Here are some pictures from last spring.  Topsy is the dog.  At the bottom of the escarpment beyond our garden, ten thousand years ago sea level was where the grass meets the the trees in the distance.  We are two-hundred meters above the level of the sea today; it retreated three kilometers down the road to what’s now the Oslofjord.  There is still the remains of a ‘beach’ up here, with pebbles and fossils.  We have sea fossils in our garden, buried in the shale that lies about one foot underneath the grass.  It’s muddy slate; you simply split it open and often you find a small sea creature or a piece of seaweed that was sealed inside thousands of years ago.