It rained yesterday. So I took the boys out to play in puddles. Here´s my 4 year old enjoying jumping up and down
Earlier this week me and my mum took the kids to a small open air museum that is an old farm. The farm is called Gamle Hvam (Gamle means old) and has several buildings, old tractors and other agricultural machines, fun things for kids and lots of farm animals, like sheep, pigs, hens, turkey and some rabbits. It was a sunny and lovely day.
The farmers at Gamle Hvam were rich and powerful, something the old buildings reflect.
1. The road leading up to the farm.
2. The barn seen from the road
3. The barn and the stable seen from the front. This building dates back to the second half of the 18th century.
4. This poor little birdie had fallen out of the nest, I guess.
5. The old farmhouse and the new farmhouse. The old farmhouse to the left with the open galleries was built in 1728, and is the oldest building on the farm today. It housed both the farmer and his family, as well as the servants. The new farmhouse, the yellow building, was built in 1820.
6. Another one of the old farmhouse. I found it so nice with the laundry drying in the wind.
7. The big storehouse (stabbur) on pillars is from the 1770s. The shape of the pillars helped prevent rats and mice from entering the building where they would store food among other things.
8. An old Massey Harris tractor.
9. And of course a flower shot too …
It´s definitely all about flowers these days.
I would like to say that I´m sorry I haven´t been visiting all of those fabulous blogs of yours lately. I have been quite busy with work and the kids, and now I´m staying with my mum where the internet is quite slow (for some ridiculous reason..) I´ll stop by soon. Promise.
Some things feel more like summer than others. A field of buttercups is one of them. There is something about that yellow color that just feels like sunshine. Doesn´t it?
The atmosphere at my local pond was so amazing this evening that I just had to snap a photo with my phone while I was out on my evening walk. Hope you like it.
We´ve had so much warm and sunny weather lately that now there are lots of wildflowers growing literally right outside my door. There will be many flower shots this summer. So many that I probably need to make an effort to photograph other things as well
1. Arctic Starflower
4. Red campion
5. Cuckoo Flower (Lady´s Smock)
6. The buttercup and the fly
Yesterday I joined a photography group on a trip to the Ringve Botanical Garden. There weren´t as many flowers as I had hoped, and I also (once again) found that I really need to buy myself a zoom lens so that I can shoot birds too. Anyways, here are a few of the shots from yesterday´s trip.
Took some shots the other day of the campanula flowers on my veranda. They are pretty aren´t they?
I also edited the first shot in another way with changing the saturation and the temperature. What do you think? Do you have a favorite?
On Monday we took a day trip to my in laws to pick up my oldest son who had visited his grandparents for a few days. The weather was fantastic, and as I’m sure some of my followers no by now, their farm is situated in a very beautiful area. Here is an Instagram shot from the farm looking towards the old “grandpa house”.