Early Spring


Life: A Scot in Norway

More or less a year ago I was hiking around the area between the Osterøy Bridge and Arna just outside Bergen when the temperature was around -6ºC, although we were in the middle of a period of glorious winter sunshine.  This year the temperatures are around +6/7ºC and have been mild almost throughout the entire winter season.  This has meant the spring has come very early compared to last year.  A quick trip round the local area at the weekend confirmed this with many signs of the change of the seasons arriving…

Arna The town of Arna last year nestling at the foot of snowy mountains and the edge of a frozen fjord.

Crocus This year we already have crocuses out as this splendid splash of yellow shows.

Catkins Catkins are out everywhere too.

Spring Signs of spring’s early arrival are all around.

Leaves Small green leaves are appearing all around the lake.

Thorns A dead rose hip…

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