Whereabouts – I like that word.
What are your whereabouts? Or what were they in the past?
This picture is from an autumn day a few weeks ago, in downtown Helsinki, my current wherabouts.
Close enough, anyway: I’m typing this from another spot downtown, indoors. Today, the sun is shining but the colorful leaves are long gone.
My whereabouts are right here, right now, somewhere between autumn and winter. If you look at the weather, it’s winter, but people who like observing dates in the calendar will say it’s still autumn.
Proof of this is an email I received at work this week, sent by a young girl in Communications. In response to an earlier email of mine, she told me in a dry, matter-of-fact tone that “Autumn months are September, October, and November.”
There you go, now I know. Silly me for thinking sleet, frosty mornings of zero degrees, leafless trees, and switching our clocks to winter time were any indicators of winter.
We crossed over to standard time from daylight saving time last weekend. Apparently its timing varies slightly from country to country: I only learned this last spring whilst browsing American blogs here on WordPress! You learn something new every day – if you are open to it.
But this post isn’t really about seasons changing. The theme for Friendly Friday this week is Whereabouts.
Whenever I hear that word, I think of someone lounging on a yacht somewhere beautiful, unsure of their exact whereabouts and not minding at all. Mischievous and fleeing reality, not answering the phone when people try to get in touch.
That’s a perfect little dream for the start of winter for someone like me who grew up in the subtropics and misses time spent outdoors, the colors and scents of flowers, birds singing in the trees, and seeing the sky… With the leaves gone, this city is becoming grey again, and new colors won’t emerge until next May.
So, join in and share some pictures of your current whereabouts, wherever you are, and let’s travel in our minds. And let’s be friendly to one another.
Also, Friendly Friday welcomes Manja, who is joining me as host for the month of November, while Amanda concentrates on moving into her beautiful new seaside home. Be sure to follow Manja’s blog so you don’t miss next week’s prompt!
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