mandag 31. mars 2008


This little fellow is lucky to live close to my grandparents. Food for free - every day! ;o)

søndag 30. mars 2008

Off season

No clothes hanging there this part of the year....

lørdag 29. mars 2008

0°C - freezing point

Throughout the world, except in the U.S. and a few other countries the Celsius temperature scale is used for practically all purposes.

The scale is named after the Swedish scientist Anders Celsius, who created a "reversed" version of the modern Celsius temperature scale whereby zero represented the boiling point of water and one hundred represented the freezing point of water.

In 1744 the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linne effectively reversed Celsius’s scale upon receipt of his first thermometer featuring a scale where zero represented the melting point of ice and 100 represented water’s boiling point.

fredag 28. mars 2008

A beautiful sky

This is an old picture. I did this shot last Christmas Eve. The sky was very dramatic and beautiful that day. :o)

onsdag 26. mars 2008

tirsdag 25. mars 2008


It can be quite a job to plough after a heavy snowfall. This is my Dad ploughing snow last week. In addition to plough for themselves, he also plough for several neighbours.

mandag 24. mars 2008


This is what Norwegians call a "spark" or a "sparkstøtting". In English it's called a kicksled.

A kicksled is a small sled consisting of a chair mounted on a pair of flexible metal runners which extend backward to about twice the chair's length. There is a handlebar attached to the top of the chair back.

The kicksled is driven forward by the driver standing on one runner, kicking backwards on the ground with the other foot, hence the name. The flexibity of the runners allows the driver to steer the kicksled by twisting the handlebars. One can have a passenger or luggage on the chair seat. The kicksled can also be used as a dog sled.

A kicksled can only be used on hard, slippery surfaces like ice or hardpacked snow. It is in common use in Norway, Sweden and Finland, especially where roads are not sanded or salted. There it serves as a winter substitute for a bicycle. more.

søndag 23. mars 2008

Happy Easter!

Today is Easter Sunday, and it is an official flag day in Norway. Here you can see a flag outside the main entrance of the retirement home in Rollag, which is located in Veggli. I was there to visit my grandmother today. :o)

lørdag 22. mars 2008

Mountain dairy

During the nigth there have been a huge change over! We woke up to winter wonderland today, and sun from a blue sky. No clouds in sight. So, off we go to the mountain again! :o)

This mountain dairy belongs to a friend of mine. It is not really in Rollag, but only a few kilometers into another municipality though, so I use this picture anyway. Notice the pile of snow at the right side of the picture. It is a house under there too! ;o)

fredag 21. mars 2008

Never ending story...

We have got a whole lot of more snow since yesterday, and it's still snowing heavily. The weather report tells us that it will be snowing all day. Spring seems very far away right now...

torsdag 20. mars 2008

More snow

The beautiful Easter-weather has left us, and there are no sign of spring yet. Only more snow! A great day to stay inside, though. ;o)

onsdag 19. mars 2008

Late skiing

Me and my cousin went out skiing late this afternoon, just before dusk. The sun went down, the moon showed up, and the sky became very nice and red, for a while...until dark! But we came home safe, even though we did not see very much in the end. ;o)

tirsdag 18. mars 2008


It has been snowing a lot in Rollag this winter. A lot of cabins are covered up like this one.

mandag 17. mars 2008

Easter Holiday

Most of the people in Norway have this week off, because of the Easter holiday. It is very common to spend this week skiing in the mountains.

søndag 16. mars 2008


If you want to go skiing in the mountain in Rollag, you may go to Butjønn, at Blefjell. And if you go there, you will find this parking at the end of the road.

lørdag 15. mars 2008


This new daily photo blog will show you pictures from Rollag, a small municipality in the county of Buskerud in Norway. Right now I don't live in Rollag my self. I live in Oslo, but one day I will move back to Rollag, which is where I grew up. Even though I don't live here now, I do spend some weekends and vacations here, and I do have a lot of pictures. So there will be no problem to make this blog a daily photo blog. :o)

The blog will mostly contain pictures of the beautiful nature in Rollag, but occasionally there will also be buildings, happenings and other stuff too among the pictures.

This first picture shows you the river a sunny day in February.

Some more information about Rollag:

The municipality lies in the heart of the Numedal valley, the westernmost valley in south-eastern Norway. The river Numedalslågen flows through Rollag and into the Ytre Oslofjord at Larvik.

Rollag has circa 1400 inhabitants. The civic center is the village of Rollag, but there is another village in the municipality too, called Veggli. Rollag is bordered in the north by Nore og Uvdal, in the east by Sigdal, in the south by Flesberg, and in the west by Tinn and the county of Telemark.

tirsdag 11. mars 2008

Under construction!

Welcome to my new blog, Rollag Daily Photo!

I'll be back with more information soon!

Meanwhile enjoy the other inhabitants of City Daily Photo.