Welcome to my personal blog.

I am a twenty-one-year-old student living in Christchurch, New Zealand. I enjoy, reading, writing, sketching and taking photos, among other hobbies. I have a passion for nature, especially for alpine landscapes which are often a source of inspiration (hence the title of this blog). I am a passionate Catholic and my faith will seep into and motivate most of what I share in this blog. I intend to use this as a place to collect pieces of writings, share thoughts, reflect on experiences in daily life and display artwork, as well as anything else the Holy Spirit may inspire me to create. Oh, and I also enjoy cars, movies and travelling, so you may occasionally see articles on these topics pop up!

I hope you enjoy the content, however I would like to make clear that I reserve all intellectual property rights and do not allow the reproduction or reuse of any content created by me on this site (except with expressed permission). All content on this site, including text, images and videos, in posts or in backgrounds are created by me, unless otherwise stated.


The Alpine Wanderer (aka J-D)

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
— J. R. R. Tolkien, 1954