Monday, October 30, 2006

Summertime has ended - soon it's November

The mild rain softens the colours - and the forest is still holding on to the green dress -

- but the oak is following the golden autumn fashion like always

The Fisherman's Cottage by Moesgård

A leftover from the Viking festival?

Moesgård Beach in a gentle October rain.

Don't we all love to look at the sea - even the dog.

The young family father from the beach was very kind. He made his Staffordshire Bull Terrier pose for a photo. It looks like a prize winner.

A Red Admiral has found some fermented apples under the leaves

The sea is there behind the trees, but not in its blue mood.

Dødehuset, a replica of a 'Death House' from Iron Age.

Giberåen, the water stream through 'Moesgård Skov'

The little dachshund had been carrying a wooden stick in his mouth for miles and was extremely proud about this, but when he came to the bridge he got too curious and lost the stick into the water. Mom is catching it with her umbrella. Will she get it for him?

Ready for a ride in the wood

One of the lovely horses

Skovmøllen, the old restaurant

well, autumn colours in the rain through the car window !

photo: grethe bachmann

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Market Day in October, Ingerslev Boulevard, Århus

It's soon Halloween

Enough cheese! Where's the dealer hiding?

Flowers and fruit

Sydesalt (Sea Salt) is produced on an old medieval tradition.
Here they are selling Læsø-Salt.
And then there's coffee in the little coffee-bar.

Lovely cabbage for a good winter's soup.

Playing accordion and selling homemade nesting boxes.

Wonderful autumn colours

Cyclamen, a popular flower at home - especially at
Christmas time.

The apple harvest is rich this year.

Special plants, like rose geranium

One of the best fruit and vegetable dealers

Busy from the first part of the morning.

A marketplace is a happy space, where people arrive in a good mood for a nice shopping tour, buying fruit, vegetables, flowers, cheese, fish, bread, and for meeting and talking. There's a joyful atmosphere like in McCartney's song about Desmond with his barrow in the market place: 'Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, Life goes on bra, La la how the life goes on......'
This marketplace on Ingerslev Boulevard has been there for many years every Wednesday and Saturday, and it's a very popular market. I lived my childhood and youth in the neighbourhood, and it was a must and a joy to go there at least Saturday morning.
The pictures are from early Wednesday morning 25. October around 10.30, before the big crowd arrives. Every Sunday in September- October is a special market, where people can rent a place to sell things, they want to get rid of! But it is possible to do a good bargain - like in all other flea markets - if you're lucky!

photo: grethe bachmann

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Water People in October -

 - digging for lug worms

the old man and the sea

sailing on silken water

inshore fishing, medicine for the soul

Eider hunters, all those birds cannot be for private use...

caught some trouts after a long days fishing

cormorants drying their wings late afternoon
photo: grethe bachmann
A Mild October's Day on the Beach

photo: grethe bachmann
Sun Dogs/ Bisole

West of the sun

East of the sun

Sun Dogs are light spots on both sides of the sun, they are due to refractions in ice crystals in thin clouds.

photo 140506 Saturday afternoon: gb