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Basking again

Apologies to all who contacted me wondering if I was alright as I hadn’t posted for a month! No alarm…I’ve been very focussed on writing a series of 10 articles on perennial vegetables, completed earlier this week!
Finally, we could “bask” in sunshine again this morning after a few days of overcast and snow meant that we wouldn’t witness the return of the sun (due around 10th January). It doesn’t rise above the southern hills for 4-5 weeks here….a great time of the year as we get several hours of red skies each day.
The firs(t) of many sunrises in 2021:
The sun’s rays reflecting from Malvikodden:
Fully risen through trees in the garden:
A few pictures from when we were in the midwinter tunnel (aircraft contrails have been an unusual site):

Haze from East Europe

Last night the view over the fjord was so hazy we couldn’t see the mountains on the other side of the fjord despite clear skies otherwise and wondered if the smoke from the California fires had reached here (it was reported in western Norway recently) and this morning the sun was red as it rose through the haze. However, the meteorologists point to the source being strong southeasterly winds blowing up dust from dry agricultural land in Eastern Europe (=erosion), with possibly smoke from the Ukrainian forest fires mixed in!