Summer is short in Norway, and we need it, to stock up on warmth and light before yet another dark and cold winter. Even though most Norwegians complained a lot over a summer who never really came this year, I disagree. Summer was here, really, and we enjoyed it. These are snapshots of my children, one of their friends and two of their cousins, playing in our backyard and at the swimming pool. The tree house was my eldest son's project this summer, and they have all had great fun in building it and playing in it.