The air was cold and clear and filled with the fresh, clean, wonderful smell of newly fallen snow. The dry kind of snow, that you get when it is snowing at ten degrees below zero. The weakest breath of air made snow flakes fall glittering from the branches of the tall trees. The color of the sky was the most beautiful blue. Skiing around our small property I saw fresh tracks from roe deer and moose. The month of January was showing itself from its very best side.
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.
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.
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.
Tiny drops of water from the waterfall Vøringsfossen creating a cloud rising from the bottom of the canyon, more than a hundred meters below. The picture was taken last Sunday, on our way home from Bergen.
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.