Eye Candy: Stones in Gotland

Meeting of Land

I was in Gotland in May this year, but I’m still going through the photos from that trip. Here are a few views, because stones are beautiful. And water. And views. Yes, all of it, everywhere you look!

View of Gotland

Stripes in Nature

Single tree
Water and Stone
Stones black and white!
More stones
White stones
Shapes

Clams and stones
A lot of Clams
Fossils

Feeling lonely

Heart of Stone
That’s a lot of stones, huh?

The fossils should stay where they are, they belong on these shores. And even though you want to pick up every beautiful stone you find you can’t. But nobody can stop you from taking photos. I love that.

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10 Responses to Eye Candy: Stones in Gotland

  1. Those stones look really ancient. They even have fossil imprints. So now I have to reveal how much of a nature geek I am. Were they left by a glacier pushing through? And they are so white, but really hard–because you can still see the fossils, so are they granite? Maybe limestone? Just interested. And thanks for posting those photos. They are lovely.

    • iHanna says:

      Quinn, you’re guess is as good as mine about these stones, probably better because I don’t know much about stones. Found this info online:

      Gotland is a Swedish island in the Baltic sea. It is a paradise for fossil collectors. The island consists of slightly dipping limestone and marl layers from the Silurian period. There are several books about the fossils and geology of Gotland. Literature suggestion: Sunstones and Catskulls, Guide to the fossils and Geology of Gotland van Sara Eliason. ISBN 91-88036-38-3...

      And some more about the geology of Gotland, if you’re interested. :-)

  2. Stones are beautiful … and so are your photos!
    Have a great weekend.

    *SMILES* from Denmark //Lisbet

  3. Arielle says:

    Positively gorgeous, Hanna! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    • iHanna says:

      Thank you Arielle, glad you liked the photos. I love going through photos from a few months back and remember the good times…

  4. Thanks, Hannah. It’s limestone, but far more ancient than I imagined. Your blogs are always so interesting! Thanks for the links, too. Lots of good information!

  5. Pia says:

    Nice! What is a good time to visit Gotland if you don’t want to mingle too much with the tourists but also don’t want to go in winter? I much prefer this type of destination to hot sunny places.

    • iHanna says:

      Pia, you must visit Gotland! I was there in the beginning of May, and it was just perfect! Not much tourists at all but a lot of spring flowers and we were lucky, days of sun when we could sit outside for lunch and coffee!

  6. h, vad jag lngtar till havet! Vilka underbara foton!

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