Being out in the nature makes me feel free and contented. It makes me forget all the unnecessary things that I crave and it motivates me to be a better person. Before, I used to be dependent on people around me when it comes to hiking (traveling), because I was afraid to get lost and I didn’t trust myself. I was anxious about being alone in the woods for example.
As time goes by and with the help from my therapist, friends, family and partner I overcame my fear and anxiety. My love for taking pictures (photography) is also one of the major factors why I continue to walk and explore unknown territories.
Two days ago, I got a task from mom. It is to take a walk along the shore or the quay to feed the swans. She said she saw five swans from our terrace. My mom loves birds, so she feed those out in the wild/nature (in nearby areas) whenever she has the time. She hangs pieces of bread in the pear tree in our garden so that birds have something to eat. Small birds, pigeons, crows and seagulls are her usual costumers. Swans too but you know they’re shy and they’re big so mom goes to them and feed them directly by the shore.
I only found two of them (The others probably flew to the nearby city.) and I got like a big bag of bread crumbs with me.
Don’t worry I didn’t overfeed them.
The pair gracefully eating the bread crumbs.
After feeding time, I watched them go. Then it came to me how important it is to appreciate this peaceful moment and this life. I don’t know if you feel the same as I do, but I have a not so good feeling about the things that are happening in the world right now. But I’m not losing hope. I know there’s hope for everything.
I’m a big fan of cars since I was small. I remember asking my dad about car models and how cars work. I would even save a portion of my school allowance just to buy the latest Top Gear magazine. I’m fascinated by them even though I don’t own one.
Last month I was in Sauda not just to visit my parents but to see the veteran car show as well. Here are the shots from the show.
Datsun (A japanese racing car)
Hmm… I forgot the name of this car. Can anyone tell me the name and model?
Vokswagen (Scooby Doo car!)
All of the cars are still in good condition. Kudos to all the owners! So yes, things last if you take care of it. Proper maintenance (and TLC) is the key for a car’s long life.
For me a home is not necessarily the place where you’re born. Nor the place where you grew up to. But it’s a place that we feel safe and secured. A place that you can’t resist despite your hectic schedule and the distance. Home is where your family and the people who you really care about lives. Home is where your heart is.
For yesterday’s Photo 101 the theme is about home. This photo was taken back in 2010 in Sauda, located at a country side outside Stavanger Norway.
A great place for nature lovers and hikers. This place is located in Sauda kommune, north for Stavanger. You can travel to Sauda by the boat or by car and from Sauda center you can walk/hike to Nordstøldalen. The hike takes about an hour. Photo taken this June 2014.
Oh yes, this is my view right now.
I’m home at Saudasjøen this week. So glad to see my mom again and I’m also glad for this good weather.:)