Tuesdays are hiking days, and while walking I usually take photos, but I also gather pinecones, leaves and moss on the way (not all at once, or I'd never catch up!) On this trip I collected maple leaves, and the next morning I collected in rowanberries from a tree in the garden, and apples that... Continue Reading →
New creations for the Autumn. The necklace at the top is composed of amethyst and snow jade. The pendant is of 925 silver and charoite. For the lower necklace I chose elongated beads of jade, freshwater pearls and frosted green agate.
The weather has definitely become colder now, with a sprinkling of frost in the morning. A few brave plants are shining beautifully, like these asters, which bees and butterflies love. I noticed that bees love the lilac- coloured asters, but not so much the white ones. One or two dahlias are in bloom, together with... Continue Reading →
Our hiking group has visited Bjørndalen, The Vale of the Bears. We visited this area about the same time last year. This part of the forest is about 1 km long, and very popular with families as there are several wooden sculptures made by an American artist, Jordan Anderson, living here in Fredrikstad. Several... Continue Reading →
I have just received new types of iris from England, "Bold Print" and "Celebration Song". In spite of heavy rain at times I have managed to plant them on a border together with lavender. The iris in the watercolour which I painted earlier is from my Norwegian grandmother's garden, and of course I have no name for this particular one.
When I'm not out walking or in my garden, and usually on a rainy day, I either paint a watercolour or create a new necklace. This one I have made with the thought of the Christmas season. (end of September, it's not far away!) This necklace is composed of faceted ruby rondelles and black freshwater... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned in my last blog, our group have begun our morning walks, I really look forward to them. On some parts of our journey we walk briskly, other times we amble along chatting, or stopping , as here, to take photos . The sky was grey, it was wet in the woods after... Continue Reading →
Autumn has definitely arrived, and our group has begun walking trips again. We drive to various locations for our hikes. I sit on with Ellen, a distant member of the Norwegian side of my family and a good friend. I walk over to her house further up the road and we drive from there. While... Continue Reading →