Naturens poesi

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Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly,

but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.

/Mary Kay Ash

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It is not how much we have,

but how much we enjoy,

that makes happiness.

/Charles Spurgeon

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Seek opportunities to show you care.

The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.

 /John Wooden

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There is no definition of beauty,

but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through,

something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.

/Liv Tyler

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Taking a photograph is a lot like falling in love.

You see a light and it intrigues you;

and you want to see or be in that light forever.

/Mickey Burrow

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Kamomill_5

Det enda som står mellan en människa och vad hon vill ha ut av livet

är oftast bara viljan att pröva och modet att våga tro att det är möjligt.

/Richard M. DeVos

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,

not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

/Socrates

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Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.

/Ruth E. Renkel

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People will forget what you said.

People will forget what you did.

But people will never forget how you made them feel.

/Maya Angelou

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Önskar dig en riktigt fin sommar och hoppas att du får njuta av livets alla små och stora guldkorn!

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Spring is in the air

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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

/Aaron Rose

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If we had no winter,

 the spring would not be so pleasant:

if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,

prosperity would not be so welcome.

/Anne Bradstreet

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Love makes your soul crawl out from it’s hiding place.

/Zora Neale Hurston

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Slånbär_4

Seek opportunities to show you care.

The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.

 /John Wooden

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Krokus_1

It is spring again.

The earth is like a child

that knows poems by heart.

/Rainer Maria Rilke

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You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep

because reality is finally better than your dreams.

/Dr. Seuss

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Do more of what makes your heart sing,

your eyes sparkle and your soul soar.

/Rebecka Fox

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,

and paints his own nature into his pictures.

/ Henry Ward Beecher

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Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back

and realize they were the big things.

/Kurt Vonnegut

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Anne-Beates vackra vintervärld

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The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?

/J. B. Priestley

Hei! Først vil jeg bare rette en varm takk til deg, kjære Towe, for at jeg får være ”julegjest” i din vakre blogg, Livets Guldkorn! Det er en ære for meg.

Litt om meg selv. Bor i en bygd på nordvestlandet i Norge, nærmere bestemt Nesjestranda i Molde kommune. Her lever jeg med umiddelbar nærhet til fjord og fjell og jeg kjenner meg så heldig som bor slik til, for jeg elsker å være ute i naturen – til alle årstider! Vinterbildene er hovedsaklig tatt i nærområdet her jeg bor, mens noen av dem er fra Skeikampen, et skiparadis, ikke så langt fra Lillehammer. Håper på en stabil vinter, med masse snø, godt skiføre og vakkert lys!

Riktig god jul!

~Anne-Beate

Hi! First, I will give a heartfelt thanks to you, dear Towe, that I can be ”Christmas Guest” in your beautiful blog Livets Guldkorn! It is an honor for me.

A bit about myself. I’m living in a village in the northwest part of Norway, namely Nesjestranda in Molde municipality. Here I live with close proximity to the fjords and mountains and I feel so lucky to live like this, because I love being outdoors – in all seasons! Winter pictures are mainly taken in the area where I live, while some of them are from Skeikampen, a ski paradise, not far from Lillehammer. Hoping for a stable winter with lots of snow, good skiing conditions and beautiful light!

Merry Christmas!

~ Anne-Beate

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A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.

/ George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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She had never known that ice could take on so many shades of blue: sharp lines of indigo like the deepest sea, aquamarine shadows, even the glint of blue-green where the sun struck just so.

/Malinda Lo

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You can’t get too much winter in the Winter.

/Robert Frost

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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

/Albert Schweitzer

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Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

/Don Dewberry

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I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ”Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.

/ Lewis Carroll

Vill du se fler av Anne Beates vackra bilder finns hon på Instagram. Du hittar henne här. Vill du komma i kontakt med henne går det även att nå henne via epost: annebeate.nesje@hotmail.com

Med önskan om en riktigt mysig fjärde advent!

~ Anne-Beate och Towe

If you want to see more of Anne-Beate’s beautiful pictures, you can visit her lovely gallery on Instagram. You find it here. You can also reach her by email: annebeate.nesje@hotmail.com

Wishing you a really cozy fourth Sunday of Advent!

~ Anne-Beate and Towe

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed

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We look forward to the time when the Power of Love

will replace the Love of Power.

Then will our world know the blessings of Peace.

