The other day, when I posted the Rungsted Beach photos in the Denmark Derby series, the diplo-husband asked me why I was still posting things from winter…after all, weren’t we (finally) past that seemingly unending season of dark and cloudy and rainy and foggy days?
The first reason is really just a practical one – there was so much going on work-wise that I just couldn’t keep up with posting as I was often on the go, and even though it was wintertime, we still had plenty of adventures, even if it was just to walk down the street (literally – about 15 minutes walk down the street from our house) to take in the winter beach.
The second reason though is a little more than that. Now that spring is literally in full bloom around here and the sun is out, I couldn’t be happier. Part of that might be the weather, part of that might be working through that dreaded expat trough of any move abroad. The sun is going down now past nine o’clock and when I started writing this evening at 9:30, it still wasn’t completely dark. By say 3:30 in the wintertime, we would have been long past dark….During the winter, it seemed like there would never be a day where we would emerge from all that low-hanging cloud cover, and now, there seems like there couldn’t be a cloud to be found in the entire sky. It’s a little confusing actually…it’s kind of like living in two completely separate places…
People told me that when spring comes that life would effectively move outside in Denmark. And if this weekend was any indication, that’s certainly true. It’s like the population of Copenhagen quadrupled or something, even though these people have been here all along…I’m really looking forward to that and this weekend, we even went back to eating dinner outside. So as excited as I am for all of that, I’ll still continue to wrap up just a few more of these winter shots here and there, just to remind me to appreciate all that sunshine. I need to store up for next year. This time, I’ll be ready.