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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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We've got a mini-pond in the backyard, bought two years ago:



I can tell this is an old picture because the apple crate planter in the background has lost its colourful label (and this year's carrots don't look half as healthy).

Yesterday I got the tripod and took some pictures: )

Sundays.

Apr. 22nd, 2015 06:38 pm
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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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Currently I'm on Easter break, much deserved after a crazy marking phase. I spent the first couple of days of break filing teaching materia and sorting out the mess that was the dining room - which had doubled as my study.

We started the spring cleaning and we did Easter things: )

Happy Easter!

Halloween.

Oct. 31st, 2013 05:06 pm
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This year's pumpkin ended up on the compost heap a little too early - we put it in the brown rubbish bin* today.

Still, it used to look nice before it went all mouldy. I blame all the rain (and us thinking too late of putting it on the shelf where it would have been relatively sheltered).

A Janus pumpkin )

*Yes, Germans really have multiple rubbish bins in all sorts of colours. Ours are a black old-fashioned round rubbish-bin for household waste, a blue wheelie-bin for paper, a brown wheelie-bin for organic waste and very flimsy yellow plastic bags for other recyclables like plastics. Glass we put in the big collecting bins a few streets from here.

Project.

Jun. 17th, 2013 06:54 pm
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You might remember me whining about not having a real garden, only a paved yard which doesn't get very much sun because a) it faces north b) it's enclosed by houses and walls.

So, we're never going to live off the fat of the land growing our own vegetables behind the house, but we did a small-scale experiment this year with an apple-crate garden!

Pics and text )

(Now that I've posted this, the heatwave will kill everything!)
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We'll never end up in Schöner Wohnen, but I do like that we have a hallway mirror now:

Bragging )

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