November was a month of candles in cemeteries (alla helgons dag), fading sun, hyacinth bulbs, Christmas chocolate in the supermarket, leafy clementines, cosy windows, saffron, paper julstjärna and the first snow of the year!
Bakers started getting liberal with the saffron. Lussebullar, saffransbullar, saffranskakor, solbullar and saffron donuts, to name a few. I love saffron so there will never be any complaints from me.
The first snow arrived while we were sat in the pizza restaurant above. I wrote about it in another post so I won’t repeat myself here, but check out that one if you’d like to see more photos. It was quite dramatic!
We’re very settled into Swedish life but occasionally, I still see things that blow my mind when I realise they’re part of our home. This boat house in the snow was one of them…
One of the things I love most about snow is its ability to transform familiar spaces into something new. Clusters of trees in urban parks feel more like forests, snow tracks reveal the hidden movement of wildlife and the same buildings you walk past every day look even cosier.
I felt a bit sorry for these guys because there was so much snow to clear and more started falling shortly after this photo was taken. Maybe they just gave up and went for fika.
And that’s all for November!