Go your way


Find out who you are and do it on purpose

Find out who you are and do it on purpose

“ Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”– Oscar Wilde


Few colours, much calmness


Still regenerating

Still regenerating

“To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”  Friedrich Nietzsche,

Before the sun came through – dust of snow over the fields

Just a dust of snow

Just a dust of snow

This morning I went up the little path behind my house through the woods to reach the wide open. The snow powdered fields where still overcast but the sun finally made it through. Not more than a white dust covered the ground for the first time this winter. When the light intensified my mood rose with the enforced whiteness, my walk got winged as my spirit, the dark colours subsided with the upcoming light. How nice winter can be!


To forget myself as melted snow forgets its life

fern under the snow

Upcoming Colors

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. William Alexander

The snow loves the trees and fields

the snow loves the trees and fields

…..till the summer comes again…

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” 
 Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Something’s wrong here

something's wrong here

Old and new crops

The unseasonably warm winters of the recent past are a clear indication of a real environmental threat to humans and their crops. Actually we have -13 Celsius and that’s pretty cold but this used to be normal at this time of the year. But until this cold period it was more than too warm this winter.

See you on the road, Nightrider


Winter adventure


Over the limit

Sunset on snow


Getting the mood

I could stare forever into the tiny opening between your winter hat and scarf.

Taking a late walk on a snowy evening

When I left for the walk, the weather was, as usual in these days, gray and snowy today and not only rainy for a change. The light is returning slowly after solstice and I’m glad I have a little more time before complete darkness sets in. The time before darkness has this special mood I like. You somehow come closer to yourself.

Main Street

Main Street

Taking a nap over Winter

There’s less critical thinking going on in this country on Main Street level – forget about the media – than ever before. We’ve never needed people to think more critically than now, but they’re all taking a big nap.

Circle of Life

We admire the blue sky and the bright colours of flowers. But we deny the hardship of Nature and prefer to escape into sentimentality.

Cold Waters

Cold reflexions

Do you see what you see?

“The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon, and words and ideas are only the shadow of experience.”

Snowy Bike Lane

Beside the road

Walk Beside the Main Road



I seemed to vow to myself that some day I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns. 
Ernest Shackleton 



We tend to forget what nature is

Fine art

Fine art

"Kabuki" by Thomas Otto at the Golfclub Göhrde

Colours of light

Sunset ice glow

Sunset light on ice

Real winter

Real winter

Living in a city makes you forget what a real winter looks like