Monday, June 01, 2009

Flower Chaos - Power Outage - Garden work and Wonderful Pre-Summer

So to Speak all in one.
In one weekend.

Well, it was warm and dry during this weekend. The seeds needed watering. It's rather steep, as you can see. And we arranged the watering the lazy way. LOL.

And papa did buy more flowers and herbs. For a while our Platform looked very chaotic.

And it was as well something to repair. While we still had Power.
- papa not shaved - out of gas and electricity - besides - haha - a loooong weekend.

Saturday we had a Power Outage from 2 pm until 7:30 pm. Caused by a sailboat that hit the Air-Cables to the Island just down under us.

After all, we prepared Dinner old-fashioned.

The Dinner tasted very well. Baked Potatos, Pepper, Tomtatoes, Fresh Herbs, Whale Beef.

Felicia did controle us while dinning. From the Roof.

Table decoration: Floating Flowers.

Basilikum we call these herbs - in Norwegian.
We have lot's of them - because we like the taste.

Our servant helped us with the Flowers. As you can see, she is very poor. But we paid her as deserved, with a couple of new Summer Dresses and food as well.
Which is probably more than GM can offer for their 250.000 plus employees.
What a sad and dramatic story. I'm thinking about all those wonderful people in Michigan ---
I have no words - you, my regular readers do know my youngest son is living in MI.

Do not blame the Photographer. It's after Midnight. We had very wellcomed, unexpected visitors. And lit up our outdoor fireplace.

Next Day it was time for cutting Branches. In the very steep terrain, well, two days after I still feel stiff. There is no stabel place to stand. Assistance was needed to climb safely down again as well.
And there are many more trees to cut.

Here you see the result - and this is only the very first beginning. It's steep, right?
All the "Jungle" in the background are to be cut down this Summer and used as heating in our Fireplace during the Fall.
Down right, we have Herbs. One of several spots.

Monday afternoon, it was still many boats out at the Oslofjord.
A wonderful pre-summer we had this Pentecoste Long Weekened, with clear blue sky and temperatures 24-28 C (75 - 82,5 F), which we Norwegians considers very comfortable.
On the other hand, mountain roads were block - avalanches and strong winds.

More to come...
Don't forget ABC in Words and Pictures on Friday. This week: N

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Blogger Shionge said...

What a day indeed Toraa but glad that all is well :D

Love the floating flower it certainly brings out the atmosphere and not forgetting the food as well.

Btw, whale beef so is it whale meat or beef? Just curious :)

June 03, 2009 3:30 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Dinner looks absolutely amazing. I haven't had a bbq dinner forever.. AT least 1 year or more..

And I love the view of the last photo, so much like Canada.

June 03, 2009 6:00 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Oooh, I like the photo of You have been a busy lad but don't do yourself a mischief while you're cutting, sawing and chopping.

I love basil...especially sliced tomato and basil sandwiches...yum.

Your weather is getting warmer, ours is getting colder...brr. But then I'm a bit of whimp where the cold weather is concerned. I much prefer summer.

June 03, 2009 9:15 am  
Blogger Shadow said...

how lovely! i think i'll 'live'in your spring while my toes are freezing here...

June 03, 2009 10:10 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a lovely weekend this Pentecost. Real Mediteranean summer! Good to see that the summer house is getting ready for the summer. Lovely flowers! Ingelin

June 03, 2009 4:44 pm  
Blogger lime said...

your garden must just be one of the loveliest i think.

June 04, 2009 4:26 pm  
Blogger jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful place Tor. I am jealous!

June 04, 2009 4:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh whale beef! I always wanted to try one. I guess I'll check around if I can buy one. Lovely dinner you guys have!

June 04, 2009 7:32 pm  
Blogger MoziEsmé said...

All these photos are just lovely! It reminds me of our trip to Norway a few years ago to visit my great-great-grandfather's brother's family on the family farm... Summer was magical there with the long evenings.

June 05, 2009 5:38 am  
Blogger MoziEsmé said...

All these photos are just lovely! It reminds me of our trip to Norway a few years ago to visit my great-great-grandfather's brother's family on the family farm... Summer was magical there with the long evenings.

June 05, 2009 5:38 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Very Very Full Weekend, my dear...I enjoyed sharing it with you, very much....Wonderful pictures and it is always lovely to see your cats--in this case, dear Felicia.

June 05, 2009 9:10 am  
Blogger Suzann said...

Basil - my favorite - and Tor with a beard :) Another favorite. Summer in the Northland - we do love our gardens. Hugs across miles dear ones.

June 05, 2009 1:01 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Vous êtes déjà bronzés! Vous ne perdez pas votre temps!!!

June 06, 2009 10:22 pm  
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February 08, 2010 8:49 pm  

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