Just got some freshly developed film back from the lab, and there’s really no reason why I shouldn’t write some more about last weekend, right? I stuffed some Kodak Portra 160NC (expired in 2001, courtesy of Four Corner Store) in my Pentacon Six, because it’s simply a nice camera for a summer weekend like that. Fun fact: the glue lid on the 220 film roll tasted very fruity, almost like cherries.
We hung out in J’s parents’ garden a lot, in the shade of a nice pear tree which unfortunately, doesn’t bear any fruit this year. But the cherry tree sure made up for that. I really couldn’t stop eating cherries that weekend. Mari spend a lot of time in her tiny pool, but I really can’t blame her for that. It was nice to even just dip in my feet.
Germany was playing in the world cup on Saturday, but I really didn’t feel like hanging out inside, watching tv. So I grabbed Mari and camera, and we headed out exploring the tiny town J used to live in. Sure, I do know the place already, but still, you discover something new every time. Plus, the town was practically empty, and even walking around, I didn’t miss a single goal. It was freaking hot, but I much prefer being outside, even in heat like that.
On Sunday J and I took a little bike ride around the lakes and woods in the area, just the two of us, leaving Mari napping at her parents. Of course she slept until we got back, but what’s a baby to do?
Even though it was pretty hot again on Sunday, the bike ride was nice and relaxing. It rained a tiny bit, but that didn’t really bother us. We stopped at the Havel river for a short dip in the water (mostly feet though), and to lie around on the water for a bit. With a baby, you almost forget to cherish and appreciate these moments with just the two of you. It’s almost taken for granted that there’s always a kid around or in the next room. So even though they’re still short moments, I very much enjoy them, just being with J.