Wanna hide – don’t be special

don't be special

you will always be the same person you were when you woke up

You will always be perfectly imperfect just the way you are, wherever you are. Instead of berating yourself for falling short, give yourself credit for making progress. Grow as you go. Let go of how things should be so you can see all the great possibilities in front of you. – Melchor Lim


Glowing heath at Breeser Grund/Göhrde

Breeser Grund heath Göhrde Lower Saxony

Taking a quiet walk

“I`m not good at future planning. I don`t plan at all. I don`t know what I`m doing tomorrow. I don`t have a day planner and I don`t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.” – Heath Ledger

Anthropogenic heathlands are maintained artificially by a combination of grazing and periodic burning, or mowing; if not so maintained, they are rapidly re-colonised by forest or woodland.

I am longing to be with you

I am longing to be with you,

let it sparkle

“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.” ― Bram Stoker

Keep swimming all the time

keeep swimming

Get used to the water – the waves grow small


I wondered what kind of life it would be, having to keep swimming all the time to stay exactly in the same place.

We were out running around the fields and playing



Summer evening sunset

Summer evening sunset

I’ve always had stamina. It’s a genetic thing. Don’t forget, I’m from the era where we played outside, so there was no issue with weight because we were out running around the fields and playing hide and seek.  – Tracie Bennett

Every now and then I sit and watch the sun rise

Sounrise over the Elbe River - Bitter

Sunrise – a time when all truths are still clean and enviable

Every now and then I sit and watch the sun rise to remind myself how it’s done—peacefully, steadily, warmly, and in beautiful color.  ― Richelle E. Goodrich

I’m happy when it’s raining

I'm happy when it's raining

it’s raining anyway

I’m happy when it’s raining. For, if I’m not happy, it’s raining anyway.  – K. Valentin

Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness

Casting shadow

don’t be frightened, dear friend

“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Casting shadow

remember that life has not forgotten you

Weak on the inside

Schwerin Castle

Schwerin Castle – worth a longer visit

Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings  –  Simona Panova

Let the summer rain kiss you



After the rain - Nach dem RegenElbe River - Germany

calmness – pondering

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.   Langston Hughes

Best with own herbs

Mozarella salad. Best with own herbs.

Like them fresh and spicy

“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist – the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.”  Oscar Wilde

Swim in the lake, swim yourself free


Baden im Gümser See

into the open

“When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.” ― Jay Woodman

Baden im Gümser See bei Dannenberg, Niedersachsen. Mehr Infos unter im-wendland.info oder Twitter@im_wendland

Have your juicy cake in sommertime Wendland – embed a tweet

It’s just a little demonstration how to embed a tweet into your website. Can be very helpful to get more followers on Twitter and can push your website a bit. And it’s kind of fun, I would say.

You can see how it’s done in this YouTube video, is in German, but you get the point just by watching the proceeding: http://youtu.be/raU5KH8X3w0


Beach walk at the blue hour

blue hour at the shore

simple treasure

“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me:
If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures,
life and living need not be so hard.” ― Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

Smell the rain and feel the wind – Acacia

Smell the rain, and feel the wind.


Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.  – Ashley Smith

What is going on around me


at the shore

Taking a stroll

“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” —  Albert Schweitzer

More impressionist photos. cenopix.com

Fully dedicated at his at soap box derby

at his first soap box derby

in focus