Love in bloom: Lens-Artists Challenge #189 Odds and Ends

Don’t get upset with me. It’s not what you think. I’m all for Tina’s interesting challenge this week called “Odds and Ends.” It’s just that I’ve been totally self-absorbed in something else — something I’ve written about before. Something that makes me grab my camera and head outside my back door several times during several […]

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Reflections on Elbe River 2021

Water of life: Lens-Artists Challenge #187

As Anne from Slow Shutter Speed has pointed out this week, “Water enhances our photos, adding impact.” And we might add to her post that water impacts everything we do in life. Water is the driving force in nature. Leonardo da Vinci Water helps us get our feet wet as we strive for something better […]

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Berlin Christmas Market: gold lady on stilts

Berlin Christmas Market: Sophisticated Shopping

Our final stop at Germany’s Christmas markets may have been our best. Berlin did not disappoint! With the kid-friendly rides and good country food at Dessau and Magdeburg and the fresh greens of lovely booths in Hannover behind us, we thought the markets couldn’t get any better. But then we shopped Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt. Sophisticated booths […]

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