Final summer stay in the Stockholm archipelago, exploring Norra Lagnö and historic Gustavsberg. Skål to our courageous Berlin visitors, and tasteful AirBnB host Sara.
treats & trolls
cabin view (credit: Jen Carney)
waterfront trampoline (credit: Jen Carney)
(credit: Jen Carney)
Touring the 18th-century home and recreated gardens of Carl Linnaeus, father of modern taxonomy, in Uppsala, Sweden. Thanks to gracious guests Veronica and Dieter Söll for inspiring a beautiful journey.
Venus at the orangeriet
mother & son
Soells in Sweden
Long weekend in Stockholm-archipelago town Saltsjö-Boo with adventurous guests from San Francisco and Geneva. Meeting AirBnB host Tomas was a delightful bonus—easy to see why he loves it here.
Bergholmen across the bay
echoes of midsommar
buoy in the blossoms
garden friends 1
garden friends 2
the intrepid Troxlers
July day trips among the more populated local reaches of the Stockholm archipelago on Fjäderholmarna and Värmdö.
bank in bloom
fermenter with a view
Dipping our toes into archipelago life on Sandhamn, Fågelbrolandet, and Djurö: an hour on Stockholm public transit to another world.
dining out (credit: Andy Shirey)
climbing Kvarnberget (credit: Andy Shirey)
Barnvik light show
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.
red & white
antiques at Klockargården
tiny telephone museum
midsommarstång (in process)
colder than it looks
sundown at last (11pm)
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.
taking the plunge*
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.
poolside tunes with Rich Severson Jazz Quartet*
taking in the view*
The early summer days were gentle, the evenings golden.
bottle rocket show*
Nighttime brought some stunning area musicians to entertain the crowd, and starry light shows above and below.
Top & asterisked (*) photos credit: Andy Shirey