Category Archive: Photos

Jan 11

Making lemon (tree tragedy) into (lemon tree) lemonade

We recently had a record-breaking snowfall here in Zürich, which also happened to be the first real snow of the season. Unfortunately, I thought my lemon tree would be okay on our covered patio, but after three days of snow, I noticed that the tree was looking really droopy. I brought it inside, but it …

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Sep 23

Herb harvest

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I’ve been harvesting and drying herbs from my garden since early this past summer, and as it’s getting cooler, I’ve ramped up my harvesting to get the most out of my edible plants before frost is upon us. This year’s weather was pretty poor, so a lot of my plants didn’t get the sun they …

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Sep 23

Bo-Peep

sheep 01 web

Went on a long walk and saw these sheep grazing peacefully in the autumn sunshine.

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Apr 28

purple

cabbage web

A cabbage heart

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Apr 28

Endlich, der Frühling kommt!

field web

Finally, spring is here! There are some truly beautiful views in Zurich, even if it’s just a little farmhouse on the edge of the jogging path.

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Apr 21

spring wreath

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My florist friend taught me how to make a wreath from newspaper! It’s much easier to assemble from things you have around the house, since it’s not always possible to find foam wreaths here. Plus, it’s reusing what would otherwise be thrown out, and I love upcycling.   Seems like my attempts at daily drawings …

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Jan 12

Lakeside

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Beautiful lanterns hanging on a tree at a cafe in Salzburg, Austria. Breathtaking scenery, delicious food, great weather.

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Jan 01

Sparkles

Hand holding a sparkler

I had forgotten how much fun sparklers can be! Even just a whiff of the hot, cloying smoke reminds me of being a kid, waving my sparkler and pretending to be a wizard.

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Nov 01

Birthday Brownies

birthday brownies

The Swiss have a funny fascination with brownies. In the United States and in Canada, brownies are pretty commonplace and the kind of thing that you’d pack for your kid’s recess snack. Here, though, people seem to get really excited by the prospect of homemade brownies. Thus, when it was Niki’s birthday, I was specifically …

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Nov 01

Avocado bonsai

avocado bonsai

A closeup of my avocado bonsai, and the flowerpot that I’m really proud of!

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