Joda, vi har som de fleste andre hatt ustadig vær og en masse regn over de siste ukene, men – vi har sluppet unna direkte snøfall! Og – rundt oss har det umerkelig blitt grønnere og grønnere! Sent i går ettermiddag så det slik ut!
Yes, we have, like most others, had unstable weather and a lot of rain over the last few weeks, but – we have escaped direct snowfall! And – around us it has imperceptibly become greener and greener! Late yesterday afternoon it looked like this!
(Compliments of SRB)
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Beautiful spring photo, Svein. Gorgeous colors. 🎶📚 Christine
Hi, Christine –
Nice to hear from you again, and thank you! Hope everything is OK with you and the family? It has been a tough year for ‘californians’!?
Thanks so much, Svein. I’m doing great. And all is well with the family. It has. It has been a challenge here in CA. But, I’m keeping busy with final edits of a book. Planning to self- publish it this year. Hope all is okay with you and family. 📚🎶 Christine
I’m still hanging in there, but my old car is about to give in. Too many problems and too expencive in the long run to fix. But I hate to buy another car in my age. Waste of money!
Good luck with your car. Hope it lasts for you. Maybe a used car would do. Less expensive. 📚🎶 Christine
This is an area where the difference between the USA and Norway really stands out: Even a well used car of some size – With a milage say like 100 000 miles will cost
something like 20 000 US dollars. In the US it would probably cost something like 3-4000 dollars? And then it is my age to consider. For how long will I really be needing a car? 🙂
That’s not good. The cost of a used cars is so much more in Norway. And you are probably not near public transportation. Maybe you’ll have to count on friends & family for rides when your car gives out. Such a dilemma. So sorry. 📚🎶 Christine
Cars in general, as is gasoline! And it did not have to be that way, but the government is trying to get all of us to change to electrically operated cars (which are also just as expencive!)
My solation is that I will not have to live with this problem very much longer 🙂
The US is heading in the electric car direction too. Government mandate. Gas prices are going up! It makes no sense. I don’t think in time at my age (82). I’m staying healthy, but understand those who have significant medical problems think differently. It’s hard to change mindsets. Hope you are in reasonably good health. Enjoy your Sunday! 📚🎶Christine
Well, I am a couple of years ahead of you, Christine, and you never know what the next week will bring. It might be my car, and then one morning it might be me!?
I feel fine as my age goes, but then one never know for sure. However, I believe I have had a rather good and partly exiting life so far. Not much to regret. And I don’t wish for much more.
It’s hard to surprise me! Que sera, sera! 🙂
Sounds as if you have a good attitude toward life, Svein. That’s important. Live one day at a time the best you can. Enjoy what you can. 🌺🎶
And I do! No other way! But at times I wonder what our world will look like in the end the way things are moving?
And if I’m right, I don’t think I would be happy to be here anyway! (That makes it easier! 🙂 )
Agree, Svein. It’s the same here in the US. We have to stay strong in spite of what’s happening in our countries. 🌺🎶
What keeps me in the game is pure curiosity for the time being!
the famous painter
He he, I tried to translate it as an Italian word – possibly with a typing error! 🙂
He was unknown to me!
We had spring, then summer, and now it is cold again! Crazy weather!
Yes, I know, Eugenia, but is this the new ‘normal’ I wonder . . .?
It does make one wonder, Svein.
It is evident that higher temperatures will increase evaporation from the sea, and – what goes up must come down, but – how, where and in what form?
Very true, and concerning.
Strange indeed… despite more rain it does seem as if we have turned the corner into spring
I agree! But we could have done without all those icy winds we have had this spring! There is a limit to everything!
We blamed you for those cold winds we “enjoyed”…… 😃
I thought as much, David 🙂 but this year those icy winds seemed to come down from Iceland. And when you look at the name, I hold it to be very much likely!
It really has been April weather here too. Sun then rain then cold and sun again. Never know what is coming next.
And – unfortunately, Ute, I believe this to be only the beginning of a major change in our climate, but – hopefully I may be wrong!
Tja, jeg fører vel ingen statistikk på dette, men jeg har en følelse av at selv om våren tilsynelatende kom tidlig i år, så har den vært usedvanlig kald og avbrutt av sludd og nattefrost samt iskald vind som har bevirket at det har vært direkte utrivelig å sitte utendørs selv om solen har vært der. Men det har jo vært blomster?! Og de har fulgt sin vanlige syklus. Et under at de har overlevd nattefrosten, men det har de faktisk greid – med noen få unntak! Da er det værre med
enkelte busker i hagen som har stått der i årevis, men som nå ser ut til å ha fått seg en alvorlig knekk?
Det grønnes, noe sktere enn før? Eller er det bare “husken” som bedrar?