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Spring, or Winter, or Both

Or maybe we should call it “sprinter”?

Anyway, most of the winter has been quite mild, with a few cold spells in between. Lately we have had some nice weather with clear skies, frost, and some gorgeous evening skies.

sunset

Last week I took a look in our garden, and was very surprised when I saw these popping up everywhere:

crocus      I cannot remember the crocuses being so early before, – the sun had not even returned to our house and garden after the winter months when this photo was taken.

When driving to visit family this week, we also came across lots of these beside the road:

tussilagoColtsfoot (Tussilago) is a sure sign of spring.

On returning home in late afternoon, we had time to stop and take some photos as the sun was setting.

fyr2

tree

boatsThere were thin crusts of ice floating about on the surface of this fjord.

A bit later we came across this frozen lake:

hornelen

I went out of the car for a better view. It was our last evening of this spell of cold, nice weather. No wind, and all was quiet….

skating… except for a faint sound of a single pair of steel blades on ice, the occasional booming sound of the ice settling into the colder evening temperatures, and also peals of laughter ringing across the lake from the far shore where a group of people had fun on the ice.

skating2I was just able to glimpse some figures moving over there, – one is sitting on a kicksled, and the others skating along.

Now it is raining again, and the ice is probably gone.

🙂

Eldrid

Lagre

Lagre

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2 Responses

  1. Looks beautiful – thanks for sharing! We had a very mild winter, no snow, hardly any ice even on puddles, and not even many mornings where I had to scrape the car! Hope you are well and happy xxx

    • Thank you, Benta! It is good not having to scrape cars in the mornings. I do not like that either, and generally prefer a bit warmer weather.
      However, that afternoon by the frozen lake brought back childhood and teenage years memories of all the fun we had skating on the lakes back home. We knew that as a rule the ice would not last very long, so we had to make the most of it while it was there.

      We are fine, – hope you are well too. 🙂

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