Värmdö visions

Dipping our toes into archipelago life on Sandhamn, Fågelbrolandet, and Djurö: an hour on Stockholm public transit to another world.

Beguiling Begur

Long weekend of sol and sardanes over Aigua Blava bay on the Costa Brava, Catalonia.

 

Artful island

Midsommarhelgen voyage on the M/S Enköping to Artipelag, Björn Jakobson’s island-museum on Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago.

Top photo: Stilla rörelse (Maria Miesenberger)

Dreamy Dalarna

Weekend in the Dalecarlian countryside for the Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure and Function, held for 20 years among the red barns and horse pastures of Tällberg on Lake Siljan.

Saltsjöbaden blommor

June excursion into Solsidan on the doorstep of the Stockholm archipelago.

Yosemite cleanse

After a week clearing out our New York storage unit (final steps in our Stockholm move), we were lucky to seize a few days with friends on the opposite coast at Sierra Meadows, in the foothills of Yosemite.

We were thrilled to connect with so many old and newer friends from San Francisco and Los Angeles—not to mention Portland, Chicago, and Dublin—that made the Memorial Day trek, many with growing families.

The early summer days were gentle, the evenings golden.

Nighttime brought some stunning area musicians to entertain the crowd, and starry light shows above and below.

Top & asterisked (*) photos credit: Andy Shirey

Spring at Fish Creek

Fresh air between yard sale duties in Saratoga Springs, NY.