PARK LIFE #3 – 2017 PHOTO PROJECT

March sneaked up on me… how did it happen and why is it already half over? I was busy the last weeks working on some business stuff. It took all my time, all my thoughts and more often my sleep.

I had to remember to actually go outside. Good thing I have my little photo project. And I didn’t want to miss the March edition (even though I shot it a week late and putting it out to see even later…).

park in march volkspark friedrichshain berlin

The park in March starts to fill with life. It’s not only the hardcore fitness people, dog walkers and stroller pushers out there anymore. You can see people walking for the fun of it. There are groups already sitting on the lawn in the sunshine and older couples going for a stroll.

parklife in march volkspark friedrichshain berlin

The other day I took my coffee break to the park. Grabbed my wedding coffee to-go cup a podcast and and just spend an hour out in the sun. It was nice.

I can hardly believe the first quarter of the year has gone by. I was curious how the three month look next to each other and put them together.

park life 1-3 meadow Volkspark Friedrichshain

Looking at those pictures I like the meadow a bit better than the view with the trees. Maybe because it is so different in those pictures… What do you think?

park life 1-3 tree Volkspark Friedrichshain Berlin

Soon the park will be crowed, noisy and green.

For now I enjoy it the way it is.

Happy weekend to you,

Tobia

PARK LIFE #2 – 2017 PHOTO PROJECT

It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s foggy. I grab my camera and head out. To the park. My park. And today I love it. Hardly any people around. Park life winter edition.

The cold numbs my cheeks. It cleans my lunges. It’s refreshing. It’s a reset. The perfect start to the weekend. The mind slows down, the thoughts ebb away. Free…

Volkspark Friedrichshain winter

My feet get wet. Snow is melting, puddles are forming and give sight to most curious reflections. I pause a moment and I am in awe. So much beauty on a grey foggy day in February.

Trees are showing there skeletons and seem suddenly magical. Water droplets imitate fairy dust and enchanting my surroundings.

Volkspark Friedrichshain winter

A wisp of cold air fills my lungs. There is something else. Warm, soothing… The smell of home. Of comfort. Coffee.

My feet carry me back, the sounds become vibrant. But the memory of this magical winter day will stay with me.

Have a whimsical Sunday

Tobia

I took those pictures for my 2017 photo project and Tabea is collecting more

Snowy Winter Walk

Every one of you who has read more than one post here knows I am winter crazy.

So it should not surprise that I am beyond excited when I see the tiniest snowflake.

fluffy plant

A couple weekends ago I woke up and snowflakes were dancing in the air. After having a quick coffee I grabbed my camera and went to the park.

snowy stair patternMy mission: catching the untampered winter wonderland. Unfortunately I was not the only one with this idea. The park was filled with morning joggers, dog walkers and excited kids sledding down every available rise in the ground.

greenery and blueI craved for some quietness and alone time but obviously that wasn’t going to happen… the perks of living in a city.

Snowy BenchAnyhow I went some lonelier pathes, and came a across a few birds feeding on seeds someone had left.

Feeding Sparrows in SnowI am usually not so much into birds and animals but I found it interesting and challenging to try to snap a good picture. It was tough. These are my best shots.

feeding great tit in snow

After two hours or so the park became even busier, my stomach louder and my feet colder so I headed back home for breakfast.

greenery

I want to repeat my snow walk in the park on a weekday hoping for more solitude. So please snow, come and delight us again.

Have you taken a snowy winter walk? What’s your favorite place to go?

Happy snow wandering

Tobia

Park life #1 – 2017 Photo Project

2017 is already a few days old. All the goals have been set and the christmas candy ate. And on a whim I decided to add another photo project to my list.

This will be my second attempt at Tabea’s 12tel Blick. In 2014 I gave it up after three months. So this year I am hoping I’ll follow through.

I decided on a series about park life. The idea struck me after watching a class at creative life last fall. Back in fall I tried to spent at least two hours in the park. Now with winter around and more to do I don’t take es much time for a walk as I would like. So this project comes in handy.

My first picture is this view:

park life january

The second one is a different area of the park:

park life january

The pictures have been taking 20 minutes apart. It started to snow and I thought it quite amazing how different it was.

Looking forward to taking the rest of the months throughout the year. Now let me know which view I should continue. I am not sure and don’t feel like doing both.

Happy Monday,

Tobia

Cocooning in winter time :: BIWYFI #1

Every since I started this blog I tried to improve my photography skills and go on little photo excursions to do so. I decide that I will pick one photo challenge a year and try to stick with it. In my first blogging year it was “Color me Happy” and I managed to submit my humble post every month. Last year I desperately failed with the 12tel Blick Challange or lets say I was not so inspired with my choice of challenge.

So this year I am trying to commit to Nic’s renewed Beauty is where you find it Challenge. I believe for me it’s easier to have a topic I can think of and come up with ideas on how I want to convert it into a photo.

So when I heard January’s topic was cocooning this picture popped up in my head:

Cocooning BIWYFI #1

For me cocooning is always about blankets and wool socks, preferably a fire cracking somewhere or being in a sauna or something like that.

Cocooning BIWYFI #1

Maybe sipping a hot chocolate or some hot apple cider.

Cocooning BIWYFI #1

What is your association when thinking of cocooning?

Happy snuggles,

Tobia

PS: Thank you to Mr. ♥ for being my foot model.