Nine Years in Norway
An American's Reflections
October 29, 2014 by Cindi 21 Comments
Norm 2.0 says
October 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm
So peaceful. There’s just something soothing about the sound of flowing water isn’t there…except when we have a full bladder 😛
October 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm
What a perfect comment, Norm! Genuine and observant … and funny. Thank you for the laugh!! 🙂
October 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Nothing as soothing as a mountain stream! Nice one!
October 30, 2014 at 9:41 am
Nature’s music = soothing and relaxing. 🙂
October 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm
Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/10/layers-of-time.html
October 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm
October 30, 2014 at 9:46 am
Thank you, Melanie — they represent highlights of a wonderfully energetic yet relaxing hike!
October 30, 2014 at 8:44 am
Wonderful! i love the sound of running water.
October 30, 2014 at 9:42 am
I agree, Gunilla — it’s so restful!
October 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm
Oh heck Cindi, your photographs leave me more breathless than the last visit. I stopped breathing watching video, it’s so alive with light. This belongs in an Art Gallery, the content is so pure and even. There is just so much life in your work and you make me feel as if I am present in the moment (what a gift!!). I am so glad I found this post today, perfect timing, it has rejuvenated me. The sound of the stream is the perfect subtext with a climax of noise exploding into the superb calm of normal life on the pond. The flow of the water is full of its own story. You bring me back to reality with a gentle glide, feeling fresher. Hearty thanks.
November 1, 2014 at 11:04 am
A sincere thank you for your comment, Lita! Those sparkling mountain streams are so pure, any point-and-shoot camera images do them no justice. And yes, the stream (and tiny waterfalls as this one meanders down the lower part of this small mountain/hill) does tell its own story, doesn’t it. I’m glad it could help you feel refreshed and energized. (We’ve had so much rain since the day I took this walk, I imagine the musically gentle water flow is a much more percussive-invasive symphony now!)
November 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Beautiful and peaceful. Great captures, Cindi!
November 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm
Thank you, Amy!
November 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm
Love the splashes of color too
November 4, 2014 at 11:30 am
Thank you, Audra! I’m glad it was a “serenity moment” for you.
November 4, 2014 at 8:41 am
I was rapt when I had scrolled down enough to see there is a video, thinking the sound had to be imagined. Bliss! And the serene [geese, swans, both?] at the end. I thought they were swans, at first, because I kept looking away at the scenery and that startling bright patch of reflecting autumn foliage. Simply gorgeous. Thanks Cindi. <3
November 4, 2014 at 11:35 am
Thanks, Christine! That’s our local swan family. They’re used to people being around, but I still was careful to not get too close. I respect their aggressive defense of their family (just like geese!)
Malin H says
November 5, 2014 at 10:15 am
Lovely images AND video. 🙂
November 5, 2014 at 11:34 am
Thank you, Malin! We’ve had so much rain since the walk when these photos and video were taken, I’m sure the mountain stream’s trickle is more like a roar right now!
November 6, 2014 at 9:45 pm
Beautiful photos, and I love the sounds of a trickling streams. So calming!
November 8, 2014 at 9:54 am
“Calming” is the perfect description.
With all the rain we’ve had lately, though, I’m sure those little trickles aren’t so calming now. 🙂
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