Tag Archives: Germany


I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday–and Spontaneous Sunshine

Several of my blogging buddies have been rallying around Liz’s post today (here) featuring lots of her yellow favorites. Others have also chimed in with yellow-related memories, and I mentioned the yellow car that CD and I  had back in … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (30): Back to Berlin

Here’s another one from the archives, back when I was studying veterinary medicine in West Berlin. One of my favorite places to go to get away from the pressures of university responsibilities was one of Berlin’s many natural parks, the … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (16): Just a Walk in the Park

Back in student days in West Berlin, there was a lovely park just a quarter-mile or so from our apartment, where I loved to go for walks with our two dogs. Spring was our favorite time of year, especially following … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: A Farewell to Film

I have been called to task by several of you followers for posting things under my “Melancholy Monday” tag that were not really melancholy. I believe, however, that this one will fit the description quite well.We are in the final … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Frosty Florist

Student days in Germany, late December 1970. A friend and fellow student in Berlin invited me to spend the Christmas holidays with his family in the town of Gifhorn, in the southeastern part of Lower Saxony, about 10 miles northwest … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Street play

Shortly after I purchased my first serious camera, a Pentax Spotmatic, while studying in Berlin, I learned from a fellow student how to make a black & white print in the modest darkroom that was available in the student dormitory … Continue reading

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Portraits of pets past: Jessica

Jessica was our second cat.  I made this portrait of her around 1974.  She was one of the sweetest cats I have ever known.  She lived with us while we finished our studies in Berlin and moved back to the … Continue reading

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Portraits of Pets Past: Roofus 1

I have been considering for some time adding a new Category, to bring you some of my favorite images of the wonderful pets that have shared our lives over the course of the past 40 years, and I’d like to … Continue reading

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Fabulous Forty!

I am very proud to announce that we are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.  We were married in Berlin, with the civil ceremony (required in Germany) on May 12 and the church ceremony (optional) 40 years ago today.  I am … Continue reading

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