Here in Larvik the ever returning question each year is will Bøkeksogen get green in time for 17 May. You get pretty sick of hearing it year after year after year. But it's still always on your mind. The beech tree forest can be seen from the town center, and when the leaves spring they look, for afar, like a lid of green over Larvik town.
Every person that lives in Larvik has a relationship with the beech trees that populate the north west edge of town.
And I can't help but wonder if those little buds will spring out for our National day.