Animal Farm – ‘Grun 80’

Today was the first really Spring-like day this year; sunny with deep contrasty shadows, warm enough to throw coats and caution to the wind, flowers popping their heads up everywhere you look. Just lovely! The perfect day to visit "Grun 80" or "Grun Achtzig" (parkimgruenen.ch)  - not far from home. Many years ago when I [...]

Eccelston SQUARE

Yesterday was cold in London: frost on the top of cars and bright red mailboxes, commuters folded into their coats and thick scarves as they rushed to (delayed yet again) trains at Victoria Station. Only  a few streets away from all of this frenetic movement, there is a little oasis of calm and reflection locked [...]

Cool it! (…and back it up!)

On a very hot and sunny summer's day, I am going through some of the photos I took a few months back. I saw this one taken in Interlaken, and I could just feel the coolness of the Spring frost! Perfect for today's sweltering weather. Why am I going through my photos?  I am organizing [...]

Lovely leftovers….

I was going through my photos tonight, trying to organize them into some kind of sensible chaos, when I came across a few from our last trip. There is no real "theme" to these images, except for the fact that I like the way that these 'visual experiments' turned out. Enjoy.....

Moody blues…

Today is the last time that we can enjoy the beach; it is the end of an era. We have come to sort out and clean out the family cottage on Long Island. The evening is cold, rainy and stormy; the day has come to say good-bye. As the light disappears over the Atlantic, there [...]

More from the desert crater…

It has been a week now since we left the desert and wandered stubbornly back to the city, figuratively kicking the sand with the toes of our shoes. The Negev desert and the Mitzpe Ramon crater are places which force you to contemplate your inner thoughts and feelings, your purpose in life, your life journey [...]

The Mizpe Ramon Crater

Mizpe Ramon is fascinating place in the Negev desert. I've never been to a desert before, and the trip from Jerusalem to Mizpe Ramon is one that I will not soon forget. The desert landscape is mistical and after while, it starts to really affect you as you travel through the sun. scrub and sand. [...]

The Secret Gardener (for Miss S.)

I have a friend who has the loveliest garden. A simple allotment garden, it fills itself each Spring and Summer with flowers and provides delicious fruit and vegetables for their table along with a satisfying sense of accomplishment. What makes it even lovelier, is to think of what it looked like several years ago when [...]