Monday, 31 January 2011


This is Minus. He is a ten years old, red, big, fluffy and enormously cuddly cat. He is not mine, although I wish he was.. His owners live not far from my grandparents and whenever I visit them, I usually meet Minus too. He is so trusting and fond of people, a huge contrast to our late family cat who was very wary of strangers. I think he is so beautiful and cuddly, I just want to pick him up, put him in my handbag and take hime home with me. But I can't do that, can I?

Sunday, 30 January 2011

In progress

Remember my post Sjokoladebutikk? Well, here is the chocolate-shop-to-be, four months later. New windows and a new door, but still in progress. I think my hunger for chocolate will have to wait a little longer..

Friday, 28 January 2011

Red barn

There are some red barns in this region, here is one of them, situated on the hill in Krokstadelva.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Been skiing yet?

It's embarrassing to admit, but I haven't been skiing this winter. I took this photo last winter, it's from the cross country skiing fields around "MIF-hytta," a cabin belonging to MIF (Mjøndalen's Sports Association). Hopefully, I'll be up there very soon, getting some fresh air, and before I go I can check out the weather and quality of the fields here

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Nature's Art

Check out this stunning piece of art! It looks like paint on a canvas, doesn't it? However, it's not. What you see here is nature's art, the patterns in a big piece of rock

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Weeping willow?

I like how branches become all frosty when it gets cold after a mild period. This tree is a birch, but could resemble a weeping willow, don't you think?

Monday, 17 January 2011

The chestnut tree

I have realised I haven't posted a photo of a tree for a while. I haven't posted that many photos of trees at all, really, despite being a sucker for them. This tree here is a huge chestnut tree, it's growing in the courtyard of my friend's parent's farm. I think its beautiful, but this tree here is still my favourite!! The building on the photo is called "stabbur," a house on farms used in the old days for storage of food. For more information on storehouses, check out, where ten farms in Rollag, Numedal (about 1 hour drive northwest of Eiker) have come together to offer accomodation options in these storehouses.

Thursday, 13 January 2011


When I posted the photo of the ice at Vassenga, on Boxing Day (see the post here), one reader commented "hope you will post photos." I was working that evening and never got to see the derby, so I planned to take a photo of the match when the bandy team I am playing for (an Oslo team, Stabæk) would meet Eiker's women's team, Solberg, on the ice in Solbergelva. The match was played yesterday and here is a photo of one of my team mates (in blue) with total control of the ball. Let me add in the end, we won 7-1!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


I'm not sure if "årstidsforvrengelse" is even a word, it was my granddad who came up with it some years back when we spotted an apple tree covered in snow, with bright red, ripe apples on it. The word can be translated into "season distortion." I remember we saw the tree in November, and now I have spotted the same thing again! Talk about stubborn apples, refusing to let go!

Monday, 10 January 2011


My apologies for disappearing for a while, 2011 started pretty hectic. I took today's photo some days ago after walking home from the shops. It was the beautiful blue light and colour of the field that made me stop. Light, either at dusk or dawn, especially in winter, is a favourite of mine. I have already blogged pictures where light have been my motivaton for taking them. Remember Winter light and Twilight from my old blog?

Monday, 3 January 2011

Gulden Kunstverk

Today's picture is from inside the art gallery Gulden Kunstverk in Steinberg. It's a small gallery in a new, modern building. Next door is the art sales outlet, housed in an old barn, and Kafé Elvebakken! Check out their web page for more information, other exhibitions and its art online at

Sunday, 2 January 2011


I caught the reflection of the rare winter sunshine in these windows some weeks ago. Thought it made a nice picture. The buildings are the collection of four apartment blocks, called "Åkerbråtan," in Mjøndalen.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Photo of the year!

2011's first theme day!! I have chosen to interpret it by reposting what will have to be my favourite photo of the 220 photos I have posted in 2011 (including Oslo Daily Photo). I made that sound really easy, but let me tell you, it was not. Can I choose all of them?? My favourite photo (one of many) belongs to the post Wrapped and stacked up!. Why I like this photo I have explained in the post, but quickly summed up, it's to do with the light and angle. I choose this, but I have to add that my favourite could easily have been this photo, this or this one too..