Fete Medievale 2011 Chateau de Joux

It is entirely a different experience to celebrate a medieval festival in a castle.  In the first picture my son holds a sword for the first time and wears a helmet. He was speechless and quite shocked at the weight of the sword. I believe he was quite relieved when we liberated him from the role of a chevalier as he could not bare…

La Fête des Vendanges

Cortège des enfants Before arriving here I imagined I would have the adult experience of eating, drinking and celebrating until a late hour during the grape harvest festival in Nuechatel but when that day came I found myself   enjoying the day festivities  and watching the children’s procession with my family. I still recall the laughter and joys of children as they paraded by…

portrait my son took of me

I find it sweet that my son tells me he wants to take pictures of me. I like his shots because they are full of angles and I can see the world through his perspective. I find I learn quite a bit from his passionate spirit about creation and how he sets up his shots.

mes petites aventures avec thatcher

The joys and adventures of  childhood friendships are remarkable. One of the things I miss the most is watching Jean Pierre and Thatcher interact with one another and all the smiles and laughs they brought me. My home away from home is with this little guy and his mother, Lee Lee in Taos, New Mexico

scarecrows in Switzerland

Near Paul Klee Museum in Bern, Switzerland there is a free corn maze for the public to wonder around in and one encounters these delightful scarecrows.  Unfortunately, I do not know who made these and whoever it may be whether it be one person/s or a group of children these scarecrows are wonderful.  This is what the Denver Botanic Gardens is missing in its…

Jean Pierre and his escargo clan

It is hard to not to laugh and squeal at the sight of my son and his escargot clan. When we decided to make the move from Colorado to Neuchâtel I had no idea that Jean Pierre would get to Switzerland and bring back escargot from his outdoor excursions.  I use to think escargot as a delicious meat to add to parsley, garlic and…

Jean Pierre and his captures

My three year old son, the artist in thought. As a mother I find that it is important to allow my son to explore the arts. In fairness I provide him with the tools I would use. The tripod an easier way for him to take pictures with my heavy camera without dropping it. There are always solutions…to saying no in a better way.

Living in Switzerland

Hiking Mont d’Or I have crossed state lines from Colorado to Wyoming and back again, but this was my first time I crossed countries. It was a four hour hike starting in France crossing in and out of Switzerland and at the end we were charged by cows protecting their young. We got away and nobody died.  The strange thing about hiking in Switzerland…