Prague and the Longest Day of the Year

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”  -Bern Williams In Prague, there is one sure way know that it is the longest day of the year: it is officially dark  from 11:30pm to 2:30am. Yes, we are at the shortest night of the year, and I can hardly imagineContinue reading “Prague and the Longest Day of the Year”

Destination Coastline: Sunsets, a Photojournal

“The sky broke … into full sunset and the water caught fire.” -Pamela H. Johnson As I type, I sit below a large canvas painting of a coastline sunset where the water reflects so much citrine color it looks as if it is on fire. I painted it several years ago, and it is myContinue reading “Destination Coastline: Sunsets, a Photojournal”

Prague’s Sunset Brilliance

The breathtaking sky over a Prague forest On this winter evening, I happened to see this reflection in the windows of another building. And, like every time I see something that takes my breath away, I scrambled to grab my camera. Prague is known for its numerous and vast green spaces, and this sunset photoContinue reading “Prague’s Sunset Brilliance”

Sunset over the Adriatic

When I took this photograph, I was standing with my family in the extreme south of Croatia, on the Lapad Peninsula just outside of the magnificent and near-ancient fortress city of Dubrovnik. We had heard so many amazing things about coastal Croatia that we stayed in a great little hotel right on the coast. ThisContinue reading “Sunset over the Adriatic”

Inspiration: Croatian Sunset

“Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.” -Mark Twain   Last month, our family spent a week on the breathtaking Lapad peninsula jutting into the Adriatic Sea beside Dubrovnik, Croatia. I had never imagined such a place on earth existed: steep mountains colliding withContinue reading “Inspiration: Croatian Sunset”

Reading and the Rich Experience

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night- there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.” ~novelist Christopher Morley I have always lovedContinue reading “Reading and the Rich Experience”