I woke up this morning around 7 and did the usual… sip tea in the dark whilst reading news and checking email. The sun started to break around 9, which I welcomed after yesterday’s dark and rainy beginning. I was on the fence about heading out for a cycle, but really how can you stay in when it’s this beautiful outside? I decided to try out my camera after making some setting changes, to see if it performs better. It did – so thanks Jacob!
Lately I’ve been surprised by how vibrant the moss is. I believe it’s due to the mild winter weather we’re having. When the sun lights it up, it explodes green and it’s stunning. There’s something about the dunes that pull my heart strings. When I get tired of the traffic and drama of living in and around crowded cities, I often complain that I want to move to the east and live in the forest but it would be hard to give this up. Not the cities… I’d give that up with no problem.
So, I lucked out this morning with more than just sunny skies, and came upon deer, horses, a bird of prey flew across my path, and of course, the furry Highlanders. The birds were just mad, buzzing around, singing, and finding their breakfast in the bushes. I was lucky to catch a shot of a group of Cormorants at the vogelmeer, drying their wings. I think it’s impossible not to enjoy birds when living in the Netherlands, where they’re so plentiful. Since I’ve moved here, I’ve learned so much about different varieties of birds and I thoroughly enjoy watching them . They’re beautiful. I always tell myself, next time I should just walk so I can take it in at a slower pace but I love being on my bike, and I’m impatient to get from my house into the thick of it.
Today is my man’s birthday. I’m planning to make pizza for dinner and open a bottle of wine we brought from Sardinia. I’m one of those people who is too sentimental about things. I end up never finding the occasion that I deem worthy enough of opening a special wine. I’m not much for baking or dough-like-things, so we shall see what comes of this evening’s endeavor. In the end it might be take out and nice wine. Either way I’m sure it’ll be fantastic.
I’ve thought several times already on this day, that life could be so much worse. In fact, it was more along the lines that I feel so fortunate for what I have. I feel that I am rich – despite being quite the opposite in the monetary realm ;)