Sunday, 13 July 2014

Peace&quiet and the fluffy fashionista chicks

- I am sitting in the hen-house, said my friend on the phone.. - ????? - was my response.....

Yes, my dear childhood friend who live on the countryside outside Bergen, has extended her family with some feather-covered noisy small creatures. Of course I had to go and check out her fascination...

As always, I was excited to see her, especially now because driving out to her is like driving to another world... Passing bridges over clear blue waters, driving through bright green forest, maybe once in a while meeting another car on the road.... Because let me put it like this: this is where - if a car comes by-, the neighbors may stretch their neck to see who is coming...

Passing red barns, bright painted wooden buildings, green fields with yellow flowers, horses running down hillsides, sheep grazing peacefully in the shade of tall trees - trees that seems to have been there forever..

Arriving. Sitting down on the stairs outside her kitchen door with a tea, patting her beautiful dog Lucy, listening to the birds and the wind playing in the leaves --- and not much else...

Feeling the joy of walking around on the green fields surrounding her white painted wooden house. See the dogs run free and crazy around. Smelling the plants in the herb garden. Picking up a red juicy sweet strawberry. So peaceful. So quiet.

And then the babble babble... And I remember my green parrots back in Mumbai. They could for sure babble, but these birds seems to master the art too. The gang of chicken. And the funniest of them all: the two tiny "silk hens". With their white fluffy feathers they look like fashionable diva punk rockers, and they are unstoppable in babbling. They are jumping around in their fluffy outfits... Who do they think they are - fashioning up the hen houses on the Norwegian country side? To funny! And as the chick(en) does not have names yet, we start to discuss vividly: Shouldn't they be named after film stars? From either Hollywood or Bollywood? At least our fluffy fashionista chicks. Ha ha ha ...

Here are some moments from our peaceful days on the countryside:

You can see who is in charge?
A fluffy fashionista chick

Beautiful Lucy - also very interested in the chicks...







Bye bye from the country side, dear reader. All the best from a summerly Norway:-) 

36 comments:

  1. The photos are lovely and I yearn to get away from the city, too! :) And that is one handsome dog, Eli! I can visualize your ride to your friend's place. Warm sunshine. Oh, so happy you shared it here. :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Vidya for your kind words! They make me so happy - so glad you enjoyed:-) Hugs

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  2. Dearest Eli,
    Lovely countryside images you show us from your friend's home!
    Enjoying this summer visit.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you so much my dear Mariette:-) Always so happy to see you here:-) Hugs

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  3. Colourful photos and the country side is so peaceful that people do crane their necks to see the visitor.

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    1. Thank you Kalpana - He he - yes its great:-)

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  4. The way you describe the countryside and the beautiful photos you clicked make me want to be there right now :) so much serenity, natural beauty and peace!!

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    1. Thank you so much:-) So happy you liked it:-)

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  5. That was enchanting....
    Your description about it made me yearn for it...
    Lovely

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  6. WOW!! Wonderful photos Eli :) Makes me miss the countryside even if I haven't been to such a beautiful place ever! I can only imagine the peace and the visual treat I will get there!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Swathi:-) Big hugs

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  7. This place looks so cool! I love such places - full of beauty and natural charms.

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    1. Aww, so happy you liked it dear Renuka:-)

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  8. The pictures spoke more than the words really. Especially the luscious coat of the dog!

    Richa

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    1. He he - shes so cute:-) Happy to see you here Richa:-)

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  9. Lovely photos. I enjoyed looking at them and hearing about your summer in Norway. Quite the contrast to Mumbai, I'm sure. I think Norway is similar in climate to Canada as we're a similar latitude. Love the fashionista chicks. Did you think of names for them yet? Love the idea of naming them after Hollywood or Bollywood stars.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/07/ubc-day-13-today-is-embrace-your-inner.html

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    1. Thank you Cathy. Yes, I think quite similar to Canada. Well, we had a lot of vivid suggestions for names:-) :-) Always so happy to see you here:-) Big hugs

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  10. Beautiful photos. Love hearing about how much fun you are having there.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kathy:-)

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  11. Lovely to discover your blog and what a wonderful experience it would be living in India. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos of your summer in Norway. The farm looks wonderful with the dog and chickens.
    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. Happy to see you here! Off to check out your blog now:-)

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  12. The photographs are so cute! Fashionista chicks they surely are :) And what a beautiful picture you paint of the surroundings, the drive, the fields, the painted houses...was almost there with you, dear Eli! Such a fresh post it is, enjoyed reading it so much!

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    1. Oh, dear Beloo - thank you so much for your kind words:-) Makes me so happy to know you enjoyed it:-) Big hugs

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  13. Eli, your friend lives in my dream place :) wish i could live there and enjoy the punk rocker chicks babble :) Lovely pictures and post.

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    1. Thank you dear Sulekha, so happy you liked it:-) Yes, it is truly beautiful:-)

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  14. Dear Eli,

    It's a true treasure to have a much loved childhood friend. So much you two have shared over the years. Friendships sure are one of lifes treasures. And what a beautiful place your friend lives in. Thank you for bringing us along.

    Take care sweetie!

    Charlie
    xx

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    1. Aawww, thank you for your sweet and oh so true words...Always so happy to see you here. Big hugs your way my sweet friend:-)

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  15. Seems u enjoying life maxi. Have fun at such a beautiful place.

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    1. Thank you Vishal:-) Doing my best:-) Yes, it is truly beautiful:-)

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  16. the countryside looks so peaceful and beautiful. You captures the joys of living in countryside really well. :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Rajlakshmi:-)

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  17. Oh what lovely pics! I'm in love with the countryside! Beautiful chicks n a smart dog! Cool breeze, blue sky, blooming flowers, friends...what else one needs in life!

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    1. So true Aditi - So happy you enjoyed it:-) Big hugs to you dear:-)

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