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Monday, September 29, 2014

Autumn Splendor

Britt Sommar, Indian Summer, warm September days...whatever you call them, they are a glorious. We had a wonderful window to get out on the Finnmaster for a drive through town with some good friends who have never had the pleasure of seeing Stockholm from the water. So we packed up a picnic and headed out to enjoy the changing colors surrounding Stockholm.
I never tire of the view as we head into the Djurgården canal. The sun was shining brightly lighting up a near cloudless sapphire sky and creating a dazzling effect on the leaves. The temperature was a bit chilly in the wind but the sun was warm and we were all happy to be taking in the beauty.
After admiring what is for sure one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we headed back out the canal and stopped at Fjäderholmarna, the closest of the islands in the archipelago. On a hot summer day this island teems with tourists, but at the end of September, when the restaurants and shops are buttoned up for the winter, we had it all to ourselves. Tanner was the king of the island, and enjoyed running freely up, down, and all around! He

went swimming but the look on his face seemed to indicate that it's even getting a bit on the cold side for him!
After a enjoying a wonderful picnic lunch, we relaxed in the sunshine. Eventually we felt motivated to explore the deserted island on foot. These fish heads welcomed us!   One of the posh restaurants where a reservation is hard to come by in the summer, was, of course, closed, but their terrace was simply beckoning us to come and sit down. The ivy was turning its fiery red, the flower pots were still blooming with lovely arrangements and the sun was shining in the just the right way. Incredible that we could simply enjoy the terrace of this nice restaurant. Next time, if we get a next time within the next couple of weeks, we'll probably just take our picnic to these lovely tables!
Soon it was time to head in. The sun sets quite quickly these days even though we still have daylight until about 6.00 p.m. 
We all agreed that we were quite tired, but in a relaxed, soothing sort of way. Winter, spring, summer or fall, Stockholm is beautiful through it all. But for sure, I'm happy to soak up the sunshine while it is still warmish and rising high in the sky.