/William Ewart Gladstone

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I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I are too much in love.

/Christopher Poindexter

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People will forget what you said.

People will forget what you did.

But people will never forget how you made them feel.

/Maya Angelou

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If a drop of water falls in a lake, there is no identity.

But if it falls on a leaf it shines like a pearl.

So choose the best place where you can shine.

/Unknown

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Höstlöv_9

Strength does not come from winning.

Your struggles develop your strengths.

When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,

that is strength.

/Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Höstlöv_1

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

/Mahatma Gandhi

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Worry is like a rocking chair,

it will give you something to do,

but it won’t get you anywhere.

/Vance Havner

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

but by the moments that take our breath away.

/Maya Angelou

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I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up,

this diminishes fear.

/Rosa Parks

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There are days when the simple act of seeing

appears to be true happiness.

/Robert Doisneau

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Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile

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Fall has always been my favorite season.

The time when everything bursts with its last beauty,

as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.

/ Lauren DeStefano

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 Smillablandlöv

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

/Anatole France

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Hungriga_änder

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.

/Ben Sweetland

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Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.

/Jim Bishop

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

/Albert Camus

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Seek opportunities to show you care.

The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.

 /John Wooden

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Vissen_5

Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear

and the blind can see.

 /Mark Twain

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About grief, tears and sorrow

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,

love leaves a memory no one can steal.

/From a headstone in Ireland

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Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition

to finally letting go of sorrow

– it is not a permanent rest stop.

/Dodinsky

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Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness.

They are a sign of a pure heart.

/José N. Harris

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Vatten_1

No one ever really dies as long as they took the time

to leave us with fond memories.

/Chris Sorensen

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A life without sorrow is like a painting without shadows.

/Unknown

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Tears are words from the heart

that can’t be spoken.

/Unknown

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Vitros_1

When it rains

look for rainbows,

when it´s dark

look for stars.

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Stars are openings in Heaven

where our loved ones shine down.

/Unknown

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Crying doesn’t indicate that you are weak.

Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.

/Unknown

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Dimmavidvatten

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

/Dolly Parton

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A storm may come

but as it came

it shall pass

/Unknown

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Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love,

the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

/Kevin Arnold

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The sorrow which has no vent in tears

may make other organs weep.

/Henry Maudsley

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Recovery begins from the darkest moment.

/John Major

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Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul.

I find myself searching the crowds for your face

– I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.

/Nicholas Sparks

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It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief.

But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window,

or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed,

or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.

/Colette

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Tears are the silent language of grief.

/Voltaire

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Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process.

Keeping grief inside increases your pain.

/Anne Grant

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When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.

/Pat Schweibert

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Spansk jungfru

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.

/Jewish Proverb

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There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept,

things we don’t want to know but have to learn,

and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

/Author Unknown

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If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears.

If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.

/Santosh Kalwar

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Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

/Keanu Reeves

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Take care 💕

I’ll be there for you ~ about friendship

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Many people will walk in and out in your life,

but only true Friends will leave footprints in your heart.

/ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Fjärilar_5

I can’t promise to fix all your problems,

but I can promise you won’t face them all alone.

/Unknown

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Flygande_skalbagge

I Believe Friends are Quiet Angels who lift us to our Feet

when our Wings have Trouble Remembering how to Fly.

/Lorraine K. Mitchell

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Biochfjäril

Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…

It’s about who came and never left your side.

/Unknown

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Humlor_20

Good relationships don’t just happen.

They take time, patience, and two people

who truly want to be together.

/Unknown

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Humla o bastardsvärmare_2k

A true friend who understands your troubles is more valuable

than a hundred friends who only show up for your smiles.

/Unknown

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Humlor_21

A friend is one that knows you as you are,

understands where you have been,

accepts what you have become,

and still, gently allows you to grow.

/William Shakespeare

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Humlor_24

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,

but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you

when the limo breaks down.

/Oprah Winfrey

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bastardsvärmare

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery,

by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

/Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Ensam and

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead;

Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.

/Anna Cummins

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Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.

Just walk beside me and be my friend.

/Albert Camus

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Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes.

They are kind to one another’s dreams.

/Henry David Thoreau

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Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them

but you know they are there.

/Christy Evans

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Best friends make the good times better

and the hard times easier.

/Unknown

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Wish you a wonderful weekend and take care of your loved ones!

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