Even though I stated I wasn't going to post about the Baltic Cruise we went on prior to spending time in Sweden, I need to share that one of our docking areas was Stockholm. So, my feet first stepped on Swedish ground on August 23, 2013.
Approaching Stockholm's port on a cruise ship was absolutely amazing. A cruise ship behinds ours is what you see in the photo below.
We went up and around so many little islands. We twisted and turned through the waterways.
The sky starts to turn dark, will there be rain in our future?
Even with the dark skies, the landscape was so beautiful, houses up and down the waterways. As you can see in the middle of the photo, bright, clear skies are trying to come back!
This yellow building popped out from the greenery. Again, if you look closely, some blue sky is trying it's hardest to come back.
A variety of houses. The water, the greenery, the houses. I feel so in my element, surrounded by all I love.
Below you see a few "typical red" barns and homes of Sweden, and yet there is the colorful pastel homes popping through too.
Further down the waterway. Sweden. My dream come true.
It is very difficult for me to not get carried away sharing photos. Living in a California valley that is brown a majority of the year, the color of Sweden thus far impresses me very much.
Of course, I have been by several countries with homes along the waterway. This is special. It has brought new meaning to me because…well, it is Sweden. Typical color homes…where my family came from.
Below the sky does clear up, and the water looks blue again. My favorite color, blue, one of my favorite things, water, clear skies and Sweden! What more could I ask for?
Maybe a closer view?
What the heck, we might as well add a couple of ducks!
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