Thursday, April 28, 2011

Green spring

An old chestnut ...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Random Spring Shots (Version 2)

One of "my flowers went missing". I have replaced it.

Spring is the time for work out of doors, and for once one just have to tolerate that some of the neighbours can get a bit noisy in their activities.

The weather changes for the better, and all the white stuff I could find this Easter was stuck to the fence.

In Norway the daffodil is known as the Easter Lily (Påskelilje). For once the name suited the occasion.

Other flowers also appear. I think these are some sort of sort of perennials.

This little white flower is one of the most popular spring flowers in Norway. We call it "Hvitveis". Wikipedia tells me that it is known as wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed and smell fox. Make your own choice.

And of course, a sunset can be beautiful at any time of the year.

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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shades of a Spring Sunset

The architecture of modern shopping malls usually involves lots of concrete, glass and steel. In this one, at least, one can enjoy the visual vestiges of a vernal day.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Things look up if you look down

One always feels that spring is late around here, but if you look around (and step lightly), you may see it. I saw the first crocus more than a week ago, but this is the first one that I "own". Lots of them were just "crawling" around when we visited our summer cottage yesterday.

Just like a newly opened egg for breakfast.

A fragile beauty - don't step on it!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

An Italian Greeting

No, I have not been to Italy for this photo, but when you are a member of a photo club, you are encouraged to take part in photo contests. Some weeks ago I entered the 15° Gran tour delle Colline in Italy. A few days ago I saw on their website that the photo above, called "Winter Sunrise", had been accepted. As you may have guessed, the subject is Norwegian - from a municipality called "Samnanger", east of Bergen.