Tuesday, October 27, 2009

things that make me smile...

making raclette and pumpkins at the same time. a good combination of two very good worlds.

herbs on a balcony overlooking an adorable little city with colorful, whimsical homes. and castles across the street.

red balloons. especially when they say "oui"

bowling pins in living rooms

bathtubs in kitchens. (side note: i'm clothed)

friends who did not agree to have me put their photos on my blog, but am taking advantage since the distance is thousands of miles...

Monday, October 26, 2009


i took over 900 photos.
not enough.
way too many.
it will take me awhile to paint my story.
it's a beauty.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

they live here...

This is Gruyeres, Switzerland.

This is why Gruyere Swiss cheese tastes so good.

They live here: the cows, the people.

They are all very happy.

Food for thought : )

Friday, October 23, 2009

this is why

I drove home from work today
looked around
and saw
The kaleidoscope of colors that is Autumn in Minnesota

This is what I was worried about missing while I was in a land faraway

This is also why I work in a land far away
from my home in the cities

After a painful return to the U.S. it's slowly coming back to me why this is home...

...for now

More colors than I can even begin to name

And all the while Nick Drake plays to me gently
telling me that life is beautiful here as well

Thursday, October 15, 2009

à suisse et france...

bonjour from the french part of switzerland!

getting my french fix.

no photos to go along with this yet, but they will follow soon!

be well, my friends!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009