Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Cloudy Day in August at the Island Mors

Nykøbing Mors, town square

The only market town at the island Mors is Nykøbing Mors with about 10.000 inhabitants. It was burnt down several times and rebuilt - therefore the town seems new. Nykøbing Mors got its municipal rights in 1299. About 1370 was Dueholm kloster established, which brought wealth to the town. In spite of the competition from the town Thisted in Thy the town flourished in the Middle Ages, caused by good farm land, shipping and rich fishing in Limfjorden.

A famous citizen in Nykøbing Mors is the author Axel Sandemose, who was born here. He felt badly treated in the town and moved to Norway to become a Norwegian like his mother was. It was he, who wrote the famous "Jantelov"in one of his novels. (Jante Law)

Nykøbing Mors, the Fole on twon square

Gammellund, castle bank, where the knight Johan Skarpenberg, Niels Bugge's son-in-law, had a castle in the 1300s.

Tissinghuse, fishing village and fisherman's cottage

Agerø, horses on a landtongue and old milk cans

There is a dam from Mors to the island Agerø which is a paradise for bird-watchers. Stone cliffs west of Agerø are protected and make together with the beach meadow reserve to the north an important resting place for migrating birds.

Agerø,wading birds.

Agerø, a heron

Agerø, cattle and wading birds

Common buzzard

Karby church, old granite blocks and relief.
The church has a fine interior from the 1700s

Arbjerg Torn, view from the cliff to beach meadows with Herefords

Arbjerg Torn, Peacock and White Cabbage butterfly (almost yellow)

Arbjerg Torn, blackberry and elderberry

Arbjerg Torn, Andes geese and Hereford cattle

Tæbring church and starlings

Tæbring, view from Tæbring church which lies close to the cliff at Dragstrup Vig.

Tæbring church, Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on Sct. Hans Urt. (Sedum)

Tæbring, old church dike

Tæbring church, the nervous white horse

Tæbring church, swallows

Rovvig, one of the coasts at Mors on a cloudy day.

Rovvig, common mussel

Torup, red cattle

Arbjerg Torn, Swans and their young ones

Agerø, black-white cattle on a land tongue.

MORS – the Island behind the Sea
Mors is with its 367 km2 the largest island in Limfjorden. This collage above from Mors is only a small part. There is i.e.Scandinavia's largest flower park, "Jesperhus" with about 1/2 million plants, a fresh-water aquaria with tropical fish, a bird-zoo and terrarium - and a special attraction is a hall where over 1000 butterflies fly among tropical plants. At the park is a holiday center and a tropical indoor water complex. There are various museums, medieval churches and manors , like Højris Slot where they arrange "Murder Mysteries". The nature is magnificent along the coast, and a special place is Hanklit and Feggeklit, which I told you about in my previous post.

photo Mors August 2007: grethe bachmann


Wanda..... said...

Loved the buzzard photo and all the butterflies!

Marilyn said...

Once again your photos and your words are wonderful; I always enjoy viewing your blog. I would love to be able to visit Denmark and to explore all of these places myself.

Thyra said...

Hej Wanda and Marilyn!
Thank you very much. I have not used these photos, because they were from a grey and misty day, but I'm glad you like it. And sometimes the colours are softer on a grey day.

Teresa Evangeline said...

This is so wonderful. What a beautiful collage. I think I've fallen in love with that fisherman's cottage. Enlarged with a click, it becomes even more alluring. I want to walk its path and feel its stone walls. Just lovely. The horses, the cows,the milk cans... the butterflies among the sedum (I had this type of sedum in my rock garden this fall)and your description of Jesperhus sounds absolutely enchanting. What an amazing country you live in. Thank you, for broadening my world so beautifully.

Thyra said...

Hej Teresa! Yes, this cottage is so cosy - I would like to see it inside! Thank you for your kind words. I'm very glad that you like my collage. I can imagine your rock-garden with the sedum. It's obviously a good butterfly-plant. I look forward to read your post about Mexico to-morrow morning! I think that you can see from this short-sentenced comment that I'm very sleepy. Good-night!
Grethe `)

CherylK said...

Hi Grethe! I don't get by here very often...I'm always reading Thyra. You are brilliant to have so many wonderful blogs. I want to read all of them more often than I do. I really enjoyed this post. Your photographs are spectacular! The photo of the tortoise butterflies on the sedum is just wonderful.

Thyra said...

Hej Cheryl! Thank you. I was also very excited that day, when I saw all those butterflies in one spot. I have since discovered that in some churchyards the gardener actually chooses special flowers in beds between the graves,not only for decorating purpose, but also for the butterflies. At least some gardeners do.