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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Watery Wednesday - In Scandinavia

For about 15 days in August and early September I was able to photograph and experience water in many forms on a trip to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Here's some of my most fortunate shots--some a little shaky as they were taken on the move from the tour bus window:

Lake Vattern in Southern Sweden near Malmo. Farmland with red barn/houses ran right into the lake. I thought of Det. Kurt Wallander when driving through this part of Sweden. He was always having to go to Malmo to chase down criminals!

This photo was taken early one rainy morning on the Nordfjord near Loen in Norway. The chalky green color of the water is caused by "glacial flour"(ground rock)that runs into the water. Loved the many birches growing in Scandinavia.

Briksdal Glacier in Norway. We took a "troll" car up from the base of the mountain past waterfalls, rocky outcroppings, tumbling streams, and forests. Then hiked the last leg to the toe of the glacier. Great to see plants, lichen-covered rocks and trees, and moss banks up close.

Norway has many waterfalls that come down the mountains and ravines and spill into the lakes and fjords. This one was on the Geirangerfjord.

One of the many different streams that you see in Scandinavia, some filled with salmon. This one had its own little waterfall.

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Tanya said...

beautiful photos!

Two Pitties in the City said...

So pretty! We only made it to Copenhagen, but everything was insanely expensive.

Jan n Jer said...

Just breathtaking Faye....what a gorgeous place! I love all the photos!

kaye said...

very pretty, you must have had a great time.

Sayre said...

I think all your practice has paid off - your photographs from your trip are just gorgeous! Makes me want to hop on a plane and go myself!