Fireworks in the snow


New Years fireworks in the snow
Kate and I had a very happy New Year with friends in Norway. They have a stunning cottage (a part of which dates back to the 16th century!) in the mountains about three hours north of Oslo near the Hemsedal ski resort. After spending four weeks in the very mild and wet northern winter it was great to get into a real winter wonderland, and with temperatures down to minus 11C it was about as cold as this kiwi has ever been!  We had a first go at cross country skiing and along the way I managed to get a few photos of the magical monochrome landscape, the only thing missing was the sun, oh and a sight of the mountains! 

Kate and Kristine at the cottage in minus 11
the lake view from the cottage
along the road from the cottage


White out with Kristine and Ulle









 “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness” – John Muir. 

5 thoughts on “Fireworks in the snow

  1. Thank you for liking β€œReturn.” Nice post! πŸ™‚ Norway has some beautiful landscapes, but -11 degrees Celsius is too cold for me! However, I am glad that you enjoyed the arrival of the New Year. I hope 2016 will be a wonderful year for you. πŸ™‚


  2. BEAUTIFUL photography Ian … love the snow scenes and that cottage is gorgeous. Norway sure looks like a great place to visit. Happy New Year.

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