11/10/2015

3 seasons in a day

Road tripping in Norway in October - that means nature and weather in many interesting variations. An adventure to watch, feel, live and just Be in. The circle of a year, the way of life: Summer, Autumn, Winter and (a pale promise of Spring).

And how wonderful (and a bit dangerous) to drive through 3 seasons in a day or two, which is exactly what I have been doing lately. That's how it felt like anyway. Wonderful, because of the constantly changing scenery, starting with a last warm good-bye hug of Summer; sitting down by the fjord, sipping a cup of tea and watching the sunlight hit the farm placed high up on the green mountain side on the other side of the sea.

Then driving on, and sensing how Summer is turning Autumn. The forest is not green anymore, it is showing off in glorious amazing shades of red, orange and yellow. Going for a hike on the hillside, in between trees shimmering in Autumn beauty, and above us: whitish clouds and mist hanging low, like they are hugging the hilltops.

Driving on. Reaching the high mountains. Snow is in the air, it is windy and the roads are icy. The sky is grey and it is like it's reaching the ground. Not a tree is in sight, only grey rocks and high peaks covered in snow. Everything looks pale.

Dangerous, only, if you like me, are driving and at the same time looking (or more like staring non-stop) at the nature along the road. Oh, it was so hard to concentrate on the road ahead, to put it mildly...

3 seasons in a day - pretty wild huh? And I feel like the most spoilt person on earth because up there amongst the snow, my mind started running towards Spring. What a lovely season that is; nature coming to life, green trees, flowers blooming, sun starting to warm. I think every season has it's charm? And the trick is, I guess, as with everything in life, to enjoy the one we have right now instead of longing for the one that is coming. Here and now. Here and now.

Last touch of Summer by the fjord:


A walk in Autumn forest:




Winter scenery... snow is in the air:




Summer, Autumn, Winter (or Spring (yes, you are allowed also to choose Spring)) - what's your favourite? 

38 comments:

  1. Lucky you, Eli! Simply loved the way you have described the beauty of nature in every season. And summed it up all so well...to enjoy what we have now, than long for what is coming! Beautiful! And the scenery- nature at its poetic best!

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  2. Loved this descriptive post, Eli! Love the idea of those clouds hugging the hilltops. Magical!

    I totally agree that we need to love the season we're in right now instead of longing for another. I must remember that when winter goes on a bit too long! Haha!

    Love your gorgeous photos! I have a feeling I would love Norway as it seems similar to Canada in many ways with the rugged scenery and constantly changing weather and four distinct seasons. We get that too, where it can be warm and summery one minute and turn to bitter winter cold the next. You just never know what you're going to get. It likes to keep us guessing!

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    1. Please come and visit dear friend. That would be so fun!! Thanks a lot and big hugs

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  3. Wow all three on same day... That's quite an experience. It must be amazing to feel different flavors of season :) I have never seen snow... would love to one day.

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    1. Oh, its nice, hope you will:-) Big hugs

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  4. Wow. I honestly yearn to visit places like this. I never have in my lifetime till date. Even snow is something I haven't actually seen till now! I would like to think I would prefer winters and spring as you describe them - over here, in Kerala, winter just means a lot of rain and moderate heat in between :/

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    1. Thanks Roshan, you can come here with your gang - we can all go skiing:-)

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  5. Lovely pics. Where I live, we can have all 4 seasons in one day and we get that quite often. Hail in Summer isn't a novelty anymore.

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  6. Moments to be enjoyed. Eli, that's truly awesome and the gorgeous you serenaded by the chivalry of nature:)

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  7. Wow! I loved the way you described this, Eli. Thanks for taking us along on a drive through the seasons!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Corinne:-)

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  8. Fabulous photos and how unique to experience three seasons all at once! This is the right time of year for that, definitely. Well, I'm never going to enjoy winter, due to a circulatory condition, but the other three seasons certainly have many things to love.

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    1. Hahah - thanks for sharing Debbie, and for your kind words:-)

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  9. I love those pics! In India we dont get to see such stark differences between seasons

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  10. What a lovely post Eli and your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for letting us tag along through 3 different seasons in one day. I love how you describe it as it's very similar to they way things are here in the south of Sweden as well at the moment. Different seasons all wrapped up into one. The charm of October. :)

    Take care sweet Eli and have a lovely start of the new week.♥

    Charlie
    xx

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  11. You live in an amazing country Eli. The pictures are beautiful. Nature has so many avatars and it can show them all off on the same day. Amazing!

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  12. WOW, that is wild. Getting a taste of every season in the spectrum in one swoop. Amazing pictures! ♥

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  13. Wow! Lucky you! Experiencing 3 seasons in a day is simply amazing! Great pics too!

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  14. Dearest Eli,
    Yes, with high altitude you can cover 3 seasons!
    We can't here in Georgia, not yet... It still is like 27° C so that is more or less your summer temperature but with some falling leaves and change of color!
    Enjoy the seasons as they come; all have their own beauty.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. True, thanks for your kind words dear Mariette:-) Big hugs your way

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  15. When I lived in Missouri, the joke was "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change," but never as dramatic as this. I could do without the winter, but I could happily swing spring, summer and autumn in a few days. :) Norway is always beautiful. love your photos.

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  16. You have beautifully captured nature in all its diverse glory, Eli. Loved the pics :)

    I grew up in Mumbai, India and in those days I used to LOVE the winter. However, once I moved to US, winter has become my least favorite season. I love Fall, but Spring comes a close second, mainly because it signals the end of the dreadful winter. :D

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    1. Thanks for sharing:-) So happy you liked my post:-)

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  17. Oh how lovely! Thanks for taking us along on this marvelous road trip. You have captured nicely the changing scenery and seasons.

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  18. Beautiful Eli! Glorious pictures of the changing seasons!

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  19. How lovely, Eli! Three seasons on one day? Sounds amazing and yeah, wild too. :) Lovely pictures. :)

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