A look back blog & repost from 10th of January 2011, originally published @ My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands
Rereading this blog always makes me smile because it reminds me how rewarding personal blogging/journaling is, most specially at times of life's transition. It can makes you focus on what's most important in your life, and when you look back, it reminds you how far you've come. :)
Back on the saddle today after a very long pause due to the weather conditions, and recurring ailment.
It was a joy to take the first image this year, which I am archiving for our 's Graveland album, of my bike on the Smidsbrug.
|taken on Smidsbrug at 8:45 am|
I plan to slowly build up an archive of images of different places, in different villages of Wijdemeren, through different seasons; I am aware it is an ambitious project, that is why I am doing baby steps towards it. At the moment, we have a simple point and shoot camera from Panasonic DMC - FX30 (Lumix), and we are saving for a better camera. All in the future, no hurry.
For the meantime it is all about making sure the girls are in school on time, and that we are back home safely at the end of the day
|taken at 4:08 pm in 's Graveland|
There was frost when we set off to school at 8 am today, but luckily the roads were not slippery. Tomorrow we have to be up much earlier, and leave for school before 7:45 am because P will be leaving early for work, too, which means the littlest will need to be prepared to come along for the school ride, and preparation takes much longer!
Back to routines!
What makes all these routines worthwhile for me is what seems like an ever-changing feel to the landscape we see everyday as we bike along them.
How the different light of the day affects how green the grass is; what herds of animals are grazing on the fields; what flocks of birds are flying over the sky. For me it feels like the places are the same canvas but the details of the landscape, which I always see as a painting before me is ever dynamic.
|almost at the entrance of Ankeveen, taken at 9:22 am|
|almost at the entrance of Ankeveen, taken at 4:27 pm|
Photo P.S. to this blog... (11th of April, 2012)
I added the images below, which were taken on the same route above because the eldest, J is on them. It's only now, that it occured to me that she was not present in the blog I reposted from My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands, here in The Lightness of Being on the Bike!
She quiet often request not to be photographed, or occasionally tell me clearly not to feature here in my blogs. :) But with these images (from 7th of February, 2011; the images above were taken - 10th of January, 2011), I did not only receive her permission take her picture, but she also was generous enough to allow me to share them.