Breathe it in. It is pure Harmony. A bit too much? Then use it carefully and inhale it in doses.
Like a painting from the old days. Picture a good amateur painting with a green landscape. We see a natural colour palette. We see nature at its finest. We see animals. Perhaps a stag or a flock of sheep. Perhaps we even see a cow. Those kinds of paintings have always been the centrepieces above couches in typically Danish living rooms.
I always enjoy walking in the wavy landscape especially during the Spring and Summertime. And it, for better or worse, does remind me of a semi-good painting within the category: Composition with Idyllic Nature on the Countryside in Denmark. But I like Harmony. I fancy Idyllic. I crave Natural.
Hylkedal Valley has a small meandering river trickling in the middle of the valley. With a soundtrack of wildlife as an ongoing noise to this scenario. Some places are still of the better. Luckily.
When wandering around in Hylkedal, or for that matter anywhere else with a small riverside, I always look for the kingfisher. It is definitely a rare sight in Denmark, but who would not love to stand face to face with this infrequent bird in blue feathers. In Denmark, we do not have the exquisite pleasure of natural resident animals with a full pantone colour scheme unfolding. We are mostly used to a colour palette of brown, beige and sand added up with a dash of brownish red.
The Hylkedal valley was created during the most recent ice age and the visibility of the watercourse is trackable with the naked eye. Hylkedal Valley is situated by Kolding city and its inlet.
Photography & Words by Dea Simonsen