Best of… Photos

Over the past 11 years living abroad, raising two children, stoking the fire of travel, wandering the Alps, and then some, we’ve accumulated a few photos of our travels.  We hope you enjoy them, and if you are curious where we’ve been… click the link and all the best from More2Explore.


This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: All-time Favorites


Early morning; possibly everyone is still sleeping. The light outside is reflecting the surrounding mountains off the lake at the end of the valley.  Instead of waking everyone up to get my camera which is buried under a pile of clothes, I leave with just my phone.  There is a soothing calm outside.  No wind, it is a brisk chilly spring morning.  I sit on the edge of the lake actually enjoying the moment, despite other photographers jockeying for the key spots, tripoding their gear all over the place.  I felt in the moment and not pressured to get ‘the shot’.  Although, in that fluid moment of enjoyment, I remained programmed to snap a few pics.  Below is one which captured the moment the best, the spring can be seen by the excess of pollen along the strands on the lake edge, matching the boat hulls.


This photo was taken on Seealpsee, in the Appenzell region of Switzerland.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Botanical Gardens

One of our favorite places to visit is the Botanical Gardens.  All year, it evolves with the seasons, augmenting to the environment, and captivating us differently each time.  On a recent visit, and with the Daily Post’s theme in mind (Lines), we were able to capture many natural elements exhibiting beauty while, in their own way, showing their lines.  In some cases, one must look closely to see natures detail…

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

For a few other views of these gardens in Switzerland, Here are two other posts:

Botaincal Macro

Basel Goes Botanical