Living in Copenhagen I constantly miss the calm and peaceful energy that you can only get from nature. Walking in a gorgeous park or spending time on the beaches close to the city will not do it, but a proper change of scenery will. Going back home to Norway to visit my family means deep, dark woods, no street lights, a gorgeous night sky full of stars (that you can actually see because it's so dark out) and all the fresh air you can dream of. Plus, the water tastes fantastic where my mom lives = happy girl! Spending time in Sweden with Preben and Anders is especially wonderful in the summer, and since it rained all weekend when I visited them earlier in August, it was so, so good to spend some time by the sea for the crayfish weekend. Sand, sea, sun. It was great. I was obsessing a little over the waves while the others were sunbathing, and took a lot of pictures of the sea. A little weird, but that's fine. I am too, so it's okay. A fair representation.
evening sun. sand. sea.
Yes, I got a little hypnotized by the wave patterns. Maybe even a bit obsessed. So pretty!
Even though I love living in Copenhagen, it's great to be reminded how much a trip to somewhere very different can fuel my energy levels. I tend to forget how good it feels to be away , and every time I go to Sweden with Preben and Anders, or go back to visit family in Norway I really appreciate the change from city to nature.
Swimming in the sea, watching the waves, enjoying the pitch black darkness in the woods at night and walking in the mountains or picking pinecones and blueberries makes me very happy and very relaxed. I love the city, but I equally love a break from its noise.
wave patterns! So beautiful.
(I'll pretend to understand it if you don't share my enthusiasm)