Private As Private Can Be

“It was a dark and stormy night” With those as famous as infamous words Edward George Bulwer-Lyttons (1803-1873) starts his novel “Paul Clifford” (1830). This phrase was often ironised and mocked by many like Peanuts’ Snoopy. Do you know how it goes on? Of course “the rain fell in torrents”. But don’t you think that …

Northern Mindscapes

Herzlich willkommen! Welcome! Velkommen! Nun sind Masterchen und wir liebklugen Buchfeen bei der lieben Dina eingezogen. Wir haben alle unsere Feensäckchen prall gefüllt mit spannenden Ideen mitgebracht. Now, Masterchen and we dear and clever Bookfayries have moved in at Dina’s blog. We have brought all our fairy bags packed with exciting ideas. Oh dear, that …

Solitude

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.” –  Honore de Balsac Night at Hvaler, Norway August 2013 I miss my beloved one and our bookfayries Siri and Selma…

“North of the Wall”: A Photographic Trip to the Far North

I’m very proud to present the fine work of Stefano Crosio today. Many of you know him already from Clicks & Corks and Flora’s Table, if not, please give him a visit and say hello! Nikon D2x   200 -400mm f/4.0    f/9     1/250    Iso 400    400mm Canada, Hudson Bay: Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) and tundra vegetation This first …

Arctic light – Svalbard, Norway

Happy New Year everybody! Christmas came early the day I received a postcard from one of the worlds leading, highly decorated and awardwinning nature photographer, Roy Mangersnes, Wildphoto, Norway. Please read, look and enjoy his postcard from Svalbard: Svalbard is something very special – it is an Arctic jewel. I have been lucky to go there …