Friday, March 09, 2007

Spring is in the Air

Once in a while I pay downtown Oslo a visit. This Thursday - or Torsdag named after the God - I went to town to have some x-rays taken. It was a sunny day, and everybody felt Spring is in the air. What a wonderful feeling after a long and dark winter. One certain sign of Spring, is all the yellow Narcissus in the flowershops. We call them Easterlillies. A little to early to plant them out, as we still have, and can expect, frost. At least during the nights. The picture is taken in the old Railway Hall.

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Blogger Mother of Invention said...

We are seeing all tulips and Daffodils in the shops just to put indoors. We still have a lot of snow but it will be milder soon and maybe the sap will be running soon for maple syrup!

March 09, 2007 4:12 am  
Blogger TorAa said...

@Mother of Invention: I've seen a documentary about the old maple syrup tap tradition. Very interesting.

March 09, 2007 9:00 am  
Blogger Dalton said...

We seeing yellow and brown leaves on the southern side of the world! enjoy it....

March 09, 2007 9:10 am  
Blogger RennyBA said...

Yes, Oslo yesterday was a lovely, warm and sunny town and I also got the spring feeling (around 20C - 82F) - today its snowing again so it various at this time of year!
PS: Looking forward to welcome you all to Oslo together with TorAa. If you have questions or something you like us to show you, send them to

March 09, 2007 9:20 am  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

20C? In March? Wow! We didn't come up in more then 6C and a terrible FOG. The birds has started singing loud so they're convinced, it's spring :-)

About the cyber cruise:

A-Team Cruisers has some advantages before the A-Swab Team or temporarily guest passangers (as all the others will be) as you notice. They get to be hosts in certain ports of the cyber trip among with other things that can pop up during the way.

To become an A-Team Cruiser it demands to start in the A-Swab Team a while OR to have something special to offer.... *lol*

Read more about it here:
About the cyber cruise event

Everybody is welcome to cruise with us though :-)

March 09, 2007 12:00 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Your cruise sounds interesting, I'm not sure what you'll be doing but will look forward to seeing the results.

How lovely to see the spring bulbs. We call the narcissus "jonquils" here and they come in white and cream as well as yellow.

Enjoy your weekend.

March 09, 2007 12:37 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

It's just beautiful these flowers ! We had a very nice day yesterday, real spring, but today it's again raining cats and dogs !
I think you haven't seen my WW, this time it was more for men !

March 09, 2007 12:46 pm  
Blogger TorAa said...

@Puss-in-Boots: The White ones we call Whitsun Lillies (Narcissus poeticus) as they usually comes later than the yellow ones.
What we will do on the cruise? Well, if you were on a cruiseliner heading for, lets say Oslo, what would you like to see, do and know?

@gattina: Have I not seen your WW yet? Shame on me:(( Grief.
Weather: Today like in Belgium. What a change.brrr.

@lifecruiser: Yes, the birdsong here as well gave me springfever - ohoooo;))
btw. I'll notet about the cruise

@Dalton: Why do our nature allways to the opposite as with you:))

@Renny: Thanks for the additional info. Was needed. See you around, maybe on Tuesday?
btw. Anna and I will do a quick Harry this afternoon.LoL.

March 09, 2007 1:15 pm  
Blogger lime said...

narcissus and daffodils are so lovely after winter. the things we call easter lillies are large white trumpet shaped flowers on tall thick stems. very early we also get tiny white flowers poking through the ground called snowdrops and multicolored ones called crocus. those two are our earliest blooms.

and yes, maple syrup season is great fun! we've got a few sugar shacks in our area that produce lots of syrup.

March 09, 2007 3:06 pm  
Anonymous chase said...

Yep spring is definitely here! It is time for me to be quite sick and feeling tired due to pollen allergy. Thank god for these meds I have now!!

March 09, 2007 6:18 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

So beautiful Toraa...I could 'smell' it already :D

March 09, 2007 6:42 pm  
Blogger AL said...

I took a walk yesterday around Jessheim. I felt the heat from the sun. It was quite a lovely walk... heat and snow all around. Soon, it will be time for shopping plants :)

March 09, 2007 7:44 pm  
Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

We are starting to see signs of spring here too Toraa. The day was sunny and melted a lot of our snow. We're looking at warmer temps the next few days. I'm looking for any signs of blooms and blossoms....I just love them. Thanks for the breath of spring Tor....I definitely needed it.

March 09, 2007 11:33 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

We had our first nice day today- warm enough to walk without a coat. I was so happy! Such beautiful flowers Tor. I love daffodils and tulips.

March 10, 2007 1:12 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Yay! Spring IS in the air, everywhere, I hope. Glad you have it there as well. :)

March 12, 2007 3:40 pm  

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