Birdwatching at the North Sea: A fishy business

We have been at the North Sea for a weekend recently. Apart from drifting away with Cafes and Restaurants we had no plans. When we run into our Airbnb host one day, we talked about … Read more

Owls instead of soccer

Sometimes you need to prioritize things. Wednesday evening Germany played Hungary in soccer. This is the time when Germany watches TV. But my answer to the questions of one member of our photography group “Taking … Read more

Much outdoors – not so many photos

I must admit, that I am currently a bit lazy in photography. We are actually outdoors almost everyday at least for a short walk. But in most cases I leave my camera and even my … Read more

Attention, snake!

We just came back from a sunny, slightly easy extended walk through a Heather area nearby. After we started our walk on a crowded parking area and entered a small wood, Anna suddenly shouted “AHHHH … Read more

A visit in a zoo which makes me thoughtful

We’ve been in a Zoo on Tuesday. Yes, this actually works in Germany these days. You just need two things: An official negative covid test and a reservation. The Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, where we went … Read more

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

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

Pellworm – Sunny autumn vacation

After the heater in the apartment on the island of Pellworm totally broke down, we were lucky get an alternative option. Our AirBnb hosts have another house on the island which we could use. That … Read more

Kingfisher shooting in Muelheim

I never get tired of Kingfisher posts. And why should I ? The European Kingfisher is one of the prettiest and most colourful birds in Germany! We recently discovered that there is a bridge nearby … Read more