Despite Everything, Spring is Here Again

As all we know, the March 21 is the astronomical beginning of the spring season in our Hemisphere. But, in fact, Spring began earlier in Germany this year. Nature goes on in its unstoppable course even with the serious problems and disasters related to our existence. Spring is finally arrived, and we are having hotContinue reading “Despite Everything, Spring is Here Again”

New Year

I spent the first days of January visiting a very interesting marsh and wetland area in Hessen, Germany, which is an important migration and resting place for migratory birds and winter guests. When I crossed a stream I saw a great egret between the reeds. Every time I see an egret I must stop, stepContinue reading “New Year”

November as a Transition

Sometimes, transitions are not effortless, as they convey change, that is the movement from something that is ending, to something that could begin. In between, there is a “no man’s land” with incertitude, missteps and instability. November has neither the colors nor the skies nor the light of October, is not yet the winter, quiteContinue reading “November as a Transition”

Somewhere over the Red Cliffs

We are now approaching Nature. Please disregard the subject-object split Mike Roman.Mind the Gap. Stravaig#5 Scottish Center for Geopoetics Almost every year, I take one of my favorite walks over the red cliffs of a ryolithe massif, somewhere (remember one of the rules of Nature First – The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography: Use discretionContinue reading “Somewhere over the Red Cliffs”

Earth Day

On April, 22nd. I had planned a getaway in the Taunus mountain range, to „celebrate“ the Earth Day, an annual event on that day to demonstrate support for protecting the environment. When the day came and the alarm clock went off at 6:00 am, I glanced through the window, seeing a rainy and cold day.Continue reading “Earth Day”

Noisy Society

This days I realized how noisy our society is. In Germany there is always a road, a highway nearby, where cars and trucks come and go, or someone is working with a machine, or a plane crosses the sky… This days we are reaching high temperatures, the drought is a fact, and Coronavirus makes aContinue reading “Noisy Society”

Evolution of a Landscape

In mid-July, I visited the Lower Lusatia (Niederlausitz), a historical region stretching from the southeast of the German state of Brandenburg to the southwest of Lubusz Province in Poland. Lusatia provided much of the lignite, known as soft brown coal, that heated German homes and powered the country’s industrial rise. Lignite mining in Lusatia beganContinue reading “Evolution of a Landscape”

Getaway to the Red Cliffs

With the lockdown relaxing in Germany and other European countries, I decided to spend some days visiting a well-know Nature Conservation Area called Red Cliffs, in the basin of a tributary to the Rhine. The Red Cliffs are huge deposits of the reddish extrusive rock Rhyolite. The walk last around 3 hours, but taking picturesContinue reading “Getaway to the Red Cliffs”

Wandering at Sunrise

After some weeks confined at home, it seems that many people are holding their breath for the future, while others are anxious about life returning to normal, whatever that normal could be. While at home, I saw how many photographers have put on the web a lot of interesting videos, workshops, conversations… A lot ofContinue reading “Wandering at Sunrise”