A Short Trip To Rex Garden

Stress has taken a toll on me these past few months. Physically, I got migranes and low energy. Mentally, I got depressed because of the situation we are in. Despite the effort to exercise and eat healthy, I felt that nothing is working. Good thing I have friends who motivate me to take a break and relax. I’m also thankful for those friends who stay despite our distance and lack of time to talk with each other.

Last month, I took a very short trip to Stavanger and Førde. The latter was an unplanned trip. My friend from Sandnes picked me up and then we drove to Førde to fetch our friend and her baby. Before we left and drove back to Stavanger, we went to the tourist attraction in Førde which is the Rex Garden. This garden is just a hundred meters away from my friend’s home.

So, what’s the story behind Rex Garden? Well according to my friend, this nature park is run by someone who apparently has a huge passion for landscaping. The park/garden has lots of plants and flowers. That’s why it is attracting visitors from other places. The wooden statues and sculptures here were made by a local artist from the area. The place is also beautiful because it is situated by the sea and a perfect place for grilling during the summer days.

Kaland Wonderland

The Garden
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Kaland is a small village located in Austrheim county, north for Bergen. I was here a couple of days ago to visit the bf’s parent. I’m so glad during our stay there because the weather’s great despite the bad forecast. And for a photography enthusiast like me it only means one thing, – great light.

For this shot I used my IPad Mini and then adjusted the exposure and brightness using the Lightroom App. To be honest, I still prefer the old way of taking photos- by using system/digital cameras. However it’s more convenient to use these gadgets because you have everything there (Camera, gallery and Lightroom App). No need to transfer the pics from the sd card to the pc.

Anyway, the bf’s dad’s garden is enormous and they did a very good job in landscaping. This shot with the table and benches is my favorite part of the garden.