We keep the front door open all evening, letting the sunshine and sound of birds in together with the fresh air. The cats enjoy that they can come and go as they please, and we eat our dinner out on the evening porch.
It is the first day of May and the winds have finally died down, the skies are clear and the setting sun colors the world in a deep, golden light. Andreas and I decide to go on an evening drive to take some photos and check out a new place we recently found out about.
The sun is even lower when we arrive, casting long shadows on the ground. A sign informs us that the road is private so we park the car and continue down into the valley on foot. We pass the remains of a Walpurgis bonfire from the day before that is still smoking a little bit and I take in the smell of smoke and fire, a smell still very much present in my own clothes.
As we get closer to the water, we see signs of a beaver having had his share of fun with some nearby pine trees. A long beach stretches out before us and we realize this is a good place to go fishing. There’s a lot of old boats lying here, resting and waiting. A power line that crosses the water glistens in an odd way – it’s full of dangling old spinners, forever lost to the fishermen who have been out here trying their luck. I find the scene beautiful somehow.
We walk along the beach quietly, stopping here and there to snap photos. It is a perfect place to come camping, make a fire and have a good time with some friends, and I cannot wait to do just that come summer. We see smoke behind the trees and hear laughter, someone is already here doing exactly that. I cannot help but envy them but I know I will come back here soon.
We walk back up to the car and start our journey home, the setting sun making it hard to see the road. As we approach a small bridge, we hastily decide to take a different route home and we make for a tight turn and driver over it. The view is stunning.
As we continue on we come upon an old abandoned shed standing beautifully alone in a field. The sun is right behind it and some birds of prey are flying around it chattering and, almost dancing actually. Mating perhaps? We’ve passed this place many times before but this is the first time we stop to takes photos. The light and this scene is just too gorgeous.
Standing there enjoying how a simple old shed can be so beautiful in the evening light I feel alive and happy. We did nothing in particular this evening but heading out with no goal other than to drive and explore is one of the things I love the most. I shiver at the though of all the bright, warm and golden summer evenings that lie before us, and I realize I am madly in love with sunsets.