I have bought a new compact camera a Casio H-10 with 10x optical zoom, as I have so many times wished I could take closer shots. I am happy I got it when we visited the zoo, I got some good shots I think. =)
(The bird is actually laying on it's side with the wing out, to get as much as it can from the sun. Never seen anything like it, it was rather funny!)
We stoped to fish a little in the sea on the way home and I was the only one to catch one; a mackerel! Weeee! I was sooo happy when I landed it (with a little bit of help as it was a big fighter). =) We took a couple of pics, got the hook out nice and gently and gave it its life back. =)
In the butterfly park we saw houndreds of butterflies and some as big as my finger! =D
This beautiful one is POISONOUS! If you eat this you'll actually DIE! I didn't know butterflies could be poisonous, did you?
Frode was lucky and got to hold a lizzard. He thinks they are funny and cute. =)
Me on the other hand thinks this is a true beauty. I was the only one of us three that held the Boa snake. =) Amazing creatures.
It wasn't exactly allowed to touch the butterflies in the park though, but this one kinda was a little willing to sit on my hand so I could take its picture. ;o)
It wasn't a big park but I had to chase this one around the park twice before it finally sat down so I could take its pic. =P LOL! It was worth it, what a beauty!
The trees were full of catepillars, big and actually beautiful. Yeah, I know I'm a little nerdy when it comes to insects and such... Hehe! But it is beautiful with all the nice stripes and colors. =)
The park also had some other snakes and amphibians, like the green snake (above) and the hornfrog (under). This frog sits still until a mouse, a spider or even a rat comes by and it just attacks and swallows! It had even bit the finger of the park owner once while he was showing it to some tourists. It has the bit of a pitbull so he had real trouble to get it off, he told us. =)
I will post pics from the day at the zoo later on. We did get some incredible shots of the wolf pack there, and even a video I will post. =)
Yesterday we went fishing in the forrest. Since I have bought a new compact camera I decided to take it out for a "test drive". =) Got some nice photos from the lake we fished in.
Frode is fixing his equipment on the side there. Where he stands there is a bog, what we call a "hanging bog" as it is really wobberly as you walk on it. It's kinda floating on the water. I don't like that kind of bog at all, but this one is okay, bacause I know it is safe now. =)
Beautiful water roses. I kept looking for the frog but I guess he had other business to attend to. ;o) Haha!
On the way back home I said to Frode: "It's a pitty we didn't see a moose since I brought the camera and all". I swear that as I was saying that Frode hit the break and pointed out the front window. "There!" he said. I was like wow, are you serious?!
Guess he was! =D I carefully got out of the car, crossed the road and walked between the trees to get as close as I could. At first I thougth it was one, but when i took the first photo I noticed another one coming out of the forrest.
We did get within 30 meters or so. It was only a small part of the pond in between us, and we were still right inside the forrest. They did see us but the wind was in our favour so they were very wary and kept looking in our direction to see what if we were any treat to them.
They decided that we were a little too close for their comfort so they started backing up.
Slowly at first...
Then running. Best to be safe. =)
It was a very cool experience. Moose are not rare in Norway but I only see a moose every 50th time we are in the woods, so the chances aren't that great. They are shy and they mostly walk about in the dawn or in the twilight. =)
I am in some really book-buying mood these days. After we bought three DVD shelves from IKEA, and got the DVDs out from the bookshelves, I had more room. Well, slightly more room that is beacause I had so many books here and there that they filled almost all the DVD space at once.
Anyway, I have read the Innocent Mage and the Awakened Mage by Karen Miller, and found out that she had a "third and fourth" book too, but those two are a new serie of two...
I don't know why she makes mini series of two books, even though The Prodigal Mage is taking place 10 years after Awakened Mage ended.
It is a fabulous world and a good story. =) I am very glad I'm "back in it" again.
The Last Stormlord is a book Frode found at our fave book store when we were in Oslo. It's commented by Karen Miller so I had to get it.
It's the first in a serie, hopefully not one of 10 -15 books beacause I tend to think that is a little overkill. 5- 7 books is perfect. =)
Welcome to my blog. I am a 31 year old woman living in the far north of the world, all the way up in Norway. I love being creative when I have the time, and this blog will be my showroom for my makings. But also there will be nature, traveling and my beautiful Labrador too. Enjoy!