Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

This post is in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “Warmth

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This week, we’ve been challenged to post a photo showing what ‘warmth’ means to us. The cold in Tokyo was just starting to get to me when it was time to jump on the plane and head to the Southern Hemisphere for the holidays!

I’ve been back in my hometown in country North Queensland, Australia, for about 10 days, enjoying the not only the physical warmth of summer but the warmth of being surrounded by family once again. We had an awesome Christmas, with my parents and all of my siblings reunited for the first time in years. Lots of laughs, good food, glasses of wine and cider, and a couple of games of Monopoly – it’s not Christmas without Monopoly in our house!

As the sun inches closer the horizon, the temperatures drop a little and the sunshine goes from scorching to warm. It’s the best time to be outside, and we usually take the dogs for a walk before it gets dark. I love this view from the top of the hill, just up the road from our house. In the foreground you can see dairy farming paddocks, somewhere in the mid-ground is the closest town, and all the way over on the horizon is a mountain range. It’s super quiet – probably one car drives past every 10-20 minutes, and you rarely encounter other people apart from the odd runner going for an afternoon jog. Gazing out over the rolling hills is so calming and a great way to end the day.

Country sunset

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20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

  1. This is lovely , what more you want in a place with such serenity which transcends our thinking and takes us to a different plane and make us feel warm and calm.
    Good to hear that you spent some real quality time with near and dear ones…life is special when spend time with family and relatives…it makes humbled with love that gets shared in such gathering.
    Let the lovely celebration continue as the year comes to at end…
    Have a great weekend…Happy Holidays.

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  2. 太陽が 地平線(ちへいせん)に 沈(しず)んでいく時、 空の色が 刻々(こくこく)と 
    変化(へんか)して とても うつくしいです。 黄色いゴールドは 暖かい色ですね。
    雲の形が おもしろいし、とても 芸術的(げいじゅつてき)!

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  3. What a lovely way to spend the holiday Celia – it’s all about family isn’t it? Especially when you’re far away from home for the most part. I have 4 brothers and every year all of our families reunite for Christmas at the home we grew up in. It’s a ritual I cannot imagine missing for any reason! All the best to you in the new year.

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    • Hi Tina – yes definitely! None of us have any kids yet, just a couple of partners, but I imagine it must be so nice to catch up with everyone, including nieces and nephews, back at your childhood home. Sounds like you’ve got a very loving family! All the best to you, too! :)

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