Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Earlier This Afternoon


 Earlier This Afternoon |  A Golden Hour

I somehow managed to fit all my laundry in my bike bag, hopped on my old, rusty but trusted ride and headed to the laundromat. I'm becoming so Dutch. This schizophrenic Spring -it pours it down one minute, it's bright and sunny the next- seemed to have made up its mind and decided that it was time for a break from the rain. While I waited for my laundry to be done I cycled through a pretty residential area I'd never been in before, still wrapped up in my scarf and Autumn coat, but with the sun on my face. I parked my bike (I got it two weeks ago and I wonder when I will stop worrying I won't find it again whenever I leave it for five minutes) and walked alongside the houses that flank the park. It's one of my favourite neighbourhoods, and it's all flowers now. I went and said hi to the birds in the aviary. I spotted some impossibly tiny lily of the valleys, and bluebells too; I resisted the urge to pick them and decided I'll have to go back and take photos of them instead. When I went back to the laundromat there was a big scruffy dog waiting for his owner who was in turn waiting for his laundry, and I made friends with him (the dog, not the owner).
Oh, these sunny afternoons. They just fill my heart up.

PS: I'm not dead, just busy living, trying to absorb everything like a sponge. Planning a big post with photos from the past two months... they're a lot.

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