We traveled back across the Atlantic on Tuesday, crashing into a deep sleep Tuesday night. Wednesday was devoted to Katie, picking her up from camp, exploring the yard, neighborhood and house with her, as she confirmed everything was as it should be.
And now, finally, I have time to show you some more of Norway.
I took over 2800 pictures. Not all are great, but a whole lot of them were pretty good. It’s hard to take a bad picture in scenic Norway, and I ended up with 675 images of our time there that we put on thumb drive for the family.
Still, I can’t share 675 images with you here, I think WordPress would implode under the weight of it all.
So. How to give you a glimpse of Norway’s beauty? What to focus on? I guess I will have to break it up in multiple posts; today I will focus on plants.
We arrived in late spring and noticed that quite a lot of what was blooming there was blooming at home too. Lupine and buttercups, daisies and peonies, roses and foxglove were all thriving. When we left hydrangea was beginning to open and sweet smelling honeysuckle climbed the mountainsides.
We took long walks on back country roads, along fjords and up mountains. Everything was very very green, moss cloaked old rock fences and ferns clustered against huge boulders.
Much of the time it was damp, though I got to wear shorts a couple of days, and we made it out in the boat once between wind and rain storms.
But that’s for another post.
For now I hope you enjoyed the foliage of Norway.
Soon I’ll post more about sites along the coast, hoping to show you quintessential rural Norway.
July 4, 2019 at 9:26 am
So pretty! What a fun time that must have been, looking forward to more photos.
July 5, 2019 at 9:19 am
It WAS a fun trip! Sometimes I felt like I was in the magical village of Brigadoon.
July 4, 2019 at 9:57 am
Welcome back! I say you give WP a run for it and post all those photos, Dawn! 😀 Looking forward to more.
July 5, 2019 at 9:20 am
LOL. It takes about 2 hours to look through 600 photos….though I have done that a few times in these past few days. I’ll post a few more in the next installment.
July 4, 2019 at 11:34 am
I had no idea Norway was so beautiful!! I guess I always pictured it covered in snow and ice, ha! Thanks for educating me through your trip. It’s nice to learn they have some of the same plants and flowers we do. Welcome back!
July 5, 2019 at 9:20 am
It felt very familiar, other than the mountains. And the salt water. Oh and the language. And the food…
July 4, 2019 at 11:35 am
Welcome home! Your photos are absolutely stunning!!
July 5, 2019 at 9:21 am
Thank you! I’ll post a few more in the next installment coming right up.
July 7, 2019 at 6:08 am
How lush. When I travelled to Norway, it was in December. Absolutely gorgeous and clean country. The flower you kept seeing on the side of roads is part of the centaurea family: Bachelor’s Buttons.
July 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm
Norway was clean everywhere!
July 7, 2019 at 7:22 pm
Keep posting! The flowers are beautiful, the landscapes are beautiful. I love living vicariously!
July 7, 2019 at 8:02 pm
More Norway posts coming…well…at least one more anyway.
July 8, 2019 at 8:10 am
So beautiful! And lupines! (We all know how much I love lupines. I really do live in the wrong climate. They just won’t grow here.)