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Seattle, WA -- Mar 31, 2020

Yggdrasil (from Old Norse Yggdrasill) is an immense mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology, where it connects the Nine Worlds.Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is center to the cosmos and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things, traditional governing assemblies. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the dragon Níðhöggr, an unnamed eagle, and the stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór. ... See MoreSee Less

Yggdrasil (from Old Norse Yggdrasill) is an immense mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology, where it connects the Nine Worlds.
Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is center to the cosmos and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to assemble at their things, traditional governing assemblies. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend far away into other locations; one to the well Urðarbrunnr in the heavens, one to the spring Hvergelmir, and another to the well Mímisbrunnr. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the dragon Níðhöggr, an unnamed eagle, and the stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór.

Seattle, WA -- Mar 31, 2020

Gunnar Berg was a Norwegian painter, known for his paintings of his native Lofoten. He principally painted memorable scenes of the everyday life of the local fishermen.This one is of Svolvær harbor 1890. ... See MoreSee Less

Gunnar Berg was a Norwegian painter, known for his paintings of his native Lofoten. 
He principally painted memorable scenes of the everyday life of the local fishermen.
This one is of Svolvær harbor 1890.

Seattle, WA -- Mar 30, 2020

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Seattle, WA -- Mar 30, 2020

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Seattle, WA -- Mar 30, 2020

Well it's Monday, and this painting really captures how I feel about today...The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1893. The original German title given by Munch to his work was Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature), and the Norwegian title is Skrik (Shriek). The agonized face in the painting has become one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolizing the anxiety of the human condition.Munch recalled that he had been out for a walk at sunset when suddenly the setting sunlight turned the clouds "a blood red". He sensed an "infinite scream passing through nature". Scholars have located the spot to a fjord overlooking Oslo, and have suggested other explanations for the unnaturally orange sky, ranging from the effects of a volcanic eruption to a psychological reaction by Munch to his sister’s commitment at a nearby lunatic asylum. ... See MoreSee Less

Well its Monday, and this painting really captures how I feel about today...
The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1893. The original German title given by Munch to his work was Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature), and the Norwegian title is Skrik (Shriek). The agonized face in the painting has become one of the most iconic images of art, 
seen as symbolizing the anxiety of the human condition.
Munch recalled that he had been out for a walk at sunset when suddenly the setting sunlight turned the clouds a blood red. He sensed an infinite scream passing through nature. Scholars have located the spot to a fjord overlooking Oslo, and have suggested other explanations for the unnaturally orange sky, ranging from the effects of a volcanic eruption to a psychological reaction by Munch to his sister’s commitment at a nearby lunatic asylum.
Normanna Lodge #3 Everett WA added 2 new photos.
Normanna Lodge #3 Everett WA

Seattle, WA -- Mar 30, 2020

If you're stuck, might as well get the pencils out!Here's a contest. Draw one (or more!) of these, and bring it to the next lodge meeting that we have. We'll vote on the best 3, and there will be prizes!Coloring allowed! ... See MoreSee Less

If youre stuck, might as well get the pencils out!
Heres a contest. Draw one (or more!) of these, and bring it to the next lodge meeting that we have. Well vote on the best 3, and there will be prizes!
Coloring allowed!Image attachment

Seattle, WA -- Mar 29, 2020

I refuse to succumb to despair! I believe that by July this recent problem will at least be dialed back a ways, and we will be moving on, and hopefully really dedicating ourselves to the things that matter, our families, and the real life social bonds that bind us.So I am kicking it off! Tim asked me, Gary Strombo, to organize the 4th of July event. So until I hear otherwise, this event is a GO!Right off the bat, I'm going to ask everyone to safe their plastic Easter eggs, the ones that pop apart. Make a priority of Red, White, and Blue ones, but any color will do.Our lodge has been an integral part of this city since 1905, many of our cities leaders came from this Lodge, and I want to really make a show this 4th of July Parade. And although it was neccessary, let's drive a nail in the heart of 'social distancing!' and really make a show that Normanna is very alive, very well, and still a great thing to be a part of!More Later~! ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Mar 29, 2020

Due to the official guidance on avoiding the transmission of COVID-19 and current Shelter in Place restrictions in place in Washington state, Skandia has cancelled all regularly scheduled and special events in April. As you are aware, we have also cancelled Springdans 2020. Please check Skandia's website at skandia-folkdance.org for the latest info on events.We hope to be able to resume regular events and see you on the dance floor soon. Skandia's Board ... See MoreSee Less

Normanna Lodge #3 Everett WA added a new photo.
Normanna Lodge #3 Everett WA

Seattle, WA -- Mar 28, 2020

Remember, you and your kids should try to draw this, or any of the others, for the chance to win a prize at the next real meeting! ... See MoreSee Less

Remember, you and your kids should try to draw this, or any of the others, for the chance to win a prize at the next real meeting!

