As I write the title of this post, it´s once more snowing outside.. As my followers already know, I love snow. But I also love the changing of the seasons. Snow in April is not uncommon, but still I´m now tired of snow and cold. I want spring with small wild flowers, crocuses and buds on the trees. And seeing photos from those of my blogger friends that are now posting spring photos, just makes me long for it even more.
So still plenty of snow outside, but still there are some small signs of spring.
Here are a few flower shots. The first few are taken in the window in the daylight, but the others are taken using flash in the evening.
Today was also my youngest son´s first birthday. Of course we celebrated with cake. His first taste of chocolate cake and he definitely enjoyed it.
Yesterday started with lots of snow, but continued with lots of rain. It was all very bleak and grey. But we still went outside for a little while and I took some photos of details I saw around me. So as you can see it´s not all perfect winter wonderland all the time here up north.
Finally, here are some of my latest photos taken during some of these beautiful winter days we’ve had lately. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have enjoyed these days.
I had a lovely morning walk on Saturday as I took the opportunity to bring my camera on my stroll to get the baby to sleep. It was cold, about minus 10 Celsius, and the sun had just come over the horizon.
Frosty railings by the dam close by.
A peak towards the pond through a frosty window in the shed by the bus stop.
I love how the frost makes everything look different.
Sunday’s shot and the end to a difficult week. Not being able to follow the theme, made me appreciate that I actually chose themes for each week in the first place. It’s easier when I have something to help the imagination.
This week’s theme is “Nature” and everything that’s got something to do with nature: plants, trees, landscapes, animals (if I see anyone), bugs, birds – well you name it. This is Monday’s shot. Hope you like it.
This is details from my national costume, called “bunad” in Norwegian. I won’t wear it tomorrow since we’re going away, so I thought it was a good idea to show some of it today. There are many different national costumes in Norway, all from different regions and areas. Mine is one of several from the valley of Gudbransdalen, which is the valley that starts just north of Lillehammer, the town i grew up in. My fathers family originally came from this valley too.
As a bonus, I’ll throw in a self portrait of myself taken on the 17th of May two years ago, so that you can see the whole thing. It is made of wool, has lots of embroideries and silver that belongs to it.
I went downtown today because I was meeting up with colleagues of mine who are in Trondheim for a conference. As I work on a national project on digital learning (when I’m not on maternity leave), I have colleagues from all over Norway. So we don’t meet in person as often. I of course brought my camera and went for a stroll to see if I could find some nice numbers to photograph. I liked this one. It is a street number in the street “Fjordgata” and it was a bit different than the others that I saw today.
Details of a beautiful necklace my son made to me in kindergarten before Christmas. I think he did so well,and I was proud and happy when they told me he did it all by himself.