Spring Is Coming!
While the first few weeks of February may have cast doubt, I will trust that the meteorological calendar is correct. Spring will arrive in March and with it the increasing warmth of the sun. Milder temperatures begin the process of melting the snow and bringing with it renewal in the outdoors. Trees bud and new life emerges in the animal kingdom.
We are familiar with Spring in Minnesota. Have you ever enjoyed or wondered about this magical season in Norway? The long coastline of Norway moderated by the ocean currents is mostly ice free and traveled by the Hurtiguten passenger ships year round. March is a great time to view Northern Lights, which can be spectacular in Norway. There are substantial differences between the southern and northern coastal waters where springtime changes may arrive in the south late February.
Spring views along the fjords can be majestic. Hardanger Fjord is known for the blossoming of fruit trees and the increased flow of waterfalls from snow melt in the mountains. A guided ski trip across the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in spring is inspirational. While there is a lot of fog along the way, the sky clears to incredible views.
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Liv Ullmann Celebrated on Her 80th birthday
Actor and director Liv Ullmann is known throughout the world. Sunday she turns 80 years old. She'll be given a proper celebration. Prime Minister Erna Solberg is among those who will pay tribute.
Liv Ullmann is one of Norway's international stars. As an actor she has been nominated for an Oscar twice. She has not won the highly regarded statuette, but she has received many other awards, both as an actor and director.
Liv Ullmann has lived abroad for years. But there has never been any doubt about her home turf. The newspaper Dagbladet recently visited her in Florida in the U.S. The journalist asked her if she still feels Norwegian.
"Oh, yes! I have traveled a lot, at times. But Norway will always be my home. Always," she said.
Ullmann played her first role in the Rogaland Theater in 1957. Then she played the girl Anne Frank. She became known through the role of Nora in the play "A Doll's House," but then she became a film actor. Ullmann played in 10 films directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Ullmann is also very popular in the United States. She played in several shows on Broadway, the theater street in New York. Later she has played in even more international films. She directed her first film in 1992. It was called "Sofie."
Liv Ullmann hylles på 80-årsdagen
Skuespiller og regissør Liv Ullmann er kjent i hele verden. Søndag blir hun 80 år gammel. Det feires skikkelig. Statsminister Erna Solberg er blant dem som skal hylle Ullmann.
Liv Ullmann er en av Norges virkelige verdensstjerner. Som skuespiller har hun vært nominert til filmprisen Oscar to ganger. Hun har ikke vunnet den gjeve statuetten. Men hun har fått mange andre priser, både som skuespiller og regissør.
Liv Ullmann har bodd i utlandet i årevis. Men det har aldri vært noen tvil om hvor hun hører hjemme hen. Nylig besøkte avisa Dagbladet henne i Florida i USA. Journalisten spurte henne om hun fremdeles føler seg norsk.
– Å, ja! Jeg har i perioder reist mye rundt. Men Norge vil alltid være hjemmet mitt. Alltid, sa Liv Ullmann da.
Ullmann spilte sin første rolle på Rogaland Teater i 1957. Da spilte hun jenta Anne Frank. Hun ble kjent gjennom rollen som Nora i stykket «Et dukkehjem» Men så ble hun filmskuespiller. Ullmann spilte i ti filmer som Ingmar Bergman regisserte.
Ullmann er også svært populær i USA. Hun spilte i flere show på teatergaten Broadway i New York. Senere har hun spilt i enda flere internasjonale filmer. Hun regisserte sin første film i 1992. Den het «Sofie»