Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Shortly we are travelling to the beautiful land of fjords, mountains, snow, and trolls.
"Look at them",  troll mother said. "Look at my sons!!! You won't find more beautiful trolls on this side of the moon".  
John Bauer - Swedish illustrator and painter 1882-1918 via wikipedia


The Aurora Borealis  via wikipedia
Midnight sun  via wikipedia
Back soon

48 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary, Happy New Year, and have a wonderful trip, although I don't think you'll be seeing too much midnight sun this time.

    I only once saw a really impressive display of the aurora, on a trip to Canada, and no photograph can really prepare one for its magnificence, the constant motion and shimmering, the glowing colors.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Dear Jim - a bit of wishful thinking on my part - the only things we are likely to see are the mountains and fjords.
      I remember my Canadian sister-in-law saying she had seen the aurora in Canada too and for the past two winters it has been showing in Scotland and the northern part of England which is not normal.
      The weather is incredibly mild and has dawned bright and sunny so good for travels at the moment.

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  2. Happy New Year Rosemary,
    Wishing you a wonderful time in Norway with your son and family.
    Enjoy it all..
    see you when you get back.
    val

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Val.
      Looking forward to seeing the little family.
      It can be a difficult time of year for travel, but at the moment the weather is set fair, sunny and mild for the winter.

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  3. Happy New Year.
    I gather you are off travelling. Have a wonderful time.

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    1. Greetings for the New Year to you as well.
      Yes, we are off to Norway.

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  4. Have a wonderful trip, Rosemary. The aurora photos are magnificent, something I have never seen. I am interested to read that it sometimes appears in Canada, which we visit regularly to see our daughter. Look forward to seeing pictures of your visit.

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    1. Yes, it can be seen in Canada. My sister-in-law lives in Toronto, but I imagine she must have seen it when she was out in the country away from the city because of all the light pollution.

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  5. Happy New Year and many wonderful journeys!

    ♥ Franka

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    1. A good New Year to you Franka♥

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  6. Happy New Year Rosemary. Have a wonderful and safe trip. I'm looking forward to what you will bring back to share with us. Tschüs, bis nächste mahl.

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    1. Hope your New Years Eve with your friends went well. I norsk ser frem til vårt vennskap i 2013.

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  7. Happy New Year, Rosemary. Have a wonderful and safe trip! All the best to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Marie - at least the weather is behaving at the moment - fingers crossed. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  8. An interesting post. I hope one day to witness this stunning phenomenon of Aurora Borealis. Have a wonderful trip. Looking forward to viewing more interesting images.

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    1. Thank you - I loved your last post with the baby birds, a good new story for the period between Christmas and the New Year.

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    2. Yes, it is so coincidental and serendipitous! I take it as an auspicious sign :)

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  9. Dear Rosmary,i wish you a lovely and safe trip,hope you have a wonderful time!!Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2013, with lots of joy, health, happiness and love!
    Dimi..

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    1. Thanks Dimi - we shall be having another Christmas and New Year with my eldest son and his family in Norway.

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  10. Happy New Year Rosemary - enjoy your holiday - sounds great.

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    1. Thanks Susan - we are off to see my eldest son and family.

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  11. Oooh, exciting,Rosemary! I look forward to hearing all about it....have a great trip. And indeed, a fabulous 2013. Thank you for everything you have done this year.

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    1. Thank you Kate as well, for inviting me to join your team on Letter from Britain. Best wishes to you and your lovely family, including Macaulay and Clive, for this New Year.

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  12. Have a wonderful trip — I know you will!

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    1. Thank you Mark, we are fortunate that the snow has stayed away, at this end anyway, not sure about the other end.

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  13. Dear Rosemary,

    Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year! Hope you will have a good time in Norway!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you Madelief - wishing you and yours a good New Year too.

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  14. Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Have a wonderful and safe trip and enjoy your stay in Stavanger.
    Mette

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    1. New Year greetings to you and your family too, and thank you.

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  15. Happy New Year to you my blogging friend, I look forward to visiting your blog often in 2013. Enjoy your holiday Rosemary, thanks for the cobweb info I must investigate as I did not know about this.

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  16. Wishing you a great trip and looking forward to your photos when you get back.

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  17. Sound exciting, Rosemary! Have a great time and hopefully when you come back you will share some photos from your trip here on your blog! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!
    Christina

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  18. Have a lovely time! I remember my mother waking me one night in the 1950s, to look at the Aurora Borealis out of my bedroom window in Dover.
    Amazing!

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  19. Happy New Year. happy travels too, olive

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  20. Dear Rosemary,
    Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful trip. I look forward to hearing about it. And especially to your beautiful photos.
    Cheers to a fabulous 2013 ~
    Warmly,
    Loi

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  21. dear Rosemary, very happy+sunny+lucky 2013 from me! I wish you also a wonderful time in the north+that you are lucky to see the beautiful Northern lights!

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  22. Great pictures of the norther light.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  23. Dear Rosemary
    Your travel looks exciting with so much to see and with the warmth of family together. I keep my fingers crossed that you’d see dramatic aurora and could tell us how you’d get inspired. Wish you a year full of smiles, good health, and pleasant surprises.

    Yoko

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  24. Hello Rosemary! I see my previous comment didn't appear!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR... FELICE ANNO NUOVO!

    Thank you for coming to say hi on my blog. I only saw the message this morning... SORRY!

    Today I managed to post again... new, fresh beginnings!

    CIAO!

    ANNA

    xxx

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  25. Gorgeous images, Rosemary. Safe journeying and a very happy New Year to you and H.

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  26. What a wonderful place to go for a holiday! I'm sure there will be more gorgeous photos here soon.

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  27. Hope you enjoy being with your family and seeing beautiful Norway.
    A happy new year to you and your family.

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  28. Happy New Year, Rosemary! I hope you have a wonderful trip and can't wait to read your posts this year.
    Warm regards,
    Erika

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  29. Sorry the last comments were not answered - they arrived after we had left.

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  30. I am enthralled by your wonderful photos of your trip to Norway. It is on my wish list of a country to visit and I hope you have another opportunity to go again before members of your family locate to Scotland (another beautiful country). A happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Linda. Norway is a beautiful country, unfortunately on this visit I did not get the opportunity to take photos of the beautiful mountains and fjords.

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