- 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 .