Thursday, September 18, 2014

Foggy morning

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Baby on cliff edge shocks.

Photo: Fred Sirevåg
A hillwalker in one of Norway's most popular tourist spots captured the chilling moment a baby was left to pose for his parents just centimeters from death.

The man who took the picture was upset as he saw the shocking family scene on his way up the Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) in Forsand, South Norway. He witnessed the baby's parents and family photographing the baby crawling along the edge of a steep cliff with a drop of over 600 metres.

The Pulpit Rock is the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, Southern Norway. It is 604 metres above the Lysefjord and is a flat mountain plateau, around 600 square metres. The plateau was historically known as Hyvlatånnå ("planed tooth").

Friday, September 12, 2014

What is a mushroom?

It could be easy to think of a mushroom as a vegetable since they're often cooked into classic dishes like stir-fry with other vegetables. In the process of identifying wild mushrooms it's important to know that a mushroom is actually a fungus, not a vegetable.
What most people think of as a mushroom is actually just the "fruit" of a much larger organism that includes the thread like underground "roots" called mycelium.

There are many gifts to making friends with wild mushrooms. Let's start with the immediate joy and pleasure of eating them. There are a variety of mushrooms all with different flavors and earthy aromas and every succulent bite tastes delish!

The satisfaction of discovery, the skillful finesse of using our senses to identify wild mushrooms, and the emotional connection we cultivate with nature is worth so much more than buying them at the store.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My favorite sport is running

My favorite sport is running, and it is like a stress reliever. I really enjoy the outdoors, but I don't like winter and cold weather.

Friday, August 15, 2014

SMILE

“If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.” 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Reine, Lofoten, Norway

In the western part of Lofoten, at the mouth of Reinefjord, lies the fishing village of Reine, where the majestic Lofoten peaks and the Artic Ocean are our next-door neighbours.

In the summer you will enjoy the long days and the Midnight Sun and in the winter the short days with spectacular weather and the Northern Lights.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Evening fire

“Money is like fire. It is only good when there's just the right amount of it, when it's properly contained and under your control.”

City of Solvang, California




Solvang (Danish for 'sunny field') is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teacher.
Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore. Solvang was incorporated as a city on May 1, 1985 and now has a population of approximately 5,283.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, July 06, 2014

ROUTE 66: END OF THE TRAIL


A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
Many simply imagine it just runs right into the Pacific Ocean. And while that may sound silly, that's pretty much exactly right. In an effort to end the epic highway on a high note, the Route 66 Alliance and the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp. got together and on the 83rd anniversary of the highway's inception, declared the end of the Santa Monica Pier the official stopping point of Route 66.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014