What is one to do when the Norwegian wilderness is calling, promising glaciers.. and they just can’t be found? Read the harrowing photostory of hunger, cairns, and the quest for a glacier!
Happy Monday yet again! The weeks keep on spinning by. But one thing happened this weekend for which I’m excited… the first day of autumn! If you’ve been reading for a while now, you’ll know that autumn is by far my favorite season (some might say I’m a little obsessed). The trees here are only just beginning to turn, and I’m anxiously awaiting the height of the fall colors. You can be sure I’ll find a trail upon which to soak it all in, and I’ll share those photos here. Which is your favorite season?
As far as the photos this week, have just the five I posted on 500px.
This first one was from our photo trip to Hawaii. There are no bad views in paradise. We chose our lodging well; we had a beautiful Airbnb on the hill with this spectacular view of the ocean far below. It had plenty of room for our entire large group, and it featured an expansive lanai upon which one of our group actually slept a few times. If only we could have just stayed there for the entire trip!
Some photos from our visit to the world-famous Trollstigen (the zigzag road in Norway).. and what we discovered off the beaten path!
Why do what all the tourists do, when we can have a trail all to ourselves? Read our adventure in Geiranger Fjord!
This is going to be a quick post this week. As mentioned on Monday, I’m working on some big things for my site behind the scenes, so I’m taking it easy on the blogging. Instead, I’ll leave you with just a few images from Norway.
I couldn’t quite decide on which “wow” picture to share this week, so you get two scenes.
Norway had already amazed us, but it was about to step it up a notch with this incredible discovery of the Kjenndalen glacier!
Exploring Norway is a new scenic wonder around every corner. Just when we thought we had been wow’d enough for one day, something else fell across our path that renewed the amazement. This particular day, we had already visited an adorable church and hiked a spectacular glacier (that story’s coming soon!). We were merely on our way to another beautiful campsite for the evening.
But the landscape wanted to hold us tight, to seduce us into staying out later to soak in the natural wonders. We were surrounded by eye candy; it’s a shock we ever slept. How could the inside of a familiar tent ever compare to Mother Nature’s endless artwork all around us for miles in every direction?
On the other hand, I’ve been working on a version 2.0 of my new scatter photos, and I’m really excited about it. If you’ve been following me on social media, you might have seen the preliminary result. I spent the weekend making custom wooden frames with my expert-carpenter dad, and I love how they look! I’ll be updating my page on scatter photos soon, so stay tuned for that!
As for the photos this week, here’s the line-up, ranked by the ones I personally like best. This week was really tough, as I like all of these.
This first one is a fun one from Costa Rica. We went wandering through the town of Alujuela on our first day, and these little pigeons were everywhere in the central park. This one perked up his head just as I shot the picture, and I couldn’t have been happier.
We couldn’t spend all our time climbing fjords, so we hiked a waterfall instead! See one of Norway’s countless wonders here!
This first one is from the beautiful Land of the Rising Sun. We visited many shrines and temples in Japan, most of which in Kyoto. This particular one was just up the hill from our ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel). Everything within the gates was meticulously cultivated and arranged for optimal zen. It was impossible to enter one of these sanctuaries and not feel an utter sense of peace as the hustle and bustle of the city just melts away. You can read all about that day here.