Seattle, WA -- Mar 27, 2020

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Seattle, WA -- Mar 27, 2020

Winter Night in Rondane(Vinternatt i Rondane), 1914. Arguably the most ambitious work of Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), and one of the best-known and most popular works in the National Museum’s collection in Oslo. It remained his obsession for 14 years, and he produced many versions in his attempts to capture exactly what he wanted.The local connection to the piece is that the original drafts were done while he was staying at the Strambu(Strombo) farm in Atnadalen. ... See MoreSee Less

Winter Night in Rondane(Vinternatt i Rondane), 1914. 
Arguably the most ambitious work of Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), and one of the best-known and most popular works in the National Museum’s collection in Oslo. 
It remained his obsession for 14 years, and he produced many versions in his attempts to capture exactly what he wanted.
The local connection to the piece is that the original drafts were done while he was staying at the Strambu(Strombo) farm in Atnadalen.
Normanna Lodge #3 Everett WA added 7 new photos.
Normanna Lodge #3 Everett WA

Seattle, WA -- Mar 26, 2020

If you're stuck, might as well get the pencils out!Here's a contest. Draw one (or more!) of these, and bring it to the next lodge meeting that we have. We'll vote on the best 3, and there will be prizes!Coloring allowed! ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Mar 26, 2020

If you're stuck, might as well get the pencils out! Adding a new dragon to the drawing/coloring contest!Coloring allowed! ... See MoreSee Less

If youre stuck, might as well get the pencils out! Adding a new dragon to the drawing/coloring contest!
Coloring allowed!

Seattle, WA -- Mar 26, 2020

Bridal Procession on the Hardanger(Brudeferd i Hardanger) is an 1848 painting by Hans Gude and Adolph Tidemand. It is one of the best known Norwegian paintings. Gude painted the landscapes and Tidemand the bridal party. The painting is 93 x 130 cm, and is in the National Gallery in Oslo. It is considered to be an excellent example of romantic nationalism in Norway. ... See MoreSee Less

Bridal Procession on the Hardanger(Brudeferd i Hardanger) is an 1848 painting by Hans Gude and Adolph Tidemand. 
It is one of the best known Norwegian paintings. Gude painted the landscapes and Tidemand the bridal party. 
The painting is 93 x 130 cm, and is in the National Gallery in Oslo. 
It is considered to be an excellent example of romantic nationalism in Norway.

Seattle, WA -- Mar 25, 2020

From wikipedia today:View from Stalheim is an 1842 oil-on-canvas painting by Norwegian artist Johan Christian Dahl, depicting the view from the village of Stalheim, in the county of Vestland in western Norway. A major work of Romantic nationalism, it is regarded as a national icon and one of Dahl's best works. The scene overlooks the Nærøy Valley, with the sugarloaf-shaped peak of Jordalsnuten in the background, framed by other peaks and a rainbow. A small village in the centre is illuminated by the late afternoon sun. One of Dahl's purposes in the painting was that of realism; the other was to capture the glory and magnificence of the mountains, and his country's culture associated with it. He had trouble with the painting, and avoided similarly large works after its completion. The painting is now in the collection of the National Gallery in Oslo. ... See MoreSee Less

From wikipedia today:
View from Stalheim is an 1842 oil-on-canvas painting by Norwegian artist Johan Christian Dahl, depicting the view from the village of Stalheim, in the county of Vestland in western Norway. A major work of Romantic nationalism, it is regarded as a national icon and one of Dahls best works. The scene overlooks the Nærøy Valley, with the sugarloaf-shaped peak of Jordalsnuten in the background, framed by other peaks and a rainbow. A small village in the centre is illuminated by the late afternoon sun. One of Dahls purposes in the painting was that of realism; the other was to capture the glory and magnificence of the mountains, and his countrys culture associated with it. He had trouble with the painting, and avoided similarly large works after its completion. The painting is now in the collection of the National Gallery in Oslo.

Seattle, WA -- Mar 25, 2020

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Seattle, WA -- Mar 24, 2020

Remembering our friend Peter Jackson today. He was so wise, so kind, and so generous—a great supporter of Sister Cities and all of his community. He will be greatly missed by all. ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering our friend Peter Jackson today. He was so wise, so kind, and so generous—a great supporter of Sister Cities and all of his community. He will be greatly missed by all.
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