HANNA'S WALK

The little bird, the white throated dipper is a very entertaining bird.
People who know the bird’s behaviour smile in recognition when one refers to the bird’s one-man show.
The white throated dipper is Norway’s national bird.
When winter is hard in Norway, the dipper flies on holiday in Denmark. Ornithologists will probably express it differently, but I like the idea that the bird keeps a well-deserved holiday in a mild climate.
Besides the current Norwegian name Fossekall; ‘Waterfall Call’, the dipper has many dialect names in Norway.
Among these are Elveprest; ‘River Priest’ and Kvemkall; ‘Mill Shell’.
The dipper has at least 70 different local names in Norway, and at least 50-60 are known from Sweden.

NOTE
You can read much more about the bird on Wikipedia and listen to its song.

Keep your faith in the invisible light

We were late. Was it possible to complete the walk around the lake before nightfall?
We can turn around if necessary, I said. Thus encouraged, we started the walk that’s cherished by so many people. Whether it’s because of the wren that jumps around in the undergrowth, the sheep on the meadow, the soft call of the bullfinch, hovering buzzards, squealing ducks or the blue flash of the kingfisher, I do not know.
But one thing is certain, people love the area and so do I.

The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!

T.S. Eliot

Keep your faith in beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone.

Roy R. Gibson

The most scary animal is now seen in a Danish forest near Eghjorten
by me.
It can fly which make it even more dangerous.
Luckily it only flies for a short distance of 300 meter but the sound of it is terrifying.
When it flies the animal sounds like a lawnmower.
If you imaging a monster flying around saying like a lawnmower with giant jaws.
But the most uplifting thing is that it’s only a beetle.

Jægersborg Dyrehave

The beetle was an extinct insect in Denmark after 1970. Now 40 of the largest beetles are imported from Sweden and Poland.
The name is Lucanus Cervus or the Stag Beetle.

The Blueberry Season

I shot the blueberry season underway yesterday. An early start for a delicious morsel. The characteristic for the blueberries are an upright, deciduous dwarf shrub with dark blue berries. Shrub is from 15 to 45 cm and is easily recognised because the branches are square, green and smooth. The leaves are 8-25 mm long, finely serrated, short-stemmed and green underside. Later in the year the leaves are often brown spotted. The flowers are first light, since red-green to completely red and sitting solitary in axils. The bloated jar shaped flowers are four to seven millimetres long; the stamens are smooth. The berries are six to eight mm, dark blue, or black glistening with a purple juice that reveals the blueberry eat socket when the lips are coloured blue – Very revealing, I might add.

Wish you all a good hunt!!!

Solen skinnede for første gang i lang tid, og en vandring langs havnebassinerne i København fristede endnu engang. Der, hvor der var læ, sad folk og nød solen.

Jeg gik ud på Kalvebod Bølge, et helt enestående badeanlæg med ‘gangbroer’ ude i havnen.

Overfor Kalvebod Bølge ligger Københavns Havnebad Islands Brygge. Der var besøgende i havnebadet, i badetøj naturligvis. Jeg tror, vandet var varmere end luften, for vinden var iskold. På kanten af et bassin stod der Las Palmas! Det eneste vi mangler er palmer.

Hørte jeg nogen tale om vikinger? Det er meget passende, fordi det snart er vintersolhverv. Om 10 dage, den 22. december kl. 5.48. Efter vintersolhverv bliver dagene længere, og  lyset vender tilbage.

“Vintersolhverv er en glædens dag, fordi den er symbolet på lysets tilbagevenden i vort liv. Vintersolhverv er vikingernes jul, hvor de ikke fejrede men drak jól og havde midvinterblót, en ofring for at sikre frugtbarhed.” Vintersolhverv

Jeg glæder mig, og jeg har tænkt mig at fejre dagen i naturen. Måske skinner solen også den dag 🙂

God tur i solen i morgen ❤

Havnebadet Islands Brygge

Kalvebod Bølge

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