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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas will be here very soon

I'm taking a blog break on this blog until after New Year.

So I take this opportunity to wish all of you,
my dear blog world friends,

To those of you who don't celebrate Christmas, I wish you

And to everyone out there, I wish you 

See you all again in January :-)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday's Fences and Scenic Sunday

From Lindås county, western Norway.

Skywatch Friday and Himmelsk

On a frosty day last week I was out photographing the sunset. As I stopped by the roadside and rolled down the car window, a piece of ice, that had been on the window, remained upright by it self. 
From there on it was just a matter of wriggling myself around in the car seat until the piece of ice was positioned right in front of the setting sun, and shoot!

I forrige uke hadde vi en dag med frost, og jeg var ute for å fange solnedgangen. Jeg stoppet i ei lomme ved veien og rullet ned vinduet, og dette isflaket, som hadde vært på vinduet, ble stående der av seg selv. Så var det bare å vri seg rundt i bilsetet til isflaket var posisjonert foran sola, og klikk!

Skywatch Friday, season 5, episode 23

Skywatch Friday


Guest Heart Thursday #88

A heart decoration in a hospital corridor

Advent calendar presents wrapped with love, and ready for delivery.

A heart rock from last summer.

And a rock that, with a little help, became a heart.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Signs, Signs

This is the display window of a car dealership in Sydney. It's a quick shot taken through the window of a moving car, in rain and darkness (I was not driving!), so please excuse the poor quality. As a Sign shot, it was just too good to pass by. As for advertising, is it  too provoking? I only know what I saw; I don't know the background for the idea.

If this advice is followed, there might not be any more life at all!

What do you think, should we take risks?
And what do you think of this kind of advertising?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Macro Monday

Ruffled feathers -
I think maybe someone got into trouble last night...


Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Hunting for reflections at HongKong Airport 
in July, while waiting for my flight to Helsinki. 

Click to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Himmelsk and Scenic Sunday

This week has been grey, but on Thursday 
the sun came out and gave us a glorious sunset.  

Denne uka har vært grå, men på torsdag kom
sola fram og gav oss en nydelig solnedgang.

Skywatch Friday Season 5, Episode 22

Skywatch Friday


Scenic Sunday

Guest Heart Thursday #87

A hole-in-a-tree-heart from Brazil

A yellow fungus heart

A heart rock 

This season's first snow heart, or rather, hole-in-the-snow heart.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Signs, Signs

This one's from the Victoria shopping mall in Sydney.

Silly me, I always thought the term was "shop lifting" :-)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NatureFootstep Waters, Our World Tuesday, Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

We've been having extreme weather conditions this weekend. Gale force winds, waves up to 25-30 meters and extreme high tide levels. The peak of the storm hit further north on the west coast, but we also felt it here. 

On Sunday afternoon we went for a drive to see if we could catch some good waves. The wind was north-westerly, and the bridge to Brandasund has a clear view in that direction. The wind turned out to be so strong that it was impossible stand up, much less hold the camera still, and the lens was covered with salt in seconds (I have a filter!). So I ended up staying in the car, quickly cracked the window, steadied the camera against it and shot. Of almost a hundred pictures, only a very few were in focus. 

To give an idea of the height of that spray, the lighthouse is probably 8-10 meters high, and the cliff it's on is probably a little less.

Please enlarge for a better view.

Monday afternoon the wind had died down, 
and I went back to the same spot, 
just to get an "after" shot.
Always fun to compare.

Our World Tuesday Graphic


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Bridges and Shadow Shot Sunday

I'm afraid I can't tell you much about this bridge, other than that it's somewhere in Switzerland. 

The year was 2004, we were on our way through Europe to the French Riviera. This was before we had a proper camper van, and we drove an ordinary van, furnished with a fold out sofa-bed and a bookshelf. We spent one night at the camp site on the other side of the river. 

During the night the most amazing rain and thunderstorm swept through the narrow valley, and the thunder echoed off of the tall mountains on both sides. The van was not insulated, and the rain was hammering so hard on the roof, I had to dig out earplugs in order to go to sleep. 

As you can see, the next day the sky cleared up and the sun came out.

This is the kind of experience that sticks with you as a fond memory! :-)

Psalm Challenge

Psalm 36

Verse 5:
Thy steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
thy faithfulness to the clouds.

Verse 7:
How precious is thy steadfast love, O God!
The children of men take refuge in the shadow of thy wings.

Verse 8:
They feast on the abundance of thy house,
and thou givest them drink from the river of thy delights.

Verse 9:
For with thee is the fountain of life,
in thy light do we see light.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Guest Heart Thursday

Let me start off with a lovely heart cloud today

Then a moss heart

A pony poop heart (!)
It's kind of in the middle there

If I'm ever going to get through even half of my heart rocks,
I will have to add at least one in every heart post :-)

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