My name is Johanne Boulat and I was born in French-speaking Switzerland, where I live again now. Although my life is bookended by this charming little country, I grew up under the resplendent California sun. For 21 years I basked in the spirit of the Wilderness, which I discovered on hiking as well as literary paths. I received my Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis in 2012 and since then have worked as a scientific field aid, a backpacking guide, a translator, an interpreter, a sales specialist, and a running coach. In 2018, I completed my Master’s in English Literature at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I currently teach English and science at a local elementary school and dedicate my free time to the three “R”s: running, reading, and writing.

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  1. Dear Johanne – just to ask if I can post a photo you took of shafts of light and rain cutting through cloud onto Lac Leman – a photo taken in 2012 from your uncle’s house. I saw something similar this morning and couldn’t photograph it – and would like to talk about it in our church newsletter. would you give me permission to print it please – and I could add your name? I look forward to hearing from you… I liked a lot of your other photos too! best wishes, Carolyn

    1. Dear Carolyn,
      Thank you for the comment. You are most welcome to use the picture and you don’t have to add my name. If you do, I prefer just “J. Boulat”. Thank you very much.
      all the best to you and happy holidays

  2. Dear Johanne – I will continue to look at your blog – I love the title – it is always sunrise somewhere – a message of hope for this season of Advent – in which we are only too aware of the darkness. Your title reminds us to notice the sunrise and to be thankful for the gift of a new day. warm regards, Carolyn

    1. Dear Carolyn,

      Thanks for the comments 🙂 And yes I love to think that it is always sunrise somewhere! It’s from a John Muir quotation, do you know him?
      lots of positive energy to you

  3. Sorry – a final comment. I have just looked at the stunning photos you took or at least posted on Jan 30th 2014 – breathtaking – you are a fine photographer.

    I wonder if you took part in the March for the climate in Geneva yesterday? I would have thought someone with such a keen eye for natural beauty and words to match would be among the thousands speaking out for care of our beautiful fragile world. Also – in case you are interested – Arocha Switzerland are putting together some greeting cards in the New Year and asking for people to send in photos – I am sure they would love to receive some of yours.

    All the best, Carolyn

    1. Hello again! thanks for the comments.
      I did not take part in the March for Climate, I was away this weekend. But, you are right that we should look out for our beautiful and fragile world. Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll check it out!
      Also, thanks again for checking out my blog… I haven’t done posts in a long time, been busy with other things, but perhaps I’ll get back into it.

      take care,

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