The five leaf ivy parthenocissus quinquefolia can be found on almost every building in rural Austria and Germany. The ivy belongs to the grapewine family and…

If I had to translate it, I'd call Kaiserschmarrn the "emperor's pancakes". It's called Kaiserschmarrn after Emperor (Kaiser) Franz-Josef of the…

Recently we had a nice long weekend on Lake Tegernsee in Bavaria. One evening while watching the sun set over the lake I was lucky to catch this cool sun flare…

This blog is dedicated to indoor bathroom objects which I discovered outdoors. As we were out locally with our mountain bikes I noticed this bathtub and then…

The Unexpected Sight It was quite an unexpected sight for me to see two streams flowing from the same mountain having two different colors. There is a story…

The spiny elm caterpillar turns into a mourning cloak butterfly (nymphalis antiopa) called Trauermantel in German. It is a protected and endangered species in…

I have so many photos of pretty purple flowers but only this one shot of an original American muscle car in USA ... in purple! so even though this capture is…

The faceless portrait is the opportunity to describe the person through body language without facial expressions and in the context of an activity. In this…

Fortunately, my husband wasn't so busy at work today and was able to make me this paper airplane, once again saving my a..... on a 365 topic. After a couple of…

I'd call it Heaven's Gate - this is the gate to the local cemetery. I loved the highlights on the metal and shadows on the pavement from the low-lying sun. …

This book re-interpretes the classic fairy tales and places them in a (United States) modern context. For example, the Pied Piper of Hamelin takes place in a…

Does it matter if the light is from the right or from the left or straight on? Does anyone know? Does it make a difference to you? Which one do you like?

I don’t know who took this photo of my grandparents and their twin boys (including my father) almost 100 years ago. It was a hard decision to "stay on topic"…

We go to the mountains on vacation because we seek out Nature's Peace. As I mentioned in my blog Relax it's quite loud where we live. We go to remote mountain…

Over the weekend I struggled to capture bottles and decided that these glass vases were "close enough". I spent hours setting up the shot, shooting, re-doing,…

Most people associate Germany with cleanliness and order and while this is slowly changing in the major cities, it usually is the case throughout the country. I…
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