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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A short walk from spring to winter

This morning I decided to go for a short hike. We've had gorgeous sunny snow free days for the easter holidays, but this morning the sky was cloudy, and as I left the car, light snowflakes started fluttering in the air,.

We've had frost every night for a long time, so the ground was frozen solid.

It's an easy path, and only a 15-20 minute walk.

As I arrived at a small sea bay, it was snowing heavily, 
and this old boathouse provided shelter for my packed lunch meal.

I love the old weathered wood that covers the boathouse, 
and the beautiful slate roof.

Not a bad view.

The boathouse is built in a traditional technique using large logs.
The walls have acquired a beautiful patina.

It was snowing more and more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Squirrel photography

On Sunday I did a squirrel photography workshop in Stavanger. It was great fun (seriously, not being ironic), sitting in camouflage tents in a spot that was maintained as a feeding place for squirrels, so they were quite comfortable with the tents being there. I shot close to 1500 pictures in 3 hours. I haven't worked my way properly through all of them yet, but from what I have seen, I am reminded that my camera is still more intelligent than I am. Every. time I stray from automatic settings and try to be "clever" and think for myself, I mess up. So most of them are useless, except for a few exceptions.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Photo walk

There is an old graveyard, situated among moors and hills, close to the rocky coastline of western Norway. In the old days there were no roads here, the sea was their highway between communities. It was their livelihood and in very many cases, their death. And after that, it was the road to their last resting place. These graves are from the the 18. century, and they bear witness to lives lived in this harsh environment. Many died young. 

And of course, there were hearts.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August Break 2015. Day 29: Listening

On this full moon evening 
I went off on a full moon quest, 
even though it was raining and 
really there was no chance of seeing 
the full moon rising. 
So obviously 
I ended up sitting in my car, 
listening to, and watching 
incessant rain, 
but still enjoying myself.

Friday, August 28, 2015

August Break 2015. Day 28: In My Bag

I am a bag organizer person. Compulsive. I have to know where everything is, to the degree that I can put my hand into my bag, without looking, and immediately pull out the item I want. So I collect bag organizers. The ones I use at the moment are 2 red ones. Identical, one big and one small. This bag is really a picnic basket. I use it in the car. It goes in the passenger seat, wherever I go. In some cases I'll take out the whole basket. Or if that's not needed, I'll bringing a smaller bag and just transfer the items I need for the occasion. Or I'll just take out my purse, which is really just a wallet that also has room for my phone, and it has a shoulder strap.
I am a compulsive bag organizing person :-)
BTW, I seem to have forgotten to mention what's in my bag, but that's not important, whats important is how it's organized :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August Break 2015. Day 27: Favorite Recipe

I don't have a favorite recipe, but I have lots of new recipe books. 7 years ago I went low carb/high fat, originally to lose weight. And I lost 18 kilos in 3 months, without ever going hungry. For a few years I was on and off, and gained 3-4 kilos. I have tried out different variations, and have seen that I'm sensitive to carbs, so now I practice strict LCHF. That means that I don't eat potatoes, rice, pasta, grains or sugar. I eat all kinds of pure meat and fish, unprocessed, and lots of veggies, with reduced amounts of root vegetables. I had to learn how to cook all over, and make everything I eat from scratch. Once you get into it, it takes no more time than traditional cooking. For sweetener I use erythritol, which is plant based, and does not affect the blood sugar. I like the kind that is mixed with stevia. I don't consider myself being on a diet, for me it's a lifestyle :-)

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