tirsdag 24. mars 2009

Look what I’ve been hiding…

Those of you that have followed my blog for a while have seen this big pine tree alot.. it sits straight in front of my house.. and is what I see from my livingroom. Look at the beautiful pinecones that hangs at the top


This one (below) is what I have usually posted…


Now look what happens if I don’t zoom in on the tree… there are lots of houses real close!!! 


Now.. if I step outside.. and look to my left.. I see these beautiful mountains…. aren’t they just gorgious in the sunlight?? 


Zooming out……..


and zooming all the way out.. this is what the view is really like… even more houses!!!!


But I do have a great view.. and we love it here.. we’re really “on top of things” up here….

For those of you that have spotted something green in my garden that looks like a stranded boat… You are so right.. it is…. we “saved” it from a playground years ago.. and my kids have had alot of fun having had that boat in the garden… playing pirates etc.

The houses you can see closest to us.. are all brand new.. there used to be a small forest there.. we fought it for years… trying to keep them from building houses there.. but we lost!!! So instead of looking into a beautiful green forest.. we now have these houses to look at…. it’s ok.. but I liked the trees better!!!

It used to look like this

nye hagen 002

We had to redo the whole garden.. and lifted it up alot too.. to not “fall” into the houses below us……we even had to sacrifise that big old tree there….

I really liked it better before… don’t you??

18 kommentarer:

roy/elisabeth dean sa...

It's a beautiful view, despite the houses! I can't imagine looking out my window and seeing that mountain every day....even from a distance!
You are so sweet to share Norway with those of us that will probably never see it~
Have a lovely evening!

Mrs. B. Silly sa...

It is till quite beautiful. I'm so sorry you lost the battle for the forest though.
I always love to see your photos.

Jessica sa...


Your pictures are always so gorgeous~ houses or not....your views are amazing. Those are the prettiest pine trees ever~ I have 3 in my front yard....but they are Texas pine...I guess...lol.

Big hugs~ J

Diane @ Four Paws and Co sa...

The pictures are beautiful! ♥

Jill sa...

I know I tell you this all the time but it is so beautiful where you live. Hey do you guys have Walmart..?? Just wondering?? LOL

Tootsie sa...

you are sneaky!!! I love the view...and the boat would be super fun to have! it is still wonderful ...but the view without the houses was much nicer!

Marilyn sa...

Hi Monica, your pictures are always wonderful. Such an incredibly beautiful place you live in. I am doing good now.. over the shock.. and moving on. Thank you for caring sweet friend. Marilyn

Smilingsal sa...

I guess you'll have to be thankful for nice neighbors. Thanks for showing us.

Ashley ~ sa...

You have an absolutely gorgeous view*!!! I can't imagine walking outside and seeing those beautiful white mountains everyday. WOW*! I'll be the kids are having a lot of fun playing in the boat, but if they ever get bored of it, I'll be Tootsie can give you some great ideas as to how to plant a flower garden inside it.

I love your cursor*!!! I hope your sister is doing well.


Tootsie sa...

yea!!!! plant that boat!!! I would! lol

Justine/Justiney/Tiney sa...

Yep, the view was certainly better before they built the houses, but even the new houses can't take away from that spectacular view you have! Oh, what I would give for that! You are SO lucky!

Justine :o )

Karen sa...

What a lovely view! I would love to have that view to destess each each! Norway is such a beautiful place to live! Lucky girl!!!

Tonje sa...

The view is still spectacular, but I know what you mean about the houses... it would have been better without them.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity sa...

You are blessed to live so close to the mountains. I am glad you have neighbors! LOL
Hugs, Terrie

Gail McCormack sa...

Hi Monica
I can never tire of your photos of the beautiful scenery surrounding you!!! Nearby houses or no houses it's spectacular.

I caught up on a few of your previous posts, I'm so glad they found the missing man!

Laura Ingalls Gunn sa...

I love your tree and Elvis too. :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings sa...

Your view is amazing, Monica!!

Chandy sa...

I like both, but I feel for you for losing that beautiful woods. It's nice to focus on "bigger" (love those snowy mountains and those pinecones are so cool) things, too from time to time! :-)