Today I would like to talk about two Norwegian expressions. One is 'there is no such thing as bad weather, just badly chosen clothing'. The other expresseion is: weather sickness. I don't care if the medical community has proven there is no such thing - when it gets dark at 2 pm, and the fog is down around your ears I get depressed and melancholy! And the only thing I want to do, is to hibernate until May. However, you can't do that even if you are unemployed and feel you have every right to dig yourself in. So I went for a walk, even if it looked like this at 2 pm.
Oslo is located so that you can have both forests and coast. I am drawn to the water, even if I get seasick just by thinking boat... however, I am good on land:) Snow makes for interesting patterns. A Norwegian poet and singer said that snow was 'white-out on the misspelling of summer'. Quite profound.
And no, beaches in Norway are not usually miles and miles of white sand:)
But there is beauty in dark and snow, too:) As long as you are dressed correctly and can manage to drag your butt out of the warm and cozy apartment.....