Kloster Knechsteden

Cloisters are some of the most peaceful places to visit, no matter what time of year it is. I've spent many recent summer days on the grounds of Kloster Heisterbach in the Siebengebirge sitting out in the sunshine and drawing in my sketchbooks. These photographs of Kloster Knechsteden in Neuss were taken a few years ago. Though the dark German winters are the last thing I want to think about in August, I see the leaves subtly starting to change colors and look forward to when everything is golden all around me.