Author Archives: walkingthecat

General wildlife update

It has taken almost two years since this post, but I’m happy to report that the rumours are true. Last night, coming home from an event in the “I’m in way over my head” category (not a particularly pleasant experience* … Continue reading

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More new visitors

We have never had goldfinches in the garden before, but now there are at least four. I hope they’ll stick around as I adore the colours. A goldfinch is a “Stieglitz” in German which is supposedly what their call sounds … Continue reading

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It’s official

Spring has sprung! I spotted the first butterfly of the year today — a lovely yellow brimstone fluttering about in the garden. To celebrate, I hauled my lounge chair out on the roof and enjoyed my coffee in the sun. … Continue reading

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A new visitor

As mentioned before, we don’t mind sharing our apples, and in the fall, we tend to be too lazy to harvest the ones on top of the tree make sure to leave some for our winter guests. They remain largely … Continue reading

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Busy bee

On one side of our garden, along the fence to a neighbour’s driveway, there is a patch of marigolds that usually does not get a lot of attention. By us humans, that is, because this winged visitor could not quite … Continue reading

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Friday night turtle II

Photo taken by the husband in Marsa Fukeri (Egypt) earlier this year. Notice the remora latched onto her back. We repeatedly watched turtles trying to scrape off their somewhat cumbersome passengers but these guys are usually back in place within … Continue reading

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Dispensation from gravity

Stepping into the husband’s office this afternoon, I spotted this: Intrigued, I stepped closer: And yes, I do realize that this apparent miracle is a reflection on my housekeeping skills or lack thereof. But I have been known to go … Continue reading

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