More Changing Seasons

I’ll push in this extra post with photos from Oslo, all shot in the end of March.


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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 09

Autumn is here already, but I still have late summer photos to show you for «The Changing Seasons». All the photos in this gallery were shot in August.

August means the end of summer and back to work, so it hasn’t been nearly as great as July was, but I met up with fellow blogger Joanne Sisco and I’ve had a few Couchsurfers visiting, attended a couple of events, plus I went for a trip to Italy (of course I’ll post photos from this later and I still have more photos to share from my trip to Sandhornøya in the North of Norway).

The Opera

The Opera

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More Winter Photos from Yesterday’s Walk

More photos from yesterday’s walk. Skipping home:

You can also see a summer/autumn photo from the same river in this post: Hønse Lovisas Hus

Big Swan (weekly photo challenge)

Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. This one is a pretty big…swan?

The Cock'n'Balls Swan

Genus Cygnus Glans

According to Wikipedia:

«Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants.»

It's unknown what's on this particular swan's diet, but I think I have an idea...

It’s unknown what’s on this particular swan’s diet, but I think I have an idea…

Wikipedia continues:

«Although swans only reach sexual maturity between 4 and 7 years of age, they can form socially monogamous pair bonds from as early as 20 months that last for many years, and in some cases these can last for life.»

I have a feeling that this type of swan is not monogamous...

Is this cock cob monogamous? I have a feeling that it’s not…

More big posts here:

EDIT: Can someone please ask Sara Rosso why my pingback and comments doesn’t appear on the dailypost-site? As you can see above, I’ve already linked to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/weekly-photo-challenge-big/ but there’s no pingback and the comment I wrote there isn’t visible.. (I could have asked her myself if my comments appeared…)

Akerselva, Oslo

Akerselva (the Aker River) in Oslo divides the city.

Akerselva is beautiful during autumn.

Akerselva is beautiful during autumn.

The river divides the city and it’s about 8.2 kilometres long, and has a difference in altitude of approximately 149 meters.

The Old Norse name of the river was Frysja, and this old name has been revived as the name of a neighborhood along the river. The name is probably derived from the verb frusa ‘froth’, referring to the many waterfalls in the river. The river is mentioned several times in Sverris saga
Check Wikipedia for more info on Sverris saga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverris_saga