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2017-06-04 04:45 pm

Odonata. Libellen.

German calls them Libellen.

English has two words for them - dragonflies for the suborder Anisoptera and damselflies for the suborder Zygoptera.

Pictures )
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2017-06-02 04:29 pm

Picture dump: Flowers and butterflies in May.

The river and adjacent pond with parkland are within comfortable walking distance, so whenever there was an hour to spare I walked over (or I stopped on the way home from work in the last couple of days) to take some pictures.

I've been posting them over on twitter @sista_ray but I also want to dump them here in one place. I've started experimenting with twitter moments - which is a handy way to group tweets. Still, I can't quite let go of dreamdwidth and even livejournal (grudgingly accepted the TOS to keep up with what's left of my friendslist).

Pictures )
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2016-08-18 04:43 pm

Seagulls.

Going on a seaside holiday of course you encounter gulls.

Pictures related to gulls )
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2016-07-20 04:28 pm
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Common butterflies.

Instead of playing Pokémon Go which is hugely popular here (and played by children and adults) I decided to catch some living creatures with my camera.

They might not be imaginary, but I think they are still fantastical - at least when you look closely at them.

Butterflies )
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2016-07-18 09:00 pm
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Sunday evening stroll.

The kid being at the grandparents' and this being the summer holidays I indulged in a little picture-taking in the parkland close to our house.

I did not spot the cormorant again (yes, really) who somehow has been hanging out on the local river, but there were lots of butterflies, dragon-/damselflies, several species of waterfowl and all sorts of creepy-crawlies.

I'm doing this photo project on twitter called MissionFoto and the theme this month is Gegenlicht, i.e. Contre-jour or backlighting. I've been playing around with that a bit but there are also some more straightforward pictures.

Under here )
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2015-10-10 12:05 pm
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Gibbons.

The gibbons had an enclosure with at least two very tall trees amid some of the more usual structures of zoo life for apes like ropes and wooden climbing frames.

Up in the trees )
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2015-10-09 12:20 pm
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Four legs.

Before I bring you the gibbons, here are some other various animals from Lagos Zoo:

Water and land )
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2015-10-08 03:27 pm
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Zoo.

There are still Portugal pictures to post!

Lots of animals with wings )

More animals to come.
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2015-09-07 07:10 pm

Summer holiday: boat trip. (So long and thanks for all the fish)

Please indulge me - it's Monday, I'm swamped with work and I want to look at something beautiful.

Boat trip pictures )
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2015-08-17 07:00 pm

Back to Portugal.

Today I bring you cute cartoon animals.

Street art )


There were more, but my phone lost some of them.
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2015-08-08 03:49 pm
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The box tree's enemy.

You are going to see pictures of a very pretty animal that is about to destroy our box tree. Warning: Caterpillar pictures )
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2015-06-21 09:11 pm
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Sunday pictures.

I'm saving my rant about schoolbags for another time (be afraid, be very afraid) and am instead sharing some peaceful pictures from today.

Mixed )
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2015-05-20 06:23 pm

Going south.

As is tradition around this time of year, we went on the motorway and visited family in Hesse. Text and pictures )

This time there we didn't go for the sights and while I had wanted to take the kid to the very famous castle, we of course didn't. You don't mess with tradition.

Edited for spelling picnic the German way.
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2015-04-22 06:38 pm

Sundays.

Yes, this is getting repetitive - all I ever do is post pictures of Sunday outings or so it seems.

The weather has been lovely, with some really rather warm days and while the temperatures have dropped somewhat we still have blue skies and sunshine. Very welcome after quite a few grey and rainy days. Hence the greenery is exploding and the birds are doing their thing and the first bees have been sighted, too.

Our Sundays have included a short bike ride along the river, so here are some of the pictures.

Various )
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2015-01-25 06:39 pm
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More snow.

Yesterday we got snow. Quite a lot of it, but because it was not cold enough it became soggy and slushy and mushy really quickly. We did go for a walk, but it wasn't the nicest experience. There is too much dogshit around these parts here anyway and mixed up with snowy slush it is difficult to look out for and avoid.

The pictures show a different side )
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2015-01-24 02:58 pm
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Meerkats.

Or as we say Erdmännchen - tiny earth men.

Suricata suricatta )
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2015-01-23 07:37 pm
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Baby goats.

As I don't have cats *sigh* the next best thing to take pictures of is baby animals.

On Sunday's trip to the park/zoo there were also tiny little goats.

Have a look at their cuteness )

Tomorrow: meerkats!