We had a brief and glorious week of autumn colours and sunshine before the real autumn, aka. wind and rain, started.
A selection of photos from the åast couple of weeks.
I moved home from Oslo, and went straight to work. My holiday time is in the end of August…
But I still have managed to enjoy the summertime.
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A walk in the spring and sunshine. And noticing this old building in my neighborhood. Freia chocolate is not Norwegian owned any more, but still there is production going on in the factory in my neighborhood.
I can sometimes smell the chocolate being made.
I am grateful for my sense of sight because…
I’m able to see flowers, like the arctic starflower pictured, in nature in their full potential. (Even if the iPhone camera fails to convey it properly.)
And it makes me grateful for my glasses, without which I would watch the world through a fog.
My first pair of rain boots. Aren’t they fashionable?
I currently have them on display in my living room among other decorative bits and pieces. (I suspect they may have to go at a certain point though as the rubber has not held up well over the past 29 years.)
It figures that the year I got this, was the summer almost without rain – but the summer I got my own paddle pool, it rained constantly.
There is something so intrinsically friendly and happy about a summer field filled with buttercups.
Last year’s Gingerbread house, seen from the top. Although the houses were successful from an aesthetic perspective, they were less good to eat a month after they were made, when they were as hard as Hagrid’s rock cakes.
This year, we’ll use the pre-made versions and decorate them instead.
I think I said it in October, but with the sunlight being absent for so much of the time now, I’m really grateful for views like this one.
Picture taken in November last year.
Even though the days are growing shorter – in October daylight will go from being on almost 12 hours here, to being on for 9 hours – it is good to remember that the sun does still rise and set. Even though we might be at work and won’t get to see it…
I can’t believe I’ve kept these orchids alive for a year now. Clearly, I should only have low-maintenance plants that don’t require me to remember to water them too frequently.
Only, I seem to drown my cactuses…
Picture from Bath, last year. I have something for the imagery of one tree standing on its own.
Isn’t it delightful and knobby? I have no idea what it is – but the picture was taken last year in Kew Gardens. (Which means theoretically it can be anything botanical…)
Sometimes, a field filled with flowers and sunshine is all it takes to make me happy.
When I see a pond, I always look for waterlilies. My grandfather, who died before I was born, once said something about them, according to my mother – but I’ve forgotten what it was.
Sometimes, a shadow can make the light more interesting. Other times, it’s just there.