Blogger is being less than cooperative today- I needed three tries to upload these pictures- maybe a sign that I should do something else soon, and not bother you with all those "no sheep ,plenty nature" photos... Oh, well, I'll share anyway! DD1 and I took a hike on Tuesday, and the weather was just like it is supposed to be: cold, clear crisp air, sunny, and no wind at all. The first photo is a "seter", where the farmers kept sheep and cows during summer, they would cut whatever grass they found and dry it, and then bring it down during winter. They milked the cows and carried the milk down to the farms. It would probably not take them more than 30 min. to walk from the farm to summer pastures.But it is pretty steep...
A clear sign of King Winter not being far away- frosty leaves. DD1 found ice on most of the puddles and had great fun shaping them into animals or faces,and then throwing them on a rock, it sounded like glass breaking!
There is a cliff in the background of this photo- Hornelen- Northern Europes highest seacliff- it is 860m straight into the sea. The witches are believed to dance there on Midsummernights Eve. We can see it from most places in our village, and it is quite impressive.
Finally back home- only 2 more hours to walk-LOL! We saw some sheep, but they were too far away to fetch, it was getting rather late at day, and my knee hurts a lot, so we just had to get back down. It was a great trip, though! Unfortunately we don't have any sheepdogs, it would have come in handy now. The kids want a dog, and Hubby wants one- I'm the reluctant one, because I don't know if a dog would like it here, I just don't seem to have enough interest in one, and they need practise and exersice every day to behave properly. I will have to think it over. A properly trained sheepdog works wonders!!! I've seen them in action, and it is impressive!
Back in my schooldays we always wrote an essay about the holiday or a special day or event, and the ending line of that would be " And they all agreed that it had been a lovely day!"
I think that is what we said too, even though we didn't find any sheep...
Have a nice evening:-)