Tuesday, 16 December 2014

ABC Wednesday, W for Waterfalls, Wood Nymph

Vøringfossen (2004)

 

 





 

 

This summer I was in Norway, as I told you in my previous post.

 For Dutch people Norway and other mountainous countries are very attractive . One of the main attractions is a waterfall. There were many of them in Norway.


One of the smaller falls we saw.



Kjosfossen,


There were  "Huldra" at Kjosfossen where  the train between Flåm and Myrdal halted.

 

Flåm


 

 

 When ever we stop here we can hear the strange singing of the huldra. The huldra or woodnymph has a very beautiful face and  body, but at the back she has an ugly cow's tail.

 

Sometimes her back is hollow. She sings to seduce human males. She possesses cows which are either blue or grey. One could get hold of these cows if you threw a piece of steel over them.This way you could also get silver and table cloths.

The waterfall, which is called Kjosfossen, is in spring very impressive and always makes me think of the Holberg suite by Edward Grieg. 



We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with W.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what incredibly beautiful waterfalls, Wil! And such superb captures, as always!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great week!!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing about her



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Arija said...

Such a beautiful post. I do love Norway, spectacular scenery, friendly people and they sing so very well as well.

Roger Owen Green said...

You should know that I ADORE waterfalls! Especially like that hint of a rainbow in one of them.

Indrani said...

Waterfalls is a great choice for W.
I like the story you shared.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and picturesque waterfalls. Thanks for sharing.

jeannettestgermain said...

Norway is very beautiful - What I love most in the mountains are large (high) water falls. Interesting myth of the huldra:) Grieg is one of my favorite composers. Have a merry and blessed Christmas, Wil!

Anita said...

Beautiful pics as usual, Wil :)

And W for your name- Wil too :)
W for "Will" also.
I WILL visit Norway for sure :)

ChrisJ said...

Norway is a beautiful country. Your waterfall photos are beautiful too.

Hildred said...

Grgeous pictures Wil, - and interesting info about the wood nymph! Lovel post.

Lea said...

Great photos of the waterfalls!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Lea

Trubes said...

Wow! What a wonderful visage of waterfalls Wil, so spectacular.
We really must take a trip to Norway.
I wasn't much fussed on the wood nymph she looked rather wicked to me.....

Best wishes,

Di.
ABCW team.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Prachtig Wil..... om mee weg te dromen....... naar die droomwens van (v)echtgenoot en mij....

dank je wel!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Wowzer..those are.great waterfall captures♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/woodlands/

aspiritofsimplicity said...

this is a place I have always wanted to visit. Your images have made me want that even more.

Joy said...

Spectacular waterfalls AND trains, perfect days out.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, beautiful waterfalls! Lovely series of photos... Have a happy week!

Terri Buster said...

Awesome waterfalls- so beautiful!

Shady Gardener said...

Yes, You have had wonderful trips! Thank you for sharing your photos. :-)

Beloo Mehra said...

Such spectacular waterfalls! Thanks for sharing!

Black Jack's Carol said...

The Holberg Suite is a Winning choice to accompany your Wondrously Wild Waterfalls. i am Worrisomely late to reply to your kind message that provided links to your posts about the Japanese concentration camps. I went back to read each one. It's hard not to feel as though your dreams as passed on through Martin Luther King's words are a long Way from fulfillment, but I refuse to give up hope. One peaceful message at a time is all We can do. Many thanks for the richness of thought in your blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful photos. I love waterfalls --I used to "collect" them via photographs, but we don't hike as much as we used to even when we are in the Northwest (not many of them here in flatland Florida of course). I enjoyed learning the myth as well!

It is always good -- and good for us -- to visit a place that is so different from home isn't it!

Kay said...

Oh wow! I've never heard of a huldra. What fun to learn about them. I've never been to Norway or Sweden. It's on our bucket list. Someday... someday...

Marja said...

I enjoyed to story of the wood nymph The photos of the waterfall
are absolutely spectacular What a beautiful country

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

merry christmas to you.