An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, May 10

May 10, 2004 Posted by Vaire

This weekend we visited R's mom. She lives on an island called Väddö, north of Stockholm. Her house is near the beach and we took a few pictures there. I still have a hard time calling this rocky coast a beach. For ma a beach = sand + warm water, neither of which is available at this place.

Beach near R's mom's place

Here you can see what a difference camera settings can make. Above is a pic I took with a 'landscape' setting and below is a picture R took with an 'auto' setting. I'll stick to 'auto' from now on.

Beach by R

Getting to the cottage you drive past a forest that is filled with small white flowers this time of the year.

Forest in bloom

Here's a close-up of the flowers. Anybody know what they're called in English?

Small white flower

Among other things it was very windy there. I didn't take precautions or medicine with me and came back with a head cold. I'll spare you the details, but the blogging is probably going to be boring this week: cough, cough, sniff, etc.

I'll take a hot bath and crawl to bed.