Category Archive for 'Sweden'

Redstart song in the Scandinavian Taiga by Listening Earth This last week, Sarah and I have spent at the small village of Drevdagen, in the highlands near the Norwegian border. The upland taiga of Sweden is so beautiful – wild and desolate, yet delicate and ephemeral. Tweet

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In 1977, I was given the book ‘Gnomes’ (written by Wil Huygen and beautifully illustrated by Rien Poortvliet) by my aunt Sally when I was 8 years old – It instantly became my favourite book. I used to pour over the stories and pictures, explaining the habits, family life and mythology of Gnomes, Trolls and […]

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Dawn birdsong in Dalarna, the Dales of Sweden by Listening Earth Driving out of Stockholm, our first impression of Sweden was of a landscape that seemed like a never-ending golf course. That doesn’t sound very appreciative, does it? It is probably inspired by the mixture of woodlands and grassy fields, and the sense of a […]

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