There’s a fungus among us…

Natural beauty is everywhere in Oslo, and the citizenry puts their money where their mouth is in terms of spending to support the peoples’ ability to enjoy and interact with nature.  There are miles and miles of bike paths, cross-country ski paths, hiking paths, all provided to get people out into the natural environment…and they take advantage of it.  They tend to view the climate as just another aspect of nature, and they simply do not allow the weather interfere with their love of the outdoors.  As the old saying goes here, “no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”.  I saw this enormous fungus growing on a tree along the coastal bike path leading from Oslo west toward Slemmestad.  (30 May, 2011 Sandvika, Norway)