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Monday, 8 October 2018

Kåseberga, Sweden

Walking back to the car through the pretty village of Kåseberga I was once again really taken with the bright contrast between all the lovely flowers, the white walls and the brilliant blue sky.  I'll let you just enjoy the walk too.





The hollyhock on the left was so dark red it was almost black!  A stunning colour.


This was the one that was so dark.  



See the butterfly?

I think this is sweet Mockorange (Philadelphus). 
As much for my benefit as your possible interest, I have made this map of the places we went so far.

 Next stop: Sandhammerans - where there's SAND!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful blossoms! I'll bet that you and I are the only two people in our respective circles of friends who know how to pronounce Kåseberga correctly!

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    1. It's very kind and very diplomatic of you Bob, to imply that I know how to! I would only make a clumsy guess, despite my visit there. (So much Sweden, so little memory). But I am impressed you do! So, how does one pronounce Kåseberga?

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    2. Upon reflection, even I (being Swedish) am not sure I know! - as the province of Skåne has a rather special dialect (as a result of having belonged to Denmark on and off in the distant past)... :)

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    3. I don't know about Danish dialects but from my vast experience (having spent one full month in Stockholm in 1969) I would say something like this:

      koh-suh-bare-guh....

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    4. Thank you Bob.

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  2. It was a wonderful walk. I love hollyhocks. The sky is beautiful. I enjoyed everything I saw.

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    1. Pleased you were able to join us Emma. I hope you had a nice cool drink afterwards. Wasn't it warm!

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  3. Exquisite. The whole air seems to shine just like the flowers.

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    1. The air was very clear and bright in Sweden. I always thought it was a feature of NZ, but it appears we are not the only place Alden.

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  4. You seem to have been in Sweden at a time of magical light.

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    1. Yes! It was also hot and dry too unfortunately.

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  5. Lovely photos, and I'm enjoying seeing Sweden through your eyes! :)

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    1. I'm glad you are Monica. I had a wonderful time, and also of course in the area around Såffle in the centre too, although I haven't posted much about that because it was either insects (limited interest for most readers, or personal pics of family and friends)

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