Sunday Trees: Trees near waterfalls

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The images are inspired by Becca’s Sunday Trees theme.

Take a walk in the trees and smell the wild air. Nature’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe ~Unknown

The quote is inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

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My Monday walk: Nothing so special

I happened to go on a light hike/walk today, which resulted in my first ever contribution to Jo’s Monday walk. Usually I go on hikes/walks on weekends and record them in my weekend posts. The weather and heavy brainstormming at work persued me to use my office training time for a short hike.

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Going up and up!

I like walking in natural surroundings

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Still going up
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I love this corner
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Still up and more in woods
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One does not feel tired in such surroundings
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Light and shade
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Blueberries
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Very near to destination

It is obligatory to take at least one picture from the top. Do you see a big cruise ship?

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Wild lovely bluebell flowers cheering us

Time to go back to office

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A local family enjoying summer
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Time to say adios

Thank you for joing me on the journey 😀

After going back to office I continued my work for an hour or so.

 

Weekend 58 – The mountains are(were) calling…

On Saturday, with everything in place we decided to go hiking on mount Ulriken (643moh.)  It was a good decision after all.

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Nattlandsfjellet

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves ~Edmund Hillary

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Nubbevannet (400 moh.)

May your heart like a lake, with a calm still surface, and great depth of kindness ~Lao Tzu

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Fluffy troll weeds on Landåsfjellet

In every season we make interesting memories on mountains. Little surprises wait for us on every corner.

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The geographical midpoint of Bergen lies on mountain 450 moh. The only way to reach this place is hiking 😀

We enjoyed our short breaks for relaxing and chit chatting. The view from every stop was awe-inspiring.

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What a fantastic spot for a cottage

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~Theodore Roethke

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From the top looking at the other side

Time to go back! There are hundreds of unpolished stone stairs to hike down. Sherpas from Nepal are building stone stairs by hand with no powertools.

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The major portion of 800 m trail is finished. Sherpas are working on the last section near the top.  This section was very steep, dangerous and nothing to hold on. I really wanted to showcase this specific part but was asked to walk carefully instead of thinking about taking pictures which I promptly accepted. A tourist (lady) fell down and hurted herself badly just luckily air ambulase was not needed.

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We were able to cover a distance of around 10.5 km due to supportive weather with clouds and little breeze.

Fun Fact: Norwegians do not normally greet people they don’t know if they don’t have to. This is true most everywhere, except in the mountains. So be prepared to say hello to everyone you meet when hiking. It might turn into a beautiful friendship, or even relationship.

Did you do anything special on the weekend?

 

I live in the present!

“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Walking up the hill
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Enjoying colours on my way up
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Resting on the top
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Enjoying magical sky
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Walking along the fjords

It might be for any reason but I am here now and I want to live it to the fullest. For this moment I belong here.

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The World’s Biggest Pedestrian Crossing in Shibuya, Tokyo

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For this week’s photo challenge I decided to share pictures of the world’s biggest and busiest pedestrian crossing in Shibuya district in Tokyo. According to some published figures during rush hours around 2500 people cross the streets at the same time 🙂

I am glad that for once I was part of this crowd and you believe or not but there was not a sinlge incidence of misbehaving. World needs to learn so many things from Japenese people.

You can watch from live camera the present situation 🙂  Soon it will be 4 am in Tokyo. How about watching it tomorrow around 6 pm Tokyo time?