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Braving the ice

Been out & about today, quite chilly...but definitely worth the trip outside. Went to Våler to pick up my son, then to Alby on Jeløy. Got a few pics along the way... (The ones I use here have low resolution... But you get a glimpse of my day at least. ;))
When winter's like this it takes me back to my childhood. Watching families have fun on frozen lakes, even a few cycling fanatics braving the ice... (That's dedication for ya. ;D) Kinda surrealistic seeing Tour de Ice going on around two men fishing in a freshly drilled hole. (Completely forgot to stop & take pics of that...stupid.) Kids running around in the forest shouting & having fun sliding down small snow covered hills...do you remember that? If you've been blessed with a good childhood, the innocence of that time is something that'll rush back to you when you're faced with certain sounds, smells & situations. Hot beverage in a thermos, catching snowflakes with your tongue & the smell of freshly cut spruce twigs laid in front of the door are all tiny things that take me right back there. We had our ups & downs as a family, but I know I've been loved.
Hope I get to grow old in this country... 

~Linn
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."  ~Abraham Lincoln.

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