Sea of Rocks – endangered Felsenmeer

The Felsenmeer is located on the Felsberg in the low mountain range Odenwald. It is a rocky landscape of dark grey quartz diorite created through woolsack weathering, which are layered across a hillside between old beech trees. The Felsenmeer is supposedly a nature conservation area. It is part of the Natura 2000 protection network of…

Harbinger of Spring

Spring feels different this year. It is late. The nights are still cold and nature seems reluctant to wake from it’s winter slumber. It seems like a mirror to the ongoing restrictions on society. The sense of renewal that spring invokes feels deceptive this year. The death of my dog last month still puts a…

At the Mountains of Madness

Sometimes the books you read are so strong in imagery that they become part of your internal landscape and remain with you for a very long time. Lovecraft’s novella had that kind of impact on me and even though its setting is in arctic regions, these craggy alpine mountain peaks evoked this story in my…

Tangles of My Winter Mind

There’s cold outside and cold on the inside My mind as dark as the winter sun Melancholia’s grip on my mood so tight But surely the light will come There can be no light without the darkness It embraces all like an unwanted child There can be no release without duress But spring will be…

In My Heart a Forest

There is no doubt the forest is suffering. Many familiar groves and well-trodden paths have become almost unrecognizable and there have been moments when I thought myself lost on the tracks I wander regularly. Instead of dark and dense witchwood forests there are light-flooded wastelands. It is a time of change, of paradigms shifting. These…

Photo Book – Norge

  This is a small photo book I created to print just for myself. All photos were made on a journey around Southern Norway in 2017. The small drawings are by Theodore Kittelsen. Please wait while flipbook is loading. For more related info, FAQs and issues please refer to DearFlip WordPress Flipbook Plugin Help documentation.…

Winter Mood at the Baltic Sea

Since a couple of years ago I regularly spend the time between Christmas and the New Year at the Baltic Sea. It is a wonderful place to gather energy and contemplate the past year, especially so in winter when it is less crowded and generally more quiet than in summer. Last winter was spent on…

Brocéliande

As people migrated between Brittany and Britain over the centuries the celtic culture and legends merged. Much of that can still be perceived in Brittany nowadays, most notably in the Arthurian legendary forest Brocéliande, in whose waters the Lady Viviane raised Lancelot and where Morgan le Fay trapped her lovers in The Valley of No…

The lakes after snowmelt

This year’s winter seems to have decided to drop all its snow on us on one single day in February. The next day almost all of it was gone again. The ponds and lakes of the Taunus valleys were filled to the brim and there was a rush of snowmelt water in every stream. The…

The new edge of the forest

Where people build, the forest has to give way. In the past, we used the trees as building materials and for warmth. Nowadays the forest is mostly cleared to make room or money. The newly exposed layer of trees evokes a variety of emotions. It looks vulnerable and violated. Upturned roots and torn branches seem…