Shades of Winter

It’s been a strange winter so far. While friends and family in North America are dealing with polar vortexes, our winter in the Netherlands has been downright “meh”. Relatively warm, often grey, occasionally bright and sunny … it hasn’t really felt like winter. The meh weather has lead to my own meh attitude that has left me feeling uninspired and hermit-like.

Today is one of those grey days that are ever so slightly misty, but not dramatically so. Still, I was feeling restless and needed to clear the cobwebs from my head before getting back to work writing, so G and I went together to take care of some recycling and grocery shopping, taking the long way around.

As we walked along behind the stadsschouwburg (city theater), I decided to get a shot of the distinctive rooftop of one of the apartment buildings nearby. I knew I had a similar shot taken a few years ago, also in January, but on a drastically different kind of day. Today, the rooftop just looked grey and a bit grubby as it seemed to blend with the sky. In 2010, when I took the previous shot, it was almost blindingly white, shining brightly against a pure blue sky. I think I’ll focus on the old photo and try to get some blue sky cheer to cancel out the winter doldrums.

Winter Grey
Patterns - Day 3/365