• Clouds over Bernal Heights

    It happens often that there are a few clouds hanging around Bernal Heights during the afternoon and disappearing right before sunset. But tonight the clouds stayed and it was nice to see them illuminated by the setting sun. And thank you to all the neighbours that were on the hill enjoying the scenery. It is cool to see their […]


  • Half Dome with Alpenglow

    I spent last weekend in the Eastern Sierra enjoying fall colors. It was a very delightful, although windy and cold, trip. Late Sunday afternoon, while I stopped at the gas station in Lee Vining, a few snowflakes started falling down. A storm system was moving into the Sierra. Since I didn’t want to cross 120 during a […]


  • Sunset in Capitola

    Capitola is a small coastal town east of Santa Cruz, California, at the northern end of the Monterey Bay. Usually if you are on the pacific coast, you see the setting sun over the ocean. But the Capitola beach faces south east and not west. This means sun sets behind you. Lately we have one […]


  • Postcard from Hörnli, Switzerland

    Yesterday we went for a short hike to the top of the Hörnli, our local mountain. It is only 1,133 meters (3,717 ft) high, but still much higher than the surrounding hills. Often this is the escape to see the sun when the lower elevations are covered in fog. We arrived a bit too late to see […]


  • Postcard from White Mountains (California)

    Currently it is very hot here in the California’s White Mountains range and thunderstorms are common. The clouds start to form around noon and build-up from there. By mid-afternoon the first rain comes, which is very welcoming as the temperatures drop. After 30 minutes the rain is over and the sky starts to clear. Last […]


  • San Francisco’s Sutro Tower at Sunset

    There is not that much to say…  An other beautiful sunset here in San Francisco. Under a big sky, Twin Peaks is covered in a thick layer of fog through which the Sutro Tower antennas stick out.


  • Dramatic Sky over San Francisco

    A little panorama from Treasure Island showing the San Francisco skyline with the Golden Gate Bridge under a dramatic sky.


  • Yosemite Impressions

    Here are some impressions from a weekend in Yosemite. The first day it was nice and sunny, the second day we had rain. Two totally different sceneries presented us. We already thought that the sunset is over. But wait, the sky opened up and the sun found its spot and illuminated Half Dome. The next […]