Ski Trails Through A Winter Scene
I live in Norway.
For those who don’t know, this is way up north in Europe.
In latitude it’s about as far north as the middle of Canada.
The climate here allows for some very different seasons, from cold and snowy winters, to warm (and in recent years rainy) summers, and everything in between.
The current winter season came a little late here in eastern Norway. It wasn’t that cold, and we didn’t get that much snow until Christmas. Although, when the snow finally came, it came in spades.
January has seen about 30 inches (76 cm) of snow here. It’s covering the ground and trees, making beautiful winter scenes all over.
Skiing of all kinds is a favorite pastime for Norwegians. Downhill, ski jumping, cross-country. “Norwegians are born with skis on their feet” is a well-known saying here.
Although when it comes to cross-country skiing most people enjoy ready-made ski tracks prepared by machines, some of us also enjoy going off-track.… Read the rest