A Bottle of Magical Light

This picture is from today’s walk. The most sunny minute of the day. Tomorrow there are warnings out for heavy rain all day.
It would be nice to borrow Frodo’s gift from Galadriel: “A light to you in a dark place.”
But the bog was wonderful and there was no sign of Gollum 😅😊

Have a happy time out there and leave only your footprint ❤️

New Year’s Banquet – Beets! 🎉

They are a pleasure to watch, small and large deer – from a distance, of course.
I was hiding behind a tree trunk 😎😊

A Wonderful New Year to All from Hanna’s Walk ❤️

Luckily, snow doesn’t melt in pictures 🛷🥰

The poem, There is nothing in the world as quiet as snow, was written by the author Helge Rode in 1886.
The poem is quiet like the snow itself, offering us a new reality that is quiet, pure and gentle. *Højskolesangbogen

There is nothing in the world as quiet as snow,
when it softly descends through the air,
muffles your steps,
hush, hushs gently
on the voices that speak too loudly.

There is nothing in the world of a purity like snow,
swan down from the white wings of heaven.
On your hand a fluff
is like a teardrop.
White thoughts silently dance and sway.

There is nothing in the world that can soften like snow.
Hush, you listen until the silent sounds.
O, so fine a sound,
Silver bell song
Deep inside your heart is ringing.

Where did it go?

Where did it go the little funny white throated dipper. I had no hopes of seeing the bird in this landscape.
All I wanted was to enjoy the peace and the vast landscape along the stream.
If I should catch sight of it and see it nodding and dancing, diving and flying low over the water then I would certainly be happy.
But there were other more focused birders, with telephoto lenses so big they were squishing under the weight. I did not envy them in the cold.
I hope they got what they came for. I got the joy of a wonderful white landscape 🤗

What’s the Weather like in Winter

Roger asks me how the winter is in Denmark.

I can tell you that the Danish winter has changed significantly. And that probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone. What is interesting is that it has happened so quickly.

The pictures are from 2012 and since then it’s getting longer between the really hard winters!
If you want to photograph snowy landscapes, you have to be quick with the camera.

Those snowy days on the pictures is every child’s wish for a real winter. It was indescribably beautiful and fun to be out and about.

The Majesty of the Mountains

The grandeur of the mountains can be overwhelming at times. Especially if bad weather sets in. Perhaps that is why the Norwegians are so fond of their cabins. With a cabin they are able to seek shelter and ‘kose sig’. ‘Hygge’ in Danish 🤗

We have never brought our tent with us in the Norwegian mountains, but always used the exceptional cabin system, which is widespread throughout Norway. Furthermore, it gives you the opportunity to meet the Norwegians. It’s never boring!

We have met many walkers and exchanged stories and experiences. We have met Norwegian hunters, Card Players and many incredibly nice cabin people. We are filled to the brim with lovely stories, and yet I always yearn for new ones. Isn’t that what it is all about?

Old birch tree by Sognefjorden

The birch tree
Artist: Thomas Fearnley
Date: 1839
Painting

Norwegian Highlands in Sunrise

The Norwegian painter, Hans Gude, 1854.

Card Players

Artist: Harriet Backer
Date: 1897
Visual artist, Painter
Born 1845 in Holmestrand, died 1932 in Oslo

Norske Fossen

Artist: Thomas Fearnley

The hunters on the way home

We soon arrived at the hut. The boy had gone ahead with the dogs and had made a skilful fire on the fireplace.

Illustration to “En Tiurleg i Holleia” in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen, Norske Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr i Udvalg. Copenhagen 1879
Artist: Hans Gude
Date: 1878 or 1879
Designation: Drawing

Note

The Norwegian Trekking Association

Magic Mountains

I found a picture of Norway in my stashes that I think you should see. The waterfall is called Myafallet

Routes and Cabins by The Norwegian Trekking Association

“Promise to stay wild with me.
We’ll seek and return and stay and find beauty
and the extraordinary in all the spaces we can claim.
We´ll know how to live.
How to breathe magic into the mundane.”
~ Victoria Erickson

Celebration of October

The yellow foliage shines like sunshine. Buzzards screech above me as they gather before the journey.
I hear the cranes before I see their wedge-shaped silhouette. They trumpet loudly above my head.
Those birds are amazing!! October is outstanding 😊

“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.”
~ Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed

“The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you
like the leaves of Autumn.”
~ John Muir

“…The earth never tires,
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first, Nature is rude and incomprehensible at first,
Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things well envelop’d,
I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell…”
Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman