At this time of the year where many “recharge their batteries” in Greece, I am day-dreaming and enjoying the autumn colours in my own backyard … Listening to music that evokes very different memories than what the lyrics are describing…But for me, Joan’s voice is a switch to go back in time … and becomeContinue reading “melancholy”

you don’t see them often anymore …

I think this kind of beautiful plants should be found in every garden.     In Western Europe there are far too many gardens with only grass and paving. “Neat,” is how the people judge about their “garden”.     Fortunately I am in possession of a natural garden with lots of colorful plants, fruitContinue reading “you don’t see them often anymore …”

take a look up on your roof, they said …

there would be gulls nesting, they said … they’ll shit on your house … so I climbed on my roof …   on the corner of my roof where the seagull is always sitting, I found this …     It seems to me a dead gullet chick. Undigested  ?  … Is the gull that’sContinue reading “take a look up on your roof, they said …”

life and death in our backyard

The four young blackbirds had flown from the nest and were scattered in our backyard …. of course I took a few pictures ….       beautiful young life !   But …. a few hours later one of the young blackbirds was brutally caught and dragged along by a western jackdaw   NatureContinue reading “life and death in our backyard”