Six on Saturday; Kjerringøy, Norway

Today, I thought I would show you what gardening looks like when you live in Kjerringøy, Norway (population 450) a village, above the Arctic Circle. The Kjerringøy Trading Post was in its heyday from 1829 until the 1860’s. This was the most northern port for fishermen, who would set out in their small boats, going…

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

I love a good “TRAIN STORY,” don’t you? The story of the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is just that! Mabel Wood was on a train from New York to Nashville, Tennessee, when Leslie Cheek bribed the porter, with a box of cigars, to find out the name of the beautiful young Mabel. Two years later,…

Six On Saturday; Chihuly at Cheekwood Gardens

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never…

Six On Saturday; My Summer Garden Is Not Done Yet

Good Morning SOS folks! I thought I’d get photos of the last of the summer days! It’s finally cooling down to the 70’s in the daytime and 50ish at night! I planted the agapanthus a few years back as annuals and they have come back every year! I’ve probably jinxed myself now! I potted the…

Edvard Grieg Home; Troldhaugen

This morning we are going just outside the city limits of Bergen to Nordasvannen, to visit the home of Norway’s famous composer, Edvard Haverup Grieg, who was born in 1843. The bus finally came to a stop at a little lane that went up the mountain. Here we had to get out and walk the…

Six on Saturday, Finally It’s a Garden Path!

Hellooo everyone! Welcome to my SOS! It’s been awhile I know! Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blogging! This Spring, I felt we were going down that Rabbit Hole that has been my back garden………… Remember last year we placed new sod in the Upper Terrace in the Woodland Garden, because I…

The Fort at Kristiansand, Norway and a Famous Norwegian Patriot

This morning we’re taking a walk from the quay out to the Old Fort….. It is quiet and peaceful and the colors are dazzling……we could not have picked a better morning! The pleasure boats are in……. and we can look back and see the shore line of new condos and parks…….and more building is on…

Six on Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway: Again

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! We’re still in Kristiansand, Norway, so let’s get a look at what I think makes for a great entrance to a new city….. When you first approach a city, whether by ship or road, does it look appealing? Is there a welcome sign? Is the sight clean or dirty? Is their something…

The Walk to Otterdalsparken, Kristiansand, Norway

We’ve made into the port at Kristiansand and I am loving this place! I’ve divided the city up into four distinct sections; the wharf and port area, the beach and condo area, the main square and shopping area, and the neighborhoods. My, we have a lot more to see, so we had better get a…

Six On Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! Today, I am in Kristiansand, Norway! There are four distinct sections to the city and for our first SOS here, we will walk to the Wergeland Square area, central to the main shopping area and the hub of the city. The Kristiansand Cathedral, is featured prominently in the middle and is completely…

Six On Saturday: It’s Finish Up day

Good Mornin’, SOS’ers!  58 posts later and we are finishing up the first two weeks of the Baltics Cruise! Let’s take one more look at the gardens of Warnemunde, Germany, before we head back to the ship! We’ve had a great two weeks! Remember all the pears, real and faux? They were everywhere! and so…

Six On Saturday: The Warnemunde, Germany Edition

Today my SOS is coming from Warnemunde, Germany! It would be hard to find a seaside resort, more enchanting than this one!  Walking along the old fisherman’s cottages, you are greeted by color at every turn. We’ll start first, right along the harbor’s edge, where the larger homes were built on higher ground, probably so…

Off to Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany!

We’ve arrived at the port of Warnemunde in Germany…… The skies are overcast this morning and I am not surprised. I have never been anywhere in Germany on a bright sunny day!  Today, hubby and I are off in different directions, as we often do, to see more! He is traveling south-east, to Schwerin, Germany, an…

Six On Saturday: The Schwerin, Germany Edition

I know I have been delinquent in my duty to SOS! I never thought that being in lockdown would keep me so busy! I need a schedule now! I have caught up with the all the things I wanted to do “when I had time,” and I’ve had plenty of that! So, now let’s see…

Basanavicius Promenade, Palanga, Lithuania

We are making our way from the beautiful Palanga Botanical Garden and Amber Museum to the  resort area of Palanga……….If you missed the first post on this city you may want to read it so you can get your bearing and learn some fun facts about this beautiful setting in Lithuania!  Driving down a wide…