Take a tour with me –
Iceland – the ultimate Frozen landscape
A snow bunny in the frozen Norwegian countryside
Delicate frozen-ness atop the Swiss Alps
Icy vastness in the Antipodes of New Zealand
Even in Australia, one can find frozen Gum trees
The snow was icy and ‘sharp’ this day. If you fell skiing, it really hurt!
A face that could freeze hearts!
Linking to the
Travel theme: Frozen
Walking is something most of us do, and we take it for granted. Our feet take us along paths of life, paths of careers, family and nature.
Come walking with me along my the paths of my travels in this fascinating planet:
Kicking the leaves in country Denmark
Paths can take you to new discoveries, and invite you to experience a sensory adventure. They instill a feeling of anticipation, or mystery, of what lies beyond.
Boardwalk in Australia
A Secret Garden, Australia
A path might lead to a place where each of us will imagine something different, based on on own microcosmic experiences.
Pandanas Palms shelter the stairs to the Beaches of the Sunshine Coast
A stairway to where?
As a child, I was completely fascinated with spiral staircases. Not often seen in Australia, they are subject to strict building regulations but regulations have no impact on a child’s imagination.
Path to the Magical Blue Lagoon in Iceland
This was a path I will never forget – a special memory for me and my daughter. A wintry swim in the geothermal waters.
You never know how you might meet on the path in Austria
A path to Else’s house and Viking history in Norway
Do you have a favourite walking path? Is it near of far from home?
Others share their path at
Where’s My Backpack.
Traveling to different places in the world gives me an excuse to investigate folk traditions in fabric design. Something I find incredibly inspirational when it comes to designing my own artwork. Fabric and furnishings can also reflect the cultural and historical nuances and traditions of a region.
Norwegian embroidery and weaving
Where would you find a beautiful fabric motif like this, but Innsbruck?!
Hardanger embroidery on a cafe curtain
Norway is a country, where you will find many original and distinctive fabrics in many different forms.
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Norwegian National dress
Bunad – Folk costumes
If you have some fabric that you have discovered in your travels, post a link to your blog or join in with Ailsa’s
photographic travel theme challenge.
Something to Ponder About