SHAKESPEARE MEETS VIGELAND

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare are most popular and some of them, such as Sonnet 18  (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day), is one of the most highly prized poems in English literature. A sonnet is a poem in a specific form, but the word is derived from Italian and means “a little song”. Last year on […]

MY GARDEN GNOME

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I got this homemade garden gnome (18 cm tall man made out of cement) as a Christmas present from my neighbour who loves gardening as much as I do. I probably looked like a question mark when I unpacked. Who was this Santa Claus look a like, ugly, little fellow? Now I […]

LATE SEPTEMBER THERAPY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I do love this time of the year. To work in the garden with the smell of autumn in the air, and little by little preparing my garden for the change of season. In Scandinavia at the moment the flowers have their last blooming, and all the leaves are turning red, orange and […]

HAPPY EASTER WITH FORSYTHIA!

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The blooming of Forsythia signals the arrival of spring. Its beauty lies in the manner the yellow flowers appear before the leaves. The meaning of Forsythia in flower language is anticipation and I can’t think of a better word for expressing my thoughts about spring, sun and summer at the […]

ME AND MY RED SOFA

  Photos: Arild De Lange Nilsen When I returned from warm and lovely Rome to rainy Norway the other day I realized that I really miss the summer. So this morning I enjoyed looking through some pictures from last summer where I literally could smell the roses and feel the warmth from the sun. The day […]