12.9.07


It was late, and the mosquitos was pretty nasty. I´m not going to, I told him. But he wanted anyway, one last swim before bedtime. It must have been freezing. Late summer, north of Sweden. He was shivering and his lips was blue, but he was smiling when he went to sleep. Just lovely.

26 comments:

mav said...

freezing... my favorite time to swim. good for him. this is quiet. beautiful.

Camilla Engman said...

Fantastisk bild.

amy sahba said...

fantastic picture. just beautiful.

matriff said...

What an incredible picture!
Aren't blue-lipped kids the cutest?

jo said...

oh! i want to go to sweden so much. that sky!

soon i´m applying for a master in gothenburg for next year!

Kate Neckel said...

magical picture...

lottie said...

these snippets of your life are so beautiful. it feels as if you are very happy.

SCAREDY-CAT said...

I remember those swims as a kid, when the water was so cold it made breathing hard. This photo is so beautiful!

Débora Figueiredo said...

Special moments :)
Love the picture.

//fine little day// said...

Oh, thank you. You´re too kind. It´s so nice with these comments, makes me feel happy and encouraged.

Lottie, yes I´m a happy one :)
Mostly.

Irene said...

beautiful.

hanne said...

nydelig manifistert sommerkveld.

cruststation said...

What a beautiful shot, a lovely story and memories.

eshu said...

so sweet and such a beautiful picture

Drop a tear in my wineglass said...

I remember when I was young - swimming in icy swedish waters and then being scoped up my my dad in a towel and them my mum came and shook me and dried my hair with the towel which leaves you looking like an electrocuted poodle. Ah, the memories.

gracia said...

"...smiling when he went to sleep." Just lovely!

sulu-design said...

Wonderful scene setting that you've done!

Sheri said...

peaceful and pretty. good life.

Maria-Jag blommar said...

Åh...jag tänkte...badar han nu, i september! BRR..men sedan såg jag, sen sommar i norra sverige kan ju dock vara lika kall som september hos er...

Ashley said...

Beautiful!

fliss said...

Stunning photo! I love it how the cold does not stop them.

Annalisa Backlund said...

What part of Northern Sweden?
My father is from Skellefteå. xxxx
Beautiful picture! xxxx

lookwhaticando said...

amazing photograph. xo

~jane said...

yes, just lovely.

//fine little day// said...

So you have swedish roots Annalisa, your name sure sounds swedish. The evening swim place was not so far up as Skellefteå. It was in Årsunda, (Gästrikland). The south of norrland :)

mame zigouis said...

beautiful picture & so poetic!!