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Waves

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When standing on the beach and watching the waves rolling in you can every now and then find things. In the surf, you can find stones, shells, algae or other sea plants and even human waste. At the same time, the surf washes away footprints or any other mark in the sand. Heavier waves are able to form the beach and even the coastline anew. This happens usually during the winter storms.

Two and a half weeks ago, a new year started. A new year comes to us just like the waves on the ocean. Some waves are small others are bigger and some even might be shaking the foundations of life. You won’t know in advance what the year will bring to your life. You also won’t know in advance, what it will take from you. But, you have to take it and you have to cope with the…

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A rose blooming in the winter

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You know, I’m living in the northern hemisphere. And you also know, it’s currently winter here and it will last about 6-8 weeks until the first snowdrops or crocuses will pop up. So, why do I post an image with a blooming plant?

It’s a Christmas rose, also known as snow rose. It’s called that name because its blooming time is around Christmas. This plant stands in our front garden and is blooming every year. A few years ago, my wife planted two small Christmas roses, side by side in our front garden. Although both looked the same, one of them seemed to be weaker than the other and developed poorly over time. Unfortunately, it vanished some time ago. The other one, instead, developed fantastically. Each year it has more blossoms than in the year before. It’s always a pleasure to see the fresh blossoms either between the other, seemingly dead, plants or…

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10 years ago

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Yesterday, I published a post in my own blog on the same topic and with a color version of this image. I know, not everyone loves images with a frame or a vignette. But, in this case, I like it very much.

The image is taken 10 years ago when we got plenty of snow in just a couple of hours. The snow layer is approximately half a meter thick. And nowadays that’s a very rare situation. So, for my experience, this memory feels like looking at an image taken by one of my ancestors.

More of my images can be seen on my own blog.

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