Last bit of summer?

Very nice spot for enjoying a book and a coffee in the sun!

Very nice spot for enjoying a book and a coffee in the sun!

For a little over a week now summer temperatures decided to visit Norway, just so we could see what we had been missing out on all summer and to poke a nose at everyone who was back at school and work! The good weather was going to last for a week so I tried to get the most of it., But this weekend was also the start of season with my brass band, so the weekend was mostly spent at rehearsals.

This is where I spent most of my weekend (sadly I was indoors)

This is where I spent most of my weekend (sadly I was indoors)

This week the temperatures was supposed to drop drastically and rain was expected. So far the temperature has not dropped too much, but you can feel the weather turning. There is a thunderstorm on it’s way, but it keeps postponing is arrival.

Yesterday there was a rainbow in the sky, but no rain, yet!

Yesterday there was a rainbow in the sky, but no rain, yet!

The sky is dramatic and the pressure in the air is giving me a throbbing headache, but at least the warmth haven’t left us yet. I suspect it will when the heavy rain that’s promised starts splashing down!

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43 thoughts on “Last bit of summer?

  1. Annika Perry says:

    Having just left weeks of non-stop sunshine and landed here in the UK where there have been nearly constant downpours I can empathise with the shock the change in weather will mean. Hope that the music of yours brings cheer and sunshine to you all inside instead!

  2. I hope your headache soon clears up. I will send some of the rain which has been visiting the UK over the last few days in your direction! I neglected to take a coat yesterday and was soaked on the way home and on the way into the office. Perhaps I should come back in my next life as a duck then getting wet won’t matter …! Kevin

    • masgautsen says:

      Thank you for your kind wishes. The sun is out here, but the thunderstorm is still lurking around the corner. I take my walks close to my home today as I don’t want to be caught out when the shower is turned on! It has the look of a heavy one…

  3. Michael says:

    It is ashame you had to spend the weekend indoors! Stay dry.

  4. sepultura13 says:

    Lovely pictures…I especially like the bridge!
    🙂

  5. Spectacular views, Maja! Enjoy the last of summer.

  6. Helen Jones says:

    Lovely photos! I hope the thunder passes and you get some more sun before winter starts to draw in 🙂 We have rain rain rain here, so a bit of sunshine or even a thunderstorm would be welcome.

  7. Jon says:

    We are getting the first taste of autumn, also. Still above freezing, but cool and windy and wet. Brass bands are fun. My father played horn in one in Bergen until 1947.

  8. What do you play?!? I play trombone! Yay brass!! (Sorry it’s just exciting to hear about female brass players!)

    • masgautsen says:

      I play the cornett and enjoy it very much. Trombone is a cool instrument too, my best friend used to play trombone. We were mostly girls playing when I grew up, in my band now there is about 50-50 girls and boys. Are there few female brass players over at yours?

      • Not many 😦 I don’t know if it is a sign of the times or they just all relocated for work! I’m surrounded by woodwinds!

      • masgautsen says:

        Auch! I feel for you 😉 We have a few woodwind bands in the area, but they usually struggle to get enough brass players, because brass bands are more common where I’m from.

      • Lucky! Would love that here but isn’t that how it always goes! You want what you don’t have!

      • masgautsen says:

        Probably. I’ve grown up with brass band and that is what I’ve always played in. I went to summer camp as a 12 year old that has woodwind instruments. I never went back. I chose to travel to a camp much further away because they had a brass band camp. I just don’t think playing in a woodwind band is for me.

  9. You’re part of a brass band? How wonderful!

  10. Here in Texas, I’m reading my email on my porch and enjoying what I know will be the last of our summer. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Hope you’ll stop by often, doors always open at Jean’s Writing.

  11. BunKaryudo says:

    Sorry about your throbbing headache. I’m sure the brass band practice will help to solve it, though. Er…

  12. Anna says:

    We have summer weather here in Sweden and warmer than we had in july. It’s nice with a little summer this time of year. Lovely photos!

  13. As a Meteorologist I endorse this blog!!!!

  14. mommermom says:

    What a lovely visual! It will be a long time before we feel becoming a winter in our neck of the woods!!

  15. Nice pictures thanks for sharing.

  16. Great photos, Maja. Those clouds feel heavy with the rain and I could feel the pressure. Change in weather and the amount of daylight affect everyone’s body in some way. We had a taste of autumn weather and it was cold enough to turn on the heater but I refused as this week we are getting more summer temps once again. A little tease then back to normal. Weather seems to run everything including our mood and health.
    I envy you the ability to make music. That must be so uplifting especially getting together with others to play together. Does your boyfriend play too? I am the person who gets to enjoy others talents. Someone has to do that. 🙂 Glad to see your week went by better once the pressure was over. Enjoy the rest of this one. Still keeping good thoughts for you at work.

    • masgautsen says:

      We’re also having a bit of indian summer this week! And I’m enjoying it a lot.
      My boyfriend does not play, at all. He enjoys listening to music, but he’s never played anything. I very much enjoy playing with others and I think it’s very rewarding.
      Hope you’re well and that this week will be an excellent one for you and yours.

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