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.
Artist: Harriet Backer Date: 1897 Visual artist, Painter Born 1845 in Holmestrand, died 1932 in Oslo
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
“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
“Cold be hand and heart and bone and cold be sleep under stone never more to wake on stony bed never, till the Sun fails and the Moon is dead In the black wind the stars shall die and still be gold here let them lie till the Dark Lord lifts his hand over dead sea and withered land.” * J.R.R. Tolkien
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
When fog, haze and twilight dominate the whole day, and the news are bad, choose the path carefully. The narrow, winding path is a great way to get closer to nature and feel better for a moment❤️ I cheated and went in sunshine, but I promise you, it works on a hazy day too 😎