Forget what I said about winter in a last post. When I opened up my curtains on Wednesday morning, there was a big cover a fluffy white crystals covering the landscape. The snow on my neighbor’s roof almost blinded me, as the sun reflected heavily of the snow surface. A true winter wonderland. The bus to school did not show up as expected. So slightly in panic I ran back to the house and practically commanded my dad to bring me to the city to catch my bus to college. At 8.27am we arrived at the main hall and set ourselves ready to ruuuuuun to the exam room, halfway across campus. Why are teachers always late?
When I got home that afternoon I wasn’t really in a mood to study. I needed a little break from my books and so I grabbed the camera, put on a few extra layers and stepped outside. Those “few extra layers” were tights under my jeans, a pair of basic socks, a pair of thick wool socks, legwarmers, a shirt, a cardigan, a sweater and a coat. To keep my fingers happy I wore dad leather gloves and my head was kept warm by the fleece lined hat grandma bought for me in Düsseldorf. Hey, a girl has to keep warm right? Like a waggling penguin I made my way into the woods, where I got all snappy happy. It’s so fun how a camera can strike up interesting conversations! A lot of people were out that day, and I was stopped several times to be asked about photography or by people pointing the way to pretty scenes. There was a group walk going on and the hikers asked to take their group photo. A little later I ran into my dad, who won’t let me go into the woods by myself and so gave me a lecture. Whoops. A man with one of those big fat Canon approached us and asked if he could take a few photos of Dasha, our German Shepard in the snow. He put a snowball on the poor thing’s head! He promised to send us the photo if he’s finished editing so maybe I’ll show it later on 🙂 That is, if I don’t forget!
To catch up on my last post about traveling and what holds me back to just GO, I think I’ve found a good first step. A nearby bus company offers short and one day trips to our neighboring countries, and especially their offer on Canterbury caught my attention! I’ll have to wait until my internship starts to know what days I have off, but I’ve been thinking about this offer for the past year now, and since it’s only about $30, I think I might just go for it! I’ll keep you updated 🙂
Check out last years scenes of winter here