About to die –

Nåh, nei – ikke jeg da naturligvis!  I alle fall ikke hva jeg vet?!  Men – naturen rundt oss kan se ut som den har fått dødskysset? Vakkert så lenge bladene henger der i vakre farger, men de tåler ikke rare vinden, og første høststormen som kommer gjør rent bord både
hva angår farger og løv.
Nah, not me!  At least all what I know?  But the nature around us seems th have gotten
‘the kiss of death’?  Beautiful colors as long as the leaves are hanging on, but they don’t hold much resistance to  wind these days, and when the first real rainstorms of the fall arrive, the leaves and colors will all be gone very quickly!
Vi har vært plaget med stadig regnvær og lavt skydekke i dagesvis. Og som dere kan se, er det mye vann i området! Men når det da idag plutselig ble en halvtime hvor solen kjempet seg igjennom, så følte jeg behov for enda en gang ta noen bilder før alt ble borte.

We have for a considerable time been harassed by low cloud ceilings and rainshowers, so when I discovered the sun breaking through for half an hour, I felt the need to preserve some of the colors before they were suddenly gone forever?
Dette er som dere sikkert kjenner til en villvin og – den er ikke i ferd med å dø! Den skal være rød på denne tid av året og det er faktisk på denne tid at den blomstrer!

As you all surely know, these red leaves are a creeper, and it’s not dying! It’s supposed to be red this time of the year. This is in fact a time for blossoming.
Dokumentert ved dette bildet!
Documented by this picture!
Men fargene kan være fantastiske på denne tiden av året og – ofte bare en kort stund!
Det er ofte lønnetrærne som er først ute.

But the colors may be fantastic this time of the year and – often for a very short time only!
Usually it’s the maples that go first.
Denne lille bekken renner gjennom tettstedet hvor jeg bor. Som dere ser er det mye vann for tiden, men det har faktisk forekommet at vannstanden har vært over 1 meter høyere!
Da kan det bli litt problematisk!

This little creek is running through the settlement where I live. And as you may see, there are a lot of water these days, but it has been more than 3 feet higher  once in a while. Then it becomes a problem!
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Jeg er ikke sikker på hva disse blomstene heter, men de vokser vilt langs denne bekken og kommer dessuten i flere farger.  Dessuten blomstrer de ganske sent og pynter dermed opp når andre blomster er borte.

I’m not quite sure what these flowers are named, but they’re growing wild along the banks of this little creek of ours. Blossoming rather late, they decorate the banks whilst other flowers have alreade died away.
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Men – intet varer evig. Her har en blomsterflue lagt seg til for å dø!  Det var nesten ikke bevegelse å spore. Da jeg forsiktig pirket borti ham med en kulepenn, så var det bare så vidt han orket å dra seg litt lenger opp i blomsten. I løpet av et par timer vil det være
slutt. . .!

But nothing lasts forever! A flowerfly had chosen this flower for his deathbed. There weren’t hardly any movements left. I tried to touch him with my pen, but he only managed to drag himself a couple of milimeters more into the flower. In hours it will all be over . . .!
Og studerer man denne blomsten nøye, så ser man tegn på at det også her er nær slutten på livet?

And if you study this beautiful little flower in detail, you’ll see the marks telling you that it will soon be all over . . .
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Varer den en dag til?
Will it last another day?
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Denne  lille parken virker jo frodig nok, men det kommer av denne bekken som renner gjennom området  og som fra tid til annen stiger litt mer enn den skal . . .

This little park seems very lush and green, but that’s due to the little creek running through the park and the fact that it from time to time rises a bit more than it should . . .
Et lite kastanjetre har også merket at høsten nærmer seg.
A small chestnut tree has also registered the signs of a fall drawing closer.
Og den er ikke alene om akkurat det
And he’s not alone about that!
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Andre har allerede tatt sin død . . .
Others are already dead . . .
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Et blikk mot himmelen varsler at det antagelig kommer enda mer vann fra himmelen – snart!
A glance towards the sky tells me that it’s possible that we will have even more rain –
very soon!
Dermed tar jeg raskt et par bilder til før jeg vender nesen hjemover igjen.
Thus I’m quick to shoot another couple of pictures before returning home.
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Håper dere ble fornøyd med resultatet? Det er ikke sikkert at jeg får flere sjanser før høsten er over.
I hope you’re happy with the result? There is no knowing whether I’ll get more chances before it’s all over.

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28 Responses to About to die –

  1. vestlending says:

    Ja det kommer heelt an på planten! Det merkelige er at Bjerken har ikke gitt fine høstfarger på årevis? Bladene blir bare brune og faller av?

  2. vestlending says:

    Nydelige bilder Svein! Både fargerike og fine motiver!

  3. Rajiv says:

    Beautiful colours!

  4. Stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing. We are starting to see leaves changing here in the Midwestern US. I’m just waiting for a rainy day to whip up the seasons first batch of homemade soup and bread bowls.

  5. Such wonderful colours Svein Autumn now has truly set in, and today rain showers also with a biting wind that has certainly led to me adding more layers of clothing today..
    So enjoyed all of the photo’s and no I do not know the name of that flower also.. xxx
    Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday 🙂

  6. Paola says:

    Wonderful, wonderful pictures, thank you. Fall has not yet arrived in Italy, leaves are still green, but there are some small signs that it’s just around the corner

    • Seenorway says:

      You’re welcome, Paola! You never know with the colors of fall. You might be able to enjoy them for weeks, or they might be gone overnight! But now you’ve at least seen these?

  7. -Eugenia says:

    Such beautiful colors, Svein. I am so glad you captured the beauty of fall before it is gone. We have seen some fall colors here, however, I don’t how long the leaves will hang on once we get the winds from Irma.

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you! Well, that’s exactly the problem with fall colors. You never really know for how long they’ll last. Weakened by the first cold they have less resistance towards winds, and combined with heavy rain, which is not at all unusual this time of the year, it could all be gone in one night! But I got it! That’s the main thing!
      Yes Irma will pay you a visit sometime next week, but it won’t be nearly as strong as you’d expect, You might, however, get a bit of heavy rain up there . . .

  8. vestlending says:

    Ja skal ta meg en runde med Nikon her Vestpå så snart solen skinner mer enn ett par timer!

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