Hallo lieber Gast

willkommen in den klaren Weiten im Norden Deutschlands, begleite mich auf meinen Pfaden durch die Natur, Ausflügen und Reisen, auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Anregung. Entdecke mit mir Linien und Freiräumen, die die Perspektiven, die Vielfalt der Farben und Formen dieser Welt und unserer Natur uns bieten und genieße Momente der Nachdenklichkeit, Poesie und philosophischen Worte großer Dichter und Denker, manchmal auch meine eigenen lyrischen Texte dazu.

Schön, dass Du Dir die Zeit genommen hast - wunderbar, Dich hier zur wissen!

" Ich muss mich ganz im Stillen mit meiner Außenwelt reiben,. sonst werde ich untauglich für die Welt."

- Paula Modersohn-Becker

Mein Leben ist wie leise See


Mein Leben ist wie leise See:
Wohnt in den Uferhäusern das Weh,
wagt sich nicht aus den Höfen.
Nur manchmal zittert ein Nahn und Fliehn:
aufgestörte Wünsche ziehn
darüber wie silberne Möven.

Und dann ist alles wieder still…
Und weißt du, was mein Leben will,
hast du es schon verstanden?
Wie eine Welle im Morgenmeer
will es, rauschend und muschelschwer,
an deiner Seele landen.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875 - 1926

Winter am Steinhuder Meer ist stets eine ganz besondere Stimmung. Ganz aus Stille und Blau gewoben ist es eine hervorragende Gelegenheit, dem Winterblues etwas Aufhellendes und Wundervolles entgegenzusetzen.


January Pastells - 12


Thy subtle charm is strangely given, 
My fancy will not let thee be...
Then poise not thus 'twixt earth and heaven, 
O white anemone!


Dawn of Beginning - My North


Dawn of Beginning 

is part of a series done on the 1st. January 2020 while taking a walk along the river Aller, Celle - North Germany. It was such a great misty mood with the sun behind, that I couldn't stop taking photos. I work with my Canon EOS Mark II and simultaneously with my iPhone X, using the Hipstamatic App. This one is taken with my iPhone and it shows perfectly the wonderful possibilities to create really amazing images with it. 

I'm very grateful that my photo is selected as 
by Eric Rozen

For more details HIPSTOGRAPHY 


study the past 2019

I'm starting off the year with a cold, so I'm a little bit late with my review of the year. But nevertheless, I hope you like it. 

- January 2019

My North - the winter view from our garden over the fields.

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

- Confucius

- February 2019

Dwarf Iris (Iris reticulata) are always the first blooms in our Cottage Garden, which shows winters' power is broken.

- March 2019

Good Morning Hamburg! I enjoyed the visit to our old great love, Hamburg, very much. The hotel was brilliant and the view out of our room amazing.

- April 2019

finally, Spring has arrived and our beech forests around are irresistible fresh, sunny and green.

- Mai 2019

into the blue - we spend a wonderfully relaxing week at our favorite island Fuerteventura, Canary Islands - Spain

- Juni 2019

This guy discovered our really tiny pond. Only a flower pot with a small fountain, but no real space for such a big frog. Nevertheless, he liked it at his new home for the whole summer.

- Juli 2019

Best time for a further visit to my favorite park nearby, Royal Garden of Herrenhausen, Hannover. One of the most famous Baroque Garden in the World. Here you can find more posts about my visits: Herrenhäuser Gärten

- August 2019

spending a wonderful and inspiring time during my exhibition at Zuerich. We've enjoyed the fantastic kitchen and the lovely surrounding at Lake Zuerich very much.

- September 2019

No, not a journey to Korea, this is taken during a visit to our International Windmill Museum, Gifhorn. And yes, it is an original Watermill from the mountain region Sobaek, in Korea.

- October 2019

A highlight of the year was my travel to Chicago. Family visiting with an amazing culture program and a fantastic Watercolor Masterclass with Thomas Schaller

- November 2019

Another highlight was our short trip to Vienna! Here you can see Castle Schoenbrunn.

- December 2019

We found time for a journey into our past and visited the Christmas Market Lunenburg (Lüneburg), Lower Saxony - North Germany. Long ago we had a wonderful time there for a few years.

I'm so grateful for this marvelous year full of unforgettable moments and I hope that you enjoy this review as much as I do. 

All my best wishes for 2020 dear friend. 

Hugs and Kisses

yours isabella