At the beginning I thought, there is quite some cheesiness in the glas sculptures of Dale Chihuly exposed in Kew Gardens in London. Bright colors, excessive forms – just an overdose of everything. But than I remembered plants I have photographed in the last years. Nature is like that. Exagerated, colourful and immoderate. So I’m quite d’accord with the artists title “reflections on nature”. Take a look and decide what you think is art and what is nature.
Definitly a must-see.
England is not only the place, where the gras is greener but also paradise for gardeners. We have been to a wonderful show garden with stunning plants from all over the world.
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 less shy. I guess he likes being photographed. At least he stares at me while I’m taking pictures.
The “Botanischer Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow” was once the largest school garden in Berlin. It’s more than 100 years old and ready for extended walks through a great landscape. You can find fallow deer there, you can make a beekeeper training and you can have a (really great) piece of cake in a café called “Mint” situated […]
Location: Postbruch – western shore of Bötzsee – Spitzmühle – eastern shore of Bötzsee – Eggersdorf Siedlung – Postbruch / Distance: 12 km / Public Transport: S-Bahn to Strausberg, Bus to Eggersdorf (ca. 1h30m) / from city center: 33 km / East / Weather: 23 °C, sunny and cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens.
This is Wolfgang, the squirrel. Unfortunately he is too quick for me. Anybody with hints how I could lure him into standing still for some seconds? At night.
Yeah! We made a hike after quite a while! Renovating can be quite satisfying but it can also be very, very annoying and so I was happily tricked into one day leisure activity a week. What shall I say: It’s great. Let’s do it again.
Location: Buckow – Schlosspark – Along Lindenstraße – Anlong Stöbber River – around Tornow Lake – Pritzwalker Mühle – Along Stöbber River until Eichendorfer Mühle – Drei Eichen – Klobichsee – back to Buckow through the forest / Distance: 20 km / Public Transport: There is a train from Lichtenberg to Müncheberg and a bus to Buckow (1h20m) / from city center: 53 km / East / Weather: 27 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens.
This was our last day in the Peak District and with our friends, who left for their honeymoon to Majorca the next day, and we had only the morning for a short hike because we had to leave for the airport in the afternoon. What I learned: England is really underestimated hiking country. Just look […]
In Moustier-Sainte-Marie, on a beautiful hot morning, we took a little hike uphill through the flower fields and had some great views just up to Lac Sainte Croix and on this enchanted village build on the foot of its protecting mountain. Goal to this hike was a little chapel called Notre Dame de Beauvoir. You can see it from the village and it’s an ancient, dark and really silent place where you can still hear centuries of pilgrims praying for a better tomorrow.