Schwäbisch Gmünd Markt

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Today Was a Good Day.”

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The second weekend of August, my dad and I were fortunate enough to visit some friends in Waldstetten, Deutschland. Samstag, August 8, we went to the weekend market, where we were tantalized with the bright colors of flowers and fruits:

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That was a good day, especially from a “photographer’s” perspective!

*Pro-Tip: If you’re like me and have never used Mesh before, to enlarge the photos in the gallery, simply click on them!
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Self-Promotion

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I’d love a print of her photos,” today is your lucky day!

I have joined the site Fine Art America where some of my prints will be for sale. At the moment, there are not many of pictures there, but I am reaching out to the WordPress community for assistance.

If you have a photo you really enjoy or would like to buy a print of, please comment below!

-Mikala

The Lake

The boyfriend's family's lake.
I miss England.

There, I said it.

But I am currently enjoying this view, and even though I have been to this lake more times than I can count, my God does it perpetually amaze me. The ripples in the smooth, blue surface remind me of Venetian glass blown before the invention of cell phones. The silence is tender as it envelopes me, and soothing like my mom.

There are worse ways to recover from those nasty bugs I always seem to catch on planes.

Rosenstein Castle Ruins

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet.”

Although this is technically last week’s photo challenge, I loved this photo too much not to share:

Photo taken by Dennis Narlock, or as I call him, Dad.
Photo taken by Dennis Narlock, or as I call him, Dad.

The ground beneath my feet less than a week ago was that of the Rosenstein Castle Ruins in Germany. It was a beautiful hike and the view of the town Heubach (near Schwäbisch Gmünd) was magnificent; the fact that these ruins have been here since the Middle Ages just makes it that much more impressive and memorable.

Germany, I miss you already.

Homeward Bound

It feels like just yesterday I was landing in Heathrow, excited to see all that summer had to offer, including what adventures Dad and I would get into, and how many pictures we would take. As I board the plane for the twelve-hour flight home, I cannot believe how truly wonderful my summer was. My dad and I had an absolute blast, even if we were just having a pint at the pub, and there are so many pictures I simply didn’t get around to posting, so when I’m missing England, I’ll reminisce… But for now, here are my favorite photos of a busy summer.

Thank you, Dad, for not only supporting me for 21 years, but also for giving me an opportunity most kids only dream of. “Thank you” seems too small to let you know how sincerely I appreciate this, but for now it will have to suffice. I will cherish these memories forever.

Cheers, England. Until next time. Xx.

P.S.: The tags at the bottom of this post link to other blog posts from this summer. There are quite a few, but if you are interested in seeing the original posts, feel free to click around and explore!

Chippenham

The county of Wiltshire captivates me. It seems that every town, road, and even cobblestone has seen more history than is possible to recount in a brief blog post.

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Our brief stop in Calne.

This summer, I utilized public transport to take me to a few different corners of Wiltshire, and one town that Ross and I explored together was Chippenham (pronounced: chip-in-hm).

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Calf statue in honor of the cattle market that are the roots of Chippenham.

We managed to visit on a beautiful and sunny day (a miracle, if you ask me!), and had an absolutely marvelous time just wandering around.

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Bustling High Street

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A swan and two cygnets.

Long story short, if you’re in the area, check out Chippenham, even if it’s just to eat lunch in the presence of some of nature’s most beautiful creations!