Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Snapshots of Home


Fishing at Verdens Ende off the island of Tjøme.

View of Tjøme from Vregneg Bru, 
the bridge which connects Tjøme and Nøtterøy.


From Havna on the island of Tjøme 
looking toward Hvasser and dreaming of fiske suppe.

The Oslo Fjørd, Bjørn's house is in those trees.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Far-away Places with Strange Sounding Names"

On the River Nidelven in Trondheim.
Many of the old storehouses were destroyed by fire.
New ones have been sandwiched in rather nicely, I think.
My Novik's and Forberg's hail from a small island in the Trondheimsfjord.

A lovely and serene place called, Hjelle in More og Romsdal. 
My mother's mother's family came from this reign.

Henningsvaer, Lofoten.
"I want to see for myself..."

Bergen, where pappa was born.

Alvik in the Hardangerfjord.
"Those far away places, with the strange soundin' names..."

"Are callin'. . . callin' . . . me."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Book Club Cannon Beach Trip 2008

Vivian is making Pumpkin Scones with Craisin Butter, they were fabulous!

Vivian and Maribeth making breakfast, Maribeth with her "missionary" polka dots.

I went for a power walk with Maribeth. The hail storm was even more powerful.

Vivian and I are serving up pot roast for dinner.

Garna, Sanna, Vivian, me, Diana, Gloria, Lynn (Maribeth is behind the camera).

Gloria, Diana and Sanna are happily washing dishes.

No trip to Ashland was ever complete without a caramel apple.

At Cannon Beach the fare is caramel apple fondue!

Maribeth and Diana enjoying the caramel, chocolate, almond, pecan apples.

I am carefully preparing my apples. . . 

because, of course, we eat first with our eyes.

Maribeth, Sanna, Vivian, Diana, me, Garna, Lynn and Gloria
reluctantly saying, "Good-bye" to Cannon Beach.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008