Denmark: Autumn Days, Snow & The Magic Of The Seasons

Being back in Denmark in this late Autumn season is just as beautiful as I was secretly planning it to be. November in Denmark has been super mild this year and nature's colorful autumn coat was still there when I arrived. Denmark air is so refreshing and I just love those burned autumn colors.

Last Sunday was my aunt's birthday and in true Aunt-Tine style she invited for a long walk in the forest followed by cake & coffee. The bday session took place in my birth-city Jels, a small city in the south of Jutland - the mainland of Denmark. A beautiful spot in the middle of nature and when we come back once in a while it's truly a little walk down memory lane.

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After our family get-together in Jels I went with my brother Sebastian to his new home in Aarhus - Denmarks 2nd largest city. He lives super central in a lovely apartment decorated in Scandinavian minimalist style by his girlfriend Annie. Just a small walk from their home is not only their university but also the forest, Aarhus harbor and in general lots of nature to connect with. Lucky happy students!

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Have You Watched The Seasons Change Lately

It got a bit colder the following days and yesterday I woke up to a very clear blue crisp Sunday, surprisingly with snow & ice covering my moms garden. Winter is here Denmark! 

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The white cover makes everything, even boring city areas, so beautiful and for me it's such a "childhood" reminder that we're heading towards one of the Christian traditions I love the most: Christmas! I bet everyone in Denmark is now wondering if we'll have a white Christmas this year.

Or I mean "if they will".

I'll be with my Kiwi family in New Zealand - celebrating it with Leon who's waiting for me back in Indonedia. His days look a bit different than mine these days =)

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I already can't wait to go back to Indo but as much as I love sunshine, beach & Bali-climate I truly appreciate the change of seasons I've grown up with and always lived with.

When late long summer days turn into windier autumn with leaves in all colors of the earth.

The dark mornings and evenings in December where we automatically turn on candle lights everywhere and adopt "hygge" (Danish coziness) in all aspects of life.

The little colorful Easter flowers revealing that spring is just around the corner.

And when summer comes I just love that everyone is happy and loaded with fun plans & activities!

It's almost magical how nature gradually transforms every year and how we with our habits & lifestyle change with it. I don't even know which season is my favorite, do you have a favorite? 

A last yoga pic and a wise quote from my favorite and very wise Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu

A last yoga pic and a wise quote from my favorite and very wise Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu