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Flowering Norway

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A swath of lupine.

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.

The sound of bees feasting was everywhere.

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.

Just like at home, daisies flourished.

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.

A buttercup looks away during an evening walk.

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.

So many beautiful roses graced homes in every village.

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.

Cool green envelops aged stone walls.

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.

I don’t know what this is, but it was everywhere along the roads.

But that’s for another post.

Foxglove glows against the rocky mountainside.

For now I hope you enjoyed the foliage of Norway.

Hydrangea just starting to show it’s colors.

Soon I’ll post more about sites along the coast, hoping to show you quintessential rural Norway.

Stay tuned.

Lots of thistle too.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

13 thoughts on “Flowering Norway

  1. So pretty! What a fun time that must have been, looking forward to more photos.

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  2. Welcome back! I say you give WP a run for it and post all those photos, Dawn! 😀 Looking forward to more.

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  3. 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!

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  4. Welcome home! Your photos are absolutely stunning!!

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  5. 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.

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  6. Keep posting! The flowers are beautiful, the landscapes are beautiful. I love living vicariously!

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  7. 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.)

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