The snow is melting even in the mountains and a week ago I went with a group of photographers to the mountains, to Dovrefjell. There the Pulsatilla vernalis, the Spring Pasque flower, were blooming. We call them mogop in norwegian and the flowers unfold as soon as the snow melts, or even before.
We also found a lot of Saxifraga oppositifolia, the tiny purple mountain saxifrage. Most of the mountain landscape was still quite brown, almost gray, but these two plants means it will soon be summer even in the high mountains.
The day before I arrived there was two musk oxes standing on the yard when the other photographers woke up in the morning. That is 8 meters from the door. They got nice photos. I saw two of them also, but from a distance and with my equipment the pictures were not much. But I had a great time anyway. There are more photos of wild, norwegian mountain flowers in my photo gallery.
And from the old houses next door it was obvious that the musk ox used to stay there, since there was a lot of droppings between the houses.