The Last Postcard
Posted on August 23, 2015
And so I am coming to an end of my wonderful vacation on Hallig Hooge. It has been relaxing but never dull. I have loved living close to nature instead of traffic and noise.
I have loved seeing green meadows in all directions instead of brown, dried country like around here (and now blackened from all the fires).
The ever-changing weather, from sunny and bright
to dark and wild
made for far more interest than the weather we experience here in California.
I have loved seeing the ocean every day, in calm and rough weather and in all sorts of different light.
I loved the sunrises at 5 am, the full moon rising over the water or setting in the early morning outside my window,
and the splendid sunsets we would see first from the kitchen window. Invariably we were being pulled outside to watch the orange, pink, and red sky linger and linger for a long time. No buildings to obstruct the almost 360 degree view.
But now it is time to say good-bye. I am not sure whether this is an appropriate last photograph, but I wanted to share a picture of the North Frisian flag with you which reads, translated: “Better dead than not free!”