Glasgow, Scotland, taken on August 30, 2015
For this week’s photo challenge, I took photos of the most interesting item that was closest to me, which happened to be…a clementine. It was peeled and became my model as photos were taken from every angle. Only three were chosen for the challenge, and of course after the photo shoot, the clementine served its original purpose – yep, I ate it. So juicy and sweet!
Bordeaux, France, taken on April 9, 2012
April 9, 2012 was one of those days when I simply thought, “Today was a good day!” I remember this day in particular because I had written about it. Baking garlic butter mussels (which was a sin in itself because it was so unhealthy yet so delicious), biking around Bordeaux, enjoying the spring breeze and a lovely dusk – it was the most ordinary day, yet the most beautiful.
Vienna, Austria, taken on January 16, 2014
I went to St. Marx cemetery to see Mozart’s resting place on a chilly, misty morning in Vienna. No one else was around, and the silence was so piercing that it was even a bit creepy. Yet something lingered in the air that gave the atmosphere a mysterious sense of serenity and beauty as I walked through rows and rows of graves and tombstones. May your souls rest in peace.
Isle of Mull, Scotland, taken on June 14, 2015
It is interesting to look at what’s beneath your feet from a different perspective, as sometimes we don’t pay much attention to the road we walk. That was exactly what I did on the Isle of Mull, near Duart Castle. Tired after a long hike, I lay down on the grass, the very ground that I had stepped on as I arrived at this place. From this point of view, the mountains in a distance looked so small and insignificant, yet I knew not to be fooled! How many more steps would it take to get to the other side of the waters? I wondered…!
Leuven, Belgium, taken on October 14, 2011
I’ve always loved the darkness and silence of the night and considered it to be my greatest inspiration. Often I would stay up late, well past midnight, to write and sing and think and dream. Of course, age has slowly taken its toll and staying awake even until midnight is now more of a physical burden than an enjoyment, unfortunately and regrettably. That said, I am still fascinated by the mysteries of the night and love the beauty that it offers.