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.
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.
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.:)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration this year. If you’re going to ask me, yes, I had a wonderful Christmas because I celebrated it not only with my family but also with my bf. I didn’t insist or ask him to be with me on this special occassion but HE insisted, how can I say no to that?
Anyway, we went home to my parents last Wednesday with our bags full of raw meat and gifts. So I felt like Santa. Hehe.. 😀 I was glad to see my family again and our pets Pushie and Totoro.
The next day, bf and I decided to take a short walk from the house, to the hotel, grocery shop and back to the house again. The weather was not that good but we’re glad that the snow didn’t melt yet ( ‘coz we’re hoping for a white Christmas).
Here are the shots from our short tour. 🙂 Enjoy!
Saudasjøen taken on the 22nd of December 2011
Children’s playground at Risvoll Skule
The road besides Saudafjord Hotel
Snow filled rocks at the hotel