I love my evening walks. Sometimes one of the children joins me and we enjoy some special one on one time together and sometimes I go on my own. More often than not though, Daniel and I go together once the children are in bed. It's a nice way for us to reconnect at the end of the day and this is where some of our best conversations happen. It also provides a much needed break from the after-dinner mess, which never seems quite as bad after returning from the evening walk.
Since I mentioned how much I love "the golden hour" in my last Post I thought I'd share some photos of our evening walks before the end of daylight savings finishes and brings this lovely ritual to an end.
The twilight in Tasmania is particularly long due to the Island being so far south of the equator. The Sun sets low on the horizon for a good while and casts long shadows along the sunburnt landscape and bathes the surrounding hills in a beautiful golden light. I love listening to the Birdsong, the sound of the wallabies thumping and the wind flowing through the Eucalyptus trees. Sometimes the neighbour's horse comes over to say 'hello', and without fail, a bright white cockatoo feather will catch my eye.
I rarely take photos on my walks but the above shots are moments that took my breath away and made me want to reach into my pocket for the phone so I can savour the moments again when I get hit with bouts of nostalgia. I will miss these walks in a few weeks when daylight savings comes to an end. However, we have decided to replace the evening walk with another equally enjoyable past-time - rugging up on the balcony with a glass of wine and a bit of star-gazing.
Have a lovely week!