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Up in the mountains A trip along a country road The Fishermens Day An abandoned place Seen from the sea My slides - an introduction Mostly nature Celebrating the May 17th Winter scenes A walk along the shores

Skogsøya photos ~ Around the year

Your guide: Johan I. Borgos

Most of us think of time as something linear. Nothing repeats itself, all the changes are irreversible, right? Well, not completely. We still have very much circular time, if we bother to think and look.

It's fairly easy to illustrate circular time, for instance the year cycle. Find a place where you can take photos every season, or every month. After a couple of years you have enough slides to illustrate a circular piece of time.

On this page I have picked one slide from each season, showing the seasonal changes at Hjellsand and Tunstad, two small neighbouring places at Skogsøya.

v-pil.gif - 958 Bytes It's spring at Hjellsand, and there's a fog out in the sea. The fields are still grey and brown, waiting for the temperature to rise.
A month later, and now it is summer. You won't find any traces of farming activities at this slide. As a matter of fact the farming was dying when I snapped this photo. h-pil.gif - 958 Bytes
v-pil.gif - 958 Bytes Autumn, and the nature has turned yellow. The air is very clear, no haze or fog. You can see details that don't show up on the other slides.
Winter, of course, but not the darkest part. This is March, two months after the sun reappeared, and two months before a new spring! h-pil.gif - 958 Bytes
v-pil.gif - 958 Bytes As a matter of fact these two pictures weren't intended to show seasonal variations, but they cover the same view - Hjellsand, so I'll let them in. This is summer -
- and now it's winter. The white house with a tall barn behind it is my childhood home, with the Atlantic ocean as our closest neighbour. h-pil.gif - 958 Bytes
v-pil.gif - 958 Bytes May 17th at Tunstad after a winter with very little snow. Some fields are green, but the birches on the hillside are still black.
A summer afternoon with fog coming in. The sunshine still reaches the house walls under the gray blanket, but soon all details will disappear. h-pil.gif - 958 Bytes
v-pil.gif - 958 Bytes A quiet autumn Sunday. We're looking eastward on these four slides. The distant mountain range stands on another island.
In many ways February is the best winter month. The sun has come back, and usually there's snow enough for skiing - if no storms visit the coast! h-pil.gif - 958 Bytes

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