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All is bright (and warm!)

Every year, Purple Sage Farms in Middleton, ID do a winter solstice celebration with a potluck dinner and a big bonfire. My family and I went there in 2017 and had such a great time that it was clear we’d return again this year. They had an impressively large pile of wood ready to be […]

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End of January a spontaneous trip to Bruneau Dunes State Park led to a very special experience for me and my family. As it was a cloudy and windy winter day nobody besides us had decided to go there (well, why would you). However, when we arrived, there was a big “hole” in the clouds, […]

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Spring is coming

Last weekend we had close to 20°C (65°F) and it really felt like spring is finally here. Besides the temperature and the (occasional) sunshine the first flowers are starting to show. Especially snowdrops are now everywhere in our garden.

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Have you ever noticed that falcons look like tiny kings sitting in their tree-thrones? Especially now that it’s cold and they are all “fluffed up” they get a very “royal” look.

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A look down

I recently started a little photography project to capture things from a different angle. What I noticed is that “looking down” lets you see a lot of things you otherwise miss. We are typically busy scanning the area around us to see what’s happening so we don’t look at what is right at our feet.

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Let it snow

Wow, we really got some snow this week! Right on January 2nd our town got covered in white and some more got added during the week. Besides the entertaining part of shoveling snow several times a day (yes, I consider that entertaining ;-)) it also made walks with the dog even more fun.

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All is quiet on new year’s day

I went outside with my camera rather early on new year’s day to enjoy the (freezing) fresh air and the frosty nature. As expected there was hardly anyone out in the cold yet so it was a wonderful moment of “quiet” after a night of fireworks.

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