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Throwback Thursday: plenty of snow

 

10 years ago, overnight we got a lot of snow. About half a meter in just a couple of hours. For years we didn’t get that much of snow. Since then, we got some snow, but not that much and not in that short amount of time. When I’m remembering correctly, there were even years without any snow. In a past post, I wrote a bit more about the environmental conditions for my region. You can find it here.

The landscape looks very nice when covered with (freshly fallen) snow, but on the streets, the snow is very dangerous. I makes the streets slippery, so you can fall down easily and the stopping distance of vehicles becomes much longer.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: wanna calling home?

When I was on the Isle of Skye, I was very surprised to see such phone boxes in very remote places. A phone box next to the street, but no houses visible. I wondered who is supposed to use them? Here, the locations for public phone boxes are chosen on the base of possible revenue or the importance of a certain location (i.e. train station, airport, …). So, you won’t find any in remote places. My advice when coming here: have your cell phone available when going to remote places or hope for other people to find you in case you have an accident or need help for another reason.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: yellow spots beside the street

These yellow daffodils are common in Germany, too. But, here they don’t grow literally everywhere besides the streets. Even in the middle of nowhere. Who planted them? Or, do they grow wild? I don’t know.

Take care!

 

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Throwback Thursday: may beetle

In the past, I stressed the enormous decrease in insects and birds several times. And I’m willing to do it again every now and then, simply to remind you, you’re also responsible to take action against this.

How can you do so? Avoid biocides, pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides. Support areas, where local plants are blooming. Don’t call the herbs pest plants. Establish an area in your garden with blooming plants, by spaying seeds to feed bees and other insects. Set up so-called insect hotels. These are special places, where insects can find hides and places to grow their offspring. As a result, many bird species will find food.

It’s not only for the birds. It’s also for our own food. Without insects, many of our food-plants won’t exist. Plants keep the fertile soil in place. They also keep the water in place. Without plants, the wind will erode the soil. Our own future depends on the availability of water and food. Lack of water and food (and work) in certain regions brings people to migrate to other countries. So, if you don’t want more people coming to your country, help them having enough (work), food and water in their own region. Therefore fight against climatic changes. Help, reducing pollution and global warming.

Take care!