December 24, 2017

So this is Christmas. Norway Southeast

Christmas morning 2017. Spydeberg in Ostfold Norway

Merry Christmas
God Jul

The small mini church: Hovin Kirke in Spydeberg, Ostfold, Norway

December 16, 2017

December sunset already at 2:19PM in Spydeberg, Norway

The days are very short this far north in December. The sun is rising 9:11AM and as you can see the sunset is already a little after 2PM.
But no reason to complain. I.E. North of the Artic Circle there is no sun at all.

Photo: Iphone 6+. PP: Corel Paintshop.
Location: 59° 37' 51.68" N, 11° 7' 16.51" E

December 4, 2017

Towards Christmas in the winter landscape of Valdres, Norway

Some 200km out of Oslo there is some snow and a typical winterlook these days before Christmas

Camera: iphone6+. PP: 2 Photo stitched. Corel Paintshop

December 3, 2017

Fantastic winter landscape in Tisleidalen, Valdres, Norway. Stitch of 6 photos

Incredible what you can do with an iphone6+. As here with a stitch of 6 photos. (Recommended: Click on the photo for a LARGE version)

The winter landscape is to be found in the Southern part of Norway now in December.

Camera: iphone6+. PP: Photo stitcher and camera+ in ipad.

December 2, 2017

Make room for a buddy! Lauvskrike / Siberian Jay in Valdres Norway

Lauvskrike / Siberian Jay hunting frozen bread in -18C
Up at our mountain cottage for some winter days. After putting out some old bread it takes less than 5 minutes before the Lauskrike / Siberian Jay is arriving. Even frozen bread served in the cold outside  temperature at -18C seems to be most attractive this morning.

Camera: iphone6+. PP: camera+ in ipad.

The Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus) is a jay found in north Eurasia. The species has a wide range (estimated global Extent of Occurrence 10,000,000 km²) and a large global population (estimated 680,000-1,400,000 in Europe). It is one of three members of the genus Perisoreus, the others being the Sichuan jay, P. internigrans, restricted to the mountains of eastern Tibet and northwestern Sichuan, and the gray jay, P. canadensis, restricted to the boreal forest and western montane regions of North America. All three species store food and live year-round on permanent territories in coniferous forests. The Siberian Jay is known to wilderness travelers as a very inquisitive and fearless species, which can be seen near camps and fires, and which will even take food if some is left nearby.
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