Another post of Wood Anemone shots, just because I love these flower.
More spring photos coming your way. It still feels like early spring here up north, but today I saw a wood anemone for the first time this year. That´s a good sign! Hopefully there will be more flowers soon. And now there are small green buds on the trees too. Maybe there will be some small green leaves on the trees in time for the 17th of May (which is our constitution day).
The first photo of this post is remains from last year, but I loved the shape of it. A few buds and then finally the wood anemone. Not a perfect shot, I couldn´t get the focus quite right, but I was out with my sons and didn´t have time to take more than that one shot. I will have to go back soon and shoot lots of lovely spring flowers.
And by the way, I´m considering changing the blog theme – again. I´m happy with how the photos look with the current theme, but there are some things that I miss with it too. Maybe I´ll go back to two columns, or maybe not – we´ll see.
On Sunday I took the boys to the folk museum. My oldest son enjoys spending time there, and my hope is that the youngest one will too eventually. It´s more fun in the summer time with an old tractor and plenty of animals like sheep, pigs, cows and hens. Still it was a nice walk around the museum, and I managed to take a few shots too.
Trøndelag Folk Museum, also called Sverresborg because of the fort that King Sverre had built there way back in the 12th century, is situated in Trondheim and dates back to 1909. The folk museum is a collection of buildings from all over the Trøndelag area (the counties of South and North Trøndelag, which basically is the mid-part of Norway). Most of the buildings are from the 18th and 19th century, with some exceptions.
1. An old fisherman´s cabin from the coast of Trøndelag.
2. The Haltdalen stave church. The church was built in the late 12th century, and there are still parts of it that dates back to the beginning, but it has also been restored and added to few times. The church is built up today as it looked like when it first was constructed. A stave church is a type of construction that uses framwork design with solid corner pillars, called staves. The church from Haltdalen is a very simple kind of stave church. The most famous ones in Norway are complex buildings with towers and decorations like dragon heads. Click this link to read more and see pictures of other stave churches.
4. The main house from a farm in the mountain area of Oppdal, almost 2 hours south of Trondheim. This was a great farm where they had plenty of resources so that they could show off their house with red paint at a time when most didn´t use pain on houses. To the right there is a small “stabbur”, and behind the buildings you can see what remains of the ruins of the old fort.
The snow is finally starting to disappear and the sun has been warming for a few days now. The next days it´s supposed to rain, but right not rain is so much better than snow.
Here are a few more early signs of spring. These shots were taken during the weekend. It feels quite weird to call mid-April early spring, but hey this is Norway for you.
I guess the next one needs explanation for you to understand that this is a spring sign. It is my son studying a spider that has woken up in the spring sun.
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.