Wednesday, May 13, 2009

corner view bergen, norway: the great outdoors
























norwegians are hikers. the idea of nature as the source of recreation is firmly based within our northern souls. sunday walks are tradition, and although my family's lifestyle opens up for a bit more spontaneity as to which day(s) will be spent outdoors, this sunday we did what thousands of other norwegians did.
we discovered a new place none of us had been to before, and spent about 4 hours there, climbing, running, listening, smelling, looking, marvelling, getting wet and collecting treasures. happy day.
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36 comments:

jane said...

It´s overwhelming. How absolutely beautiful. Thanks for this. Un beso-Jane

ladybug-zen said...

what a spectacular place. so lush, green, mysterious...everything a forest should be.

Mona said...

Øøøjj - sikke et fantastisk sted I har fundet dér!! - Jeg trænger godt nok til nogle ordentlige gåture i Norge - håber du vil vise mig dette sted engang :)

Ian said...

Those woods must be great for wild berries and mushrooms.

jumbleberryjam said...

Gasp! How completely beautiful. Reminds me a bit of my beloved forests in the Pacific Northwest (USA). But I do believe yours are even more inviting. I shall move Norway up higher on my "must visit" list :-)

kim said...

oh how gorgeous...take me there! my boyfriend when i lived in switzerland was half swedish, half norweigan and i had tons of norweigan friends in fribourg - always going to the mountains - to ski, or hike or whatever - such fun! men ja kann inte prata norsk! :-) - actually that's not true, i did learn "o so swinger wi pa seidelen igen hai skol" and i have no idea how to spell it, but it probably gives you a good idea of the clowns i hung out with - happy 17th of may by the way!

Kristina * said...

how beautiful! those places look so enchanted.

when i was a kid, we also went for sunday walks with our family. (since i have five brothers and sisters, i guess we made quite a sight...) i always loved these walks!

Ritva said...

hello norway, finland calling
12 points!

Anne said...

Wow, that is so beautiful. So different from my end of the world.
Thanks for sharing. I love looking at nature photos on people's blogs from all over the world. Australia is so far away from everything it will be quite a few years before I'll be travelling the world. I'll get there one day :)

For now I'll see the world through blog land.

You asked me a while back about Katies cardigan. No I didn't knit it I bought it from a opp shop it was like new.

Lisa said...

You have inspired me to discover a new place this weekend....

Your photos are beautiful. Such a beautiful country Norway is.

Schanett said...

hey!! what a beauty do you have!?!! it's a dream!!
I'm jealous...

about my easter eggs: I use the same as you: onion peels!

thanks for visiting my blog!

Kari said...

I have heard that norwegians like to hike and by the looks of your pictures - no wonder!! I would stay outdoors too with such beautiful outdoors.
Thanks for sharing.

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Absolutely enchanting. I would love to take a walk like that.

Francesca said...

Looks like you have an amazing landscape in your country, with striking differences between winter and summer: perhaps that's why you love exploring it!

trinsch said...

wow! those photos are stunning! the scenery is overwhelming. what agreat spot you discovered! it's amazing how different the nature in norway - and sweden for that matter - is from denmark. it's like a fairytale - stunning!

caitlin said...

These photos are straight out of my imagination from when I was little. I would always pretend I was surrounded with large trees and find paths to wander. These are seriously good.

Cabrizette said...

green, and green and green... such beautiful landscape in your country ! I felt in love with it when I came last two years... I hope I will come again. Thanks for sharing.

denise said...

Oh - where you live is like a luscious enchanted land from a fairy tale. Beautiful.

Daan said...

wow i'm impressed, how beautiful, thanks for the great corner view

janis said...

What a nice outing... looks like you were well prepared for lunch too...nature always makes my stomach grumble for food :)

MODsquad said...

Oh, what fantastic photos!! It looks like hobbits, fairies, and gnomes should live there making music all day long! Gorgeous!! Happy Day!

nicola said...

breathtaking shots. just beautiful! you have a lovely blog. my parents used to live in norway, long ago. my brother's name comes from norway, as a result. :) when we visited as teens, my parents said "now kids, this is your kind of country." they were right.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Bird Bath said...

WOW! That is some stunnign countryside. I bet you enjoyed every minute you spent exploring that piece of earth.

lise said...

Sandhola er flott, jeg gleder meg til sommer, sol og bare føtter - en fin spasertur og ren utforskertrang.

Nydelige bilder!

Cate said...

ok, this looks like a fairyland. we have these books by elsa beskow. your pictures remind me of her books an illustrations. very magical!

Elizabeth said...

wow. that was so beautiful -- thanks for the tour of your beautiful country and countryside! when can I visit?

Dana said...

Wow. You make it look like a magical forest. Nice!

Hege said...

Flotte bilder!
Venter bare på at naturen skal springe ut i grønnfarger her oppe i nord også ;)

outi said...

i love hiking and those kinds of little paths in the forests. what a perfect trip:)
thank you for sharing!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Thanks for sharing this very beautiful and rich walk...

Bonnie said...

ok, it's official, norway is a place i need to visit !!! your photos are stunning ... as is your country !!

g. said...

Gorgeous. I am mesemerized.

Ida Nielsen said...

So beautiful and very different from Denmark....the Scandinavian nature is so diverse.

epe said...

your pictures make me happy! this place looks pefect. great post, thank you for sharing!

Victoria said...

Beautiful! I must visit Bergen some day. Here there is still so much snow and so little green.....

Iris E. said...

Like a fairyland...Thanks for sharing this. It's lovely.
XO
Iris

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