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I had some relatives visit me last weekend. The visit was great, but they brought me an unwanted gift – the flu. I haven’t had a cold in over five (5!) years and whether it’s thanks to my wonderful immune system or carefully avoiding any bugs I can’t say, but now that it was put to the test, my immune system came through for me again. Granted, it got a lot of help from medication but the important thing is that I got out of it without ever developing a fever which means that my body is not feeling as sluggish as it normally feels when I’ve had any temperature. My head still feels a bit strange (spare me the jokes) but the rest of me was only aching to go out for a hike, after being a couch potato for the whole week.

You know how much I love shooting waterfalls but it feels like there hasn’t been much waterfall shooting in the past couple of years. I intend to fix that now in September and the weather was perfect today for a waterfall excursion. Many many years ago I visited Sveån in Ramundberget but I was unimpressed by it and never gave it another chance – until now. But this time I have a completely different opinion of the creek, and it just goes to prove what a difference the volume of water does. On the first visit it was June when the creeks are full of water, and that normally doesn’t work in the type of waterfall pictures I like to make. But now, there’s very little water left (bordering on too little) which gives you completely different opportunities. Sveån however is playing hard to get, as most of the time it runs in a canyon with steep walls which makes it impossible to get down to the waterfall. I made the most of the opportunities in the few places where I could get to the water, and really enjoyed my day out!

I followed the creek to the tundra and noticed that the dwarf birches have already turned colour. The mountain birches have not gotten the memo though, and are still mostly green even though we’re almost midway in September. I really hope to see some more yellows next week, because I was going to have vacation. Now it seems like most of the week is going to rain away so I will cancel the vacation but by next weekend, those yellows better be there!

Red rock
Red rock
Green pool
Green pool
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Low volume of water gives separated small falls
Dwarf birch
Dwarf birch looks normal for the calendar date, the mountain birch not so much so.
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There’s a path going up along the creek on the west side. When I came back down, I initially walked on the eastern side and got access to this fall which couldn’t be reached from the west because of the steep canyon wall.

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