A Little Green

We are looking forward to spring, to everything awakening and signaling us to get outside!  It’s time to dust off the cold layers of winter and make our mark on this new, gorgeous weather.  Hello nature…here we come!

Hike in Flueh Switzerland
Poppies in a Field

This photo was taken near Mariastein, Switzerland on the boarder with France.  A great place for casual hiking, Castle included… just out side of Basel.

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

The Road Taken

East of Porto, Portugal lays the Douro Valley and the Rua do Vinho, and many more meandering roads through a network of terraced vineyards which grow the world’s best port wines. The roads, which ever you choose, show captivating landscapes. Right now, the rains are nurturing the valley soon to bring the start of the 2017 season. 

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken


Nature.  Awe inspiring and humbling.  Beyond the grandeur, deeper within the Alps, if you are able, you will find your own introspection.  A place of solitude, perhaps, and yet anticipatory of something constructive, progressive, good.  We can all use a little “better” nowadays; we should all strive, not just for our own contentment, but for that of our environment, our species, our future.

This photo was taken near Gemmipass, near Kandersteg, Switzerland.  Other great photos and more on this area can be found on this post.

A lone hiker

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

Photo of the Week

Tucked away in the Alps, above the familiar town of Grindelwld, Switzerland, is the wonderful Burghaus Bort.  Open nearly the entire year, they are hosts to hikers, tourists, and at this time of year skiers.  For more information check out a full write up on Burghaus Bort here. This photo was taken on a snowy December evening, a cozy place to stay for the night, or several nights!


This port is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambiance

In the Alps #4

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

This photo was taken in the voralp area of Eggiwil, in the region of Emmental.  An area with good snowshoeing and great views of the Alps.  The mountain (east) hiding in the clouds is the spine of Schrattenfluh.


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