Nine Years in Norway
An American's Reflections
September 17, 2014 by Cindi 34 Comments
Maggie Wilson says
September 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm
I my humble opinion your Wednesday photos are the BEST!
September 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Oh Maggie, my sincere thanks for such a wonderful compliment!
But I can’t take all the credit. Norway deserves that; it’s really difficult to NOT take a good photo, once I settle down from the excitement of a new location and let her tell me what perspective to find and capture! 🙂
September 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm
What an amazing photo! It makes me want to be there and sniff the fresh air and look up 🙂
September 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm
Thank you LaVale! It’s been a beautiful week of fresh air and sunshine in this area, and it was wonderful to be out in it!
September 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm
I bet! I can see that!
I hope you’ll have more of these days Cindi before autumn starts!
Beth F says
September 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm
September 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Thank you, Beth!
Malin H says
September 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Amazing light… Wonderful image!
September 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm
I was there at just the right moment, wasn’t I? Thank you, Norway …. and thank you, Malin, for a nice compliment!
September 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm
My pleasure, Cindi.
September 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm
Great image and I can hear the Beatles song to go with it 😉
September 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm
That’s an earworm I’m happy to have …. hope you are, too! 🙂
And thank you for the compliment, Teri!
September 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm
And thank you for broadening my view of what Norway really is like 🙂
September 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm
Nice. Many of our firs are secondary growth as the forestry industry has wiped out the originals. True for Norway?
September 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm
No, there hasn’t been mass cutting in recent generations … there’s controlled timber harvesting. It’s good to feel that sense of permanence around me.
(Like your part of the world, it’s all part of Taiga, the forest that circles the high northern latitudes. I love living with these surroundings!)
Kerri Nicole Casey says
September 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm
You did a wonderful job of showing the height of the trees. Not an easy feat!
September 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Thanks, Kerri! I was excited when I saw the perspective from where I was standing, and even more excited when I looked through my camera lens I saw I could capture almost all of it.
Thanks for visiting my place in the world with me! 🙂
September 17, 2014 at 7:27 pm
so majestic. I wanna hug it 🙂
September 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm
It is a warm and welcoming place … and thirty minutes later, I was sitting in a historic place just behind me listening to a violin recital. Magical! I’ll be sharing that experience with a new post this weekend.
Thanks for visiting my little part of the internet. I’m going to enjoy exploring your blog, too!
Jan's bulletin board says
September 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm
Lovely picture, Cindi! Nice with the backlight and the shadows. Like the framing, too.
September 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tusen takk, Jan. I appreciate the compliment! It’s kind of difficult to take bad photos in our beautiful Norway, isn’t it? 🙂
September 22, 2014 at 10:27 am
No, not at all. I’ve taken lots of bad photos 😉
September 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm
Well yes, occasionally human error creeps in. But shhhhhh …. we don’t have to share that, do we? 😉
September 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm
Thank you, Ileana! (And thank you for visiting!)
September 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm
A wonderful forest.
September 18, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Yes it is. Peaceful, stately, awesome. It’s an honor to walk among those trees!
September 18, 2014 at 12:40 am
Very pretty, regal trees.
Thanks for sharing at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/elodie-farms.html
September 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm
“Regal” — that’s a GREAT description! Thank you for that. 🙂
Gunilla Bäck says
September 18, 2014 at 7:30 am
Beautiful! I love walking in the forest.
September 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Thank you, Gunilla! It was a peaceful moment.
September 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm
I am, like the other readers, awestruck by the beauty of this. What a capture. I can almost smell the pine fresh scent in the air. I know it sounds an obvious statement but the trees are incredibly tall – your photograph captures the phenomenon of this so cleverly. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and this picture shows me why! There is something so magical about the composition, like there is a character waiting to emerge… (I am a big Lord of the Rings fan!). Bravo.
September 23, 2014 at 12:20 am
Lita, I know I’ve written this before, but your comments are always so personal and enjoyable to read. I’m glad the perspective could be captured so effectively … it’s all Norway, and her beautiful glacier-carved landscapes!
And, since I was about to listen to a violin and piano concert, I wasn’t hearing the full LOTR score in my head while visiting this part of Lysøen … but now I am. 🙂
Travel Spirit says
September 28, 2014 at 2:57 am
Love this photo! Trees are one of my favorite subjects…just beautiful!
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