Here I invite you to follow my days in photos, showing you the view from my kitchen window.
Not an every-day update, but as often as possible.
We are in June now, and the last week has been incredible when it comes to weather and temperature.
22 and 23°C and even more for days and days, and people are enjoying.
Then, on May 31. in the late afternoon the rain came back, and the temperature dropped immediately. The photo is taken on June 1. at 16:30 in the afternoon.
The weather forecast is not bad, so we hope this 8 - 10°C will be over soon. On Tuesday we are promised sun again.
Then the spring came along. On the morning of May 18 there was 20.5 °C outside, and as you can see the colors of summer are on their way.
The last few days has been warm, and we think we deserve it after a 6 months long and cold winter. Now it's time for gardening, and outdoor life. And for the long summer nights ahead.
Finally, after weeks with changing temperatures between minus 2 and plus 10, we see some sign of the spring coming.
Today it's 4°C but quite nice actually, but we still do not know whether it will be a sunny day or a rainy day. The weather forecast says we can expect warmer weather for the cing days, but there might be days ahead with snow and cold as well.
We'll see, and keep our optimism going ....
From minus 8°C last week, the temperature increased by almost 25°C to 16°C today! After heavy rain and wind last night, the snow was almost gone, and it felt like summer outside.
This photo is taken from my kitchen window this evening at 19:35, and as you can see both the light and the spring is coming now.
The snow was actually gone now, but when I woke up this morning: This is what I could see from my kitchen window at 09:15.
Around 0°C, and 20 cm of snow, and it kept on snowing during the day. In the evening the temperature fell to minus 3.5°C, but at least the snow stopped.
Somebody should tell king Winter that it's enough now!
It's the last day of March today, and in the winter's fight against spring we get a weather like this.
The first one is taken 08:24 this morning and the one to the right is taken at 14:09. Quite a change isn't it?
We have just had Easter in the most fantastic weather conditions, and people has really been out enjoying the weather and their days off.
Woke up early this morning, ready for work, at 05:55. This is how this beautiful morning looked like in Fiksdal.
It gave me a good start of the day, and I want to share the moment with you all.
Outside it's cold, -4.4°C, but it is late in March now, and the sun is warming us up during the day.
What a beautiful day! It's 08:30 in the morning, and we are in March now. Outside it's - 5.5°C, but as you can see the snow is gone (again).
We have had a periode of both snow and rain lately, and that's just normal for the season.
It is 07:30 in the morning here in Fiksdal, and spectacular colors is meeting me outside my kitchen window.
What you see is the view from my kitchen window towards the north, meaning the opening of the fjord. The town Molde is hiding behind the landscape and the tree in the middle of the photo.
The temperature is - 2°C, and the fjord is like a mirror, waiting for the sun to rise. As you can see, the snow is almost gone, after some days with mild and rainy weather.
It's February 15th today, at 12:45, and a nice day in Fiksdal.
The temperature has finally raised to around 0°C again, after another cold periode. Actually we have had almost 3 months of temperatures below 0°C this winter.
The snow is still here, but still very little, and the sun has raised so high during daytime that we actually can feel the heat from it.
I'm just back after a week in Turkey, which was a roundtrip by bus from Antalya around the western part of the country and back to Antalya again. Quite low temeperatures even in Turkey, around 15°C.
It's February now, and a few days ago we had 10 - 15 cm of snow showing up, and the temperature is now up at 0°C.
A few days with rain made the streets icy and many drivers had problems keeping their vehicle on the road.
For the next days the temperature is supposed to stay around 0°C, until it will fall again through next week.
On January 26th the sun came back to where I live, and we already feel and see the days are getting longer.
Today is January 16. at 11:25, and from my kitchen window I observe another cold day. The temperature shows - 6,5°C, after weeks of low temperature.
Happy New Year to all of you!
We are in the first day of a new year, and are all excited to see what it will bring us.
