These photos of flowering herbs and shrubs in Germany and Austria are all from my archives, found during my ongoing efforts to “clean out the vaults“. They’re old photos, but I have never shown them before. :)
Just today I read that the Russian minister of foreign affairs, while in talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, in Turkey, couldn’t even commit to establishing a safe corridor that refugees may use to flee their own homes and Ukrainian cities. Human lives are being traded and discarded with words, incompetence, cowardice and lies.
I hope that I won’t be misunderstood here, but I felt, just for myself, that some beauty is needed, to balance the gruesome images and news out of Ukraine. Whether it really works I don’t know: the state of the world right now really gets to me. The helplessness as people die and flee while politicians talk without results and bombs keep falling and tanks keep rolling is cause for a deep, seething anger inside of me. I have no words for how disgusted I am by this war.