Flowers from the roadside (1)

At this time of year, there are lots of beautiful flowers to be found along the road up to our house. I had a little walk with my camera today, and I’d like to share with you some of the beauties I found.

Linaria vulgaris (photo: Jan Nergård)
Linaria vulgaris (photo: Jan Nergård)

Myosotis arvensis (photo: Jan Nergård)
Myosotis arvensis (photo: Jan Nergård)

Myosotis scorpioides (photo: Jan Nergård)
Myosotis scorpioides (photo: Jan Nergård)

Cat meets Fox

My wife and I had quite a surprise at breakfast today, when we were watching a cat outside our house and a fox suddenly came out from the woods. The cat’s strategy was clear: Get as high up as you can and try to look as big and dangerous as possible. And the strategy worked, the fox left and there was no fighting. Picture taken through the kitchen window.

Cat meets fox (photo: Jan Nergård)
Cat meets fox (photo: Jan Nergård)

World Ocean Day

It is World Ocean Day today. I have selected two very old pictures for the occasion. Both are from the Lofoten islands in the north of Norway. One is from 1974, the other from 1983. These are old color slides that I have digitalized. Click the picture to see a larger version.

From Lofoten 1974 (photo: Jan Nergård)
From Lofoten 1974 (photo: Jan Nergård)
From Lofoten 1983 (photo: Jan Nergård)
From Lofoten 1983 (photo: Jan Nergård)

Zorro just moved in

The spring is here, and many birds are looking for a new home. I try to help them a little by putting up some accomodation. I had larger birds in mind for this house, but the nuthatch could hardly wait till I had taken my ladder away before he moved in. Here he’s admiring the view from his new house. I call him Zorro because of his black mask, of course.

Zorro at home (photo: Jan Nergård)
Zorro at home (photo: Jan Nergård)