My man got a wildlife camera for his birthday from his parents and now he is complaining that this is much more a present for me than for him 🙂 (In reality he is quite happy, that I deal with the crappy 90s interface of the thing).
So just for your inspiration: We did this first last year and this year, as everybody was stuck in the middle of covid19 measurements and did not see a lot of people, it was more important for everyone of us than ever. We called it the Body&Soul Festival. We have been nine people this year and everyone had to make a distribution for the three days together. Show the others something, invite them to create. We had yoga lessons, zen meditation, thai massage workshop, printing workshop, macramee workshop, salsa dancing class and, as always, the best food ever. I recommend doing this with your best friends at least once a year.
What you see on the first picture is a branchling of the long-eared owl (Waldohreulen-Ästling) which is a kind of a teenager owl who can already fly but still lives with its parents who feed it. We had three siblings of them in our pine trees and they made hell of a noise. When it starts getting dark they start screaming “iiiigh” every other second all over the night. I called them Ilona, Ingo and Ignaz. They are so cute and fluffy and they can turn their head 180 degrees!
What an abundance when everything starts to bloom and grow!
The tiny Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) which I brought from the Azores and planted in October is still alive but it doesn’t (yet) grow.
Our private wilderness changes its face every week and shows us what nature can do without any influence. Tobias. the apple tree who was just a stick with roots four weeks ago has grown a lot of leaves and a lot of birds come to see us every morning. And Wolfgang the squirrel becomes less and […]
During winter we really struggled to spend our weekends on the countryside in the little house on the prairie because it was freezing cold (outside AND inside). But now you can smell and hear it: Spring is near. The singing birds are waking us up in the morning and I start becoming motivated for some […]
Another month and we quite advanced with our project. But we are surely looking forward to normal life as well. master bedroom with dinosaur: before / after garden and porch shiva room kitchen Nature is going summer-nuts in the garden and around the house But the best thing is: Friends are coming (including Igor the […]