While Mr Chiots and I were in Sweden last month, we did a decent amount of driving (we put 600 miles on our new Volvo). We really enjoyed driving through the countryside, seeing the fields of potatoes, the stands of willow, and the farms dotting the landscape. We noticed the houses are all one of three or four colors and they all had beautiful tile roofs.
We noticed most people were flying Swedish flags and almost everyone had at least one apple tree in their yard. It was quite lovely to see the gardens and hedges and how simple and beautiful they were.