Wednesday, May 27, 2009

corner view bergen, norway: not cityscapes

ok, so i got it all wrong. i didn't get the specifics of today's theme, so obviously, i didn't climb our highest mountain to get a good cityscape shot. instead, i thought i'd do the very first corner view theme, as i missed out on that one. so this is what my corner looks like.
i open the door, and this is what i see.

i step outside.

i climb the stairs, and am greeted by the number one enemy of our country's flora (and agriculture); the iberia forest slug (brown slug, killer slug). not native, and therefore, no natural enemies. they're everywhere, and they eat everything.
further up the stairs, a more pleasant greeting.

and right across the narrow street - our sweet neighbour's house. which, admittedly, i would rather live in. (shh - don't tell my house. she's old and fragile i might just collapse (literally!) under the weight of such unfriendly utterings.)

i turn to my old and worn house, walk back down the stairs.


(that's a pretty weird shot, isn't it? if you didn't know there was a door, i mean.)
ah, yes. if you want to see how my city looks like from a mountain top (not the highest, though), go here.

29 comments:

Daan said...

beautiful pics!
I love the little blue gardenfence.

Cabrizette said...

green, green, green... I love your country and your pictures too !!!

Kristina * said...

i didn't know about the highest point etc. either... and i like your corner, so thanks for showing it! )

Chrisy said...

Thanks for taking us on a little walk around your place...those little log stools are beautiful and look so at home in the greenery...you house looks like a sweet doll's house...

jane said...

oh how pretty is your corner! i can almost smell the fresh air. and your city view is stunning! thanks! un beso-jane

Bird Bath said...

amazing views. I always enjoy a tour of your corner.The houses and landscape are like a magical faraway place :)
(but not the slugs.One of the creepiet creatures in my opinion...shudder)

Francesca said...

Nice seeing your corner. We get grey monster slugs, and they love my lettuce:(

Joyce said...

Beautiful photos! I like the last one. Enjoy! xoxo

jumbleberryjam said...

So lush and beautiful! I never thought I'd see the day when I was happy to see slugs again, but here I am. Thrilled by the sight. I do believe our cities are sisters. Makes me happy :-)

Kimmie said...

A beautiful corner view of the world! The slugs and snails have a city life too!

caitlin said...

Wow, gorgeous! I think your corner is beautiful. And I love the comment about not offending your house. So funny.

onegoldensun said...

Beautiful images, I love taking a step into your corner of the world and appreciating it's loveliness.

kim said...

what a beautiful part of the world!

malo said...

What a beautiful garden. And your house looks fantastic. Those snails - yeek!

Ian said...

You have a beautiful garden.

trinsch said...

what a beautiful spot you live in. lovely photos - have a wonderful day :)

gardenmama said...

So beautiful, lovely pictures, lovely home!

state of bliss said...

What a fabulous post! I love it, I love all your photos. About the slugs: they really eat everything! My parents used to grow some veggies in their garden but the slugs would eat most of them.

Thank you for sharing,
Kasia

ps lovely blog and what a beautiful header photo!

Hilde Iren said...

Fin lesning en sein kveld rett før senga :) Liker godt å stikke innom bloggen din - god lesning og fine fotos! Biter meg også merke i din utmerkede musikksmak he he, likner på min :D
God natt!

MisterE said...

Great pictures, sorry about the snails. I have been told that if you put beer in a pie tin and make it level with the ground snails will go in but not come out. Might be worth a try.

Guusje said...

Nice to meet you, I love your blog. I's on my list! I'll sure come back.

outi said...

beautiful photos! and i love those reflections on the window:)

T said...

Lovely. Amazing city shot as well.

eira said...

Bjørgvin Marknad 5.-7. juni..kommer dere?

Lisa said...

So beautiful. What a BIG slug, I have no doubt that they could do a lot of damage.

Your house looks as though it has character, ugh we live in a house built in the 70's...not attractive! However we love the yard, so I'm not complaining!

Lisa :)

Elizabeth said...

wonderful

i love the color blue

and your house looks sweet enough for me

and that aerial shot is gorgeous

Blomstermamma said...

Vakkert! Så frodig og fint, og bildene dine er så klare og kunstneriske. Ikke slik vanlig a4 liksom ;)

giardigno65 said...

paradisiac !

travelingmama said...

Love the photos! This is my first time participating in a Corner View and I'm super excited to find your blog! I cannot wait to go check out more of your blog!
Best wishes from Morocco,
Tina
www.travelingmama.net

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