This week has been very busy at work with lots of meetings both here in Trondheim and in Oslo. I was in Oslo from Tuesday to Wednesday and took a few travelling shots with my phone.
1. On the plane on Tuesday
2. and 3. From the train station by the National Theatre
4. Sunset by the airport in Trondheim when we arrived on Wednesday evening at about 8.30 p.m.
I haven´t really taken the camera out much the last week, I´m tired of taking photos of snow.. But yesterday I felt like capturing our friends the roe deers that come to our garden a couple of times a day to eat bird food leftovers. They are such beautiful animals. I just hope they wont eat our flowers when spring finally arrives. The light was not the easiest, with both shadows and lights, and all the photos are taken through the living room windows.
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.
So as some of you noticed from Friday´s post, we were visiting my husband´s parents this weekend. On Saturday, the weather was a bit grey to start with, but I had already decided that I wanted to go for a walk (with the baby carriage) towards the lake Eikesdalsvatnet. I took the upper road above the river on my way there, and then the road on the other side of the river on the way back. It was a 2 hours walk. And I of course stopped to take some pictures on the way. The weather improved during the trip, and when I came back home the weather was just perfect.
The village Eresfjord is situated between the fjord Langfjorden and the lake Eikesdalsvatnet, in the county of Møre & Romsdal. (There´s a map here, and you can zoom out so you can se where in Norway it is situated) It´s sparesely populated with beautiful surroundings. Next time I will take a walk the other way towards the center of the village and the fjord. Here are my photos from my Saturday walk.
1. The road upwards… I can tell you it´s quite heavy to push the baby carriage up there….
2. And this is what it looks like on the top behind the trees:
3. After the curve one has perfect view towards the lake.
4. I love this little lane of trees that leads from a nearby farm towards the lake.
5. Partly ice-covered lake with the surrounding mountains. Can you see the weather is improving?
7. Details from the quay. There is a tourist boat on the lake in the summers. I should go back during summer time if the weather is nice.
8. Red buildings close to the quay.
9. Another view
10. The mountain Goksøyra (1315 meters)
11. On the sunny side
12. After my walk we all gathered down by the river close to the farm and grilled hot dogs on a campfire. Here is the view from where we enjoyed life:
This weekend we are visiting my in laws. They live in a small village in Møre og Romsdal county, North-western part of Norway. It’s about 3 1/2 hours drive from Trondheim. I took two snapshots with the phone on our way there today. The first one is just after Oppdal, a mountain village south in Trøndelag county, about halfway. The second is just 10 minutes from my in laws. The village is just below those fabulous mountains at the end of the fjord. I hope the weather stays like this so I can go out with my proper camera tomorrow.
I just had the most wonderful weekend enjoying as much time as possible outside in the fantastic weather. We’ve been out skiing both days. And since a big camera is not the easiest thing to bring while skiing (and teaching my son to ski), I have had to do with the phone. So here are some Instagram shots from the last two days, and one from the tram stop the late morning before the weekend.
Today the weather was just too perfect to miss the opportunity, so I went in a bit late to the office and took the time to stop on the way to for a few minutes of photography. New snow over the night, and a nice, warming sun made it all so wonderful. (well, it´s all relative, I guess for all of you not living in Scandinavia, our sun in March is not very warming at all )
These shots are taken close to railway bridge called “Skansen” by the canal that comes in from the fjord, and also looking towards the Ila Marina and the lighthouse. (featured in a post not long ago - http://ingaphotography.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/ducks-and-boats-and-some-other-things/)
Maybe some day I need to share a map of the city with you so it would be easier for you all to understand where all these parts of the city are. Some day, not today
It seems as though I have got some dust or spots either on the lens or inside the camera. As you can see there are spots in the upper part. Very annoying. It´s only one year ago that I had my camera cleaned professionally. Well, I have tried to clean the lens (and the UV filter), sop hopefully that´ll help.
And last a shot from the lane “Drillveita”, a lane with old, traditional wooden houses. This lane is in the city centre, just a few minutes walk from my office.
Yesterday we had the worst weather. It had been windy for a few days and with temperatures above zero, the snow was melting. For some that would be a good thing, but even though it´s March now, I would like to skiing a bit more before spring. And spring never arrives in March where I live anyways, not properly.
So yesterday we had very strong wind, with the strength of a storm every now and then. It was stormy throughout the day, and with snow and rain. Definitely a day to stay indoors. Actually the police adviced people to secure their belongings outside and otherwise stay at home.
Here are a few shots taken through the windows yesterday.
With all these grey photos, I just wanted to brighten up my day, and this post, with a purple drop…
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.