Venice. A face in the crowd

In responde to the weekly challenge: A Face in the Crowd




a través de Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet — Chasing Serenity with a Lens


Sweet and mint

In response to the weekly challenge Sweet



via Tour Guide Winter 2017/2018 in Crown Point, Indiana USA Mehr unter: Compass2heart

a través de Winterwonderland — compass2heart


Welcome to the “Bold North” Minnesota

As a travel blogger, I realize that I rarely share much at all about my hometown of Minneapolis. Despite being known for the cold, long, brutal winters, Prince, and the recent host of the Super Bowl, Minnesota actually boasts over 15,000 lakes in the state. It is also home to one of the largest federally protected […]

a través de Welcome to the “Bold North” Minnesota — the thirdeyeworld


La Rioja me emociona

In response to the weekly challenge Tour Guide

I love traveling. Maybe it’s one of the things I like most in life, along with photography.

Few things are comparable to getting into the soul of a new city or an unknown corner and taking some pictures to enjoy then and after.

I am happy with the big trips and with the little ones, to the region next door.

And once said all that … I am excited to return to my land, to the immense tempranillo vineyards, to my medieval stone villages and noble coats of arms, to my gastronomy of yesterday and today, to the skewers, to my monastery of San Millán, where it was first written in Spanish.

I’m excited about La Rioja.


Its now tuesday

All is quiet in our household. Photography has taken a bit of a back seat as the weather, once again, has not been conducive (that’s a big word for Monday morning) to getting out with the camera. By this time last year I had made eight photography trips out into the National Park and yet, […]

a través de It’s Now Tuesday…… — Say It With A Camera


Beloved giraffes

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

a través de WPC: Beloved — Roland’s Photo Blog


Beloved children

In response to the weekly challenge Beloved .

Is there anything more loved for you than your children?



In response to the Daily Post weekly challenge

Variations on a Theme


The land of the root and wine

Between the Rhine and the Moselle rivers in southwestern Germany, there is a land known as “the state of root and wine”. Dionysus – the Greek God of Wine – seems to cast a spell on this land, turning all the hills in the region into vineyards and covering towns and castles in vine grapes.

a través de On the Land of Root and Wine — Journeys of Len


The silence

The silence of a WWI military cemetery at Tyne Cot, Ypres, Belgium as night falls.

a través de WordPress Photo Challenge: The silence of Ypres! — Tales From Mindful Travels



Weathered faces, places, boats and trees:

a través de Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered — A Busy Life of Leisure


No problems if you do not see them?

In response to the weekly challenge  Silence


Fog city

“The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.” —Carl Sandburg

a través de Fog City — Ohm Sweet Ohm


Weathered Aragon

In response to the weekly challenge Weathered


Weathered and worn

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – WEATHERED I resisted putting up a picture of me first thing in the morning. It was tempting, but I finally decided to take a pass on that. Weathered and wood resonate for me. Be there a photographer so dead that he or she had not sought out aging wood barns […]



Growth on ice

In response to the weekly challenge Growth


Bad Gastein

By far the most beautiful photo of the year 2017 was shot from the window of my hotel room in October in Bad Gastein in Salzburg / Austria. Thank you for all likes and follows! I wish all friends and followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

a través de 2017 Favorites — Tom. Fotoblog


Baby toes

This week, the Daily Post’s photo challenge is themed Favorite. They ask us to (re-)post our most meaningful photo from 2017 – this is a no-brainer for me. My twin baby boys arrived in June and this photo feels very personal. The related original post is here. Only a few more days ‘til Christmas: have you […]

a través de Favorite: Baby Toes — The Snow Melts Somewhere