Still some summer left

I have often wondered what it would feel like to live in a country where the sun is shining more than three months per year. The kids are wondering too.

Mr Sponqui, a blog I like.
Loranga Masarin och Dartanjang, a stop motion animation I like (via Lisa Jeanning).
Tyra Von Zweigbergk, a portfolio I like.
Folk Object, a Tumblr I like.


20 Responses to Still some summer left

  1. After spending most of my life up near the Arctic circle I have really appreciated the sun I get here in Sydney. I hope I never start taking it for granted!

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Maria, contrasts, indeed. Sydney, sound very nice in my ears.

  3. alice says:

    Sometimes I wonder if I could handle living in a nordic country, without the sun. And I know I wouldn’t… Too difficult!

  4. María R says:

    Love your summer photos.
    Thanks for this lovely links.

  5. Madeline says:

    Intriguing piece of stop motion animation. I have a bit of a liking for this type of animation. Not sure if you know the work of Smallfilms? You might like it.

  6. Elisabeth says:

    Madeline, I don’t. Do you have a link?

  7. Anna says:

    I always wanted to live in a place that has seasons. Spring, Fall, Winter, they are things I only know because of holidays. Here in Southern California it is always sunny, seldom rains. I wish it did more. I wish it snowed. I wish the leaves changed colors. I love your posts with you little summer house. So green. Here in the summer everything is hot and brown. The grass is always greener, right?

  8. Kylie says:

    As an Australian, and a Brisbaner at that, I can tell you with complete honesty that you yearn for cool weather here!!! It’s the winter that makes you appreciate the summer :) Kx

    p.s. I agree with Anna too – I’d love to live somewhere with seasons! It’s either summer or winter here – nothing in between!

  9. Merja says:

    Elizabeth, our family lived in southern California for two years (now living in Finland). I can tell you that as nice as it was to enjoy all that sun, I sorely missed the change of seasons, which does not happen there. It also did not rain very much, you started to love rainy days there. I think for a short period like those years it was nice, but I would not want that all the time.

  10. Elisabeth says:

    Oh yes, sometimes the grass seems greener on the other side you know… I do appreciate the seasons we have here in Scandinavia, it’s beautiful and very special. But the summers sure are short, too short. I love the summers so much. I remember a woman from my childhood who moved abroad to some more summery place every winter. I remember how impressed I was, that she had the possibility. She always came home rosy cheeked and happy. I guess I linked her trips with her lovely personality. I enjoy our seasons change, but still it would be nice with a little bit more sun :)

  11. prez says:

    Hi Elisabeth,

    if you are wondering how it’s like living in a country where the sun shines more than 3 months..welcome to Singapore! the only “season” we have is summer, all year round (;

  12. Elisabeth says:

    Prez, o would love to go to Singapore! Hope I get there some day.

  13. bmo says:

    maxinspirerande länkar som räcker länge som godiskarameller…

  14. Sophia says:

    I loooove your polka dots sweater!!!

  15. Inger Marie says:

    Folk Object is fantastic – always such inspiring links at your blog!
    And considering the seasons: Bottom at heart all of us who live up here in Scandinavia know that the seasons surely affect us and the way we are. Maybe we should try to turn it into something positive: That the dark and grey days add some more nuances and experiences into our personality, a reflection room or a “space” of inspiration that can unfold during more sunny days… ;-) And luckily September still looks beautiful, sunny, crisp and fresh (at least here in Copenhagen!)

  16. nicoletta says:

    Hello Elisabeth! I am Nicoletta (do you remember? The mother of Jacopo…) I’m Italian and here the sun shines at least until October … but I love sweden! Would you like to come visit me in Italy?

  17. Karen Barbé says:

    Speaking about Central Chile – yeah, it’s a relief to see sunlight come after the cold winter but then it can become a little nightmare during summer with the dryness and heat. I hate summers. Love spring and autumn. Now, from a photographic point of view, you might be interested to know that light here is too harsh during the whole year. You get over- and underexposed areas in the same picture. Quite annoying if you are going for a softer look.

  18. Elisabeth says:

    Nicoletta, yes I remember you, Jabopo’s mother :) Actually I’ve never been to Italy, would be awesome to visit your country!

    Karen, heat and dryness sounds no good. Every country has its ups and downs I guess. The light in Sweden is best in the afternoons or evenings in my opinion from a photographic point of view, at least in the summers.

  19. mr spoqui says:

    Thank you so much Elisabeth! :D

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