The first buds of spring
Yesterday afternoon, on a stroll around the Wiedikon and Enge quarters of Zurich, up to the Rietberg overlook, I kept thinking of Vicki. You don’t know Vicki? Well, actually, I don’t know her in person either; nor have I ever talked to her. But following her delicious Instagram feed (handle: vlcheeseman_; and please do use the underscore at the end) it would be difficult to shake – and why would one anyway? – the impact of her at times graphical, at times subtle and almost intimate photographs. Having grown up in one of the largest contiguous forests in Europe myself, and living in city centres for decades since, I keep returning to her delicate tree top images as well as to her contrast-rich architecture pictures in particular – just as I did yesterday during the walk. So thank you ever so much, Vicki, for all the beauty and inspiration you’re spreading, and for the gracious comments you distribute with abandon. This one’s especially for you: Happy Valentine’s Day from mylenwyd.