There are good times and bad.
When this summer is over, I hope we can have some happy memories in spite of the bad ones.On our way home from a night on the beach. Sundown at 11.30.
Can you spot the castle in the land of elves?
On the far side of the sea, midst among sand and rock, sprayed by salt water and howling storms life is growing.
"I often longed, on tiresome roads, out there, to peace."
Gunnar and Serina have different views on the sea.
"When there was only one set of footprints,that's when I carried you."
Gunnar and Serina slowly approaching.
The road constructors have left for today.
New dress, new fireplace, wonderful, sunny day.
Our old fridge had to be condemned in a hurry, due to severe overflow.
Serina posing with the new fridge, 2 meters tall, called the Yeti,
like the snowman monster from Himalaya.New hat for the tea sipping lady.
The chest of drawers once was in the bedchamber on my grandparents' farm.About thirty people would be gathered there each summer. My one and only baby brother had to sleep in a drawer. Happy memories.
June has not been very warm, but we clothe up and stay outdoors, as soon as the weather is not freezing.
Gunnar built this fireplace for both grilling and bonfire. My trolls are watching from above.
Barbecue is probably the right word.
Glass balls for fishermen's yarns.
After dinner, a short nap for Gunnar.
Doesn't she look lovely in her 5 dollar dress?Monastery brother Ole likes Snoopy too.
I got this booklet in a letter. I hope the size does not matter, he wrote.
Serina brought back souvenir from Hollywood. I humbly accepted the reward.Three ladies celebrating 65, 65 and 85 years' birthdays in June.
40 relatives were assembled in the home of Gunnar's parents, where his sister Sigrid now lives. Photographer Serina.
Preparing the party. Cousines Mary (65) and her sister Doris made wonderful and delicious looking sandwiches by the score.
Second cousines Serina and Anne Line could pass for sisters.
Great aunt Sigrid,(85) has got a lot of class, but also fire. "Mom, she is a wash bomb," exclaimed Serina, when great aunt washed the house in one great blitz.
Snowball is not quite sure what to think of all this energy.
There was a great flee market where we would have loved to have Mom Golden with us.
Gunnar made some bargains.
Fabulous Ruby came home from Vet school in England.
In her spare time she has taken up belly dance. One's got to love that girl!
We had a shrimp party. It was supposed to be a terrace inaugural, but the rain was pouring.
Unlike Jim, we eat first and then the pics are taken. This by GunnarSome brought flowers, some brought wine, but my best friends brought a unisex bathing suit. I am decently dressed, with party clothes under. I AM NOT THAT FAT.
Serina is using a wide angle lens, everybody can see that?
Gunnar had a hard time renovating the terrace.
The shabby edition, Now history.Little aunt Sigrid's choir are going to perform in York.
We were invited for the last rehersal in The Church Of Our Savior here in Haugesund.
A memorable summer's night. (Photo Serina)