My Book: Windows and Doors of the Camino de Santiago

Ultreïa et Suseïa. Onwards and Upwards. An exchange between pilgrims – one says “Ultreïa,” the other says “et Suseïa.” Encouraging each other to keep going, to walk further. In my interpretation, to keep moving forward, and to strive higher. In my new book, “Windows and Doors of the Camino de Santiago,” I talk about these great words, Ultreïa et Suseïa. I also have 285 pictures of the best of the best of the best of my 1,300 windows and doors photographs from my Camino de Santiago walks. Windows and doors are my favorite subject to photograph when I travel. In Continue Reading →

Windows and Doors of the Cotswolds – The Churches

A Collection of Photographs of the Quintessential Colorful Flowers and Honey-Colored Cotswold Stone in the Land of Market Towns, Wool Churches, and Sheep Hills in England’s Countryside My husband and I loved the churches the most. We would spend no less than an hour at each one, and we saw no less than 39 of them in our 12 days of walking in the Cotswolds. We usually stayed long enough to hear the church bells ring several times, including at the top of the hour. I was fascinated with the architecture, art, stained glass, religious relics, and the interior feel Continue Reading →

Windows and Doors of the Cotswolds

A Collection of Photographs of the Quintessential Colorful Flowers and Honey-Colored Cotswold Stone in the Land of Market Towns, Wool Churches, and Sheep Hills in England’s Countryside What my husband and I loved during our 12 days of walking in the Cotswolds was the quintessential contrasting and complementary colors of the flowers and plants that literally grow on and climb the walls of the honey- and golden-colored “Cotswold Stone” of the buildings. This stone, a Jurassic limestone rich in fossils, is used for houses, barns, stone walls, and churches. The flowers and plants that decorate the walls include purple wisteria, Continue Reading →

A Thunderstorm, an Island, a Porch, and a Photography Book about The Porches of Île d’Orléans

I fell in love with the homes of Île d’Orléans, with their grand architecture. Not knowing much of the history of the island yet, I remember feeling like I was swept back in time, to an era of centuries ago. To an era of people savoring the outdoors and food of their island. To a place where the home was for family and friends visiting, sitting, talking, laughing, eating. All outdoors on a grand, inviting, hospitable porch.  – Debby Lee Jagerman-Dungan It was a dark and stormy afternoon. Which was odd, because the rest of the day, and most of Continue Reading →

The Porches of Île d’Orléans, and My “Final” Reason (out of 42) to Visit Île d’Orléans

June 2014 update to this blog: The travel photography book project that I mention in this blog that I had wanted to create is done! It is called, “The Porches of Île d’Orléans: Seeing the Island through its Windows and Doors while walking Chemin Royal,” and it is available on Amazon. The porches of Île d’Orléans. With their brilliant and varied colors, their adorned windows and doors, the decorations of flowers and other items displayed on the porches, and their many places to sit and relax. I just loved photographing as many porches as I could during my 42-mile walk Continue Reading →