Keystone, Colorado: a Photojournal

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams I love the mountains. I grew up traveling to see my grandmother who lived in Durango, Colorado. Not only did she have horses and live on a ranch, but we skied when weContinue reading “Keystone, Colorado: a Photojournal”

Lake Como, Northern Italy, and the Beauty Found There

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”  ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden During the holidays, in the changing of the calendars from 2012 to 2013, and in the pristine time of Christmas which is celebrated soContinue reading “Lake Como, Northern Italy, and the Beauty Found There”

Paradise Found: My Fourth of July in the Austrian Alps

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet, 1803-1882 When I was a girl, I read all the time, and the first book I remember wanting to reread was Johanna Spyri’s HEIDI. If you aren’t familiar withContinue reading “Paradise Found: My Fourth of July in the Austrian Alps”

America: Land of the Free

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war’s desolation. Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In GodContinue reading “America: Land of the Free”

Reflections: Stormy Beauty over the Teton’s Jackson Lake

Storms happen frequently in Spring, especially in the United States … they’re not as violent here in Prague. I’ve always been someone who loves to watch the storms. In our prior backyard, I’d lie back on the kids’ slide and watch as clouds billowed and puffed and sailed by, wrenching colors out of the changingContinue reading “Reflections: Stormy Beauty over the Teton’s Jackson Lake”

Inspiration: The Grand Tetons

“It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by the hand of man.” -Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States A few years ago, before we moved to Czech Republic from the U.S., we drove from Cincinnati to the Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming.Continue reading “Inspiration: The Grand Tetons”

A New Start to the Very Short Trip

  It’s a very short trip. While alive, live. ~Malcolm Forbes Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau To me, dreams are like mountains, disappearing for a while, obscured by daily life and the blinding fog of busyness. But if we pause to look and listen,Continue reading “A New Start to the Very Short Trip”