Tag Archives: Switzerland

Water – a diversion through Switzerland, a tributary

I spent a few wet days in the Kiental, in Switzerland, in 2012. Looking again at my photos I see that water became the subject. Like many valleys in that part of the Alps, between the Valais and the Bernese … Continue reading

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Garden notes no. 18, Welsh poppies, Geranium sylvaticum, hellebores again, a sad dog story, Saxifraga callosa

Is it a special year for Welsh poppies? Here they are at G., both colours, with honesty still flowering in the background. Pushed into the background. By late afternoon the naked flowers have closed up: The hellebores have also seemed … Continue reading

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sparrows, with footnotes in Bern.

I thought we had the situation under control.  I saw myself, without being aware of it, in a priestly role, a guardian of the holy places which provided sanctuary for God’s creatures, a dozen or so surviving sparrows which flitted … Continue reading

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