Friday, May 16, 2008

Contrasts .- May 17 - National Day Norway

Hello,
my dear reader

The Month of May gives us great contrasts here in Norway, when talking about Climate. From South to North.
The Sun has taken over more or less the whole 24 hours of Night and Day. But, we do not know the weather. Our Constitunional Day is at May 17. Which means we all can remember from year to year. What clothing to wear and what's not to wear.
Last year it was a very Sunny Day (Oslo) with a good temperature around 22-25 C ( 72-77F) here in the Oslo area. This year, we do expect snow in the hills only 200 meters above sea level (630 feet) -

Cold wind from the North came in this (Friday) afternoon.

Here you can see 2 pics, which proofs that fact. Remark the "artificial sky" - which allways tells:
Weather change. Yeah. We feel it. And our fireplace have been in use since early this afternoon.

View Southwards

View to the Islands Eastwards - both Photos taken just minutes after our arrival back from Work. Ten minutes later, heavy Rain. We stayed indoor. Just now, when I do post this, it's not raining, but it's more to come. In one way, that's positive for the garden. But when it's close to freezing point: No-No-No
- We have brought our herbs and flowers indoor.

Last years Norwegian National Day

PS. Please go and visit our one and only Mrs Lifecruiser on May 17. Why? Simply because Mr Lifecruiser do have his Birthday - on the Norwegian National Day.

((we did call him 2 minutes after midnight - lol)

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10 Comments:

Anonymous RennyBA said...

Very fascinating nature report from Norway today Tor - its a long country with all kinds of weather this spring - the pics are breath taking - thanks for sharing!

Ha en god Syttende Mai!

Btw: Thanks for reminding us of Mr. Lifecruisers BD!

May 17, 2008 12:59 am  
Anonymous Dianeca said...

You can't do anything about the weather...I have a lot of experience with rainy 17th of Mays in the past. The weather here changes faster then your mind however hehehe, so just wait a bit and hope the sun peeks through!!!

May 17, 2008 12:59 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

You two are such good friends!!! Thanks! Mr L had fun with you in the fun, so I heard :-D

Wonderful photos of the weather change. I had no idea you could see it so clearly. Fascinating.

Congrats & Cheers on syttende Mai!

*fireworks*

May 17, 2008 2:24 am  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Happy National Day, Tor!! I hope the weather comes back to warm and sunny soon.
Hallo to Anna!

May 17, 2008 2:42 am  
Blogger Melli said...

Oh my gosh! With skies like THAT you should be playing Sky Watch Fridays! Soooooo pretty! Hope your National Day is mOst enjoyable!

May 17, 2008 3:32 am  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Ha en god Syttende Mai!
I copied that from Renny.
:-)

May 17, 2008 3:48 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I think we're getting your same weather front here in Amsterdam, Tor! It's been light-rainy yesterday and this morning...and quite cool. Sweatshirt weather after a week of summer! We knew it wouldn't last. :)

May 17, 2008 7:17 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The weather certainly is crazy, isn't it? It was in the late 90's here today...suppposed to be over 100 this whole weekend...Very Very Dry, too....But, I am staying in the house where I can stay cool...!
You are staying cool too, but from different weather...A cannot believe it---A Fire In The Fireplace! Happy Holiday!

May 17, 2008 8:13 am  
Anonymous Mar said...

Happy National Day!! Can't send you sunshine this time because we are under clouds, which should bring the most awaited rain... so at least send the rain to Spain :)

May 17, 2008 8:32 am  
OpenID A. said...

Beautiful, beautiful skies, even if they do warn of bad weather to come. We've had unseasonally warm weather in the UK, but it's just gone down 10 degrees - chilly!

Have a good National Day :)

May 17, 2008 12:35 pm  

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