Fly me to the moon!

On sunday I visited my sister and her family. Emil smiled brightly when he saw me. I brought chocolate muffins (which lacked eggs, because I forgot to add them) and I’m pretty sure his smile got even wider when he found out. When I opened the box with the muffins inside, he instantly wanted one. Sadly, he had to eat some real food first (two slices of bread). It’s a hard world, isn’t it?

After we’d eaten both lunch and muffins, I took Emil for a playtime by the swing and play area. Of course I brought my camera. The sun was shining and we had a great time. He climbed, took the slide, played with the swing and made rodes in the sand with his foot.

While being on the swing, he said the he was going all the way up to the moon. I found that very cute!

The hat is maybe a bit too big as you can see. He can hardly see anything here. But that doesn’t stop him from being happy.

Playing in the sand here, making roads with his shoes and pretending the big button I gave him being a car. Aaah, kids can be creative and they have a great imagination.

Down by the harbour

Saturday morning I woke up 8 o’clock in the morning. When I finally dragged myself out of bed 08.30 and looked out the livingroom window, I saw it was foggy outside. The fog was thick as cotton and I could not see the fjord. Instantly I wanted to hurry outside and take photos of the fog. For a really long time now I’ve wanted to capture fog on camera and this was a golden opportunety.

Unfortunately the fog moved faster than I did. When I had showered, get dressed, eaten, checked out a few things online and was out the door, the fog had lifted. I could only see a tiny bit of fog down by the harbour. By the time I got down there, it might be gone as well. But I decided to go down anyway. Even if I missed the fog, I might be able to take photos of other beautiful things.

I’m so pleased I didn’t give and went home. Spending time by the harbour was fun and interesting and I really enjoyed walking alongside the fjord. Click on the mosaic to see the photos more up close.

Here you can see Aker Brygge (top left) and the boat Crown of Scandinavia (top right) which goes to Copenhagen. On the bottm left the sign says ‘boats to the islands’ and the bottom right shows a photo of myself with chairs and reflections of the fjord.

The more industrial side of the harbour. The light was gorgeous at this hour. I was taking these photos around 11.30.

Look at the blue water; isn’t it just beautiful. The hues of blue. Ah, it’s just candy for your eyes.

Walking alongside the harbour I saw quite some tourist. I heard several forrign languages; I guess it was people on vacation in Norway. I also saw people sitting on the dock fishing.

One thing I love is to be on a big boat (like the ones that goes between Oslo and Copenhagen for instance) and stand on the front deck and look at the open sea. I especially love when the boat is so far out, far from the shoreland and all you see is the open sea. That view is breathtaking.  The bottom photo to the right reminds me of such view. That photo is really taken close the harbour.

I didn’t get any photos of fog, that I have to wait for, but instead I got some lovely shots of the harbour/fjord. It shows that even though you don’t get what you want the most, the thing you get can be quite good too.

Oh how I love the colors of fall

The weather report said, no wait it was the newspapers who put it up BIG that we would experience a case of ‘indian summer’ this weekend. On the front page of several tabloids you could see a big sun and them promising 20 to 25 degrees celsius. I know, from earlier experience, that weather reports not always are reliable, so I didn’t count on any ‘indian summer’. After all it’s the 2nd of October today.

I thougth I should finally bring out my camera again and get some of those lovely fall colors in pixels. Even thought the hot weather might not occure, I thought it would be a bit sunny at least. 15 degrees and sun would be fine by me. I decided to home to the contryside, because fall is easier to document in the countryside than in the city.

What happened? Yesterday it was the foggiest day in a long time. When I woke up and went on my balcony I could not see the fjord. I hardly saw anything. The fog left around noon, but the cloudy weather stayed. And it hasn’t left yet (sunday evening).

At first, I was annoyed by the weather and the lack of sun. I wanted to catch the fall colors in shining light, not in a gloomy, rainy weather. But as the hours went by today, my urge to pick up my camera and photograph outpowered the gloomy weather. It stopped raining after a while and I decided to go explore the outside.

Who needs sunlight? You can get great photos in gloomy weather as well. After I came home, uploaded over 200 photos to the computer and started to look at them, I was pleased. All the yummy colors hit me in the face with a BAM. But it’s not only the colors that appeal to me, it’s also the shape of all the leaves and their veins. Isn’t maple leaves just gorgeous? And when you see a leaf looking just like a heart, you just have to smile, don’t you? At least I do.

Here is a collection of what I managed to photograph today. I’m very happy with the result. The explotion of colors and shapes makes me happy. I but the photos in mosaic, to makes things eaiser for me. You can click on the mosaic’s to see the photos bigger, thus more details.

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