Sticky humidity with near 90 degree weather and darkness at night was what I bid farewell to in Toledo, Ohio yesterday. This morning I arrived in Oslo, Norway’s rainy 40 degree weather. It’s 10:00 P.M. and it’s still light outside! Adjusting to the 5 hour time difference, to the climate, and to the midnight sun is training me for my National Geographic Arctic expedition in just a few days!
As I practiced wearing layers and a winter coat in early June, I strolled around Slottsparken (Palace Park), the home of Norway’s king. The grounds were filled with gardens, trees, and fountains. The caretakers use eco-friendly lawn care techniques. Best of all, the garden kiosk encouraged a nature connection,
“Please walk on the grass. Hug the trees – Enjoy!”
Don’t mind if I do…