Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yellow spring

In Norway there is a tradition among part of the population to run after the disappearing snow into the mountains. I never do. I prefer to stay on the coast and watch the spring come in. Today I spotted this coltsfoot. So now I have sun on the ground as well as in the sky and all is well.

28 comments:

Petunia said...

Nei, de som løper etter snøen i år, er klin hakke sprø!! Hehe!! Vi har hjemmepåske og jeg trenger virkelig å roen ned et par dager.
Ønsker deg og dine en fin påske, Rune:)

Dina said...

Wow, this is like a burst of sun! What a marvelous flower.

So there is a custom of chasing the snow? Reminds me of one summer in the late 70s. We were so sick and tired of working in the abnormally hot heat of summer that we decided to go somewhere in search of snow. The somewhere turned out to be Norway.
Standing on a living glacier for the first time was such a moving experience for me.
God bless Norway and her snow.

Petunia said...

Uglebildet mitt er tatt med et lite kompaktkamera Panasonic TZ5. (ca 30 m avstand) Jeg gidder ikke ta speilreflekskameraet med meg hele tiden. Jeg liker å reise lett, som jeg skrev!!

Petunia said...

Ps. Tror det er ganske likt ditt lille kamera!!

Halina said...

Underbart!
//Halina

Viola said...

Åååå denne var vakker!! =) Ja det er godt å pleie våren nå, synes jeg også.. :) Nydelige bilder nedover her også! :)

Ønsker deg en riktig god påske! :)

Reader Wil said...

Hi Rune!What a sunny yellow flower! We are all glad that spring is in the air! We have had some wonderful weeks of sunny weather and hope that this will continue till after Easter.
Thanks for your comment. I know
that Napoleon was all over Europe except in Great Britain and Russia.
I also know that he put his friends and relatives on the empty thrones of many countries. His friend Bernadotte became king of Sweden and married Napoleons ex girlfriend Désirée .But I have to look up what happened in Norway.

Malyss said...

A yellow explosion!a great sunny "BOOOH!"..

PS: I did not know you knew so much about french songs!:o)

becky said...

Sun was the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo before reading any of your words. Like a sunflower...only the coltsfoot is much prettier.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Det ble et solskinnsbilde av en blomst mange av oss er glad i.
Ønsker deg ei riktig god påske:)
(blir ikke noen ski-påske her heller)

Anne said...

YES SIR!! til tross fro tilgang på en slik fjellhytte skal nok jeg også trakte mot vår denne påska faktisk, ikke søttan om jeg er igjen moden for lue, skjerf og vinterutstyr, nei `vadde så lekt`!!

Måtte nå bare sola bli like rund, stor å gul som denne fullkomne blomsten!! Og påska mi blir på denne måten den også, på jakt etter noe som stikker opp av jorda som jeg kan ta bilde av, henter snart opp den hvitveisen med pinsett, og drar den opp etter halsen om den ikke viser seg snart.
Kaldt om nettene her ennå sjø.

Påskeklem til deg Rune.

Gry said...

Nydelig solstråle Rune!

Selv sitter jeg på Kvamskogen og reiser ned til kysten på "andre siden"..... Veldig logisk :-)

Woody said...

I tend to run the opposite direction of the masses :-)

I've never heard of a 'coltsfoot', it's beautiful! There's so much dimension to this flower!

Marka said...

I like it! It's bright & subdued at the same time.



About the truck from yesterday:

Perhaps I forgot to mention that this truck isn't exactly stock. It's been modified and worked on more than a little bit. My buddy has built this one to be a pulling truck.

The black smoke is actually unburned fuel. The black smoke disappears as the turbo spools up to force more air into the cylinders, which results in more complete combustion.

It all depends on what some people call normal. Some people prefer not to see any black smoke at all, which others (like my friend) prefer to watch the smoke roll.

Margaret said...

Whenever I see something like this, I get a tremendous impulse to start counting all the petals.........

Ken Mac said...

Rich!

Irene said...

Nydelig bilde ... Jeg er en av dem som har reist til fjells i påsken. Men i år blir det sjøen, fullt og helt! Vi kvittet oss med "hytta" i fjor, og invisterte i noe nytt ved sjøen. Akkurat nå er vi veldig glade for det. Har fått mer enn nok av snøen og hilser sola og våren velkommen!

Påskelklem!

imac said...

Oh, delightful Rune, and all the posts that I have missed too.

Having trouble with my net connections at the moment, keeps popping on and off a lot.
Got Virgin coming out thurs, hoping to have it fixed and working all the time.

Erika said...

Wonderful the Norwegian tradition, wonderful your shot and your considerations.
Ciao from Italy

truels said...

Rune, this is a beautiful sign of the spring, an amazing image - just like your photos of the crocus in the previous post. I enjoy these pictures very much - now when my garden is full of flowers again (and because I will not take and post pictures of them this year, like I did last spring!)

Lucy Corrander said...

Spring is annoying because it churns out lots of yellow flowers, and white ones, which are so wonderful to see - and so difficult to photograph!

Lucy

Ken Mac said...

so much energy in its little petals..

katney said...

Gorgeous!

Pam said...

Beautiful!

Lew said...

Yellow below and yellow above - a very nice transition to a new season!

Lucy Corrander said...

Happy Easter!

Lucy

lynnwiles said...

That is very beautiful and sun-like Rune. It looks a little like straw or pasta.

Happy Easter to you and your family.

Barbara Martin said...

I haven't seen any wildflowers yet, but many of the trees along the creek have started sending their buds forth. Even the crabapple trees outside my window.

Sunshine always brightens my day no matter what mood I'm in.

Beautiful shot, RuneE.