Closer to Nature

The weather is cold and grey. The rain is pouring down. What’s the point in going outdoors? I did and if you go close enough you’ll see many colours, amazing shapes and birds.

This post is back from 2016 but the condition is unchanged 😊

‘… Grasshoppers, birds, fish and plants live
With natural colours as protection forever!
Chameleons are something different though
Capable of changing colours as to situation!

Even seasons have colours for a change
Winter darkness, summer brightness,
Autumn brownness and spring greenness
Indeed are beautiful and inspiring all lives!

Refraction of colourless water reveals 7 hues
As seven colours of rainbow at the raining times!’

An Attire Of Colours In Nature! by Ramesh T A

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 ❤️

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

Into the Coppery Halls

“…into the coppery halls
of beech and intricate oak
to be close to the trees
as they whisper together
let fall their leaves…”
~ Katherine Towers’ The Remedies