Category Archives: Nature

The Stunningly Sage Sage

Out of all medicinal herbs, sage (salvia officials) is one of the most common ones – and most versatile. Its curative qualities have been known for thousands of years: already the Romans said “Cur moreretur homo dum salvia crosscut horto?”, i.e. … Continue reading

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Summer Happiness

For many, vacation is the time when they can do what they most love to do. Finally there’s enough time to start an eagerly awaited project, to travel and discover new places, to read that thousand page book, take up … Continue reading

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Yellow As The Sun

Botany is one of my main interests in life, and especially the knowledge of medicinal plants. During the last two years I’ve learned a lot from books and from the internet, but the best way remains being taught “in the … Continue reading

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Green, Greener, the Greenest

Already as a child, my favourite colour was green. When us siblings were to choose among different colours, my older brother chose red, my younger blue and I went for green. And green has stayed with me through the years: during … Continue reading

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Rain Makes Me Look Closer

While people in northern Europe have enjoyed ice creams on the beach and needed hats against the sun, here in the Alps we’ve had one of the rainiest spring periods ever. Day after day stuck in the clouds and more … Continue reading

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Water Heals the Soul

Spending large parts of my days in nature, calms me down and lets me rest. The constantly thinking mind relaxes and becomes still. It’s a relief to drop the Ego’s obsessions and worries, just taking in the freshness around, the … Continue reading

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Conquering My Garden

When I moved into this house a good year ago, with it came my first garden. True, our childhood home had a big garden, but I didn’t really care much about it, except as a playground or lawns to sunbathe. … Continue reading

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Greens on My Plate

Of all the reasons why I love spring, one of the most important is all the GREEN! The crisp green colour of new birch leaves, upcoming grass, tender larch tree needles, and all the fresh herbs. Spring is the perfect … Continue reading

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Spring Wonders

One of the main reasons why I’m so happy up here, is the amazing flora. I’m a pure blood romantic and every single flower fills me with delight. Especially the ones growing in the wild! My canton, the Valais, is … Continue reading

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Fall in Love

Close your eyes Fall in Love Stay there. Rumi You can interpret this lovely verse by Rumi (Jalal al-din Rumi, 1207-1273) as a romantic love poem, but I see it in a much wider context, as falling in love with … Continue reading

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