Monthly Archives: August 2011

There is life. And then there isn’t.

Today would have been my dad’s birthday. He has been gone for six years now. Today, my aunt died. She went to bed last night and just didn’t wake up this morning. Missing her habitual 9 AM phone call, my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Not only is this bird flying up, it’s starting from a pretty high point already. This photo was taken on Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. These beautiful birds (which Wikipedia informs me are Alpine Choughs (learn something every day) clearly enjoy … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

I’ve only just discovered the Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress, so this is getting in just under the wire… (I need something to distract myself with while a workman pours large amounts of water onto a window I know to … Continue reading

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When we had a new roof put onto our old house (in addition to turning the house upside down, adding a floor, turning the staircase into rooms and rooms into a staircase etc.), we opted for a barrel roof (actually … Continue reading

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MasterCard moment

A perfect summer evening at an open-air concert: €51 per person. Watching the husband watch a beautiful woman in a red dress, only to have him point her out saying excitedly: “She’s got the most amazing protruding ears I’ve ever … Continue reading

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More sunflowers

All work and no play lately, hence the silence. But here are a few more sunflower pics — this time out in “the wild” (aka along the garden fence). Cellphone pics only, I’m afraid, but for that they’re not bad. … Continue reading

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In the kitchen

Today was a greyish day (and having slept badly and having to get up very early on account of the builders did not help). But if you can’t have sun, at least you can have sunflowers — at least this … Continue reading

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