I think that one of the best gifts we can receive is when someone unconditionally gives us the gift of their precious time – no strings attached. In a world filled with “to-do” lists, activity after activity, and more text messages than actual conversations, quality time with one another is something that gets squeezed out.Continue reading “Giving the Gift of Time”
Looking out the window of my art studio each day, I watch fishermen anchor their boats at the pier while seagulls glide through the air and perch on the neighboring boat houses. Gazing to the left of my office, I can see a statue, called “Vind” (Wind) which was erected in September of this year.Continue reading “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
In downtown Honningsvåg, between the lone round-a-bout and the Coastal Express (Hurtigruten) pier, you’ll find a large, abstract sculpture that resembles an anchor. At least that’s what came to mind the first time I saw it. It was created by the Norwegian sculptor, Erling Saadtvedt (1923-2000) and erected in 1971 with the help of fundingContinue reading “Who Knew the Greek God of Wind Resides in Honningsvåg?”
Fall weather in the North Cape is a little unpredictable. Yesterday and today, gale force winds have whipped against our walls, and blasted the windowpanes with sheets of rain. I’m not used to these violent gusts that make the roof creak and shake. I cringe each time one of them comes rumbling up the hillContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wind?”
Yesterday we woke up to a fluffy coating of snow. The rains have come and melted it away, but it was a beautiful morning. Below is a picture of the Honningvåg Harbor at a little after 9 in the morning. Our days are getting shorter.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve strolled along the harbor in Honninsvåg, and we haven’t even lived here a year yet. Growing up in Idaho, where the ocean was a distant thought, my experience with seaside communities were few and far between. Now I live in one and I’m intrigued by a lifestyleContinue reading “From the Potato State to the Edge of the Sea”