Monday, June 07, 2010

Summer, Sun and Ruby Tuesday

Summer in Norway is not so much about hot days, but sunny days. From today's paper; Sola opp = sun up 04:27 a.m.. Sola ned = sun down 22:49 = 10.49p. m. In short the sun is shining for 18 hours and 22 minutes, and we have still not reached midsummer. Temperature? !!Celsius degrees = around 50 Fahrenheit degrees. No bathing so far for me.

We are outdoor almost all day. Dressed in wind jackets. Eating on the terrace and reading. My project for this summer is Ulysses. A small hint of red on the book.
The old explorer is taking us out about sundown. I cannot imagine I'll ever get tired of the brilliant colors, making earth and sky magic.

Every cloud has a gold lining in Norway.

I know of no countries having such an abundance of summer poetry and beautiful songs in every changer praising sun, sea and God's immense creation. We are summer fanatics.

"But off he dies the fire wild, like fading glow." I'm still waiting for Kris to translate "From Sea a land of Elves arise". Best sunset poem ever.

Originated by MaryT, check hers for today


EG CameraGirl said...

Canadians may not be summer fanatics like Norwegians...but I bet they are close! :)

Leora said...

I tried to read Ulysses long ago (the James Joyce version). I only got so far, but I am willing to try again.

Love those fiery skies. It *was* warm enough here to swim yesterday; today it is more comfortable and spring-like.

Carletta said...

18 hours of sunlight - wow, I can't imagine what that's like. :)
Lovely, lovely, sky shots!
Have a great week.

Lola said...

Good luck with Ulysses!

Wishing you a Happy Ruby Tuesday!


PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

reg said...

These scapes are just beautiful. I was to Norway way back in 1982, and what a beautiful Country. The nicest part was how well your people treated us. We felt like Royalty

Terry said...

sonny is right felisol
norway is so good to people from different countries
when bernie and i were out west last year, in one of the canadian papers there was a write up about something that norway did for the canadians during the war and i didn't take the paper from the a and w restaurant where we were reading it, but i DID take pictures of it for you and somewhere in the thousands of pictures that i took, it is hiding!
felisol, your norwegian sunsets are just as pretty as the ones in my beloved manitoba and your summer life sounds like a dream...reading your post is like reading a good book..
i guess i will be a little late writing my ruby tuesday..
ha! i had to clean four bathrooms today and mop three huge floors and so after i make bernie his chili lunch, then i will rest a bit!
thank you for your nice terry

Jim said...

Happy RT, Felisol! Save some sun for us! It is good to take advantage of the sun while it lasts.
It hides from it here, we are already in the mid 90's F.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous photos and a great post. i am not sure if I could stand having that much daylight. i have trouble sleeping with any kind of light around.

Ralph said...

The sky offers a rich glow, the beauty from above and truly God's creation. I agree with the light being the high point of the season, the extra things we can do outside.A round here, the baby birds start at the first light, around 04:30 - in the winter, that little thing of the season would surely be missed. Beautiful Norway, as always!

EJ said...

The three last shots are real treat!

Cherry Tree for Ruby Tuesday.

Unknown said...

What a lovely post in every way. Both photographically and lyrically.

You are very intelligent and courageous to brave the reading of Ulysses, by the way! :-)

Kim, USA said...

Oh my your sky is just too pretty! Love it!

My Reds

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love those sky shots!

My Ruby Tuesday

Amrita said...

I can understand why Norwegians prize and cherish their summer so much, sunlight, color warmt, brilliance. Everything looks lovely.

All the best for your Ulysees reading. The book 's too thick for me but I have read parts of it.I like Greek mythology and classics.

Ma.links said...

Really pretty photos.

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Hi Felisol, Happy summer to you and your family. I know how much you all love the sun, and how dark your winters are. :)

Robin said...

50 degrees?? My goodness, that's wintertime for us! I'll take your long summer days anytime though, and those gloriously long twilights too.

Many years ago I toured Norway in June, what an amazing experience and a beautiful time to see your wonderful country.

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Hootin Anni said...

The red skies are breathtakingly beautiful. And you're going to read a classic...good luck. I've never even thought of attempting the book myself. I do hope when you finish it, you will critique it.

My R T is "lady in red"...a portrait of my daughter. Come by and view her if you can find time, I'd love your visit!!

Snooze said...

the sky loos amazing ... and so do your tulips from yesterday.
My Ruby Redness

Raven said...

18 hours of sun! Too much for me, I think.... but your sunsets are gorgeous and that dandylion photo is exquisite.

I always remember (who knows why) the opening words for either chatper 3 or 4 of Ulysses.... "ineluctable modality of the visible - at least there is that if naught else..." It goes something like that anyway, I think...

Love your tulips from last week too.

Jada's Gigi said...

Summer glory! you are indeed a land of Summer fanatics...I love the sun...need the sun and 18 hrs a day sounds perfect! I love the clouds with golden linings!

Sue Seibert said...

Glorious, Elise! And the hours the sun is shining...thank God our goes down earlier is so HOT:

Sunrise: 6:23am
Sunset: 8:38pm
Moonrise: 3:16am
Moonset: 5:06pm

It is 89˚F right this minute...has been to 99˚F this week, however.

Love from Texas! xoxo

Patti said...

Absolutely beautiful sunset skies. Looks like they are on fire.

That's a lot of sunlight ~ I love when it stays light into the evenings. I don't like the humidity we get here though!

Can't say I've ever read "Ulysses." I admire your doing that.

Happy Ruby Tuesday, Felisol.

Annie Jeffries said...

Ulysses. What a challenge. Good look with that.

Give me a sunny day, mild temperatures, and a light breeze and I have happy, happy, happy.

Beautiful sky pictures.

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I like just warm, not too hot, not too cold.

beautiful skies.

Crown of Beauty said...

Lovely pictures as always! Was that a dandelion there backlit by a sunset?

So beautiful!

You are truly blessed to be living in the land of the midnight sun.

What a blessing!


Mrs. Mac said...

I have no doubt that you will accomplish reading Ulysses, Felisol. With all of those glorious hours of summer light and porches to sit upon gazing at God's beauty surrounding you everywhere .. such a book will be read. If I could only read half of your reading selection, I'd be much better educated. Hugs, said...

Brilliantly beautiful Felisol! Your photography is striking. I can hardly wait to see Norway with my own eyes in July!!

Vicki said...

Just thought of you today and wanted to drop off a little hug for you. Enjoy your summer! Enjoy your reading! Oh, that I could travel there to Norway for a visit - wouldn't that be fun?