Quiet days – and the time between the years

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We spend the days taking long walks, eat lots of tangerines and keep the fire in our wood stove going. We light more candles in our Christmas tree, play games and sketch greenhouses. We chop firewood, feed the chickens and wait for snow. We read all the new books we had under our tree, dunk saffron biscuits in hot cocoa and cut paper snowflakes.

In German, my mother tongue, the days between Christmas and New Year’s are called Zeit zwischen den Jahren, the time between the years. It is my favourite time of the year, quiet days without a lot of obligations. Time to look backwards, time to look forwards. But most of all: time to be in the here and now.

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  1. Unser Weihnachten war so stressig in diesem Jahr. Umso mehr freue ich mich, daß ich deinen Blog lesen darf. Du hast eine ganz besondere Gabe, Atmosphären zu vermitteln. Ich liebe die Einfachheit in deinen Bildern und in deinen Geschichten. Wunderschön.

    • Liebe Anja, vielen Dank für Deine lieben Worte! Ich hoffe, Du hast inzwischen etwas Ruhe zum Durchatmen finden können! Ganz herzliche Grüße, Juliane

  2. Your writing is superb and complements your beautiful photographs. How true that we need a quiet time to reflect and look forward to another year and you provide such inspiration for others – so a big thank you from me to you.

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