One of the backyard Nisse/Trolls out hunting for the elusive red mushroom. Only found in the autumn before the first frost. He claimed this one as a “Troll Stool”.
Tipsy Nisse Viking Warior wanabe in the late afternoon sun asking the question “Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?” Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec).
But one has to ask the question — did he vote? One-year later he woke up wishing that it was all a dream…
Travel Souvenirs and Selfie
I saw this sand painting while visiting the temples in Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). I am not often tempted to purchase souvenirs, but the birds on the tree reminded me of a Navajo “Tree of Life” wool rug. We were only part way through the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea voyage when I purchased the sand painting and I wasn’t sure it would make the trip without being damaged . Two months later when I finally got home, the painting was still in good condition. I had it framed locally using non-reflective glass, and it is now next to the Navajo “Tree of Life” wool rug.
Every Year or so, the Beard Falls Off
Walkabout in an urban farm & garden in St. Petersburg, Florida. After below normal rain at the beginning of the year, they are now in the daily monsoon season — with heavy thunderstorms and rain every afternoon. My troll got a chance to get out and sit on a large mushroom. The red chicken manages the location, as well as providing an egg every morning.
Winter in New Jersey
It started snowing last night, and was still snowing when I got up. The temperature stayed cold enough to keep the snow as a very fine, light powder, and the high winds kept the snow from building up on the tree limbs. Several of my trolls went out to play in the snow — reminding them of their home in Norway. Later in the day I dug my car out and made a path from the house to the street. Not too much of a problem since the snow was so light.
Family Portrait Session.
I need to redo this with Helicon Focus so I have greater depth of field and the trolls are in focus.
“The Caretaker” A Henning Hand Carved Norwegian Troll.
One of the many trolls that takes care of my house. I never know where I will find him, typically avoiding doing any work. You can find more of his friends at the Henning site in Norway.