Friendly Friday – Shadows

Amanda has a prompt for us – Shadows – and you get Me at my best (;-D) in both pictures: In my forest and in the Sahara desert.

 

This photo challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers:
Something to Ponder About  and The Snow Melts Somewhere

Thursday Thoughts – Spring Forest

My forest in all its spring glory – I wish you could hear the birds sing and feel the joy of walking there. Bliss.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Pathways

This Friday Amanda is the host of this fun challenge – and Pathways is the theme. I have got many favorite paths…but I will try to single out some of my absolute favorites.

In the header, a stone path through the Dracaena Draco part of the wonderful botanical garden in Gran Canaria.

I love walking the old boards of wetlands – looking for orchids in spring.

The Azores is filled with fantastic, rural pathways. My heart warms when I walk the winding path among sleeping sheep and old farmsteads.

Of course I cannot but love the path through my home forest. A path I walk every day – and always enjoy to the full. No matter how many times or in what weather – I know it so well…

…it is a lifelong Love.

 

 

CFFC: Cold

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cold

Finally, winter is here. 10 degrees below zero today, and refreshingly frosty – and cold!

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I Can Feel May Coming…

The beech trees displayed their first leaves this week – and I am constantly in love with this time of the year. May – the most enchanting month of them all.

When the almost lime green beech leaves cast a veil over the last wood anemones…

… when the meadows shine with so many shades of green…

…and white

…and the old giant is still with us.

The rays of sun play hide and seek among the fragrant trees…

…and the tiniest saplings do as well.

I would not want to be anywhere else in the world – than in my forest and its meadows.