My New Year’s Day

Well Happy New Year! For the first time I was up for New Year’ Eve, but strange, there were no fireworks or anything. We had just arrived from Bangkok and I was still running on Bangkok time, 6 p.m. in Munich and 12 p.m. there. After what was for me midnight, I went to bed and never even woke up when the fireworks went off outside our windows.

First day of the year and the sun was shining! If that isn’t a good omen, here at least. I had a lovely ride around midday when it warmed up to about 2°C. The air was good, I rode through the woods that I love so much. Again I saw there is always plenty to take pictures of although I have ridden the same paths often by now. After a few shots my battery was finished, but I decided that was ok, my bicycle isn’t a prop, it’s to ride, so I set off for a longer ride than I had originally planned. Didn’t see any favorite rocks, though. Next time.

Got home and was shocked to see that I had again – and this isn’t funny any more – forgotten to put the memory card back in my camera. I decided I would just cheat and use a picture from the following day, who would know. I don’t know why, but I then found myself putting on my jacket and gloves and carrying my handlebar bag with camera including a fresh battery and memory card back out to the garage. I got my bicycle out once more and cycled down the road for a picture on January 1, 2020.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

6 response to "My New Year’s Day"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: January 2, 2020

    Even though your temperature was about the same as Minnesota’s on New Year’s Day, it looks like a nice autumn day in your picture. Where’d your snow go?

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 2, 2020

      The winter crops instead of brown fields make it all look less like winter. Just the bare trees make it clear that it really is winter.
      That snow we had a couple of weeks ago only lasted a few days and no snow since then.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: January 2, 2020

    I totally understand that move to go out on the actual day for your photo! Some of us just cannot pretend something like using a photo from a different day. At times I do find that a bit annoying about me!!!

    I love the photo you have posted for that day, and appreciate that you rode and took a picture of New Year’s Day!

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 2, 2020

    Beautiful photo, and the thing is, that is sooooo close to the Winter Solstice — doubtful the sun is more than a half degree off 23.5 S.
    Im betting the shadows are aligned virtually due east/west.

    Great trip to SE Asia — how long does it take to readjust to your normal time zone?

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 2, 2020

      Wow, I’m getting so many solstice pictures without even trying!
      They say you need a day for every hour difference. I think or hope it’s less! Still waking up in the middle of the night and raring to go, but at 7 pm it’s hard not to climb into bed!

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