Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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The month of May ended up with five days of constant rain. And on top of that we had the Green winter ( 8-11 C - Low 40 F). First of June we went to work - dressed like during the Winter. The fiord was all greybrown, from all the clay flooded out from the local river.

Rosa and Felicia stayed inside. I even had to switch on our electrict oil radiators. Felicia stayed at her fav place. Where she can watch out the window and even have some good moments with me.

Saturday June 2, the weather changed radically. To well over 20 C (around 70 F). Here you see the sky at 4:30 am.And we could at last have a summermeal. And boats on the fjord again.Even an outdoor shower. Sun heated water.
We got so excited, we ordered our Silver wedding present - a trip down to Buenos Aires - 2 first weeks of December.

Another great news: My son and DIL in SW Michigan have bought their first house of their own. So they will be pretty busy the months to come.

Since the summer arrived on Saturday, we have hardly seen the cats. Out hunting, they are, since they don't eat much. But Peder comes every evening and some mornings. He is very good at cleaning the bowles of Felicia and Rosa. Suddenly Rosa appeared. To inspect Peder from solid rocks.

Anna has only a few weeks left before the summer vacation at school. Besides, there will be several events in the evenings. Busy time, with other words. This weekend Anna will also go to the 40 years since graduation gathering - 100 km (60 miles east of Oslo). The event will take place in an old fortresse. I'm gonna drive her up there. And bring my PC and cross my fingers for a better internet connection.Some of our Fuchsias
My internet connection has been up and down again. It can take frustrating long time to upload pictures. Hope it will be better this evening. Took only 17 minutes to upload the first four of these - puh. Then good to have a book to read in the meantime (Espresso Tales, by Alexandre McCall Smith).

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Blogger lime said...

i am glad the weather got nice again. that salad looks tempting and congratulations to your son and DIL. i hope your trip south for your anniversary is a lovely one.

June 05, 2007 11:55 pm  
Blogger mar said...

Glad there was only a short "green winter", love the expression! I got a taste of those short nights as I was in Hamburg for a couple of days.
Oh, Baires, what fun!

June 06, 2007 8:09 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Definitely a scenery to die for Toraa!!! What a beautiful sight...at 4.30 am?? I'm be up early everyday for sure ekkeke...

Love the flowers, the summermeal...the cats...everything :D

June 06, 2007 10:52 am  
Blogger Jenn in Holland said...

Yum! Summer meals.
I love the photos.

June 06, 2007 12:17 pm  
Blogger Janet said...

Oh, such lovely pictures! The last one I especially love!

June 06, 2007 3:22 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I want a summer place on a fjord! And to have summer meals on a deck! I love all the landscaping around your place and this black and white cat is a beauty!
You'll have to post what the sky looks like and sundown on Summer Solstice....I wonder when it sets?

June 06, 2007 3:30 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

. You have all the rain I had and then more. I love the sunny sky that you have so early in the morning but I fear I would never sleep- I do so love the sunshine! I’m so happy for both you and Anna for your trip and for your son and daughter-in-law on the purchase of their new home.

Your photos are beautiful!

June 06, 2007 4:21 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Your cats...including Peder are so adorable...! And the house and garden very charming and inviting...BEAUTIFUL Fuschias....!
It is lovely to see where your Summer Bouse is, weather it is goomy cold or summery warm...!

June 06, 2007 7:12 pm  
Blogger Comedy + said...

Great post. Peace :)

June 06, 2007 8:50 pm  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Your cottage looks lovely with the enchanting environment for cats! What a great anniversary gift you give yourselves!

June 06, 2007 11:10 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

You have such an idyllic place there, Tor, for cold or warm weather. I know you're in heaven...except for your #$%&*% computer connection!

June 07, 2007 1:36 pm  
Blogger Desert Diva said...

You live in such a beautiful area of the world. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary and trip to Buenos Aires. I've always wanted to go there and study the tango!

June 07, 2007 2:41 pm  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

well, Tor, it was 17 minutes well spent loading your photos they are very nice! Your cats are really enjoying their time at the summer home. It's a sweet thought, to have the whole summer in front of you!

June 08, 2007 4:10 am  
Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

You take such lovely pictures. Thanks for blogging about peace globes and flying the peace banner. It was an amazing day.

Peace to you and yours,
Mimi Lenox

June 09, 2007 12:23 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

now this I love!! Yeah for summer and beautifuul sunsets.

June 10, 2007 4:30 am  

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