"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

Autumn has come to Northern-Norway

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?

Ordinary Norwegian Birch (Betula pubescens) in it's autumns colours

Ordinary Norwegian Birch (Betula pubescens) in it's autumns colours

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