My mom is staying with us for three weeks. It is admittedly some work to arrange the house and schedule ahead of time to accommodate a guest for that amount of time, but it is a welcome change. It is 1:00 on a Friday, the groceries are put away, a loaf of banana bread that I baked is cooling in the kitchen, lunches are eaten, my son is sleeping, and I'm sitting here with music, a cup of tea, and my blog. Win!
Visits like this one mean that my camera is never far away from my side. Since our camera is on a slow, sad journey towards the electronics recycling bin, I imagine I am going to be frustrated with many of the images that I take. But I have started saving for a big-girl camera (one that is so cool it has an extra lens), so I know that better picture-taking days are ahead. In the mean-time, I am excited to tell you that a picture I took several years ago when the camera was still new has been posted by someone other than my family.
The Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. publishes a quarterly magazine with articles about current events in Norway and in the US. For the fall issue, they requested "readers to send in photos of places or things in Norway that inspire them." Since I have spent a lot of time vacationing in Norway with my family, I had a lot of pictures to consider. I will save you the suspense, I did not actually get published in the magazine, but they did include my picture in an online gallery of reader-submitted photos. I'm pretty sure that they probably included any photo sent in that was of good enough quality to post online, but I'll take every little victory I can get. The photos aren't numbered in the gallery, so I've posted it with this blog for you to enjoy, but I would recommend spending a few minutes on the gallery, there are some beautiful images there, and I'm proud to be included among them.