31 October 2020

Wet marshes in late October

It has been a rainy autumn,
the air is clean and fresh.
In the forests are remnants earlier this year,
in nuances of yellow, brown and green.

Marches are wet and soggy,
in footpaths floats small creeks.
Days are shorter and dimmer,
the walks are decided by the daylight.
I haust har det regna støtt,
lufta er frisk og rein.
I skogen finst restar frå før i år,
avstemde i gult, brunt og grønt.

Myrane er våte og blaute,
små bekker flyt i stigane.
Dagane er korte og dimme
og dagslyset styrer turen.

All potots taken 30 Oct 2020 in the Østmarka forests in Oslo.
Camerea used: Leica M10

25 October 2020

October rain

The creeks are swift
and impossible to cross.
The footpaths lies under water,
or are like small rivers.

Leaves which hung on the trees
are yellow or brown and wet.
The moss still lives.
and and has a deep, wet green colour.
Bekkene er strie
og uoverstigelege.
Stigane ligg under vatn
eller er blitt til små elvar.

Blad som før hang på trea,
er gule eller brune og våte.
Mosen lever ennå,
og har ein djup, våt grønfarge.

All pictures taken in the Østmarka forests in Oslo, Norway Sun 25 Oct 2020.
Camera used: Leica M10

23 October 2020

Friday - forests instead of home office

In the autumn the air is clearer
and the insects are gone.
The ground is moist,
and the marshland soaked.

The forests are calling
when there are no other demands.
Here everything is quiet.
and the mind can relax.
Om hausten klarnar lufta
og knott og mygg er borte.
Marka er jamt fuktig
og myrane er blaute.

Ved høve innbyr skogen,
når inkje anna krevst.
Her er allting stille,
og sinnet kan ta fri.

in wet days small creeks find their own ways

there comes a moment when the tree has grown just passed the point
 when it cannot endure the strongest wind gusts any more<

this office has the most exquisite coffee bar 

autumn colours are more creative than other seasons'

the creek hid under the wood floor
 and popped surprisingly up another place

All photos taken in the Østmarka forests near Oslo 23 Oct 2020. Camera used: Leica M10

18 October 2020

Sunday in October

Fresh air and clear, sunny sky.
Walking in unadapted forests.
Freshly brewed coffee from a fire.
Subdued colour palette after sunset.
A straw in a marsh backlit by the evening sun
An unadapted forest in an area protected from exploiting
The water is boiling and ready for the coarse ground coffee
Freshly brewed afternoon coffee in the forest
After sunset by a quiet forest lake
A revisit to my old mentors

All pictures taken 18 Oct 2020 in the Østmarka forests in Oslo. Camera equipment: LeicaM10

07 October 2020

into the woods

Sometimes I just have to escape into the woods.
Like yesterday when these pictures were taken - in the Østmarka forests in Oslo.

Our dreams echoes the original reality, and we find traces after it where we haven't adapted the environment.

The entrance to the woodland

All pictures taken 06 Oct 2020 in the Østmarka forests in Oslo. Camera equipment: LeicaM10, 28Elmarit.

04 October 2020

profound values

Alone is not lonely,
moneyless is not poor.
Weak are those separated from themselves.

Connection starts in the heart,
treasures grows in the soul.
Peace is in life's roots.
Åleine er ikkje einsam,
pengelaus er ei fattig.
Veik er den som er skild frå seg sjølv.

Samhug byrjar i hjarta,
skattar formest i hugen.
Ro er det i livsens røter.

All pictures are taken in the Østmarka forests near Oslo 3 Oct 2020. Photographed with a Leica M10 and an Elmarit 90mm.