Six months to Midsummer

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This. This slope, covered now in snow, is the spot where Artedi was born. This very spot is where Christer and Henrik get a second chance in The Seventh Flower.


An appropriate place for two people who – what are the odds? – both have a thing for the enduring friendship between Linnaeus and Artedi. These two lovers of history.

These two lovers.


I’m a sucker for time. The wings of history, comparing then and now… And this frozen field where nothing grows – in half a year, it will be covered in grass and wild flowers. In just six months, the sun will only set a few hours over this spot. Now it only shines at midday.



The rays are so yellow, so tired. The sun climbs just over the horizon and then sets again, too exhausted to stay, and the light never reaches its full potential. Just this yellow-pink, golden glow that leaves as soon as it touches the crystallized trees.



To think that this is the landscape where Christer drives his car through the bright early morning mist, searching for Henrik! The landscape where they watch the sun rise together – at half past two in the morning.


It’s frozen. Dead. Silent.




And in just six months, it will all be green again.

2 thoughts on “Six months to Midsummer

  1. fernando December 23, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    hello, nice pictures, the faint light of the sun resting on the trees looks fantastic, and think that light, will be all the light that will be on these dates, for a few hours only, I recognize that there is something romantic that sundown in the horizon, beautiful is where you live, have a happy Christmas with your husband, together enjoying this great show. Greetings, fernando.

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    • Ingela Bohm December 29, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much! We’re having a really calm, peaceful Christmas, and I hope you have a good holiday too if you celebrate it!

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