Storks Migrating

On March 11, just at sunset, a thousand storks flew high overhead, migrating north for the summer.

A detail of the third photograph at full resolution.

Storks spend the winter in Africa, from Kenya and Uganda all the way to South Africa. They migrate north for the summer, spreading across an […]

February Snow

The snow was heavy, but it did not last long. After half an hour, the cloud lifted, and patches of blue sky appeared.

Snow Cloud

In February, the monastery was engulfed in a snow cloud.

Plotinus 1580

Among the Classical Greek printed books is an edition of the Enneads by the third century philosopher Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry. The volume was printed in Basel in 1580.