Krka National Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The park is a protected area around the Krka river. There are a series of rapids and waterfalls, and island with a monastery on it, and a gorge with stunning cliffs. It is simply beautiful. If you have the opportunity, plan a visit. Even if you can’t pronounce Krka, it is worth a visit.
I always try to respect sacred ground, even if it is from an ancient religion or from a people with a different belief system than I have. Grønsalen is located on the Danish island of Møn and is a long barrow burial site dating back to around 3500 BC. The weather was beautiful and the site was peaceful. I thought the site would either not stir any emotion or feel like a cemetery. Instead, I felt more respectful to those people who have long passed and chose this site to bury their dead. It is amazing to know people were walking around, living their lives, and honoring their dead that long ago on a spot where I was standing. It makes me wonder how similar their lives were and think of how different their lives were to mine.
I do not like hot weather, and the recent hot weather led me to think about the fall. I took this picture on a walk to look at the foliage. Unfortunately the fall foliage in Germany does not compare to what you see in New England, but the colors are still pretty. I remember not liking the fall as a kid because it meant back to school. But as I attended college in New England, I grew to love the fall – the cool weather, the beautiful foliage, and well back to school was a good thing. Now fall is one of my favorite seasons. I don’t want to wish the summer away, but thinking about the fall helps me stay cool during a heat wave.
After a long day of work, I drove home using back roads because of a traffic jam. Rather stressed and on autopilot completing my daily routine, I noticed the colors in the sky. They were in fact so varied and bright, I stopped the car to take a snapshot. I have posted quite a few sunsets, so you may know by now that I really enjoy them. It’s like nature painting on the sky. It is neat how the colors change so quickly. The colors in the sky on this night were simply amazing.