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