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

Digital helper in a real world

Are you older than 30 years? Than you will probably agree with me that technique could be both a blessing and a curse. I like it to be up to date and I like to … 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

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