A cold but beautiful day

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Before going to a birthday party today we spent some time on Monsamarken (Mons’ field) having fun on sleds. Our litle one enjoyed sitting on them sliding down the hills, she smiled wide all the way – it was her first time on sleds. I love to watch kids play in snow, its like they blossom in a special way. Its energygiving to watch.

The Monsamarken is an endangered spot, like many green spots in Norway. We try to use it as much as we can, it might be built on one day. There is an ongoing project but luckily lots of local people resist. Its kind of our last spot where we can use sleds near us.

Since the 1600s the field were owned by farmers, the spot originally belonged to a large farm Eid, later it were sold in pieces and we now how stories go then. I’ll try to get a wide picture of it one day.

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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

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4 thoughts on “A cold but beautiful day

  • 24 November 2008 at 3:20

    Brrrr. that looks cold! But I’m sure the little one had a blast sledding! They never seem to feel the cold when there’s flying down the snow to be done.


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  • 24 November 2008 at 9:17

    Looks like an awesome spot!
    And yes, I remember how much fun it is on sleds. Haven’t done it in more than 20 years though. Not enough snow in Germany where I lived 😉

  • 24 November 2008 at 10:06

    Thanks for your comments Nicole and Margaret. You should really try it again Nicole, it awakes the child within. 🙂

    It was more snow here when I was a kid, you feel the same?

    @Margaret, yeah its incredible, but when we come in they start to notice their cold hands. 🙂


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