It's 12:45 in the middle of the day of January 1. 2013, and outside my kitchen window it's a quiet day. The temperature shows 4,5°C, and as you can see the fjord is calm.
The snow has almost gone with the last day's of rain, and it's a nice day for a walk.
Tomorrow is working day again, and after the Christmas holiday it's actually good to get back to normal routines.
It's December 22. and another beautiful day is coming up. Outside it's minus 4,5°C, and the sun is hiding behind the mountains where we live. It should appear again by the end of January.
Christmas is here, though, and family members are about to come home for the celebration.
The last month has been cold, with almost no snow or rain, and the fjord is calm and quiet. It is a beautiful light in the morning, and this photo was taken at 08:50 in the morning.
We have started our Christmas holiday, and are not going back to work until January 2. 2013.
Daylight is about to come visiting again for some hours. We are in December now, it's the Saturday 8th, at 08:30 in the morning, and the temperature shows minus 7,6°C.
We have had weeks of cold weather now, up to minus 18°C just in the neighbourhood, at it seems to continue.
This is my kitchen window view at 08:30 in the morning on November 24. The beginning of another beautiful day. The temperature shows 5,6°C, and the last days we have had temperatures around 8-12 °C.
I admit I like these "green winters", and really hope the snow will keep away some more weeks.
As you can see the daylight is low, and each day for the next month is getting darker and darker.
December and Christmas is just around the corner.
It's November 10th today, around 15:30 in the afternoon.
The days are getting shorter and shorter, and the Winter has already paid us a visit. The snow is gone again now, except in the mountains. The temperature today is 8°C, and it started to rain late in the afternoon.
If we're lucky the snow does not show again before close to Christmas.
October 21., and the forest has turned yellow, and the leaves are falling off the trees.
Today is Sunday, and the temperature shows around 10°C. The snow has fallen in the top of the mountains, and we can see all the signs of a winter on it's way.
Another beautiful day in the autumn of 2012. The sun is shining, it's almost no wind, and the fjord is calm.
Today is Friday 5. October, and the temperature shows 12°C.
As you might see, the forest has started turning yellow, and during daytime, when the sun is still up, the colors are just amazing.
Let's hope for the snow to wait until Christmas before showing up.
Autumn has come to Fiksdal. The last weeks have been quite rainy, and strong wind combined with low temperature.
The first snow has shown on top of the higher mountains, and the temperature has been as low as 4°C.
This photo is taken on September 20., on a rather cold, but still a beautiful day.
It's nine in the evening, and a beautiful evening in Fiksdal.
In about half an hour, the Hurtigruten will be seen far out in the fjord, where it has just departed from Molde on it's way to Ålesund later this evening, and the next day, Bergen.
As you can see, the days has become shorter now, and the best part of summer, with it's bright evenings are over.
We are in July 2012 in Fiksdal. It is 8 o'clock in the morning, the
temperature shows 12°C, and this is what I can see from my kitchen
window this morning when I look to the south-east.
We have had an amazing summer so far, with temperatures close to 20°C for weeks. Some days sunny, and some days rather cloudy, but very few rainy days.
As you can see on the photo, the clouds are low today, leaving us a grey, moisty day. Quite typical weather actually for the western part of Norway. However, this summer the eastern part of the country have had much more rain than us.
It's June 24. at 18:40 in the evening, and we have had two wonderful
warm midsummer days. More than 20°C for two whole day's is rather
special, and we all enjoyed it.
A ship from the STX shipyard in Tomrefjord is leaving, and the fjord is calm, sunny and quiet.
Early evening on June 9. at 18:23, and the sun has given us a beautiful day.
The temperature has been close to 20°C, but the wind from the North makes it feel rather cold anyway.
Many cruise ships visiting the fjords this time of the year, and we can often see them passing by on their way to Molde, Åndalsnes or Ålesund.
In the foreground of the picture you can see some boats where young kids are having a good time.
We are at June 1. now, and the weather is a struggle between sun and rain, cold and heat.
