Travel Photo of the Day (September 28)

Oslo, Norway July 2012

I’m the type who loves rainy weather. I love when the clouds hang low, grey skies, and misty conditions. So our days in Oslo were fantastic. It would have been nice to see blue sky once while we were there to see the fjords more, but we can’t have everything.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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50 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (September 28)

  1. patricia says:

    I love grey sea port scenes.

    • TBM says:

      Me too. The entire time I kept thinking, “I could live here.”

      • Jane Risdon says:

        Loving your photos and exploits, so interesting. Glad you are having fun. Thanks for following my blog as well…do stop by again soon and say hello…lovely to hear from you. I am following you with anticipation of what you will post next. Have a great week.

      • TBM says:

        Thanks Jane! My week was great…now it’s time to get back to work and to visit all of the blogs I love to read. I’ll be over soon πŸ™‚

      • Jane Risdon says:

        Wow, thanks for that, I will look out for you. You have had a wonderful time and seen so many lovely and interesting places. I love travel and have not been too far afield of late…the feet are beginning to itch again. Good luck with your reading. x

      • TBM says:

        Thanks…I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t as much reading time. That’s frustrating.

      • Jane Risdon says:

        I know I have the same problem and when I try to write I cannot concentrate long. Too much writing of our own I expect.

  2. Norway! Fantastic memories! One of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited. You are not the only one who likes rain and mist. I wonder how this looks in black and white!

    • TBM says:

      I fell in love with Norway. It is one of our faves. The landscape is so beautiful. The people were super nice and I loved the feel of Oslo. Such a fantastic place!

  3. IsobelandCat says:

    You must have lived this week then?

    • TBM says:

      I did and I’m loving this morning. I think since I grew up were it hardly ever rained, now I can’t get enough. Well that isn’t true. Last April when it rained and rained and rained, that got to be a little much.

  4. Fergiemoto says:

    What a great variety of boats here, from the small sailboat to the large cruise ship! Nice shot!

  5. scrapydo says:

    Mmmm a few misty days are okay but weeks of it isn’t that funny to me! Love your photo

  6. pattisj says:

    Cloudy and gray makes for better pictures. πŸ˜‰

  7. London is perfect for you, then. πŸ™‚ I need sunny skies, so I’m in the right place too.
    I so want to see Norway one day–my grandmother came from there.

    • TBM says:

      My great-grandmother came from Norway so it was nice to see where she came from. I never met her, but I’ve heard many stories. I hope you have sunny skies today πŸ™‚

  8. Often the misty moments are the most inspiring ones.

  9. buddhafulkat says:

    I love grey skies and misty weather too. Everything feels mysterious, like there are stories with secrets waiting to be discovered. I think it’s good to be able to appreciate and enjoy rainy weather. I love the sun too, but I guess different days have different moods that go with them.

  10. zelmare says:

    You might not believe this, but I’m exactly the same in this respect, I thrive in this kind of weather, sometimes to the point where I’m irritated if the sun dares to come out. πŸ™‚

    • TBM says:

      I get that way sometimes. When I’m snuggled down for the day with a good book and the mood is just right, the sun better not come out.

  11. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I love rainy weather too – wild, crazy weather, actually. But I don’t like it when that’s the only season. Yet, when I see people in the middle of a typhoon, just holding onto a pole or something, I SO understand!

  12. The Hook says:

    The rain rules!
    That’s a strange sentence to type, I know… But I love the rain, so what can I say?

  13. Novroz says:

    love the photo. I always like cloudy days than bright days…except when I need to put my turtles under the sun

  14. Beautiful and serene! It rained yesterday and I felt like staying home, watching t.v., playing with my son, sipping a hot delicious soup but unfortunately, I had to work. I also enjoy weather like this although I kind of adore sunny days. Have a great weekend.

  15. T.F.Walsh says:

    Looks like a storm might be brewing.

  16. aFrankAngle says:

    Glad you enjoyed Oslo. Meanwhile, that looks like a Royal Caribbean ship to me.

  17. niasunset says:

    Actually I don’t like rainy days… But for photography it is amazing contrast. And I can say I take more beautiful pictures during rainy days than sunny days… I think I love contrast. Thank you dear TBM, it was so nice. Love, nia

  18. Carol says:

    It’s a lovely photo.
    I prefer sunny days. Too many gray, rainy days tire me out.

  19. Wes B. says:

    I’m usually not a fan of bad weather (especially on weekends), but I do like the odd ominous cloud cover and thunderstorm during an evening. That photo is exactly what I’m talking about. It’s dull, but not in the sense that it depresses you.

    Wes B.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Wes. Why does the bad weather always seem to strike during the weekend? That drives me crazy.

      • Wes B. says:

        That’s always the way, isn’t it? We have nice weather throughout the week when we’re at school and work, and then the weekend is bad.

  20. For a dreary day, you definately captured the beauty. Nicely done πŸ™‚ The sun is shining here. So hot!

  21. Jo Bryant says:

    gorgeous shot…you’ve been quiet lately. Hope all is well

    • TBM says:

      All is well! Thanks Jo. One of my friends from the States was visiting and we’ve been busy having fun. Now back to work and my normal routine.

  22. hugmamma says:

    Then you would love living here in Seattle, Washington. Overcast and rainy is the norm. Right now it’s sunny and cool…Fall weather at its best. Enjoy your wonderful life! πŸ™‚

    • TBM says:

      Thanks! I would love Seattle. I haven’t spent much time in the Pacific Northwest, but I hear it is beautiful and I’m hoping to explore it more in the future. Enjoy the lovely fall weather.

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