Summer so far…


Have you ever had trouble making up your mind? It looks like this flower did. I took this picture in my garden.

Do you ever feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Well, this guy does. I took this picture in Monterosso Italy.

Have you ever had a submarine sandwich? Jersey Mike’s are the best! I took this picture in Brick, New Jersey.

Is there anything better than a cup of tea with an old friend? This is my friend Annie, we met in kindergarden. This picture was taken on her front porch in Jersey.

Is there anything more precious than a baby? I would have to say, no. I took this picture of my granddaughter last week in Norway.

Have you ever seen pink and purple water? It always amazes me. I took this picture a few weeks ago from my kitchen window in Norway.

How about orange water? This picture was taken at midnight. Don’t you just love Norwegian sunsets!


About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on August 6, 2012, in all things American, all things Norsk, travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. You’re quite a photographer, Maggie – this is a wonderful post! You have packed such a lot of fun (and exhausting!) things into your summer. Those pictures are just wonderful – I love the colours in the sunset. I love all of the pics, little baby is so, so cute! That statue… wow! πŸ™‚

  2. Almost sensory overload. I have to look at the photos slowly. I can even smell things from those pictures!

  3. annie siersema potter

    love all your pictures! i enjoy a cup of tea now when i read your blog… like the one we shared on your deck and my porch! nothing sweeter than a dear old friend! till we share our next cup of tea.. enjoy! xoxo

  4. Just wonderful, I enjoyed both the lovely photographs and the commentary that went with. I really like the rose photo though, I think it has great character! πŸ™‚

  5. Gorgeous photos…i am finding you via Paula over @ Stuff I Tell My sister πŸ™‚

  6. It looks like you have had a wonderful summer…..Nice pictures!

  7. Congratulations on having such a beautiful and precious grand-daughter. πŸ™‚ The selection of pictures you selected to post are all very lovely.

  8. What a beautiful post, Maggie–and a lovely synopsis of your summer. The views from your home are exquisite and I am so glad that you have them to enjoy. It looks so peaceful there, second only to the sweet peace of a beautiful sleeping baby granddaughter, I’d guess. How wonderful to have a friend since kindergarten, too!
    ~ Lily

  9. Such wonderful pics Maggie!!!!! You’ll have to post the sub itself next time your in NJ just to show the world what a real sub looks like!!! Beautiful sunsets!!!!! You truly are blessed to be living where you are!!!!!

  10. What a great post – and those pics are fantastic!

    It really looks like you had a wonderful summer πŸ™‚

  11. Beautiful pictures and beautiful thoughts! Thank you for sharing…and Norwegian sunsets look stunning!

  12. Maggie, these pictures show you sensitivity to the oneness of nature. thy also demonstrate your skill with photography. I love your captions too. Great post!

  13. Thank you June, its easy to take a good picture when you have a good subject πŸ™‚
    And its nothing compared to your talent…

    • oh, I beg to differ! the hardest and most important part of painting is deciding what to paint in the first place. Your decision on what to photograph is exactly the same. Some photographers are artist at what they do and some are not. You are an artist!

  14. You are much too kind… Thank you!

  15. it’s funny – but Norwegian sunsets remind me of MInnesota sunsets – I’ll be posting about them soon

    beautifier pictures and it looks like you had a wonderful trip!

  16. I can’t wait to see pictures from your trip. You know there are a lot of Norwegians living in Minnesota πŸ™‚

  17. The 4th picture down would make a good toemail picture. Is that in Brick, New Jersey as well?

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