December 7, 2016

seasonal colors

that's what they are, seasonal colors. autumn blending into winter and the cold striking hard for the past week. though as cold it is, as wonderfully bright some red and yellows are still shining. a bit magic, especially with the warming rays of the afternoon. so perfectly golden and subtle. in many regards not even expected anymore, as we are writing early december. no snow yet, but i don't mind, it is easier that way to get around with the bike and for running as well.

today is not a running morning, though i'm kind of almost wanting to go anyway. but then decided to not go, i have to strengthen my hip and that seemed reasonable to allot a few moments to it, on a cold morning. but honestly, it's easier to run, and in may ways more rewarding, than strengthening and stretching and staying put in a room! though it must be done, and so be it done.

December 6, 2016


it has been a while since, but on a rainy friday night mid november, i had the chance to see the spectacular light show at the bundeshaus in bern. the "rendez-vous Bundesplatz" has been a fantastic magical, light show in bern during the early winter weeks, for the past few years. it has been 4 years since i had the chance to see it and this year was fun to be a spectator again.
it's all free, just stand there in the cold for 20 minutes and enjoy it all. this years theme has been devoted to the swiss red cross, which is celebrating it's 150th anniversary.

sorry for being a bit late with this post, as the show is not on anymore... the pictures some how got lost and i was just discovering them again this morning.

December 2, 2016

the week :: through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. the flowers left from last week

:: 2. the hope i'm holding on to

:: 3. a bit of a romantic touch in our sitting room¨

:: 4. the advent as it is getting a hold of me

:: 5. the present from nepal, thank you r