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Poor suitcase of mine. He is getting so hot these days of too much travelling. Good for him we travelled north to Tromsø, into the land of the midnight sun, into the land of summer snow. An effective way to cool down any heath wave.
Nature up here is amazing. All year round. All 24 hours summer day round.
A young taxi driver drove us from the airport out to Sydspissen (the southern tip). A short drive, and in the middle of a snow storm, I oh-ed and ah-ed. The view, when the snowflakes took a break, was fabulous.
The taxi driver looked at me:"Fabulous? You really mean that? I have lived here all my life and never see the beauty of the land. Only the too long winters......"
While we talked, the snow suddenly stopped and the sun shone on the snowy mountains. I hold my breath, the beauty was so intense.....the camera was deep in my backpack.
It has been snowing on and off the whole day........on during our long meetings, off when I have been out walking.
A night service in Elverhøy church, and afterwards we came out to this snow and sun view.
Walking back to the hotel from the church, with a friend, we were both too busy enjoying what we saw, and got lost........remember Tromsø is a small city, and you can see the sea from everywhere.....Lucky for us a man was out driving his wife, she had had surgery in her knee that same day and needed to come out for air. "Jump in" he told us, and drove us back to the sea, a lot of laughter as we drove......."getting lost in Tromsø, that´s not possible!"
When paying the taxidriver yesterday morning, I told him to spend the day looking at the beauty of his landscape. He promised me to do so:-)
It is too easy not to see the beauty of every day life, isn´t it?
What beauty do you see today if you open your eyes and really look?