The Snowy owl that I had photographed the previous week, I found again last Sunday. This time she was on a snow-covered rise ~50 metres from the fence line. It was much warmer than the week before and the sun was out so it was quite a pleasant visit. The owl perched taking in a […]
The morning after: yes, family Swiss were making the town unsafe yesterday evening, as far as it is possible for two golden oldies. We went to town, literally, for a small birthday celebration in a local restaurant. I was surprised how the town look so good illuminated with the Christmas lights, some trees and some […]
Our top stories of the week, as chosen by the editors at Longreads.
“A merry Christmas, with Love’s gifts for the young, Home’s comforts for the old, and Heaven’s bright hopes for all, is our fervent aspiration.” Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1854. Shopping for Christmas presents in the Victorian era could be quite tricky, especially if one was a lady choosing a gift for a gentleman. Luckily, newspapers, magazines, […]
The staff at Flickr sorted through billions of photos from 2016, compiling the top 25 images based on popularity and curation. This small selection highlights some of the most stunning photography on the photo sharing service.
It’s been five years, and Teddy isn’t going anywhere.
If I had to choose between clubbing or spending the night curled in a blanket, next to a fireplace and with a book on my lap, I would definitely choose the latter. I get my energy from these moments of stillness, and often spend them reading biographies and books on historical events. With the crackingly burning firewood […]
A small selection of notable photographers and their work on WordPress.com, published in 2016.
Designed and created by Josephine R. Unglaub. Dear Friends! The appearance of snow and the food stands selling roasted chestnuts in the streets tell us it is that time again: Christmas is around the corner. Time just flew by and an eventful year draws to a close. Looking into 2017 we all turn towards new […]
Amsterdam-based Zoë, an award-winning blogger and freelance writer, is originally from the UK. She publishes on education, politics, travel, and other topics.