Tutti Frutti … Seems like just yesterday it was snowing, and now you can eat ripe cherries off the trees, pluck strawberries in the fields and enjoy summer flowers in the fields. This weekend we spent a little time in the wine and forest country north of Danube and here’s what we found. Check out … Continue reading Sunday set: In the garden
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Fresh air … Out of the city and into the countryside the past few days, enjoying windswept grain fields, swimming holes, wild berries and ripening fruit trees in mountain orchards. A few scenes from Upper and Lower Austria in this early summer set. Visit the Summit Voice Sunday Set archive for more travel pics, or … Continue reading Sunday Set: Countryside
Dont’t despair — act and vote! The president’s decision to start pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement was bitter disappointment for many, but it’s important to remember that the signing of the accord wasn’t an end. It marked the beginning of a long and difficult path that was sure to be fraught … Continue reading Sunday set: The Paris climate agreement won’t die
With temperatures about to hit 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) for the first time tomorrow, it seemed like a good time to dust off a couple of summer pics from the Summit Voice archives.
Iceland revisited Iceland is the kind of place where you could lose myself for a lifetime between the sea, sky and mountains, not to mention the soft, high-latitude light that sparks nature’s inner light, lending a glow to every scene. A few more galleries here.
Verdant … While most people picture majestic, glacier-clad crags when they think of the Alps, the great European mountain range has a softer side at its far eastern edge, where the mountains gradually taper off toward the Danube Valley, just west of Vienna. The temperate climate in these foothills is perfect for apple and pear … Continue reading Sunday set: Spring greens
Polli-nation! Nature’s diversity is astounding at any level, but when you get down to a bug’s-eye view, it can really blow your mind. When I took the lily photo (with the upside-down bee or wasp) I didn’t notice the second bug until I looked at the image on a larger screen at home. Curious, I … Continue reading Sunday set: Got bugs?
Travel a little, learn a lot This set includes illustrations for some of my most recent stories in various environmental and climate news publications and if you’re a regular Summit Voice reader who is not on Twitter or Instagram, I’m providing a few links here. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how some … Continue reading Sunday set: Global change
Out and about … Nothing says Easter like a visit to the country to check out trees bursting into bloom and other signs of nature’s spring resurgence. It’s a good reminder that when you strip away the bizarre Christian mythology surrounding this holiday, what you have left is a good old-fashioned pagan celebration of life. … Continue reading Sunday set: Countryside
South of France … A few vintage shots out of the Summit Voice archives, from a 2014 trek through southern France. Pano sweeps are useful when you’re trying to capture a landscape as grand as the Gorge du Verdon, the Grand Canyon of France, or the broad beaches on the Porquerolles Island, a car-free enclave … Continue reading Sunday set: Perspectives