The low sun is about to go down. It has left its weak but beautiful radiance across the landscape before it disappears into the depths behind the mountains, The peace and quiet out here is to feel, Thoughts flowing freely. It's easy to become meditative out here in the open countryside, Forgetting time, just feeling the senses.
In the afternoon I took a trip out on Hurdal lake. Using ski is a virtue of necessity. The snow is deep and there is a layer slush (approximately 25 cm) between the ice and snow. Taking off your skis to to stand in the snow drops you straight down into the icy slush, and I can promise; then you will be wet and icecold on your feet. But as I said; With skis, it goes fine :-P At dusk I took this picture of a headland that stuck out in the sea.
The sun extends it´s warm rays. But they do not reach the countryside anymore. It is cold anyway. And it will get colder when the last remnants of day disappear. The road remains in twilight, and the plants are waiting motionless. Not a sound. Not a movement. Everything is waiting patiently for the sun to come back.
This picture shows a lake called Djypsjøen. The name means; The deep sea. And it is quite deep in the middle. The sea is approximately 750 meters and is surrounded by weathered spruce trees. There is reportedly little noise up here, so on a quiet night like this, you can hear a pin drop. It gives a feeling of serenity and peace.
Today I went for a walk on the edge of the fields. Sun was low in the sky, and cast long shadows across the fields. At the other end was the main farm, bathed in sunlight. Under a blue sky, and over a shaded field. Low winter sun creates its own light and shadows.
Along a deserted road through the countryside, I saw the moon that shone over a meadowland surrounded by forest. It was almost a full moon, and the landscape was clearly enlightened. I stopped the car at the roadside and took a few pictures. With long exposure it can almost look like the moon acts as a winter sun.