What’s crawling there?

The botanical garden attached to the university of Bochum is always worth a visit. It doesn’t matter whether you just want to stroll around a bit or whether you are interested in the plants and … Read more

Spring is in the air

It is always the same; The winter was extremely long and hard this year. The reality is: The Winter was as it was supposed to be: Wet, cold and dark. But when spring finally knocks … Read more

Kingfisher spotting in Bochum

A friend told me that he has seen Kingfisher near the University in the city of Bochum. After I saw one there as well when we were in the region for a short hike, it … Read more

Who’s flying by here? An evening walk along the river “Ruhr”

Right now Germany is facing one storm after the other. We’ve already had two big storms here but we were lucky and almost nothing has been destroyed. We only have lost a fence and got … Read more

Change of perspective: Macro photography

If you are here on a regular basis, you know that I usually shoot photos of animals, especially birds. This time I dived into the world of Macro. I have done this before but it’s … Read more

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