It has been an eventful year on all accounts and there was rarely time or space to stop and reflect. There were new arrivals in the family; I experienced some interesting journeys; artistically I took on quite a few challenges. This year had high points in every season as well as some tough stretches; I had many lovely rewards and I also faced some adversity. Maybe this is simply life on life’s terms! I will pick some visual memories from the path through 2011 without thinking too hard, otherwise this blog would become too daunting.
In the late winter I was able to go back to the North of Sweden and experience the last bit of the skiing season. I loved it, those peaceful hikes through the forest, the sun reflecting off the snow and the beautiful stillness.
Going into April the seasons shift very suddenly in the frozen north, almost overnight, and spring arrives with the big thaw infusing the environment with glittery water all around. The colours alter almost imperceptibly, the smells become more earthy, and the consistency of the snow turns into sugar.