This year has been momentous. I have watched as my family and I have adapted to our move from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, to Jakarta, Indonesia. I moved from teaching in a public school to an international, private school. I moved from one of the most beautiful places in the world (nah…it is the most beautiful) to a place I haven’t figured out yet. I moved from mountains and rivers to busy streets and overpopulation. I moved from ease and comfort (with a bit of financial challenge) to a place of challenge.
2012…the year of the move.
I like the green in Indonesia. There is so much, and so little, in Jakarta. Jakarta has palm trees and greenery everywhere, but no parks, no lawns, no big green spaces. Travelling out to Yogyakarta was very refreshing – lots of rice fields and parks and green spaces.
The mountain in the one shot is Mount Merapi, Yes, the one that blows up every few years with devastating results. It’s lava and ash are what make this ground so great for growing green things. A blessing and a curse, I guess.
Thanks, Ansel, for the inspiration.
It dumped snow over the last couple of days, as though Winter is screaming out to make sure we don’t forget about it as Spring approaches. Thankfully, it’s been mostly on the surrounding mountains. Here’s some fresh snow on Sumas Mountain.
Sadly, I think most people who drive by this mountain on a daily basis miss the beauty that is right in front of them. It’s always easy to miss that at which we don’t truly look.
Okay, I’m copping out on this one. I need sleep more than anything tonight and I also needed to post something wintry. I hope this works.