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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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Barn Charm - from Norway


A little farm that I spotted from the ferry crossing the Naeryfjord in western Norway.  Notice the huge white "marshmallow" hay bales.  These dotted farms throughout Scandinavia. (photos, September 2011)

And here's an even wider view of the farm.  On one side the mountains with waterfalls cutting down to the fjord on the other side.  Notice the boat dock.  We were told that farmers used these boats for primary transportation.


And this is a straight ahead view of the Naeryfjord from the ferry.  You can barely see the little farms to the right on the banks of the fjords.


Now if you'd like to participate in the Barn Charm meme, or just see some interesting "barnery" from many different places, just go to Bluff Area Daily .

18 comments:

Elaine said...

Lovely photographs - I can almost feel that wonderful fresh air, clean and sparkling. I can see why my father loved Norway so much.

Linda said...

The farm shot was great - but that view - oh my! What a gorgeous setting for a farm, or a home!

Kathy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous setting!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a beautiful setting for a farm - in every direction! I have never seen hay bales like that either. Gorgeous shot!

Jan n Jer said...

What a breathtaking view this farm has. It sits so pretty down in the valley! Nice shot Faye

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful scenery!! wow!

Beth said...

what views. i'm guessing that is a waterfall through the trees there. wow. what a gorgeous place. (:

Tanya said...

wow, what can i say?! that's just beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love how the farm is nestled in that valley! Super! And now I want to go to Norway even more than ever.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What beautiful scenery! Imagine living in a little farm on the Fjord!

Tricia Hays said...

Holy Cow, Norway? Awesome! I'd so love to visit there... What an incredibly awesome trip that must have been!

Spectacular views & the farm shown is a sprawling one, isn't it! All that & a boat to boot! LoL!

Beautiful & thanks so much for joining, Faye! =)

Sivinden said...

Absolutely beautiful ;)
Greetings from Sivinden, Norway.

barbara l. hale said...

Fantastic vistas! What a beautiful place. We are hoping to go to Norway next year and this just whets my appetite.

Mari said...

Another wonderful barn from Norway! That setting is gorgeous!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Faye, I thought I answered this one last night ---but maybe it didn't go through.. Anyhow I was saying that I would have loved to have owned that farm with that gorgeous waterfall nearby... Awesome.
Hugs
Betsy

Jill said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! It's like a fairy tale setting.

Marie said...

What a magical place!

Amy Burzese said...

I don't know how I missed this on Barn Charm day. What a beautiful place!