Yesterday I got to see on brilliantly fantastic Aurora Borealis Show! (Click on the pictures to see it full size! Click once, wait until it loads, then click once again and – VOILA! – you’ve godt it full size!)
(Click on the pictures to see it full size! Click once, wait until it loads, then click once again and – VOILA! – you’ve got it full size!!)
During World War 2 the German occupation force filled this fjord with piers, docks, barracks, roads and equipment for servicing naval vessels such as full size battleships and u-boats. Not much from that evil time resides in this beautiful, peaceful fjord today.
Narvik and a view of the mountain The Sleeping Queen (1.576 m. above sea level) in the background.
The Forrests and mountains is full of berries and mushroom. The trees are also preparing for winter. They are now pulling their precious green sunpower molecule – Chlorophyll – from the leafs and sending it down to the roots for winter storage. That leaves another set of “cheap” pigments in the leaves, that the trees don’t need to store but can gracefully shed – covering the forrest floor – namely the carotenoids – wich – like in carrot is orange. There are yellow carotenoids as well. These pigments are there during the growth season, but the chlorophyll is in such an abundanse, that you cannot see the yellow, orange and red pigments – the carotenoids.
This birch in it’s autumn shroud shone through my lens and onto the chip in my camera on Thursday up on the Herjangen Mountain. Beautiful – isn’t it?
This picture was taken by the waterfall in the Østervik River. There is acutally a face in the rock! Can you spot it???
Eventhough the birds are having a feast in our 150 year old Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum) threes, I manged to find a few berries they haven’t eaten.