Tag Archives: snow

Arctic Spring

We we say it’s a beautiful spring day, we don’t mean green grass and budding flowers.  This is what 71 degrees north looks like, six days before the calendar reads May 1st.

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Days like these 

Balsam for the soul.      

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Winter Clothes

Two nights ago, while we slept, 40 centimeters of snow fell silently to the ground.  Instead of the whipping, wailing winds that sculpt snow formations in some areas and leave bare ground in others, we awoke to a gentle blanket of … Continue reading

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Ever-changing Light

From my house, I view the mountains and sea and never cease to be fascinated by the play of light and shadow.  The solid rock and steady waves displaying different faces throughout the day. And I contemplate how the circumstances around me … Continue reading

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Snow-Blasted

We just had a storm called “Ole” that blasted the northern part of Norway this past weekend.  Ole has left us with lots of snow to shovel, and frosted our buildings from basement to roof. I also want to share … Continue reading

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Playground in Waiting – April 6, 2013

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Graffiti Art – North Cape Style

When you live in a place where winter lasts around seven months, there are days when the snow doesn’t seem quite as magical.  Our family has raced sleds down the backyard hill, built snow caves and snowmen, made snow angels … Continue reading

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