mandag, desember 28, 2009

Nydelig vinter. Beautiful winter.

Tok disse bildene på min vei til postkassa i dag i ca. minus 10 kuldegrader.  Ikke dumt å tenke på at om en uke drar vi til Kypros!
Took these pictures on my way to the mailbox in about 10 degrees minus today. Good to think about our journey to Cyprus in about one week!

Postkassestativet i enden av veien vår.  Huset vårt innerst til venstre.
Our mailbox rack.  Our house is the red in the background.

søndag, desember 20, 2009

Flere begivenheter i desember. More events in December.

Den 6. desember ble vårt 5. barnebarn, Zoë, døpt av sin far i Larvik Misjonskirke. Mor bar henne til dåpen, og mormor og bestefar, tante Berit og onkel Tom Erik var faddere.
On the 6th of December our fifth grandchild, Zoë, was baptised by her father in Larvik Mission Church. Her mother carried her to the baptisme, and grandmother, grandfather, aunt and uncle were godparents.

Sist fredag dro jeg til Våle utrustet med pepperkakedeig, melis og masse godteri, for å bake pepperkaker med tre av barnebarna. Det ble en koselig ettermiddag/kveld, først med baking, så med pynting og litt sang til jobben:
Last friday I went to my daughters home in Vestfold, equipped with ginger snap dough, icing suger and a lot of sweets to make ginger snaps with three of my grandchildren. It became a nice evening with baking, garnishing and a little singing while we did the job.

Ginger snap baking song.

"The Lord is God. Up in heaven and down on the earth. The Lord is God. He and no one else."

Even, 3 år viser stolt frem sitt produkt til pappa. Even, three years old, shows proudly his product to his daddy.

Sindre, 7 år, er også fornøyd med verket. Sindre, 7 years, is also pleased with his work.

Mina, 5 år, viser frem det hun syntes var finest av sine kaker.
Mina, 5 years, is showing her best one.

Vi var kjempefornøyde med resultatet.

We were very satisfied with the result.

torsdag, desember 03, 2009

SkyWatch Friday.

All these pictures are taken yesterday.   Threee of them in the series of Sødra Cell cellulose factories, which is the pittoresque view from our house.  The first of them was the last taken, just before the sun disappeared.
The moon pictures is from last night.
(I had a little trouble with the tecnique to get them in right order - the two last is in right order to each other.)

fredag, november 27, 2009

SkyWatch Friday.

Here is my contribution for this week's skywatch.  Both of them taken from my veranda.   The first one yesterday, the second today - as the sun is disappearing behind the hills a little past 3 o'clock p.m.
The big clouds on the first picture is NOT smoke from the factory!!  (Just a little down to the left.)
Happy Skywatch everyone!

torsdag, oktober 22, 2009

SkyWatch Friday.

Taken on our afternoon walk along the seaside last Sunday:

torsdag, oktober 15, 2009

SkyWatch Friday.

Last Saturday we had a necessary errand in Drøbak, a small town in our neighbourhood. There was a beautiful fall day, and we took a walk along the seaside in the city. You see the Oslofjorden against the North, the seaway towards Oslo.

This was taken to-day's afternoon, just as the sun had disappeared behind the hill to the right. The now famous view from our veranda.

A little earlier this afternoon I noticed a helicopter sounding nearby, and found this one standing absolute calm in the air. Someone hanging in a line and obviously doing a work on the pylon beneath. Fascinating!

Happy Skywatch everyone!

torsdag, oktober 08, 2009

SkyWatch Friday.

This week we have followed the Fiest of Tabernacle in Jerusalem by television. My mother-in-law is there with a Norwegian group right now. It is her first time in Israel, and she is so exited. This picture, taken from within The Citadel in Jerusalem, we took on our last visit there early in 2008. Now we are longing to go back there as soon as we can.

This is the beautiful full moon we could enjoy last Saturday: taken not far from our house.

torsdag, september 24, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Last Saturday we went to Frognerseteren together with our eldest daughter who at the present is patient on Rikshospitalet (The main hospital in Norway) for a medical examination of her disase (Bechets syndrome). It was a very beautiful day, making good for all of us.

The profile of the restaurant against the sky.

This is the view from our sitting place outside the restaurant, looking over Oslo city and fjord.

And on our way down from the hill we could watch the construction of the new Holmenkollen arena for skijumping.

søndag, september 13, 2009


Først et besøk i Holmsbu kirke.

Så en tur med kano på Røskestadvannet.

torsdag, september 10, 2009

SkyWatch Friday.

This time I want to share some pictures taken on my 50 years anniversary from primary school in Trondheim last week-end.
The first one is from the old harbour buildings along the river Nidelven, floating through the city.

The second is in Ravnkloa, the old fish harbour - and now location for the tourist boat to Munkholmen (an island) nearby. The statue is named: The last viking.

Seagulls in Ravnkloa.

The tower of Værnes airport at my return back home.
Here is my home place, seen from the sky, as I soon was to land at Rygge Airport.

Thank you for your company on the journey!