A year of blogging

Dearest reader

Today, I would simply like to sincerely thank you for being on this journey with me! Already a year has passed since I started out on this new adventure. Can you believe it? I am very grateful for you – the people I meet in this digital space and those I can luckily also be in touch with offline. You delight me with your beautiful comments through all possible channels, your likes and visits! Read more

Mummy mallard and her ducklings on an expedition

Once upon a time when Ladybird was on her way to work and just got off the train, she was stunned to see a mallard (Stockente in German) walking around on the other platform.

What the heck! She did not believe her eyes. What was the animal doing here in the middle of a very busy city quarter away from the lake and several meters below street level?

Ladybird stood still for a while watching the duck as people around her minded their own business. She soon realised that the duck was calling and immediately thought: “Oh my, this is mummy looking for her young ones. I’d better help her.” Read more

G‘day 2019

Ethiopians and Eritreans only just began their new year yesterday, as I was told, and the Chinese only will on February 5.

What have you who already are in 2019 been writing onto the first pages of the book called 2019?

Hopefully, already some colourful, touching, and funny stories!

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Here is a little sunny smile for you from this cutie. Did you know that ladybugs are a sign of luck in many different cultures? 

Laughter, hugs, walks in the woods, and in the fresh snow, watching Queen of Katwe, being curious about what 2019 brings, all sorts of feelings, and much more is written in mine. I was not only writing, though, but also reading.

That is Michelle Obama’s autobiography Becoming and oh dear, I virtually delved into it and can hardly put it away…. I love autobiographies of people who fascinate me anyway, so after finishing Branson‘s Loosing my virginity lately, this one came in very handy. Today I set a digital bookmark on page 367, shortly after Barack asked her to marry him 😍. Whoa! Luckily, I still have more than 600 pages to go including her time as the First Lady. I guess, this is called a book recommendation 🤪.

Are you reading it as well or is it on your booklist for 2019?

 

Behind the camera

Good day dear reader, thank you for being here, for coming back and following my blog. How are you today?

I feel humbled by the beautiful feedback and comments I am getting. Thank you so much! Since I also receive so wonderful words about my photography, I thought to take you behind the camera. Maybe it is a cliché, but for me it is true: I am rarely in front of the camera, and I do prefer to be behind it.

Sometimes, though, my husband succeeds in taking a shot whilst I am taking pictures or I took one where I also appear. From time to time, I even ask for it being taken, because it needed to be on camera :0).

Small things and flowers are definitely something I am drawn to. This then may look like this:

My camera is as often in my hands as possible. Read more

Hello New Adventure

Hello dear and a warm welcome to my blog.

This is my first post ever and I would like to tell you something about me and my reason for doing what I am doing here.

As a passionate photographer, traveller, nature lover, and curious human being, I hope to take you with me on my explorations of the Earth’s abundance and maybe reveal new angles, perspectives, conversations, and views. Foremost, it is my honour to share my words and photographs and if they touch your heart, it will fill mine.

I take photographs since a young age and started to travel for real when I was 21 years old, exploring my dream continent Down Under for three months. As you can imagine, it was then when I got the travel fever and caught the explorer’s virus. Since then I travel to different countries, landscapes, cultures, and natural wonders. As a biologist, I am drawn to experience the beauty, uniqueness and awesomeness of all living creatures with all my senses, be it near or far.

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