Bird knowledge: Alcedo Atthis

Alcedo Atthis is the Latin name for the European kingfisher. And this is the bird which this blogpost is about. On Friday morning (I had one day off) I grabbed my photo camera and visited … Read more

Covid Tristesse

The french word Tristesse is probably a pretty good description of what people feel like all over the world in these days. Every day feels like the same and the media is flooded with negative … Read more

Springwalk in Switzerland

You may ask yourself now: Switzerland? How does this work in these times? I need to admit that the topic I have chosen is not 100% correct. The truth is: We were out for a … Read more

New York February 2020

It’s kind of surreal when I think back to the year 2020. Almost everything has changed. Everything changed for me, my family and almost all other people around the world. When our flight to New … Read more

About Mice and Men during the apocalypse

…at least you could guess that Germany is just about to collapse, when reading the news. My warnapp on my cellphone informed me 3 times in the last 3 days. As much as in the … Read more

Bybasti is “secure” now

I’ve been moved to a new contract on my hosting platform last night, which is good in several ways: 1.) The website should be faster now. Photos open faster and browsing through the blog should … Read more

Small changes

This blog is more or less constantly changed in the background and I normally don’t inform about changes. But this time I’d like to let you know that I changed two small things. I have … Read more

Winterwalk in the Sauerland region

First of all a happy new year 🙂 There are things going on here, which I cannot understand at all. The Covid pandemic is still here, we still have restrictions and recommendations and many people … Read more

VanDusen Festival of Lights

Almost 8 years ago we visited the “VanDusen Festival of Lights” in Vancouver. Even though this is more or less long ago, I can pretty good remember many details. But 8 years ago also means … Read more