“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016” “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. let me hold you while i may, for it may not always be so” ― mary jean irion Last year’s 8/52 photo.
“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016” We went for a wonderful hike through tea plantations a few weeks ago. It was just what we needed – fresh air, wonderful landscapes, and to be surrounded by nature again. Colombia has amazing landscapes – however, nature in my country tends to be perceived as a dangerous place where bullets of the different parties in conflict fly and hit their human targets, where crime hides, where anti-personnel mines explode and many bodies are buried in mass graves or not buried at all. It is a shame, and that’s why this photo of Sophia connecting with nature in Colombia is so special to me. Sophia will be part of a new generation of Colombians that will know a peaceful country. This generation will need to rebuild Colombia engaging forgotten regions that suffered decades of violence; it would be the generation that needs to leave behind hatred, without forgetting what happened in these five decades, to lay the foundation of a democracy that addresses and respects individual differences; a generation that needs to promote sustainable development in a dynamic, equitable and fair way in order to avoid creating again the conditions for violence; a generation that needs to offer opportunities for reconciliation to the ones that took up arms and caused terrible pain… This generation faces the challenge of building a Colombia at peace with itself but without forgetting that this needs to happen in one of the most mega diverse countries in the world. Last year’s 4/52 photo.
“A photo of our life in Cali, once a week, every week, in 2016” It has been hot, very hot – and we have used all our creativity to get through this weather. Sophia specially enjoys her bath time at the balcony with fresh water. The setting would not be complete without the Iguanas observing carefully on the dark green mango tress in the background. Last year’s 3/52 photo.
Hello! I am Julia, Colombian and married to my best friend, M. This is my blog about our day-to-day life, nature conservation, photography, long walks and conversations… and basically all the things I am passionate about. I hope you enjoy these bits of our life - Thanks for stopping by!