Snow-Blasted

We just had a storm called “Ole” that blasted the northern part of Norway this past weekend.  Ole has left us with lots of snow to shovel, and frosted our buildings from basement to roof. I also want to share a photo of our neighbors’ stairs leading up to their house.  They are amazing atContinue reading “Snow-Blasted”

The Secret of the North Cape

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching “The Seret of the North Cape”, created by Peter Szivolt. Since then I’ve watched it several times, totally in awe of the beauty of the aurora borealis and grateful that I live in a place where I’m privileged to observe them.  If you want toContinue reading “The Secret of the North Cape”

Affairs of the Sun

After living 4 years in the North Cape, 71 degrees above the Equator, I see the sun in a whole new light.  As the expression goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, and after two months without the sun’s appearance, I’m longing for its return. The days are getting a little brighter and the sun’sContinue reading “Affairs of the Sun”

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. 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 fromContinue reading “1,200 shoes and boots from the North Cape shores turned into ART!”

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:

It’s getting hot up here… 9 Degrees Celsius!

On days like today, those of us who call the North Cape our home, can’t help but smiling.  With the air temperatures around 9 degrees Celsius (48 F) and lots and lots of sun, we are breaking out our short sleeve shirts and shorts. And with the midnight sun, well, we’re breaking out the bubbly andContinue reading “It’s getting hot up here… 9 Degrees Celsius!”