Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chihuly in AZ

These were taken in late May 09 at the Chihuly exhibit at the Phoenix, AZ Desert Botanical Gardens. Well worth the visit if this is ever in your area.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Holy Trinity Monestary

First stop on our mini road trip.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Clear, inviting water and the lovely sun setting over Negril.

boat and beach

I love the boat in the ray of sun as well as the boat in the foreground.

The Lone Flower

This carnation had been abandoned on the performance area near the pool at our inn in Jamaica.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

raindrops and cobwebs

the scanner washed the image out a bit and I can't quite get it back to the way it should look. I think the idea comes across anyway.

Friday, November 03, 2006


I took this in early September during a weekend visit to Oma and Opa in Emden.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006



a bowl of lanterns

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Berlin store front

After an afternoon at the Oberbaum Brücke Open Air Art Show a friend and I walked around the area. I took several pictures of doors and bikes (see also below).

Sunday, September 24, 2006


not much to say...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

bike vase

Took this in Berlin.
The plant was growing as though guided by the bikes.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

door, window and ivy

Somehow I just never can get the scanned in pictures to look like the prints. Oh well. I haven't felt much like blogging lately or going through pictures. It is all a bit too much right now with the big move coming...and me not really feeling up to it. Maybe once it has all settled down. I am sad that soon my life, as it currently is, will be a memory. It is hard to let that happen...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

through the window

This is a view through the window of our hostel in Barcelona.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

cathedral reflection

This is a reflection of La Segrada Familia in a pond across the street from it. After going here I had the song, "By the Cathedral" by Keren Ann in my head all day. "Darlin, I will remember, Darlin. I've been mellow and tender; I've seen water - by the cathedral under the maple; it was in April...." Well it was the end of March. The thing is I could only remember "by the cathedral..." Then I listened to it later.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Rock and mosaic

Also taken in Parc Güell.

This is part of a bench...pretty much the only section that was not littered with garbage or people.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Park Window

This was a window at Park Güell. In it you see a fountain and another building reflected. What an amazing park! I am not sure if I spelled the title correctly or not. As you will see in the next few posts, the quality, clarity and vibrance of my pictures is quite disappointing once I scan them in and then post them here. Oh well. I have the prints and they are ok. Barcelona was so pretty!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

snow and newspaper

I took this one on the way back to Mike's place from the Walker. If you think soggy trash is pretty... Well, I liked the partially snow-covered newspaper and the footprint. Sabine noticed that part of the footprint and the melted portion of snow around the paper look like a heart. I see it now too. It wasn't planned and I'm not sure if I like that or think it is corny. Below is a heart I made with an icicle ... that I planned, and yes it is silly.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I took this one in Minnesota as well. I am going back again for a short visit and am really looking forward to it.
Barcelona is on the schedule for late March. Then it is back to the grind stone for another semester. Then...who knows. The future is open and no job is yet in sight... Exciting! (sorta)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Saturday, January 21, 2006

tree and church

When I was in Erpel on Christmas Eve I noticed that they had cut down this beautiful tree. Rumor has it, it was sick. I wish I had taken a few more pictures of it.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


I really hope I get the chance to go back some day. There is just too much to see...even in a lifetime.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


I guess it is about time to add something new. This copy scanned looks different from the print. Somehow I couldn't match it perfectly...oh well. This was taken inside the colosseum. I waited for a while for that guy to leave and he didn't. So I finally snapped the picture just as he left and I suppose it turned out better with him in it than it would have without.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Horse and Buggy

Ah the beauty of the old and new world...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

purple flower

This was taken across from the train station. I'm not sure what type of flower it is ... I thought I needed a little bit of color on the blog for a change.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

gate in the wall

I wonder what this door leads to.

Friday, October 14, 2005


I had to be lifted up by a friend to take this picture because I was too short. I think I would have liked to take a little more time on it, but it turned out ok despite having to just quickly focus and shoot.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

the road up

fog-covered path to the Erpeler Ley

Monday, October 10, 2005

remnants of tourism

This was a fun day, full of charming strangers and new perceptions.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Candle in the Dark

Dinner on the balcony.

Upside Down

This picture makes me smile. I saw these items while on a walk with Mike in Minneapolis. I wanted this picture but there was a woman inside at the front window watering her plants. So I hid behind Mike and took it. Maybe she would not have cared about me taking a picture of her backyard. I think I like to make events more dramatic and fun than they otherwise would be.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Fairy duster

My favorite desert plant.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Monday, August 15, 2005


I love lamps and neon signs.