Yet another day of exploring my new surroundings. Went for a nice refreshing walk with my dear aunt in Roskilde. It was cold, but clear and with a little bit of snow. The fjord is starting to freeze and the birds were standing on the ice in some places. We saw lots of birds on our walk. After about 7,5 km we ended our walk with a chat and a nice cup of hot tea to warm us. Life is good.
I am working on a photography project this year that has to do with transitions and one form of transition is moving. This is something I have done quite a bit and this is probably also why I chose this theme. So far i am not sure where I am going with this, but one thought that caught my mind was the word "roots". Can you have roots in many places? Certainly you can replant a tree and it will grow in different places, but maybe not all soils or climates. Also some roots are very supporting and others are not. I decided to literally take photos of roots while thinking about this :-). So I jumped in the car and drove to the nearest forest (Boserup Skov) to explore.
One tree simply went over the road and made new roots there, so it is permanently connected to both sides of it. I think thats how I feel at the moment between my last place of residence and my new one :-).
Other trees managed to stay up even if their roots where floating beneath them or spreading to find a balance. It was very fascinating.
In the beginning I felt uncomfortable walking alone in the empty forest, but it turned out to be a beautiful experience and I always enjoy my time with my camera, which is sometimes too time consuming for friends or family. But it is a nice proces finding the right light, angle and subject.
At one point it started raining very lightly giving me wonderful color and sound, but as this turned more heavy I decided to head back to the car. I hope you enjoyed my walk too :-).
On my way out I met this bunch of kindergarden children. They were doing a hero pose by the water and looked like they were enjoying themselves in spite of the rainy weather. Nice.
I am back in Denmark now after 12 years abroad and I am rediscovering everything. Somethings are great and others not - such as the cold weather. I miss spending more time outside in sunny weather. At least December makes the cold bearable with all the lights outside, the christmas markets and decorations and all the delicious food and hot drinks. Here are 10 photos from a walk to the christmas market in my new town, Roskilde, on a cold December day.
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This year I was so lucky to get to go with my Y6 son on a 3day school trip to the Land of Legends in Lejre, Denmark. It is a living outdoor museum which shows houses from the stone age and iron age and also some farmhouses from the 19th century. You can have a vacation there where you learn to live like they did back in time. We were going to the viking age.
We were not very lucky with the weather. This year the summer in Denmark has been cool and rainy and the first day it rained all day. Nevertheless we ventured out and got lots of tales about how people lived, gender roles and religion.
After our breakfast our day started with a tale of the god that the day was named after. On this particular morning we got a story about Thor. Our guides were great! They truly engaged us all.
Next was cooking. We actually spent most of our time preparing our meals. We had to make fire, chop wood for fire and keep it going. We made our own butter, cream cheese, breads and stews. Our guides helped us, but they left at 4, so we prepared dinner by ourselves in the viking camp.
We smelled SO much of fire as we had to stay in the cooking tent with the fire the first day because of the rain. Food was amazing though and enjoyed by all! Here is our chicken stew.
A lot of time also was spent getting cold and hot water for cooking and dishwashing. The kids were awesome though. They all took part in everything and didnt complain about the weather.
On our second day we all got properly dressed as Vikings. We learned to make fire with flint, weave and braid and the kids tried the stone age boats. We had sun in between rain.
We could sit outside while we cooked and enjoyed ourselves! The first night had been rainy and windy, so this was a treat.
The second night was beautiful and we enjoyed a story by the fire before bedtime. That night I found out that there were mice living in the hay beds we slept on. Luckily the kids did not notice. They must have been exhausted from all the work and the rough first night :-).
On the last day we learned how to fight and we all had a lot of fun in sunny weather. It was a great trip! If you want to learn more about this place, here is a link to Land of Legends.
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As autumn sets in I long for summer and I spent a wonderful afternoon going through and editing photos from our family RV trip in Northern CA today. It was a really awesome adventurous camping trip where we relaxed a lot and spent a lot of time hanging out by the fire while cooking. Here are 10 favorit moments and after these please continue the 10-on-10 journey to Trine's beautiful portraits of children in nature.