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.