A few weeks ago, I visited Kristiansand, Norway for a project kick-off. The evening activity was a visit to Dyreparken, or Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park. Since this was a private tour, we were allowed into some of the animal enclosures, especially in the tropical house.
One of the animals we could visit was the ring tailed lemur, a sweet little animal from the south end of Madagascar. Very curious and trusting, we soon had them eating out of our hands.
We also saw some rainbow lorikeets that flew free inside the tropical house. Watching them was a real display of sweet love 🙂
We also got to go backstage to the Siberian Tigers, more on that in a later post…
Two weeks ago, we had the feeling of real spring around here. All the snow was gone, the roads had been swept for gravel and the kids were bicycling in the streets. In the back of my mind I knew it was early and maybe even a bit naive, but the voice of reason drowned in the joy of spring… Of course winter struck back with a vengeance and at the moment we have around 40 cm/15 inches of snow. We had decided to spend the Easter holidays at home to enjoy the spring, but instead we had to find other ways to enjoy our holidays.
The local riding school had an offer out for free riding of school horses for experienced riders, so that the horses would get their holiday exercise. (You can also read more of all the acitivities in Norwegian here) My wife and daughters are enthusiastic horse riders, so they have spent some days in the riding hall and out on the track.
In between the snow showers it was also possible to ride outside. The constant weather changes made for beautiful light.
And of course, my dog Theo was ecstatic as always in the fresh snow.