Another January has come and gone. Zoooooom! There it went.
It’s been a quiet month filled with small things keeping me close to home, but I’ve still found happiness in getting those small things done. This life of international living can sometimes feel very normal. I have chores just like I always have. I still have to take care of the bank account, do the laundry, cook another meal, go to the grocery store. I want to remember these homey days just like I do the adventurous days. The nice thing about staying close to home is that we find the gems hidden in the neighborhood. The gorgeous church hidden behind those bushes, the park on the other side of that hill, the mosaic sidewalks one street over that we never knew were there. Small travels around the corner can sometimes bring beautiful surprises just like big travel can. I try to have my camera handy when I stumble across those surprises.
I’ve chosen my top five favorite photos of the month in each of my two projects. Let me show you where I’ve been.
The 2.7km running path at the city park.
A bit of yoga at home.
Singles tennis against the wall.
Our wonderful local fresh food market.
Ninety degrees and the pool is closed? Oh, come on!
Hanging out in the church gazebo.
Cross the bridge.
I love this little tree in our neighborhood.
Even the grey and rainy days have nice views.
We have some amazing street art here. I’ll have a whole post about that soon.
February is full of travel, new adventures, changes in scenery and even some snow. Next time I’ll show you new and different places. I’m almost glad we had a local month because it makes the upcoming excitement that much more fun.
You can see the full “From Where I Stand” set here.
You can see the full “Crystal Ball” set here.