Monday, June 24, 2019

Existential Thoughts in Oslo


So I have been thinking - like I always do.  Why does the sun shine brighter in Norway?  A country that has a lot of resources.  They are big agricultural producers.  They are sitting on an oil mine. The country is financially the envy of the world.  The Norwegians are one of the happiest people on earth.  Why is it that they get to enjoy all these while the rest of the world suffers.  Surely they are not religious - even though majority of people are register Lutherans but so few ever worship or visit the church.

Then you may ask: What does this post have to do with the above image?  Actually, nothing.  It's my blog so I get to post anything I want.  Heh.

Hope your day is going well.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

You A'int Seen Nothin' Yet


Crazy weather in Georgetown, Texas.  It's normal from what I've been told.  It's going to get worse in the coming days.

It was late in the afternoon - closer to the evening, and the temperature was still hot, and yet it was raining, and the thunderstorm are causing the mushrooms to sprout on random places, the critters are looking for shelter.

This morning we found a lazy scorpion crawling straight to our bedroom.  It was a good three inches with its pointy pincher ready to find a soft human flesh - preferably that of a non-Texan native.  Freaked out the rest of the day.  I'm not one of those eco-activist who loves to hug trees and leave the rattle snake alone.  I mashed the scorpion to smithereens with one of my old sneakers that was laying next to it.  So now we are forced to wear shoes inside the house.

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Friday, June 21, 2019

City of Umbrellas


In my previous post, I mentioned that Bergen is called the City of Umbrellas.  Indeed.  It rains a lot.  This image is proof of persistent rain.  No kidding.  I ended buying a raincoat to get through the rainy weather.

But the moments of intense rain is quickly forgotten when the sun breaks through and the city glows and twinkles.  As they say: get an umbrella, wear water repellent shoes, a light water repellent jacket and a good attitude looking forward the rain. Experienced Bergen-people don't leave home without their umbrellas.

Hope your day is going well.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Still Life with Wild Sunflowers and Glass of Savignon Blanc


Another find at the field near our house.  I decided to place the wild Sunflowers on a nondescript bottle of Savignon Blanc. Lately, I have gravitated towards this variety of wine.  It is refreshing - not as sweet as the California Chardonay and not as dry as other French wines.  Perfect for the hot and humid weather here in Texas.  This one is from Marlborough, New Zealand.  I love the SVs from this place.  The chair on the background was installed yesterday.  It took me a while to assemble it as the directions were in Chinese.  It's a nice looking bar stool but a pain to assemble.  There are two more to assemble.  The setting is at our counter top. Rose and I always wanted to have one where we can enjoy appetizers and wine.  We are loving our home in Georgetown.

Hope your day is going well.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sven Svenson


A Swedish working man who drove us to Trollstigen, Norway.  His name is Stig.  But we shall call him Sven Svenson.  He doesn't like being associated with the Trolls.  I don't blame him.

Hope you are having a great day.