All along the watchtower

This time I decided to give a try to the Daily Post photo challenge. It is all about waiting.

Some days before leaving Lithuania, while packing, I looked out of my window and had a WOW moment. It was sunset time. And these Lithuanian sunsets are pure magic. I grabbed my camera, placed it by the window and snapped some photos every few minutes. Yes, I just tried to capture the moment somehow. The colours would slowly and gradually change and I loved how the sky’s palette would bring out so many different hues.

So, there it goes: Waiting

 

 

as the sun goes down.

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12 months, 4 seasons, 1 year

This is a different post.

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It is about time and nature. It is about how I experienced time through nature’s changes.

This year I was living and volunteering in Lithuania, in a small city in the north called Biržai. Something that surprised me from the very beginning was the way that human and nature seemed to get along perfectly here. Coming from a city in Greece, I couldn’t get enough of all the greenery around. It looked like this was an endlessly green land. Indeed, it is.

Gradually I was drawn by the charm of nature and started taking photos. Every season, every month had something new and different to showcase. If you would stop and stare, you would notice how the same scenery would change over and over again, while maintaining its beauty.

Life in Biržai had its ups and downs and at times it was challenging just to get through another day. Then I would often turn to nature, which would continue its course with a steady, unaffected pace. There was wisdom in this pace, there was consistency and coherence. It made you feel small, but then again it helped you forget any little problems, ease the stress.

I think that by now the biggest part of photos I took this year is dedicated to and inspired by nature. This year was a year of big and important changes and nature helped me see that there is nothing permanent except change.

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sunset by Širvėna lake

Keep your heeead up!

I haven’t posted anything for a month, but I finally had this flash of inspiration – and some really good photos – so, it was about time!

This time, it’s all about the sky and its ever-changing moods and colours.

I was lucky enough to stay in a room with a biiig window, so I could contemplate the amazing palette that would be revealed up in the sky. Sometimes the colours would be changing from minute to minute, then they would blend into each other or they would just fade into the twilight. All in all, it is pure beauty.

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So, keep your heeeead up!

Children of the Sun

Craving for Sun.
This is how I would describe my current wish with 3 words.

Observing and experiencing the sequence of the 4 seasons is definitely a privilege and I thank Lithuania for all the pure beauty that I have witnessed all around.

Still, I cannot deny that I have missed a clear sky, a bright morning, a warm afternoon quite many times during these past months. Sun is in my genes anyhow!

So, this is a post dedicated to this yellow, hot, round god.
All these photos, taken at different times of day, are children of the Sun.

 

 

2 in 1

 

 

Here’s some inspiration… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fclmGZrnvzk

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