We didn't sow tomatoes, our seeds were made from plastic, paper, iron, aluminium. And guess what? None of the things we planted started growing. In hindsight, I am happy that nothing grew, imagine your plastic bottle starting to grow into a plastic bottle tree in a landfill...
The Seed We Did Not Sow
The Seed We Did Not Sow When we came back from our one week holiday in the South of France we were greeted by a surprise. Between our mint plants (we have tons of those don't ask me why) there was a plant that we did not plant nor did we sow the seeds. A … Continue reading The Seed We Did Not Sow
The Scent of Roses
The Scent of Roses When my parents got married almost 24 years ago my mom had a beautiful bridal bouquet. The roses were vivid in colour, red, pink, yellow. The colours were strong, not the faint pastel tones one is used to for weddings. My mother was not wearing white either, she wore a black … Continue reading The Scent of Roses
D is for Dolphin #AtoZChallenge
D is for Dolphin In the summer during which I turned 13, I saw real, non-captive dolphins for the first time. They were far away at the edge of the horizon, but they were there enjoying their freedom. Up to then dolphins had been something I knew from TV and I did not even have … Continue reading D is for Dolphin #AtoZChallenge
The Wooden Face -Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 10 – Faces
When I started my blog, I was on the lookout for things to capture and share here. One day I came across this: Can you see the head? The face? I did not really know what to do with it back then, but now that Hugh's Photo Challenge is all about faces, I have the … Continue reading The Wooden Face -Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 10 – Faces
Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!
I would like to wish you a very nice Christmas! That you will make a lot of happy memories during these 12 festive days to come, that you will share good times with your loved ones. Let your heart and mind come to peace, feel the magic, and listen to the silence, just like the … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!
Even though our trip to Normandy this September was very short in days, we arrived a Monday and left a Wednesday after all, we definitely managed to make the most of our trip. In the morning before heading home, we purchased a lot of fish and headed for a walk along the seaside. It was … Continue reading Poetic Images
Last week, on the lookout for positive images from Paris, I came across something that was both beautiful and sad. Maybe sad is not the right term, maybe melancholic. I don't stare at the ground, but keeping a vigilant eye is important as there can be some minor accidents regarding shoes, it has gotten a … Continue reading Chalk Lines
A walk on Omaha Beach
A week after Veteran's Day, it is suitable to write about the D-Day landings. A few days after the Paris attacks it is too, because the soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy in June 1944 did so to bring safety, peace, freedom, and civil liberties back to continental Europe, something that we must not … Continue reading A walk on Omaha Beach
After having been to Porte-En-Bessin at high tide, we came back the next morning to go on almost the same walk but at low tide. The things we saw were amazing! There was so much beauty. When it was not raining, which it did a lot, we had the sun warm our faces. The view … Continue reading Low Tide