søndag 24. juli 2011

The norwegian horror weekend

When i find myself in times of trouble..  I take great comfort in the nature. Even God has cried all weekend, the rain has been unstoppable.  I needed to get away from the TV a little, get the terror on a safe distance for a short while. And trying to find beauty again. And this is what I have found:
Fuchsia flowering on my balcony

A rock pipit (skjærpiplerke)

A wet oyster catcher (tjeld)

A little seagull chick hiding in the wet grass

A dunlin (Myrsnipe)

A young red-necked phalarope (svømmesnipe)

A little stint (dvergsnipe)

A very wet dunlin

A young wagtail (linerle)

Not any of these pictures can make up for the terror, I know that. But it is my way of coping, staying sane. And finding beauty even after these tragic events. I also know I am lucky, having the biggest treasure of my life safe in Skien. As a mother I can try to understand the grief of the victims parents, but I do not think it is possible for anybody to fully imagine the deep sorrow and grief they are going through. My warmest condolances goes to all the victims and their relatives.

søndag 10. juli 2011

Trip to the beach

This weekend has been rather wet, but today we went to the beach. Thea, the dog, loved it, bud eat half the sand there, bet she had a rather dry throat afterwards. But we had fun.
Not so many birds there yet, but there was a big group of artic ternes.
An eider having a good time surfing in the waves

A crow taking off..

Thea running happily in the field

Aric terne

Artic terne

Thea on the beach

Hiding in the flowers

Can you see me?

mmm, they smell lovely...

søndag 3. juli 2011

Rainy weekend in Stavanger

Nobody can say summer is here, because it is mainly raining and cloudy all the time. But yesterday was OK, a couple of hours, before the heavy rain started. And today was grey and wet, but nice for photographing.
Enjoy my new pictures. Have tried to be more adventurous, don't know how well I have succeeded. 
A little sparrow fledgling

Mrs Greenfinch in the hedge

A housesparrow

Very angry Mr Greenfinch

Great tit in the sun

An Admiral on the Jasmin

A bumble bee on the jasmin

A moorhen walking on the water

A young coot

Black headed gull

Fieldfare with a mouthful of worm

A grebe

Another coot

A young lapwing

Another grebe

And another young coot