Animals. In the wild. Wildlife in their natural habitat. Nothing can be more fascinating than that. In days when civilization takes over and not much looks like it did before we are fascinated by pristine nature. And its inhabitants.
The photographs I selected aren’t listed from best to worst. I didn’t choose a chronological order either. They are listed in animal categories. Because I decided you can’t compare a photograph of a giraffe with a rhino.
Otherwise, I would just be adding photographs of lions and other predators up here. Because that is what most people are fascinated about…
Just as we got back to Germany we got to see the leftovers of a harsh winter. A forest with no life to be seen. Or let’s say barely any life. At first sight. My partner named it the “dead forest”. Which was rather accurate.
But being springtime already the landscape is changing rather quickly. Green seedlings are shooting out of the forest floor and buds are popping out of the bald branches. The green is on its way. So are the flowers.
My short escape to Spain has come to an end. This morning I packed my bags and drove to the airport. I dropped off the rental car, went on a plane, and got into another rental car.
When we talk about travel we think of far-away places, exotic beaches, and world-famous cities. But travel is more than just being a tourist in a foreign country.
Traveling starts the moment we step out of our door. Traveling is about exploring the new, the unknown. It’s about looking for beauty in life, which we usually only do when we’re on holiday in the tropics or elsewhere.
But this beauty can be found much closer to our home, too. For example, right in your backyard or where your backyard ends. Nature has endless forms and features that will amaze us…
I finished my course in Spain this week and flew back to Germany. Physically and mentally exhausted I needed some rest and time to recover from all the draining activities I was doing.
On Wednesday I started stressing when I wanted to book my appointment for the corona test. All the test centers were fully booked. Some for even something like two weeks in advance.
If I can’t get an appointment I won’t get a negative test result and the airline won’t let me on board. This would mean I would have to change my flight. …
It has been an incredibly cold day. After watching snowflakes tumbling from the sky yesterday I woke up this morning to frost covering the fields across the valley.
Our flat doesn’t heat up quickly. Which is great in summer. But makes it unpleasant on cold days like today. After my husband got up I took over his blanket as well and curled up in bed for another hour.
The temperatures never reached double digits. But the sun came out and dried at least my laundry. Late in the afternoon, we went for our daily hike. …
It’s hot. A light breeze is blowing while the sun is burning down on my shoulders. I got out of the car to explore nature with my camera. The vegetation is here much further developed than in Germany. Poppy flowers are in full bloom and the cornfields can be harvested soon.
Andalucía. A region in southern Spain. I didn’t get the chance to drive around and explore more of its historical towns, interesting architecture, and fascinating landscapes.
But I loved every moment of being out here. I am grateful for what I did get to experience.
It’s chilly as I’m driving past the olive plantations. A light morning mist is covering the fields. The air is fresh. Clean. And the sky just starts to get colored. Before the sun can be seen on the horizon the sky is filled in a colorful spectacle.
A moment in the day so special and unique no other minute will be able to compete with it. Peace is lying in the air. The birds stop singing for a moment and it feels like the air stands still.
There is definitely some magic out there. As I am driving to…
While I shortened my quarantine in Germany with an additional covid test I was already on the move to the next country. For a further training course in skydiving, I flew this week to Spain.
And before you are getting upset about me being ignorant and traveling despite a pandemic going around the world — I’m following country rules and I have done four Covid tests in the last 10 days in order to prevent a further spread of the disease.
This week’s photo essay is about nature, views from above, and the stunningly beautiful sunrises of Andalucía. …
What comes to your mind when you read “que sera sera” or the translated meaning as “whatever will be”? It’s quite vague. A lot can be interpreted into these simple words. Without thinking of the song.
Even though I can’t read those words. I can only sing them. And I’m sure I don’t have to add a link to the song that is now stuck in my head. You all know it. But this is not about a song. It’s about a writing prompt.
“Whatever will be” stands for me for flexibility. Whatever is happening next in my life I’ll…