Wednesday, June 3, 2009

corner view bergen, norway: the beach



i didn't expect to get to a beach at all in time for this week's theme, but we suddenly had summer coming our way. saturday, we grabbed our bikes, and spent the whole day cruisin' around in the sun. we stopped at a, hm, well - beach, i guess (we don't really have beaches in my parts, you'd have to go south or far north for that). a gatherer by nature, my daughter had her eyes fixed to the ground during the whole stay. 'mum, i found a shell! here's another one! mum, here's a really big one, and look at that one, it shines!' i grabbed her chin, raised her head and said, 'look, honey - the whole place is covered with shells'. 'woooooooow...'
even though we ate all our food and drank all our water, you could safely say that our backpacks were just a teeny bit heavier as we left.
other beaches around the world:

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage,trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana,denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e,janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa,britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b, kyndale
samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, nicki, ruth, mcgillicutty,
desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee, sunnymama
amanda, ali, jenell, guusje, britta, juanita, pamela, inna, daan

29 comments:

Bonnie said...

what a great day !! a trip to the beach by bicycle ... and with tree climbing even !! perfect !!

kyndale said...

great story and I love the photos too!

Cabrizette said...

beautiful nature, here in Norway... I miss this country. Lucky you are ! Have a great day.Bise

Tan Family said...

Gorgeous pics! What a beautiful place. Magical.

Francesca said...

oh, that poor house! If it had shells, then it was a real beach!

Allison said...

I love water that is surrounded by so much green. I grew up around a lake, so I am more of a lake person than a beach person. Lovely photos.

Ian said...

Do you know what happened to that house?

jane said...

sounds like you had a great day! your photos are gorgeous... as usual. thanks for this! un beso! jane p.s. love the commentary:)

therese said...

Ian; it's a small boat house that collapse by old age/lack of maintenance. There were two more of those, in different phases of collapsing. It wasn't by the beach, but by a small lake we passed by on our way back.

Daan said...

Great trip, beautiful!

Pamela said...

Isn't that the truth? Our kids find all sorts of treasures from our outings - rocks, leaves, and most definitely, shells!

Beautiful pictures - I lived in Norway when I was a child - I'd love to go back to visit one day.

jumbleberryjam said...

Couldn't be happier with your beach. Yes, indeed. Perfect!

aimee said...

my favorite photo here is the little shed collapsing into the water - it makes me wonder how long it was there, who built it, why it was abandoned. great photos!

Cate said...

whose house is that? or was that? such lovely pictures, but that house is so intriguing

Di said...

We had summer weather here in Scotland this summer too - I just hope that it wasn't summer!

I love the photos. I love a beach backed by the forest which is why one of my favourite beaches in Scotland is Tentsmuir, the sea on one side and sand dunes and the forest on the other!

I have just joined the corner view group this week and am so happy this week's theme because I love the beach!

caitlin said...

I love love your pictures. Also I am always tempted to run and jump in the water fully clothed.. someday..

amanda said...

wow! I read your blog regularly and have to say that you live in the most beautiful place in the world!

Crescent Moon said...

After this post, we should all come up with creative things to do with the piles of shells we've collected.

Joyce said...

A great day it sounds like and a pocket full of shells. A perfect day! xoox

Anne said...

I love your photos...especially the tree tops!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A fairy "beach" !!! Thanks

malo said...

I looks like a wonderful day. I love the sun shining through the leaves and that fallen house.

Victoria said...

Bergen is so green compared to up here in the north, even at the beach!!! I'm kind of jealous ;)

Jeannette said...

How great is that...that you can grab your bike and see all that beautiful nature in one day!

Kristina * said...

that's such a great story :) my nieces and nephews are just the same. i love it when they get so excited about all sorts of small things and then start to see them with different eyes myself...

great photos as well (the water looks cold... your daughter's obviously very brave :))

formigrafisk said...

Gode bilder å se på.
Ble rolig, selv om motivene er aktivte nok. Så gøy ut :D

therese said...

thanks all for your nice comments!
amanda: norway is truly beautiful, green and lush. it is also a very looong and narrow country, so there's lots of diversity in the landscape. it's easy to overlook the beauty in what we are used to seeing, but taking pictures of the 'ordinary' details helps reminding me of that beauty. as far as the landscape goes, is also helps alot to read all you guys' comments :)
crescent moon: great idea!
kristina: the water was VERY cold....

n a t s u m i said...

These are pretty photos! Great place to visit! Thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend! ox

Elizabeth said...

lovely photos, as always -- especially the one of your daughter in the pink skirt and the blue water

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