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Throwback Thursday: a magical morning

Saturday morning 5:30 a.m. I’m laying in my warm bed. It’s only 4°C outside. A free weekend. But, what’s that? What noise. My alarm clock rings. Hey, what’s wrong? Anyone’s playing a joke on me or is trying to annoy me? No, it was me, who set the alarm on this early hour.

After having a shower and a cup of coffee I started to my destination. About 60 km to drive, approximately 45 minutes. It’s still dark outside and only a few cars are on the motorway. I arrived without any problems and met with a friend who came from the opposite direction. We met there for taking some photos. The weather forecast was very proposing. Unfortunately, we only had a little bit of morning fog and hardly any clouds.

From 7:00h until 8:30h we were walking around and photographing the beautiful morning: starting in the blue hour with some morning fog and throughout the golden hour.

Take care!

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Throwback Thursday: time passes quickly

Today, my grand-son is celebrating his 3rd birthday. So, we were assumed to buy some toys for him as a birthday present. We still now the brands and some of the stuff is well known. Our youngest son just turned 20. So, our memories of having a young boy bussling around in the house and the garden, stumbling over toys laying aroung everywhere or taking care of wounded knees is quite fresh.

Every now and than, we’re stumbling in our house over some toys at the attic or in some closets leftover by my youngest son. Our grandson get some of them when he is at our house. So, sometimes, when seeing my grandson playing with one of these toys, memories come back to me saying it’s not that long ago, his uncle (our youngest son) used to play with them: wooden puzzles, plastic cars, some stuffed animals or even bricks made by the famous company from Danmark.

The image above was taken during our first walk with the baby in the park beside the hospital with my smartphone.

Take care!

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Throwback Thursday: mirroring

Saturday before last, we were visiting long-term friends. The two women even are friends since their common time at school. Unfortunately, they are living far away from us and personal reasons were hindering us to meet for several years. But, that Saturday we met again. It was a fantastic day over there.

While we had a walk around a nearby lake we split. A walk-and-talk for the women and a photography walk for the men. Being prepared, I had my camera in the back of my car. So, the women walked a lot more than the men. But, for me, it was also a teaching lesson.

Take care!

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Throwback Thursday: blooming Heide


Two years ago on a hot day by the end of August, I was visiting the blooming Heide 🙂 This intense color shows us, the end of the summer is near.

This kind of landscape is called Heide. It’s a man-made landscape. For centuries, the area is used to feed sheep. So, no bigger plants are existing, expect a few for giving shelter to the sheep. Everything else is eaten by the sheep and plants don’t have a chance to grow bigger. Usually, the soil isn’t useful to grow plants to feed men. It has a very high percentage of sand. But, the erica (Heidekraut, Heide crop) grows well. The sheep are here as gardeners and keep the landscape in shape. It’s a protected landscape and a nature reserve.

This kind of landscape is quite magical at the end of the summer: the erica starts blooming for about 3-4 weeks and paints the ground pink. In between, you can see the natural shape of the trees. In this example, it’s a pine.

In the image above, the area looks much smaller, than it really is. Singel trees and soft hills hide parts of this tree surrounded of nearly 1 km(= 87,72 ha, 0.338 square miles, 216.76 acres).

Take care!