30 May 2013

Seasons in Scandinavia: May in Norway


May in Norway brought generous sun at last. Out of the rain and the dark clouds suddenly new clouds were born, spring ones. The first rainbow of the year stretched across the vibrant blue sky and underneath all living beings, shedding their winter coats smiled joyfully.

I'm exhilarated by the sun and the longer days. I cannot believe there is no more snow and the ice in the fjord is gone. I am thankful that it is now possible to sit quietly outside under the sun and not freeze. And I do, I sit for hours and I listen to the birds. I wish I could identify them by their songs but even my ignorance cannot stop my utter joy at the coming spring.Or is it summer already?





The National day of Norway brought colors and high spirits to the streets of sleepy Oslo.

For the first time in May we were able to enjoy the sun. The grass is almost green.

The fjord, the same one we used to walk on in the winter is now alive. And we all greet the sun on the banks.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely photos!! Isn't the changing Seasons just wonderful!!

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    1. Yes, indeed! Thank God for photography, so we can document the beauty!

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  2. Beautiful photos! Somehow I thought it was always pretty cold in Norway -- guess I was totally wrong on that! Everyone seems to be enjoying the warmer weather!

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    1. Thank you. Actually it is cold in the North but in South Norway it is pretty decent. Everyone loves sun!

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  3. I love photo #4! Beautiful!
    ~Kim

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    1. Oh, this is a very special place called The End of the World!

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  4. Norway looks so beautiful! You have amazing photos.

    I just found your blog from the Etsy Blog Team.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. Warmth at last! :)
    I'm always in awe of how deeply blue those waters are... Astonishing!

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  6. I understand what you mean, it look a long time for Spring to get the central US too. Norway looks beautiful, and I wish you a summer filled with warmth and sunshine!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  7. Beautiful! Love the red buildings and the blue sea. The snow and ice are long gone here, but we've had lots of stormy weather. Would love to have some mild, sunny days again. :)

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