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 [...]

Alpenhorn Sunday

New Year's Day was glorious - a bright blue sky, sunshine and cold! Perfect for a walk around town with my dearest, followed by coffee by the fireplace at a favourite downtown cafe. Little did we expect the Marktplatz to be full of alpenhorn players getting ready to "ring" in 2017 with a blast! Alpenhorns [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How I feel today…

Photography has a powerful influence in my life and thinking - it helps my confidence and self-esteem to grow, allows me to explore my thoughts and relationships to the places where I live and the people I know, and provokes me to challenge the conceptions and opinions I hold in new and bolder ways. My [...]

Wanderweg in Wengen

One of the great delights in Switzerland is being able to take a cog railway up to the top of the mountains. Two hours out of the city and suddenly you are transported to a completely different world; one full of magic, breathtaking views and time to wonder....oh, and the strangest UFO-looking clouds I have [...]

In Switzerland, red is the new black….

Another great day; sunshine, warm(er) temperatures and the opportunity to have a day out in Zurich! Any successful visit to this, one of the happiest (and cleanest) cities in the world (http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/02/europe-happy-cities-eurobarometer-athens/461958/) is never complete without a walk to view the mountains on the other side of the Zurichsee, watching the swans on the Limmat; [...]

More please……

I know that photos of flowers (fotos of flowers or photos of phlowers???) are a bit "been there, done that" but I couldn't resist today; Spring temperatures, bright sunshine and a happy morning! As I was waiting for a friend to arrive for a walk in near-by Schutzenmattpark, I found the lawn by the tram [...]