It is finally spring, and the Sakura blossoms have sprung all over Copenhagen. I have always been completely smitten with their gorgeous color, soft petals, the beautiful lights scent they give off, and the sound of all the bees that surround them. Being born in April, spring is definitely my season, but living in Copenhagen I have gotten used to winters of endless grey skies and heavy rain clouds. The winter in Norway is different. It’s brighter, colder and sunnier. Copenhagen is nothing like that, and every year I almost forget how wonderful this city can really be until spring once again is unveiled and I realize how absolutely stunning it is.
Being out shooting with Preben is by far one of my favorite things, and capturing the Sakura blossoms through his Hasselblad camera brings new perspective to the way I shoot digitally. I really love days like the one we had last week. Days that are filled with sun, playing around with photography, and just enjoying hanging out together. Doing little shoots and photographing each other, complaining about our own imperfections and demanding new pictures. Those days are good. Beautifully wrapped in spring, sun and pink sakura blossoms.
Today, I'm turning 27 (on the 27th), something that my five year old self became aware of and I have been looking forward to ever since. Today should have been like these pictures from last week. Sunny, with warm winds and a cheerful mood, time spent with my favorite people. But today, the clouds are heavy with rain and the grey covers my city like it was the middle of winter. But heaviest of all is my heart, and wrapping it in rain and thunder feels more soothing than pretending to be a happier self in the sun. Everything will pass, the rain and what weighs my heart down. But patience was never one of my strengths. I guess I need to practice that. Seeing everything blossom under the sun after a quite literally grey season, is still one of my favourite things about spring. The Sakura blossoms and their soft pink notes is a clear sign that we are headed for longer days, warmer nights and brighter moods.