As soon as Lockdown ended and places began to reopen, I ventured out to the botanical garden in Grüningen. The garden was founded in 1961, as a private garden with a large collection of trees and shrubs. Now it is a quiet place to walk in peace.
We were a couple of weeks into lockdown when one of my oldest friends sent me a picture with the note “Do you remember this hike?” I looked at the photo and smiled. It was taken on our hike through the Dolomites three years ago. I answered saying that I was thinking about another long-distance […]
While working on my study of tulips in the garden, I was already planing on doing the same for the roses in my garden. I have to warn you, that in the following post not all roses in my garden are represented. This is because I have early and late bloomers. As with tulips, I […]
The car is quiet as we drive back to Denver. We are both reflective as this road trip comes to an end and muse about the fun and luck we had on this drive across Colorado and back again. All journeys must come to an end before we can embark on new ones. We sat […]
We stood at the rim of the canyon and looked down, trying to find the river at the bottom of the canyon. In the broad daylight the steep cliffs, and craggy spires are a deep black with crisscrossed white lines. These cliffs are made mostly of Precambrian gneiss and schist and the lighter colored dikes […]
In the morning after a delicious breakfast at Jean Pierre’s French bakery in Durango, we head north through the San Juan Mountains, along what is called the Million Dollar Highway. As we drove through the mountains, gaining elevation, the air became clearer, the vegetation lush and green and the peaks higher. The highest pass, Red […]