Category Archives: birds

a visit to the botanical garden.

my friend wiebke and i spent a sunday at the botanical garden in berlin recently. these are some of the things i saw there:

Gekritzel10finally a plant pretending to be some kind of flower between armies of cactei: strelitzia.

Gekritzel11just as i thought “this plant looks like an elephant’s foot”, i read its name. that’s exactly what it’s called…

Gekritzel14_hurray for quails! ❤ ❤ ❤

Gekritzel12i’m going to move in here. watch plants & quails 24/7. bye.

non-places (and – oh – a bird!)

non-places… places that exist, but you never really look at them.

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there are quite a lot of them everywhere (maybe especially in darmstadt). like the bridge at the ostbahnhof…

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… or the forever (-ever-ever-ever) ongoing construction sight at the hospital…

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… or the crooked house that is (not so much) hidden at rosenhöhe…

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blackbirds are always worth a second look though. ❤

planet earth: sand & ice

this is what happens when i watch animal documentaries…

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and i’ve been watching quite a lot of bbc’s “planet earth” on netflix.

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rule for the drawings: don’t stop the film. just try to observe as much and as fast as possible.

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this one doesn’t really exist…

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… but the swimming and diving polar bear was very impressive…

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and here? just some pengiuns, birds in flight, diving ducks and a very fluffy duckling in the  bottom left corner…

7 things that help you get better when you have a flu.

last week i had the flu and on most of the days i was too weak to leave my flat except for little walks to the doctor or the pharmacy. exciting, i know. time to get back to basics. sleep. eat & drink. snot. and meet up with all those friendly beings around you that can help you feel better soon:

socks1. warm socks.

p10808912. something warm around your neck.

p10809053. ginger & honey or other kinds of tea like sage, fennel, liquorice root… (drink!)

p10808794. stuff to help free your respiratory passages.

p10808805. salt & hot water for steam inhalation. (yes, i have a bowl that almost fits my face.)

p10808836. tissues!

dognose7. creme to help your nose recover.

get well soon!