I still want to highlight the beauty of fall and also my passion for nature and the rural life. The more rural, the better! I think the closer you get to the natural elements, the more relaxed and balanced you are. Let me give you an idea from a road to the Norwegian mountains and fill you in (click to enlarge and enjoy!):

The road to Rjukan

To my faithful readers:
I am sorry I haven’t posted as much as I usually do. Fall is a very busy time, especially with giving lectures at BI in addition to my full time, usual job – blogging is after all a hobby you know :-) I hope you haven’t missed me too much!! I just came in to say that I am still alive and to invite you to visit my wife’s recent post. She took a weekend trip with her girlfriends to Rjukan, in the Gaustadtoppen area of Telemark province. The nature there is so beautiful, I really hope you will drop in and take a peek. Sometimes it’s a shame she has her own blog because now she isn’t guest posting on mine any more. Her guest posts were very popular you know. If you are interested you can see her previous trips here and here.


  1. I just came from Diane’s blog. What a beautiful post indeed. I too love the colors of nature. Have a great day. Big hug to you and Diane. :)

  2. Thanks for linking to me my dear. I just love sharing all the 4 seasons with you. Your enthusiasm for nature is contagious!!

  3. What a great photo! The leaves are just starting to turn here. Should be gorgeous in a week or two. Off to check out Diane’s trip…

  4. All of the Fall photo’s you have been posting are fabulous! My favorite time of the year! I love when the leaves start turning colors. I hope to go for a drive this weekend and get a few shots of my own.

  5. The colours are lovely … ours are looking like that too.

  6. I’m gonna read from Diane… don’t work too hard Renny!

  7. Gorgeous picture, Renny!

    I’ve been busier than usual too, so only posted my Sunday Dinner post last week. Hopefully I can post a little more frequently this week.

    Have a great week!

    Love and hugs,


  8. Every one of us has jobs to do and responsibilities, we understand.

    I just saw the photos of fall in the mountain from Diane’s blog. It’s so gorgeous!
    Have a great week!

  9. Amazing picture, Renny. I love fall colours!
    Diane’s pictures “wowed” me too!

  10. Looks just like here! Our leaves are 50% changed colour and we’ve had ground and roof frost but not too heavy. We’re coming into warm sunny days and by this Sunday, our Thanksgiving, it’ll be 22C!! Good for the 16 people coming to my place to wander around outside before turkey dinner!!

    Happy Harvest Festival to you soon!

  11. That is so beautiful. The New Forest is pretty too but it’s so flat – down here in the south anyway. I miss the mountains and the ruggedness that it creates.

    Off to check out Di’s blog… Ciao

  12. that picture is wonderful fodder for imagination. hiking off in my mind to find the trolls….

  13. Hey Renny,

    The road to Ryukan is absolutely lovely!!! Look at those several green tones mixed with golden brown…gorgeous! This road reminds me of some roads in Sintra (a place outside Lisbon, it is so romantic and so beautiful…you’d love it)!

    Of course you are missed, Renny :D! But we also understand that life comes first…so whenever you’re ready, we will be here waiting for you :D!

    I shall take a peek at your wife’s blog, thanks for the invitation *bowing*!

    Take care and may everything go well in your job :D!


  14. that’s a nice and relaxing view to look at while driving. love the scene :)

  15. So beautiful! I had a chance to ride through what looked like that, but I should have brought along the camera.. You know biking with the camera isn’t so comfortable.. hehe

  16. Hello-
    I am actually helping my 10 year old daughter with a bit of research for a school project. My great-grandparents were from Oslo, & the project is on a country of our heritage. She will be having a cultural feast, also. I have been looking on-line for ideas, but really am not a good cook & have no idea how things are supposed to taste. Plus, it’s at 8:00 tomorrow morning. I was hoping you might be able to help me with some ideas…someone who lives in Norway will know best. In researching, Lingonberry preserves & waffles were mentioned a lot & I found the preserves & some waffle type cookies at a local “World Market”. But, I just realized that maybe I could e-mail someone & get suggestions. Hopefully, you will get this e-mail in time. If not, I’d still love to hear some suggestions so we could try them here, at home. Thank you!

