A day trip to take the hike around the island of Dyrön.
We decided to take the day off, enjoy the warm weather that finally came back and take a day hike.
There are many islands on the west coast you can easily reach with one of the ferries from the main land at the cost of a bus ticket. Such a good way to explore new places!
We decided for Dyrön, 15 minutes ferry ride outside Tjörn and it´s trail Dyröleden. Approximately 6 km around, but a lot of up and down hill, sometimes close to climbing, so the legs got good training!
The scenery! Amazing! It´s so beautiful you can hardly believe it, and a constantly changing view. Here we see the island of Åstol.
The trail took us to beautiful hidden bays with crystal clear water, through a small forest and high up on top of the island. But the most exciting part...
...was when the path took us down through this ravine, almost not shoulder wide at the most narrow part! Absolutely stunning!
When coming home, we were all pretty tired and very happy for a great experience. The rest of the evening we were hanging around on the terrace sipping freshly made black currant lemonade.
In autumn, when the days start to get a little bit chilly and time on the beach definitely is over, it is time for the woods.
In the forest, surrounded by the sounds of nature itself and nothing else, the soul really can breathe. Where the moss lies century thick over the rocks and the trees proudly reaches towards the sky.
I am trying to squeeze in as many forest walks as possible this time of year to really fill up the inside pantry with as much images of the forest stillnes as I can. To use in the dark days of winter to come.
... and then, home, light up Stumpastaken with lots of candles and a teapot on warming.
Autumn at it´s very very best!
Summer in Scandinavia is short... Yet we set so many hopes and activities to the few weeks of outdoor life. There are not so many warm nights, not so many perfect days, there is no guarantee for sunshine or warm water… But still... the days that are perfect are AMAZING, BREATHTAKING and PRECIOUS!
Above are selected moments from our summer. Sweden is fantastic and we enjoyed this vacation just staying home, spending time with friends, long dinners with the family and magic swims in the ocean.
The energy level is filled up and I feel happy just looking at these photos. Moments. Breaths. Life.
"Sköna maj välkommen" ,"Lovely May welcome"
Johan Ludwig Runeberg
In May, Sweden dresses up like to go to a ball. After hiding inside the long dark winter, we all come crawling out from our coverts ready to enjoy the light and the fresh air. It is truly a long wait, but how nature repays us!! Millions of nuances of green, flowers in all colors and birds competing in their yearly singing competition.
Warmer days and evenings makes it possible to have fika outside. Stumpastaken can spread it´s light both indoors and outdoors and the garden starts to give us flowers for our vases!
Picking flowers and making nice arrangements is one of lifes great but little joys. We always have fresh flowers on the table during the blooming season and I use whatever I can find. Sometimes garden flowers and somtimes just anything from the ditch.
Life is too short not to enjoy natures wonders!
Have a lovely May everyone!
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Love, Veronica-Born in Sweden
Kim is originally Danish with a Norwegian mother and Veronica is all Swedish. We live on the west coast of Sweden and run the design brand Born in Sweden with a true love to the all Scandinavian lifestyle.
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