Mustard fields sprung tall. Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

A moment in the mustard fields


“The Empty Vessel.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

Personal Growth

Making room for the future


“Looking over my own shoulder.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

Looking over my own shoulder


“Fairy Moss.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter. Shot with my iPhone Pro Max 12 (portrait mode). ©Erika Burkhalter.

A week in Maui


Or “cowlizard,” that is…

“Hey, girls, I’m riding this pinecone. Are you impressed? I can even do push-ups on this thing!”


“Delight.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter

A love poem


Bisou, my “soft focus” kitty. Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

Moments of silence


The cover of the “Insight Guides” Iceland book. We’re so excited to be planning travel again.

Side effects, long-lasting immunity, and traveling again

If you’ve had COVID-19 already, your body treats the first dose as if it is the second one — at least this is what the pharmacist told me.


“Sprinkling Diamonds.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

A moment at sea


“A cobalt sea with the texture of old leather.” Photo ©Erika Burkhalter.

The power of “first” moments

My husband and I were talking about “firsts” last night — the first…

Erika Burkhalter

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)

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