Three elderly ladies and six pictures

I have just time enough to visit the three elderly ladies when travelling to work on public transport. There’s a short bus connection at Uddevalla Kampenhoff from getting off the No 5 from Äsperöd and changing to the mainline 860 for Trollhättan. I can walk across to the river where it runs past the Bohuslän museum and greet the ladies.

Three ladies 1 (1) Three ladies 5 (1)

Sometimes it’s been cloudy and raining, other times there’s been sun, but I always value the tranquility of my short walk.  You go past the fruit and flower seller (usually making a purchase if going home) and then along past the avenue of horse chestnuts masking the facade of the bus station before you get to the river.

Three ladies 2 (1)Three ladies 3 (1)

I rarely take a camera to work and so it’s out with my phone and a quick panoramic shot from the riverbank – being careful not to slip into the river from the wet wooden quay.  I’ve got the free app Snapseed on my phone and so I usually edit the picture on the bus.  I run the picture through the drama filter and add tonal contrast to get the punchy, vivid and sometimes unreal effects in the pictures.

Three ladies 6 (1)Three ladies 4 (1)

I think adding a little drama is the least I can do for them.  They are currently resting from a summer taking visitors and townspeople to the resorts like Gustafberg down the fjord.

Bäveån, Uddevalla: beaver activity …..

Kate and I arrived into a cold, grey and wintry Uddevalla on Thursday.  On Friday it snowed most of the day but it was mixed with rain so by Saturday morning there was no snow left.  We did manage to get out for a walk, though, along our local river. It is appropriately named Bäveån (Bäver being beaver and ån being a river or creek).

The beavers have certainly been busy creating tree sculptures and demolishing whole trees: just leaving trails of wood chips to show where the trees had been felled!