Thursday, 26 January 2012

About trees

Laura Tedeschi - Oil painting

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.”

Hermann Hesse - Wandering

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Some pics of my 2011 diary

Asiago (where my parents are living) with my new shoes in the snow - January

The Vienna woods, where I used go walking to inspire me - February

A very nice little house on the Sieveringerstrasse in a late afternoon at the end of winter

One May morning in the Vienna's Türkenschanzpark

 Relax, me and Theo on Cobenzl 

Looking forward - Vienna Wood

The shoes which have accompanied me during my summer's long walks

The Danube

Preparing for the move to Switzerland

A barge on the Danube

The comfortable seats of my Father's car - Asiago

Salettl Pavillon - Vienna

Cobenzl's grape garden

Theo playing ball - Vienna Wood

The garret window of my bed-room in Vienna just before I moved

Crossing Austria - It was snowing on September in Tirol

Austria-Lichtenstein border

Start in my new place - Locarno

Two rabbits in the yard of a house in Ticino


Piers on the Lake Maggiore

Apple falls from a tree

Theo running along the Maggia Valley

The stones of the bed of the river Maggia

Rocking horse

Happily Theo

Making New Year's Day dessert

Me Smiling

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Happy 2012!

Thank you for reading my blog this year and be here to the start of another one!

Shot by Laura Tedeschi