According to the calendar, it’s still summer. Summer means hot days, warm nights, sitting late in the garden and so on. But, this summer is different. It’s similar to the last years (expect 2018). Since early July (when the summer holidays for the schools started here in my state) the temperatures only reach 20 somethings in maximum, the days are mostly overcast and have gray skies. So, no open-air bathing, barbeque or bike rides. In the mornings we start at around 10°C. That’s way too cold for the season. This July and August felt more like an October. On the other hand, it did not rain. Ok, some drizzling every now and then. But, that wasn’t enough to refill the reservoirs and the groundwater.
Farmers have big problems due to the renewed dryness. First, the reservoirs were not filled up during the winter from the huge loss last summer. And second, the heat-period in May and June this year sucked a lot of additional water. Forests are about to die because the native trees are not used to such conditions (heat and lack of water). Other tree species must be used to fill the gaps, species i.e. native from Italy, south of France or Spain.
By the end of last week, we finally got some rain. It was very welcomed, but summed up it wasn’t enough.
Most of my images taken in Brittany in 2016 are still undeveloped. What a pity.
A fantastic landscape and a fantastic scene. I loved climbing through the rocks.
While photographing birds recently, I met this little guy. Is it a skinhead or a punk? It also reminded me of a vulture. Did I find a new species, a vulture tit?
I guess, this little poor guy is quite young and the black feathers are about to come soon. Nevertheless, I find it quite curious. 🙂
Yesterday I was in Krefeld with some friends. We were visiting a street-art exhibition located in a WW2 air-raid shelter, the down-town gallery. About 20 artists painted some of the concrete walls on two floors, some with very political statements.
I guess you know this tree if you saw my yesterdays post.
It’s the same tree, but a whole trip was between these two images. Yesterdays image was the first photo taken in Wales and this one was the last photo. Morning and evening made a trip 🙂
This tree usually stands in the lake. But, the water level was very low because of the lack of rain during the winter. At least 0,5 meter of water is missing. The lake is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long and in size about 240 acres (~1 km²). So, you’re able to calculate, how many liters or m³ of water is missing. And, summer has not come until now. We only have May!
Climatic changes everywhere.