torsdag 12. mars 2009

A preview! ;-)

….. of summer in my neighbourhood…

Let me just tell you… all these pictures were taken on the same day… believe it or NOT ;-)


Majestic mountains… and the snow never leaves the mountain tops…


It’s beautiful isn’t it??


Yeah… that’s me.. putting my toes in the freezing cold ice water .. in the middle of summer….

vakker natur

This was taken out the car window.. at speed…It’s great isn’t it??


No.. we’re not still using viking ships to get around….. BUT we had to stop here and take pictures.. there’s this man living not far from us.. that build these beautiful ships… He’s doing such a great job….(and those are my kids playing in the lake….)


Wouldn’t it be nice to sail this lake in one of these?? Isn’t it a bit weird to think our/my forefathers were VIKINGS… and sailed in boats like this (only larger) across the oceans.. even all the way to America… I find it hard to believe…

Have a great day!!!!

21 kommentarer:

Nancy sa...

Hi Monica, I love seeing pictures of your country! It is amazing you have snow and warm weather all at the same time :)
Those boats are beautiful! You should feature that man and his art on one of your post! I also find it hard to believe that our forefathers sailed on ships like that all the way to America....I wouldn't do it at all...too chicken! Nancy

lvroftiques sa...

OMG!! Monica it's spectacular!! Takes my breath away!! God sure must have loved Norway to have made it sooo BEAUTIFUL! *winks* I can't believe your great grandparents lived in Portland! Well you MUST come back for a visit! July would be good...that's when the next Expo show happens *winks* Vanna

Smilingsal sa...

You live in a beautiful land. I love the stories of the Vikings.

Mrs. B. Silly sa...

I simply can't imagine living amongst so much beauty. Sure California is beautiful too but we have nothing like what you have in Norway. You are so lucky. The picture with your children and the Viking ships is so neat. It looks like they just came onshore to frolic.
Hugs, Bridget

Tootsie sa...

I just love the photos! I wish we had summer...and when we do get it...I wish it was longer!

Debi sa...

Oh Monica my dear,
I think these pics are just to die for!! I wish I had something so beautiful in my back yard... I have to go thousands of miles to see anything like that!! And those boats... yes it is splendid to think of our forefathers traveling in something like those!! Thank you dear for sharing those Beautiful sites with us!! Is it summer there now???!! I am jealous if it is!! IT is 30 degress today here!! :( I am back to freezing!! I want SPRING here sooooooo bad!! (To stay this time!!) :D
I hope your having a wonderful day my dear! :D
Debi xo

Laura Ingalls Gunn sa...

Oh the mountains and the water is just to lovely.

I would love to go for a sail in a viking ship.

~♥~ Monica S sa...

This is just a preview of summer you guys.. it's still Winter/spring here.... :-)


Justine/Justiney/Tiney sa...

What gorgeous pictures once again, Monica! How cold is the water in the lake your kids were playing in? I'm assuming it's mountain fed and therefore pretty damn cold, huh?

Justine :o )

~♥~ Monica S sa...


You are so right!! It's melted snow.. hehe!!! It's too cold for me that's for sure.. but gets better during summer...the sun heats it! :-)


Tonje sa...

Beautiful pictures, Monica. I love those viking ships... it really amazes me that people really used ships like that...

Ashley ~ sa...

I'm loving the pictures*! I'm thinking I just may have to put Norway on my list of MUST visits as soon as I am flying again. It's so beautiful*! Thank you for all the sweet comments tonight. You made my day*! I will be back to visit tomorrow, until then, Goodnight/Sweetdreams*


Chandy sa...

Monica, hello there!

Those ships are just gorgeous to look at! And such history behind them. My first daughter, her father is part German part Norwegian. And she takes real pride in being part of that great heritage.

You take really great photos even in a moving car! That's awesome! :-)


mrsben sa...

Hi Monica, we still have lots of snow but NOTHING as beautiful what is on your mountain tops. The scenery is magnificent!

The Viking Ships are such a wonderful example of Craftsmanship.

(Back in 1960 and Norweigian Archelogist couple discovered a Norse Settlement in Newfoundland (Canada). It is located at L'Anse aux Meadows and the site has eight buildings which date back to the 11th Century A.D. (1,000 years ago (500 years before Christopher Columbus discoverd North America). It is believed to be the only settlement on our Continent.)

Hugs -Brenda-

Stephani Gorman sa...

Monica, Your pictures are just amazing!!! You are truely blessed to live in such beauty! Thank-you for sharing your wonderful pictures! I feel like I was just on vacation! Well...almost.
Hugs, Stephani
P.S. I was going to pass a Kreative Blogger Award to you, but you already have one! LOL

Jill sa...

Hi Monica
It is so beautiful where you live. I want to pack my things and move there. I love when you post stuff like this.

Have a great weekend.

Jessica sa...

WOW! Amazing pictures....I would never get any work done. Do you have any of these framed? I love the 2nd and 4th one....definitly frame worthy. You are just too cute, too. :)

I love those boats, what beautiful craftsmanship.

Hugs to you~ J

Shelia sa...

Hi Monica! I still love looking at your beautiful neighborhood! Oh, we toured the viking museum in Oslo! It was so interesting. Thank you, Dear One, for coming by to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet sa...

My goodness...there is now way the scenery could be any more beautiful! And those boats he builds are the coolest things ever. They look so fun! It would be fun to sail them around the lake for sure!

Ashley ~ sa...

Hey friend ~ I just wanted to say thank you for the sweet comment you left me yesterday, and for your prayers*! You are so sweet and I am blessed I found you right here in blogland*! I hope you are having a great day, and hey, its time for another post and more pictures*!!! (Hugs&Love) _Ashley*

Karen sa...

You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world! The mountains are just breath taking. Oh and I love the Viking boats!!! What a talented man.
Have a lovely evening,