For a start it was like any other walk I’ve been on but then I came down to the lake.
Once it was a necessity to pull off shoes and socks on this side of the lake when strong wind came in from west.
I don’t need it today because the new bridge is raised half a meter above previous level.
Sometimes it’s nice with challenges, but today I’m happy to keep my shoes on.
The temperature is just above freezing, and the wind is 15 to 20 m/s.
Maybe my pictures got blurred but then you know why. I was a bit shaken but not stirred.
When you shake a Martini small fragments of ice are floating on top and that’s exactly how I felt when I left the lake behind me. Chilled to the bone.
Finally, there are changes on the way in the gloomy dark grey weather.
My photos are from Kullaberg peninsula in Sweden north of Helsingborg.
The snow comes after the storm and lights up the landscape. That is a promise from meteorologists.
The birds are gone, The ground is white,
The winds are wild, They chill and bite;
The ground is thick with slush and sleet,
And I barely feel my feet.
It might be good to live in the city, I thought. Being anonymous and still be whole as a human being. But no one had told me that the stars were invisible at the famous main street in the city.¹
What kind of view would you prefer if you were confined to bed with a prolonged illness?
I have asked that question before on my blog and I still find the issue interesting.
Yesterday I visited Copenhagen. The newly constructed Copenhagen built up against Nokken, and Amager Fælled, a nature reserve.
I glanced into the courtyard of an expensive property. The sun was shining, but not inside the courtyard. It had a gloomy expression. Not a single tree was to discern.
It’s not a new wisdom that green areas have a therapeutic effect on humans, yet the high residential houses are built much to close to each other. Not even a vague desire is left for a garden chair in a sunbeam.
Studies show that we recover more quickly overlooking a green area. There is also evidence that our stress levels decrease in natural areas.
Perhaps we stay strong and healthy in green surroundings? Environments that invite us outside. Entice us to move around along lakes over hills and through forests.
Then we might start eating to live and not vice versa.
Nokken is located on the southernmost part of Islands Brygge, a former industrial neighborhood. In the early 1930s, some fishermen started to build small houses down to the water front.
Now there are allotments, overlooking the tall new residences. Fortunately, the harbor entrance creates a space between the two worlds, the green and the gray concrete.
¹ Inspiration: Harvest A/S
May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of you wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Storm has characterised the Christmas holidays.
Yesterday Urd ravaged in Denmark, Norway and the Faroe Islands.
On the Faroe Islands Urd broke the Faroese record in wind strength when gusts of 78.7 m/s reached the double hurricane strength while the average wind speed was 52 m/s.