Tired drizzle. London fog. Coffee. Traffic congestion. Rain. Bacon rolls. Meeting. More tired.
Hiking 2.6 miles. At airports. In winter gear. With security. More coffee and automatic weapons. Birds, man made.
Sunset over Berlin. Touching down. More uniforms. Machine guns and Christmas carols. Taittinger Brut Reserve. Late flight. Turbulence. Espresso. Triple shot night cap. And landing. At night. Windy. Cold. Warm hugs. Real sleep. Finally.
Morning, already. At the lake. Quiet. Familiar.
Hiking with the rising sun. Rest for the soul. Nature. Peace.
55 thoughts on “Mobile. With Security. ”
Looks like it was all worth it – and I daresay that champers eased your passage Helen!
I think you are right, Hariod. And yes, it was all worth it!
Love these mindful highs and lows of traveling Helen!
I was with you along the way – Bacon rolls and champagne are up there for my highs.
And now let your heart open to it all … ❤️
Thank you Val! My heart is drinking in the peace here in the wilderness and love of family ❤
Soak it all in 🐥
I always write off the initial day(s) of travel as necessary, then the real vacation begins once you’ve reached your destination. Have fun Tiny! 🙂
Thank you Jet! In my case, too, it’s all about the destination 🙂
Ahhhhhhh! Yes! ♡ Enjoy, my friend!
Thank you Lorrie, will do ❤
No place like home…
So true, Hien 🙂
Nothing says “Joy to the World” like Machine guns and Christmas carols.
Enjoy a respite at that oasis of peace!
That thought occurred to me too, Nancy. Enjoying my oasis here with family for a few more days.
Loved your lake pictures, sorry London was foggy.
Thank you Susan. Happy you enjoyed our lake. London was her usual self, but still lovely for my quick visit.
Thanks Amy. This must be the most serene place in the world..or so it feels 🙂
Beautiful imagery and descriptions. You soul knows where home is Helen. 🙂
Happy you enjoyed, Karen. My soul loves this place 🙂
Such a beautiful transition and the photos are usual are magnificent.
Thanks Cindy! It’s beautiful, but cool. I was hoping for snow but I think it will be rain instead. Otherwise lovely.
The dark blue scenery is beautiful but shows the cold and bleakness of the days. Our experience of London in summer last June was not that that different on several days. May you find peace and serenity of home. Blessings Tiny!
Thank you Ashley! Days are quite short here now but it’s beautiful and so peaceful!
Somehow I managed it. But used almost all my “data” allowance. Will need to catch up when I get back home.
That is the downside to pictures.
What a mission it is to travel overseas these days. with all the security etc.. Glad you arrived at your peaceful place at last. You must have been exhausted. Enjoy your vacation. xx 🙂
Thanks Sylvia! Now I’m fully recovered 🙂 and enjoying the peacefulness here.
That’s good. I have to go through a similar experience when we go to England for Christmas.
Serene and beautiful …
Enjoy your peaceful place while you can – hope it nourishes you fully!
Thanks Kathy! I hope so too.
Rest for the soul sounds nice. Nature-peace…perfect. Thank you doesn’t seem to cover how thankful I am for you always uplifting my spirit. You have indeed saved me this year! 🙂
Thanks Koko for your very kind comment. I look for peace and serenity for myself in nature, and often share what I see and experience. I am back home now and wish you a peaceful weekend ❤ 🙂
My weekend is going to be packed full of things to do and going to a wedding! But I will be sure to take deep breaths in between. Enjoy your weekend Tiny! 😉
A wedding! Have a great time!
Coffee and champagne – the two things that make the hike around airport terminals, getting from one side to another then through security – all the more bearable. Wishing you safe travels, more delightful scenery and happy memories! 🙂
Thank you Joanne! Yes, one needs something to make travel more bearable 😉 I had a wonderful time for the last few days with my dad and my sister, who was also visiting him at the same time.
Machine guns and Christmas carols are a good combination after journey, aren’t they? 🙂 Nothing beats a nice early morning hike. Ah, the joys of hiking.
The security was more visible than ever around the airports this time…but it was all worth it 🙂 The hikes around the lake were relaxing and great in that cooler weather.
Enjoy your time with dad! (At least that’s where I think you are!)
Thanks Nancy! Yes, the weekend and the first half of this week with dad and my sister (and her poodle). It was very enjoyable!
Beautiful photos ~ but most like the feel of your travels (and words), and makes you realize that nothing is quite as nice as home.
Thank you, Randall. The travel experience was a little different this time, lots of visible readiness….but it was all worth it. The warmth of home and familiar surroundings is soothing, as you know. These were iPhone photos as I only had and LTE connection from the country, but now looking at my other photos make me want to turn around and go back 🙂
What a beautiful morning at your lake! Machine guns and Christmas carols, unfortunately a stark reality in our world. (When I left Greece in 1974 there were tanks surrounding the airport.) Happy to know you made it safely to Finland and found some rest and peace.
Everything and everybody was an a high alert around the airports in Europe, and this is probably what we have to learn to live with. But once I got to my final destination at my dads, I felt it was all worth the trouble. Now safely back home in FL, and grateful for a wonderful trip.
Oh, we don’t usually get to travel with you on a current basis. This is lovely!
Happy you enjoyed my “on the spot” report, Cyndi!
I so much like your brainstorming introductory part,dear Tiny!Each word a whole story!And,how beautiful your lake shots are!Love this trasparent bluish veil and the reflective light!Enjoy your stay,my friend and have wonderful moments with your loved ones!Take care ~ Doda xxx
Thank you, dear Doda! I am happy you enjoyed this post although it was a bit different. As I didn’t have internet connection in the country at my dad’s, I did a mobile posting for the first time from my iPhone 🙂 It is always relaxing and wonderful to visit my childhood home at the lake. Take care! Hugs, Tiny XX
Was it a mobile post?Cannot believe it,dear Tiny!It was so beautifully set up!It’s nice to visit your childhood home and to maintain strong family bonds.Your roots are there and they are strong,they will never stop supporting you wherever you go.Enjoy yourself my lovely friend!Hugs to you sweet Tiny 🙂 xxx
Yes, it was a mobile post from my phone. I had never tried it before, but it was fairly easy 🙂 Hugs to you too, dear Doda! XX Tiny
Thank you dear Tiny!Hugs to you too 🙂 xxx