I realized a few days ago that I missed the 4th anniversary of having this blog online. Not a big deal but it’s almost shocking how time flies by. I wasn’t really sure what I tried to accomplish in 2010 when I started the blog. I guess I just tried to do something different than just publishing photos on a public website like the German “fotocommunity” or pbase. There is nothing wrong with that and I still do the pbase thing. I had the feeling the time was right to do something more specific, to tell stories with my photos, and most important to share my adventures in the great outdoors, share wildlife encounters or good locations for photography. As deeper as I dived into the whole thing as more I understood that my photos can create awareness about the vulnerability of our environment and wildlife. Reading many other photography blogs and writing my own helped me to become a better photographer. It is a wonderful challenge to publish a new image that is better than the last one. It doesn’t always happen but I’m trying. The blog wouldn’t be anything without you my friends, who stop here and shave some time off to read and view my photos. I’m very thankful for that and for any comment, your messages or “thumb up” at Facebook. I like to thank my dear wife Joan, who is my best consultant and friend and helped me many times to find the right words, and to get better with my “Sauerkraut”-English. Happy Valentine's Day!