Trying to wake up on the bus to work the other day, in lovely sunshine, I saw the boats lying at the harbour. It’s cold, icy and they are covered in snow of course. Its winter time and we’ve had more snow than for the last 50 years in the Oslo area. I had to grab my Nokia Mobile Phone camera of course. These had to be captured to show the world how the boats look in hibernation :-)

I was thinking, how could the owners be that cruel to leave them in the cold? But then again the owner had other things to do as they where probably busy shovelling the snow from the roof of their houses or trying to find their covered cars. I was after all glad I found the bus this morning.

This is actually also an experiment from me. I have finally decided to change from Explorer to Firefox and it’s a huge improvement I think. I just love this browser with all its helpful features, the tab manager and all the toolbar facilities.

But back to the pictures (click on them to enlarge!): Be aware of that they are taken form inside the bus and that there are some reflections from the windows as the sun is low in the horizon this time of the year. It’s the land of the midnight sun you know, but we get more and more daylight every day. I can hardly wait to show you the nature waking up for a new spring season again.

Update:
A week after, I took some more pics of boats in hibernation and as you can see, there are quite a few who use their bikes to work even in the snowy, winter time. Crazy Norwegians you might say :-)

And before I end this story: maybe you would like to see the icicles from the roof of our house.

It’s sertenly a nice view, but still scary to hear the roof creacikng under the weight of so much snow :-)

11 Comments

  1. Hei Renny! Our boat is in hybernation too :)LOL

    I have been using firefox for a long time and I have been satisfied with it. Explorer is crashing on me all the time. :(

    Very nice fotos!!!

  2. It is 30 C here in Manila but I get cold by looking at your pictures! ;-)
    Thank you !

  3. Al: Thanks for the compliments. Let’s hope the spring will soon be here and that you can wake you’re boat out of hybernation:-)
    Sidney: Thanks for another visit to my blog. You just need some more cloths in Norway than you are used to and then you would not be cold but Cool :-)

  4. Hei again, I am looking forward to the summer now. The first snow came the last week of October and it is now March, we still have more than one meter of snow in the garden.

    Have a nice weekend!!!

  5. really nice photos and also its a good thing that you shifted from explorer to firefox. I use my explorer just for checking things out but most of the time I am using FF or Opera.

  6. Hei Renny,
    I featured you on my site as an appreciation of your being supportive to my blogs and your friendliness :)

  7. Hi Renny,
    Al’s blog brought me here :))
    wow! very nice pics.
    I been using IE for a long time, then i found out firefox more secure from spyware :))
    Happy Monday!

  8. Chas: I apriciate you’re compliments as always!
    Al: Thanks again for featuring my blog on yourse – you know I am greatful and flattered!
    Ethel: How nice of you to pay me a visit and for even comment. I do recomand others to visit you’re blog too.
    Happy week for everyone:-)

  9. Your pictures are perfectly beautiful, even if taken via phone.

    And your country reminds me of my youth in Vermont in the USA – lots of snow…and lots of mountains, too.

    Sometimes the lack of sunlight in winter, at least here, gets a bit depressing. But overall, I love all the four seasons, including winter.

    I think of winter as a time to slow down a bit, and, perhaps every now and then, take a nap, hibernate…like your boats in the frozen water.

    God bless.

  10. renny is that by bygdoy?
    i love icy snowy scenery,,,,

    i live in athens and we dont see 4 seasons hardly

  11. Buddy: Thanks for the compliments and yes the mobile phone camera is very handy. I like the winter time too, but most of all becouse you then avaluate the summer even more. Have a great powe nap:-)
    Schatzli: Very observent of you!: In the background you see Bygdø, a peninsula on the western side of Oslo, Norway. Look here too: http://oslooyene.no/bygdoy/bilder.html

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