According to the cool weather recently, several trees in the forest near our house began to
change the color of their leaves. We are looking forward to the autumn color of our forests.
We can often see this flower, Nadeshiko, in the
field near our house. This has been the symbol flower of women’s soccer team of
Japan. They got silver medal in the London Olympics. 女子サッカーで熱い夏が続いています。草原では、ナデシコが美しいフォルムを見せています。
In the grass field near our house, we could find this flower, Enbi-sennou (literally it means swallow tail). It looks more like fireworks for me.
We had a blue sky after a long rain. I took a walk of the forest of needle-leaf trees from a pass of 2100m to Shirakoma Lake. Going through the dark forest, I reached the sun-shining shore of the lake.
After returning from Germany, I walked around the grassland near our house. The flowers in the field are changing to those of early autumn. This flower is Senecio flammeus ( I do not know the exact English name.)
We walked aroud Skansen, Stockholm where we could see many traditional Swedish buildings (farms, factories, shops, post office and so on) and understood their old lives.
My friend invited us to his summer house in the suburbs of Stockholm. On the way to the house by his car, we visited Vaxholm, a small old town near Stockholm. We could see a old fortress at the other side of the town.
We visited Stockholm, Sweden and met one of my old friends since 1980. He drove us around the town. It is a beautiful city witｈ old stone buildings and green parks.
After returned to Frankfurt, we went to Wuerzburg with our son, his wife and their daughter. We visited Marienberg Fortress at first and enjoyed the fine view of the town.
We took Flam Railway and left for Bergen. The train climbed the narrow valley to Myrdal slowly. We could see the high rock walls at both sides of the valley. The train stopped at Kjosfossen water fall for the passengers. It was an amazing water fall and a lady sang a song near the fall.
We went to Stagastein Viewpoint by a tour bus to look down Sogne Fjord. Though it was cloudy, we could have a nice view of the blue fjord from the high point. After returning from the tour, we walked around the suburbs of Flam. Tomorrow we will have a trip of Flam Railway to Bergen. We are expecting the train trip in the mountains.
We traveled from Bergen to Flam through Sognefjord by a rapid ship. It was rain in bergen but became clear approaching to Flam. We could enjoy the picturesque view of the fjord. Flam is a beautiful town surrounded by rock mountains and the fjord.