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Month: December 2010

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

We’ve had strong winds coming from over the mountains, creating waves (high up in the air) resulting in lenticular clouds. They were very pretty, and the colours were fantastic! I just had to get some photos 🙂 These were taken from the south tip of Tromsø island. There was a strong wind at the beach, the waves were crashing (I had to avoid the spray!) and it was COLD! I had jumped in the car a bit too quickly, and…

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A Snowy Sunday

A Snowy Sunday

Today we took the cable car up and went snow shoeing. We were on our way to Fløya when we got caught by a snow storm which lasted about 45 minutes. We were actually inside the cloud and we could hardly see anything. Everything was white, my eyes were getting confused! After a while, we decided to head back to the cable car station as there wasn’t much point in continuing without any view. While on our way back down, it suddenly…

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Hyacinth time lapse

Hyacinth time lapse

Last week Hanneke bought some hyacinths in the supermarket. We took this timelapse video of 2 of them flowering – unfortunately the blue one decided to attack the pink one 😉 We set up the camera to take a photo every 10 minutes for about 2 days. The photos are played back at a rate of 15 images per second. If we were to do this again, we would probably just choose one plant and hope it didn’t grow wonky!

Mørkeskiing

Mørkeskiing

Tromsø is now well into mørketid and only gets about four hours of twilight each day, but the city is looking good in the dark. Last week a lot of christmas lights and a huge christmas tree were put up in the centre. The christmas tree was delivered by helicopter and quite a few people squinted down the fjord in wonder as a black dot on the horizon slowly took the form of a flying tree and thundered overhead towards…

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