Norwegian Wood

I 1965 slapp rocke-gruppen The Beatles melodien ved navn ‘Norwegian Wood’ og den har siden blitt like udødelig som naturen i de norske skoger!  Derfor anser jeg navnet på dette innlegget som svært passende når jeg viser dere en rekke vinterbilder fra skogene i mitt nærområde.

In the year 1965 the rock group  ‘The Beatles’ launched a melody with the name ‘Norwegian Wood’,  and since then this melody has become an evergreen that seemingly will last forever. That’s why I find it very suitable as a title for this post where I present you with a number of winter pictures from the woods ion my iminent neighbourhood.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADet har vært en del tåke i området samtidig som natte-temperaturer har ligget rundt 10 minusgrader. Underkjølt regn har gjort veiene såpeglatte, men også pyntet litt på busker og trær!

It has been somewhat foggy in our parts lately and the night temperatures have been lying well below zero. Toghether with under cooled rain, our roads have become extremely slippery and icy, but the cold has also decorated bushes and trees throughout the area.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADet er litt artig å vandre rundt i skogbrynet og se sporene etter nattens
trafikk –

It’s kind of funny to walk along the edge of the forest early morning to observe the tell-tale- signs of the nocturnal traffic –
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADet kan se ut som det blir en fin dag for en mann med kamera, men – når jeg kikker mot syd, så ser jeg noen tjukke tåkebanker som nok kommer vår
vei . . .

It might look like this will be a perfect day for a man with a camera, but looking towards South, I can’t miss the massive fog coming our way . . .
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADet er spor etter nattelige aktiviteter overalt –
There are tracks from nocturnal activities all over the place –
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASer man nøye etter, så ser man at plantene har lange ‘isnåler’ over alt –
If you look closely, one will discover that the vegetaation has long ‘icy needles’ all over –
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJeg skulle nok vært her lang tidligere på morgenen . . .?
I should probably have been here v ery much earlier in the morning . . .?
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuda, der kommer tåken sigende. Det gikk jammen fort!
Aw, here comes the fog. That was really quick!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVanligvis tenker man på snø som ‘hvit’?  Men nå er jeg sannelig ikke lenger så
sikker . . .?

Usually we think of snow as ‘absolute white’, but now I’m not that sure any more?
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASer vi ikke en lys gråtone her?
A lighther shade of grey here?
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANei, vi har ikke så mye snø i år!  Vanligvis kan det ligge halvannen meter her, men i år snakker vi om ‘bare 10-20 cm’. I slik sammenheng er det på sin plass å minne om at Norge er et langt land og at forholdene kan være svært forskjellige fra sted til sted.

No, there isn’t all that much snow this year. Normally you’d find 60 inches of snow here, but this year we have only 5-10 inches. This is , however, the moment that I should remind you that Norway is a very long country and that the snow conditions could be very different in other parts of our country!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHer ser vi den omtalte tåka komme sigende inn . . .
Here you may see the eralier mentioned fog come drifting in . . .
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJeg vet ikke om kameraet helt lykkes fange glitteret i iskrystallene, men det var et forsøk . . .

I don’t know if my camera succeeded in catching the glittery reflections in the ice chrystals here, but at least I tried . . .
New try!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJeg er på vei hjem, men tok med meg denne lille hendelsen. Cirrus-skyer flyr mye høyere enn andre skyer  består for det meste av iskrystaller. Derfor kan de bli ganske fargerike når solstrålene treffer i riktig vinkel !

I’m on my way home, but I included this little happening on the way. Cirrus clouds are flying way higher than most other clouds and consists mostly of ice chrystals. That’s why they might turn rather colorful when the rays from the sun hits at correct angle.
(Complements of SRB)
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25 Responses to Norwegian Wood

  1. joanfrankham says:

    These photos are fantastic, it looks so pretty.

  2. -Eugenia says:

    Reblogged this on BrewNSpew and commented:
    Beautiful icy images

  3. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful images. It is amazing how ice can create such fragile and beautiful imagery.

    • Seenorway says:

      You could say that, but it’s the same principle as the making of a rainbow.
      Only it’s much much higher up. Cirrus clouds are usually found from approximately
      22 000 feet or higher!

  4. cichosza says:

    piękne zimowe pejzaże

  5. Paola says:

    As I have some Norwegian friends, I really appreciate these wonderful pictures.

  6. joliesattic says:

    Reblogged this on joliesattic and commented:
    These pictures remind me of Colorado and my cross country skiing days. Lovely blogsite. See Norway!!!

  7. joliesattic says:

    Thank you Svein. These remind me of my cross country skiing days in Colorado. How I miss doing that on a day like those you represent. Beautiful.

    • Seenorway says:

      We are all getting older, Jolie (or we move to places where we can’t), but most of us don’t realize that we arfe living on ‘borrowed time’. We ought perhaps to be more aware that the time is ‘now’?!

  8. vestlending says:

    In Bergen we have to drive up on the mountains to find snow! from about 500 meeters and higher!

  9. What an amazing set of photo’s Svein. Each one just wonderful, with ice, snow, blue sky and loved that lone tree and the ice crystals.. Perfect each and every one.. 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      You’re too kind, Sue! Just snapshots from a trip through the woods in the neighbourhood.
      But may be I discover a bit more motives than most on such a trip? That I don’t really know?

  10. peggyjoan42 says:

    A wonderful post, with so many fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures. It is always nice to see scenes from other countries around the world.

  11. A great series of images….despite the ice and frost crystals it didn’t look cold, the light was quite warming. As for the fog and mists they are something we normally and regularly get in November in the UK….but not this year they started to arrive at the end of January and now into February. Add that to dark days and it is pretty miserable. So some of your winter sunshine and snow brightened us 🙂

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