Frosted Tips

Structure and patterns make pictures. It is as easy as that. Which is why photographers love black and white photography. It teaches the eye to recognize structure and patterns. I think that is why so many photographers just love the time between autumn and winter because frost is  wonderful natural tool to stress structures. The…

Welcome Winter!

I have never been waiting for a nice cold winter like I have this year. After an unbearably hot summer that one would expect to experience somewhere in Spain or Greece, I am aching for cold, crisp air and lots of snow. Especially snow since our ground water bodies are way to dry. There has…

Windflower | Herbstanemone

Windflower aka Thimbleweed aka Chinese or even Japanese Anemone is one of my favourite garden flowers. There are many color variations of anemones but this one is my favourite. In full bloom she sports glowing orange and pale violet. But also after her blooking phase, whe she literally goes to seed, she still gives a…

Encounter on the Moon

This photo was not planned at all. That day I took a long walk with my dog, enjoying the first frost and a blazing sunset, when we met an acquaintance with his dogs. Only he didn’t realize it was us and hastily called his dogs to him to put them on a leash. It was…

Hunde-Leckerli: Nuss-Schnecken

Ein Klassiker, der auch Menschen und Kindern schmeckt, wenn sich auf dem Weihnachtsspaziergang plötzlich der Hunger meldet.   Nuss-Schnecken (Original-Rezept aus Backen für Hunde von Friederike Friedel) für ca. 500 g 450 g Weizenmehl 100 g gemahlene Nüsse (z.B. Erdnüsse, Walnüsse…) 1 EL Ahornsirup oder Honig 50 ml Sonnenblumenöl 250 ml Wasser Für den Nussteig…

Weihnachtsplätzchen für Hunde: Birnen-Zimtsterne

Bei diesen Hundekeksen werden Herrchen und Frauchen darauf bestehen, dass die Fellnase ihnen ein paar abgibt. Sie schmecken nach herbstlichem Birnenbrot, da beißt mensch auch gerne mal zu.   Birnen-Zimtsterne (Original-Rezept ‚Dogs Light‘ aus Backen für Hunde von Friederike Friedel) ca. 500 g 350 g Weizenmehl 200 g Haferflocken 200 g Hüttenkäse 1 Birne 1…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water (of Leith)

Walking Ediburgh you cannot miss the main river, the Water of Leith, which originates in the Pentland Hills and flows into the Firth of Forth. So it’s kind of omnipresent in Edinburgh, at least in the western and norther parts of town. Walking the Water of Leith Walkway is a beautiful experience. Like, in Dean…