Aprils past

This April is being spent at home, mostly indoors, away from loved ones, away from strangers. 2 meters apart indoors, 1 meter apart outdoors. Riding in cars and buses is limited or not doable at all.

So, I invite you to Aprils past. The following photos are from various earlier years.


On the point known as Kvarven, an untouched woods is home to innumerous migratory birds. A birdwatching friend of mine and I like to go at the crack of spring at the crack of dawn to listen to the orchestra of arrivals claiming mates and territory.

Kvarven is nice for hiking and picnicing, too. And has beautiful views.

Facing Ørnafjellet (closest) and Mt. Lyderhorn
Looking west towards the North Sea; Askøy bridge in foreground


April means fresh leaves, in bright green, vulnerable yet fierce.

Rosehip bush bursting out in green

Gardens start to come to life, bringing with them color.


I haven’t been to town since … well, when was that? Oh, March 6th. We knew about the coronavirus by then, since first cases in Europe were announced the week before. A week later, Norway shut down. Since I live outside the city center and get all my needs met locally, I haven’t been on a bus for a month nor to town. Nor to my hairdresser’s (my only first world problem).

Mt. Ulriken, Bergen’s tallest mountain, and in foreground, our city park, Lille Lungegårdsvannet. Up on the very left hilltop you can see the restaurant on Fløien.
Øvregaten, Bergen’s oldest street, runs behind Bryggen. It’s also where my hair dresser is, in the red house next to the green one.

Take care!

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.

4 replies on “Aprils past”


We’re told 3 feet apart outdoors, 6 feet apart indoors. Haven’t heard 13 feet yet. Also haven’t encountered anyone coughing or sneezing in my few outings. I think the folks with cold symptoms are staying home.


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