården. The horrible weather continues. Six weeks since I last saw the sun.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Alfredshem

Alfredshem
For most people living in Tungelsta this is just another house at Ålsta, an area that have changed dramatically over the last fifteen years. The house is red today, a few years ago it was yellow. Liza Sergler lives here today. The property is called Alfredshem and it does have an interesting local history. It was built 1901 by a man called Jäderlund. Seven years later a baker bought it. He was called J.A. Ahlfont. My mother used to buy bread from the bakery when she was young. The loaf was known locally as Hedbergslimpan, or Tungelstalimpan. When the baker died the recipe was lost forever as he was the only one who knew it. In the 1920s the Ahlfont family also operated a greenhouse nursery on the property. It was small, only two greenhouses where they cultivated roses and tomatoes. It was run by Fritz Ahlfont. His daughter Lotten married a famous cyclist, A.V. Persson, he was an Olympic gold medallist, they lived nearby. In 1931 another baker took over the bakery business at Alfredshem. He was called Hedberg and had previously another bakery at Skogs Ekeby in Tungelsta. So now you know that. I got my facts from several sources, including the book Tungelsta Trädgårdsstad - en by växer fram, written by Hilding Eklund and Janne Sandh.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fail of the day

Fail of the day
There I was, camera ready, even a few minutes early. Waiting for 16 jets from the air-force. They were flying in a Christmas tree formation. Their route would make them fly pretty much right over me. Complete fail on their part. Didnt even hear them. But we could of course also blame the weather. I noticed at twitter that the former PM Carl Bildt managed to snap one photo with his smartphone.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vinterbild

Vinterbild
So I was hoping last week for a bit of sunshine, and maybe the sky was blue for a few hours but I must have missed that. Back to the gray skies once again. Really depressing weather. Got a thin layer of snow a couple of days ago, It is still around and as I'm typing this it is raining a bit. The temperature is hovering around 0C. The photo here is from the hill here at Bergdalen in Tungelsta.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Rosgården

New Roof Tiles
The first gardener to set up a greenhouse nursery in Tungelsta a century ago lived in this house. His name was Gustav Andersson. Nicknamed Ros-Anders. He cultivated roses and learned that while living in the US. The house sits at Kvarnvägen overlooking a little valley where his greenhouses stood for many years. Today they are all gone and a retirement home called Ros-Anders-gård has been built on his old property. I took this photo from my home across that little valley. Looks like the new owners are replacing the roof tiles at the moment. Another photo taken with the help of my Viltrox 2.0 teleconverter.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Oh yeah!

Oh, Yeah
I heard that we will possibly see the sun again tomorrow after a five week long absence. Oh yeah!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Byggnadsställning

Byggnadsställning
Swedish word of the day. Byggnadsställning. Scaffoldinf. As seen at the recent refurbishment at Rudsjöterrassen in Handen. Shot at 400mm with the help of my Viltrox 2.0 extender.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky
The good news is that we can forget about November. The bad news is that we still have to battle with the cold and dark month of December. This was the colorful sunset this afternoon.

Monday, December 04, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Ice had formed here and there on the path leading down to the old tree. Not hard enough to walk on so I had to be careful with the mud and what have you,(horse droppings), as I zick zacked my way towards the Swedish Whitebeam once again.