I had the pleasure of visiting Norway's National Gallery in Oslo today. The collection is quite broad and includes many Norwegian artists I did not know. There is a strong tradition of natural landscape painting, so appropriate to the drama of this rugged country. I have only explored Oslo so far, but my imagination is filled with vivid landscapes such as this. At a glance it looks like low rocky outcroppings, but when you look closely, a small farmhouse, barn and outbuildings are visible, nestled in the green vale. The light here now, in late October, is a little like that in the painting: sideways slanting sunlight makes dawn and dusk very long, and the brightest light shines for a shorter and shorter period each day.