Before the lawnmower comes

I knew I had to rush out and take pictures of certain flowers before the first lawn mowing of the year. I mean, how awesome is this?

“This” is what the Norwegians call “engkarse”. I have never heard its English name, but Wikipedia has. And contrary to what Wikipedia says, in Norway, children pick them and bring them indoors. OK, time for the close-up!

During my lovely Sunday walk, I took a bunch of other photos, too. Those I have tested as wallpaper (as in “Oh, hey, I can still find my folders among the leaves!”) are published at for your downloading pleasure, including the close-up above. (My one winter photo there finally has some company.)

Have a continued wonderful spring!

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

6 replies on “Before the lawnmower comes”

Wow, I have never seen this in Denmark. The flowers might be growing here, but not in such numbers.Stunning pictures.;)Happy spring as well an enjoy the season of \”Lyse nætter\”.;)


ENGELSK: Cuckoo flower, Lady\’s smock, Meadow Cress, Bittercress, Bog Pink, Milkmaids.Beautiful photos, Happy Spring!!!


That IS very awesome! I have never seen any flower like that. Here, at this time of year, the lawns are covered in spots with little white violets, and I hate to think of them being mowed down, too.


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