Beyond the Fence

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Hide and Seek

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Autumn is here and the colors are glorious!  The the grass in the fields is the perfect height for a little game of hide and seek.

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Between the Lake and the Sea

Between the lake and the sea

Between the lake and the sea

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A Fisherman’s Dream – By the Light of the Midnight Sun

Fishing, outdoors, Norway, North Cape

 

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1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you are aware of an environmental art project that’s been in the making for three years:  One Step at a Time Shoe Exhibition.

Shoe Mosaic - Midnight Sun

Shoe Mosaic – Midnight Sun

Cleaning up the coast one step at a time

Cleaning up the coast one step at a time

On June 11, 2014, we had the official opening and now the exhibition is on display at Once Upon a Dream Gallery and Gift Shop from now until August 16, 2014.

Here’s a little glimpse into the process of collecting, sorting, drying and creating art from shoes and boots – all collected from the North Cape Shores!

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shoes sorted, stacked and waiting to be turned into art

shoes sorted, stacked and waiting to be turned into art

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Hopefully, this exhibition will help raise awareness about ocean pollution, as well funds to rent boats and remove dangerous plastics from a beach or two!

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From a Sip of the Sun to a Taste of Snow

My last post was on a lovely day with temperatures around 20 C.  Yesterday we had temperatures a little above freezing and the day included sun, snow, rain, clear skies and low visibility.  This is a glimpse of what June 16, 2014 looked like at 71 degrees north:

June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

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A Sip of the Sun

Last night we drove up to the North Cape to view the midnight sun and enjoy a glass of wine.  The sun was behind scattered clouds, lighting up the nighttime sky.  Oh, and did I mention it was 20 C? What a night!

North Cape, Midnight sun, Nordkapp, Midnattsol

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Midnight Sun, North Cape, Norway

Midnight Sun, North Cape, Norway

 

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