Finally Friday and time for the first Friday theme of September: A Summer Memory. Quite fitting after the summer break, and hopefully everybody has good memories from the past summer! However, it is still summer in many parts of the world, not the least my own where summer equals hurricanes – and we are awaiting hurricane Ike at the moment… “He” doesn’t seem to be heading towards Puerto Rico, but is set to hit Haiti and Cuba this weekend. I really hope that the winds will weaken before making landfall on our neighbours.
The Baltic coast can also be dramatic, as seen here from Ale’s stones in Skåne (can you spot the surfers?)
I have already published quite a few photos from my European holidays, but I think that today’s theme calls for some more: a summer without the sea and the beach is not a real summer to me. Even though I now live by the Atlantic Ocean and can see it every day, it is not the same thing as the Baltic – which is my favourite sea! It might not have the beautiful colours of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean Seas, and is not as endless as the Atlantic, but it is the sea of my childhood and it feels like home!
I love that the water of the Baltic is not as salty as the big oceans and seas, especially if I get it in my eyes. The brackish water is thanks to all the rivers flowing into the so-called sea, which is almost a huge lake, just like the Swedish name indicates – Östersjön = the Eastern lake! Oh, and to me the beach has to be sandy – I don’t like pebbles or rocks 😀
“Our” beach on the East coast of Skåne – not as white as in Sandhammaren but good enough for me!
I have counted that there is at least 25 participants to the Friday theme – however, I don’t know how many of you are planning to continue to partcipate, but I will publish all the links this time and let me know if you are not on the list (or if you don’t want to continue with the Friday theme):
Anki, Anna, Anne, Anne-Marie, Annika, Aurorabuddha, Barbamorsan, Cecilia, Desiree, Inga-Britt, Jemayá, Leopardia, Lia, Lullun, Marianne, Marie, Marina, Millan, MKB, Nilla, Petra, Saltis, Simone, Strandmamman, Ulrika and Victoria.