The last weekend was warm and beautiful, giving us around 25°C, while the last days has been soooo cold. It has been snowing down in the mountains, and even parts of the lower forest are covered with snow in the mornings.
The temperature showed less than 2°C this morning, and we are all back to freezing point.
This photo is taken at 19:28 in the evening, when a beautiful rainbow showed up outside my window.
We have just had two beautiful days, with the sun shining from a blue sky, over a landscape with snow-covered mountains, and trees that are starting to get their green color now.
This photo was taken
from my kitchen window at 23:30 on May 9., the fjord was calm, and it
was really a quiet and beautiful evening. For those of you that are
travelling with the Hurtigruten, you were passing in the background around 2 hours before this photo was taken, on your way from Molde.
It's one week before our National Day, May 17. and this is how we want the weather to be.
May 1. 2012. A beautiful day, after a week with with rain, snow and sun.
The temperature shows 9,8°C, so it's not warm, but this is Norwegian weather at it's best.
trees are starting to get greene leaves, and the fields are just
waiting for the sheep and lambs to come out to play. As you can see there
are quite much snow in the mountains, making a perfect scenery for
After spending a week in Rome, Italy, it's good to get back to this beautiful April spring in Norway.
Spent most of the day outside today, washing my cars and doing some "After-Winter" activities. As you can see, the fjord is calm, the sun is shining and the temperature shows 11,8°C. Not bad, or what?
We are in April now. It's April 6th, it's Easter, and it's 08:25 in the morning.
The temperature 1,8°C, it has been snowing a little every day the last week, and the spring seems far away ....
has stopped for a few days now, as we have holidays more than any
during Easter, starting on Thursday this week (Skjærtorsdag), Friday
(Langfredag), Saturday (Påskeaften), Sunday (1.Påskedag) and Monday
(2.Påskedag).In the eastern part of the country the weather has been nice, and lots of people go skiing in the mountains.
Let's have spring now! Please!
The spring seems to be on it's way. It's March 7.th, and the photo is taken at 10:40 today.
When I left home for work this morning at 05:30 it was +8,8°C, and quite windy outside. 8,8°C?? That's normal temperature for July!
The photo is taken towards south-east, and shows the Tomrefjorden, and the STX Shipyard in the background. No snow in the lower areas, but quite much up in the mountains.
Just love this winter!
After 10 day's: Here is a new report from my kitchen window.
It's Wednesday, the last day of February, and it's the 29.th! The rain has been pouring down for days now, and the temperature has been far above average for what's normal.
At 06:00 this morning it was + 9,4°C, and after that it has increased to more than 10°.
And the whole of southern Norway has these temperatures. In Kristiansand it was + 14°C today, and at the airport outside town it was + 15°C yesterday.
Wednesday, 15 of February. Then we're back to winter. It started snowing
some hours ago, and some 4-5 cm of it has reached ground. Looks worse
than it is, actually.
It's 1,4 outside, and the photo is taken this afternoon at 15:30. Been out driving my bus today, and the roads are pretty good. We're using tires with spikes, of course.
Wednesday, February 8. at 11:25. The sun is back after the darkest winter, and we feel the spring is on it's way.
This morning I was out early at 05:30, and the morning light was just amazing. I was at my work as a bus driver (you see the bus) so it was not possible for me to take photos. I was back home at 09:30, and then the sun had taken over for the "red morning moon".
I really hope the weather keeps up until the weekend, so that a photo to show you might be possible.
Sunday morning, January 29. 2012 at 09:16.
From my kitchen window I can see those beautiful colours on the sky, over a calm and quiet fjord. The temperature is 1,4 below zero, and it's just great for a walk in the woods.
Where I live, the sun has been under the horizon, hidden by mountains, since November.
It was back on January 27., and I hope to get a glimpse of it today.
This photo was taken from my kitchen window on January 24. 2012 at
22:45, showing the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, over Fiksdal.
To be this far south it is rather seldom to see it this strong.
You can also see some of the "red" clouds on the sky this evening.