The five days I spent in Sweden during April 2013 were five of the greatest days of my life. I adored so many things about Sweden - birch trees, roe deer, melting snow, bobsledding, cranes returning from the north, the drumming of woodpeckers, Stockholm's mind-blowing architecture, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala's rune stones, Nils Oscar ale, herrings, rye bread, blueberry soup, cool modern trains, tramping across frozen lakes and swamps etc. I was very fortunate to stay with friends (respect Nat and Rob) in a small town called Vreta, not far from Uppsala, a university town north-west of Stockholm. The following posts will feature photographs from those five days. I hope you like them. LJ, January 5 2014.