Three hikers sitting under a tree in rain, illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

trail space thoughts on a rainy day

Logbook thoughts 3. January 2018

Space along the trails might be different

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

When you are out hiking a sudden rain shower can turn the space under a tree into a shelter, where hikers run for cover from different directions. Sitting together, getting a break not planned, but one nature decided to give you just there, creating space out of rain and a tree

Along the trails space can appear out of nowhere by an multitude of things not always present in build architecture. Things like wind, changing light, water, filtered light, mist covering the landscapes, darkness turning rocks into trolls and wood into campfires. All working together creating centers of warmth and storytelling between strangers

Three hikers sitting under a tree in rain, illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Sudden space under a tree, nobody noticed before the rain started

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Frits Ahlefeldt

Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology