Can you imagine a botanical garden at latitude 69? Well, you find one in Tromsø, the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden. And in many ways my favourite botanical garden.
I have been there once before, three years ago, in May 2015, and when I had a few hours between the end of a conference and my plane leaving to fly back to Trondheim, I knew where to go.
To the arctic garden of course :-)
I called for a taxi, three other people heard where I was heading and came with me, and off we went, with our suitcases and everything.
Luckily I met a young Swedish man when we arrived. He was working in the garden, and locked our suitcases into a room. Last time I was here was also a visit between a meeting and a flight back home, I met no young Swedish man and had to drag my carry on suitcase all through the garden.
The primulas are the highlights in the garden just now. There were hundreds of them, and they were just amazing.
I had already read on facebook, and were met by a poster when we arrived, that there would be a special guided primula walk at 7pm, just when I had to be at the airport, to catch the 9.45 plane. What a pity.
Well, you can never get everything. The art of living is to be content with what you have.
Yes ARR, a new blog. About nature, about my love of Creation. Here it is:
Britt Arnhilds naturdagbok
The words are in Norwegian, but the pictures are international :-)