    Hi Sara, thanks for the visit and what an honour that you ask me for this. I was hoping I had much better time, but since it soon midnight here in Norway, I hope this will do for now. Try this site:
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/recipes.html and

    Besides: You can always read through my posts categorised ‘food‘:

    Actually I think waffles (in Norwegian: Vafler) is a great idea. Good luck!

  17. Wow the colours are great. They’re not at that point here in Canada yet.

  18. That’s a beautiful fall. I don’t think I’m going to get the vivid colors in Dallas this time. The weather is pretty much all over the place. Next thing I know, the leaves will have fallen off and there will be no color!

  19. Renny, between you, Tor and Capt Lifecruiser…Norway is beckoning me more and more…but only in summer! I’m too much of a wuss to come in the winter. It’s such a beautiful country, just begging to be visited.

  20. We know you are here. We don’t expect you to post every day! Well…perhaps we do…It is funny how dependant we become on the new posts. Like opening a Christmas package each day….

  21. Amazingly pretty! This is one thing we cannot see in India – the colors of Fall.

  22. I haven’t had the change to go to the mountains and take a few snapshots this year! But your photo really helps me remind the amazing scenery I used to enjoy so much. And for your readers, if Norway is a bit too far, try Romania, the mountains are breathtaking, especially in the autumn :)

  23. Hello Renny!

    In other areas in Switzerland, the colors are not that intense yet in the mountains. But I can already see the nice Autumn colors at my neighbors’ backyards.

    Have a great week!

  24. It looks wonderful, Renny!!!

  25. This is beautiful! I really really wanna visit Norway one day.

    Btw, have you heard about the Red Cross Nordic UWC school? I’ve heard lots about it and would like to find some “offline” info about it. DO let me know if you know anything about it or have friends/family attend that college.

  26. What beautiful pictures…hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  27. that’s so beautiful, all those colors, Renny! We are still waiting for fall, but i think next week and the other week, then it will be time also here to get out with the camera for great colors.

  28. Hi Rennyba, I understand that you are posting not often , we all have that some times…. You’re excused….I’m Just letting you know that I am shocked by very sad news (see my blog) not able to say more,

    JoAnn’s D Eyes

  29. Blogging should be fun, not an obligation. Welcome back!

  30. this is a beautiful nature you show us on this picture! Tomorrow I will visit Diane! Now coming back from a special estate i really need a good bed and a visit by my god Bacchus!

  31. That’s a beautiful picture! Norway must look stunning in autumn :-)

  32. This is really nice and peaceful. Fall is great to go somewhere outside the city, “rural” as you suggested. Really great to take a deep breath. : )

    local guides, local wisdom

  33. Fall is definitely upon you there in Norway – but we are having a mean heat streak here, about 75 degrees today. I normally would know that in centrigrade, but I can’t think at the moment, so bear with my american-ness for now. Seriously, you are talented as a photographer. And thanks for the tip on your wife’s blog – I didn’t know she had one. I’ve gotten behind too, so I know how that feels. I’ll just link to yours and Diane’s next time I get behind, eh?

  34. autumn seems to be late over here. Though I finally saw some yellow leaves this weekend and was thinking “hey where have you been”

    I adore autumn it is such a beautiful season

  35. Ahhh yes … the colours of fall. What an intense photo. Very nice ;-)

    Is Olga in your car???

    Glad you liked it too Eric.
    No, Olga is not in my car – she’s not in my care at all, yet ;-)

  36. Renny – Don’t work so hard that you miss your wonderful autumn. I had the chance to see some of the “colors” in Italy and Austria, and am reminded how much I love this season. Take care and enjoy!

  37. “I think the closer you get to the natural elements, the more relaxed and balanced you are. ” How very true, I couldn’t agree more. And of course everyone understands that you can’t blog all the time. I’ve been remiss in my duties too I’m afraid, and haven’t been visiting my firends as much as I would like.

  38. i really love fall….thank u and good luck …….ps come to my weblog also…

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