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Heavens and hells

It was a dark and stormy night. OK, it was just a fading late afternoon, with dirty slush on the ground, sleet in the air and little wind. But it had been a hellacious day for traffic and was still hellacious for pedestrians. About a foot of wet, sloppy snow piled itself on top of […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Snowy evening

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday – Last Christmas

Wordless Wednesday Bryggen, Bergen

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Blizzard day

I should call it a snow day, but on my way home, the snow came at me from all directions, making it pure guesswork which way to angle the umbrella. But when it’s snow, it doesn’t matter in the same way as when it’s rain. I tried to capture the thin layer of snow, enough […]

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Sort of on break

It’s downright distracting to have arms whose protests against too much typing and mousing can no longer be ignored. I am doing better, and my increased awareness of what is good for me is definitely helping. But it doesn’t take much abuse to get the arms protesting again (they’re very mutually supportive that way, my […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Wet window

Wordless Wednesday – The rainy view through my boss’s window

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Enjoying October

Man-made, all natural. City, woods. New, old. Yesterday evening, as I stood outside the police station waiting (no, not to get arrested), I looked up the street that leads to Bergen’s cathedral and on up the hillside. The photo above is a feeble attempt at trying to capture the contrasts of modern cars, older buildings […]

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Hot!

I have never seen my barometer this high since I got it for Christmas – a whopping 1055 mb. Can’t say I’ve seen the humidity this high, either, (it’s pointing at 60; sorry about the flash) and this is indoors! It’s around 11 am and my balcony, which is in the shade on the west […]

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The sound of rain

Today was a do-nothing day, and nothing much inspired me to write. But I got nostalgic. I slept in and could hear the gentle rain falling on the ground outside. Rain against window is a storm; rain falling straight down to the ground is a farmer’s rain. That last reminded me of the wet summers […]

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Rainbow portent

It may be silly, but I like believing in “signs”. Especially if they fit an already existing pattern. Last night I attended a sort of summer party with my department in spite of a bad weather forecast. We had some delicious seafood and wine and then went outdoors for a game of darts (for the […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Rainy day pansy

For Alice: A bit of rain captured on a pansy. Wordless Wednesday

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Too hot to handle

It’s nice to have lovely weather. We’ve now had such a long stretch of dry, sunny weather that the fire departments in all of western Norway are on special alert. It won’t take much to start a fire with everything as dry as it is. Unlike my native California, everything’s green and lush and we’re […]

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Failing the climate quiz

Yesterday, right after work, my division had a meeting about the climate. Some of the questions were about how we thought the climate changes would affect our work. I can’t really see any direct influence on my work as a graphics designer. Indirectly, there are heaps. The climate changes has made us aware of how […]

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Woodpecker wonder

Today it started to rain as I was on my way home from work, without an umbrella. I decided that since I was carrying groceries, I had no free hand for an umbrella, anyway, and it wasn’t raining that hard, and so I was going to have a happy walk home. Which is about when […]

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More snow

All of winter has decided to show up after the vernal equinox, apparently. As I left the grocery store this afternoon, it started to snow. Again. It has been gently snowing since (four hours and counting). I looked out my living room window and got rather fascinated by the snow settling on the street lamp […]

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Recharging

March can’t make up its mind. It spent all of Easter Sunday snowing. Gently, consistently. This morning we woke up to smooth, untouched, beautiful, powdery snow, glittering in the sunshine. Said sunshine has been making the apartment warmer than usual. Feels good. Feels like…the end of winter! Oh, yes! The season where we don’t turn […]

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Easter Eve sights and sounds

Remember my telling you what a dream Easter is in Norway? How the perfect Easter is brilliant white snow and brilliant yellow sun? We have that right now. I wore wool underwear and sunglasses for my walk home from the store, carrying a generic automated coffee machine cappuccino which tasted surprisingly good if not cappuccino-y. […]

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March mood swings

Not my mood swings, but the weather’s. It is typical of March to not be able to make up its mind about the weather. Storm? Calm? Winter? Spring? About all at the same time? Which is pretty much what we had this past weekend, leaving me to walk home from work Friday on clear paths, […]

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Spring break

We finally got a break from the wet, the gloom, the gray, the chilling. Today we got a break from winter, and a sneak peak at spring. So I took a walk, a slow walk around the local pond. Delighting in the fact that I actually needed my sunglasses, and in all the little signs […]

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What it looked like just days before

Sunday I was in the city, and while waiting for the bus outside our bus station, snapped a few pictures. You are looking at one of the main roads in and out of town. The big structure is a parking garage (cheapest in town) and if you look behind it, you can just make out […]