Entries Tagged ‘flower’

Wild Cotton

Myrull (cotton grass) is better known as ‘bog cotton’ in Norway.  These little fellas grow in acidic bogs in Arctic tundra regions – areas where the ground never fully defrosts from the Winter.  I wasn’t aware I was standing in an acidic bog at the time I was taking this picture.  If I had of […]

Yellow Garden Flower

My Little Norway – Flower Show Series A yellow garden flower photographed in Tromsø.

First Sign of Spring

The sun is back, days are getting longer, the weather is warmer and the snow is rapidly melting away here in Tromsø. Even with all these things happening, there is still only one traditional “sign of Spring” in Norway: The first appearance of the Hestehov (English: Coltsfoot). As soon as there is a patch of […]

Christmas Star

The Christmas Star flower, more commonly called poinsettia, is found in nearly every Norwegian home during Christmas. Its star-shaped petals and deep red colour make it a popular holiday decoration. It also thrives in low-light conditions, making it ideal for Norwegian winters. The tradition of using this flower at Christmas actually originated in Mexico in […]

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