Category Archives: nature


First Snow

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Last night, we had the first snowfall of the season – not much, though, but some white powder on the ground. This is what it looked like around 8:30PM in our front yard: Der erste Schnee Gestern Abend hatten wir … Continue reading


Well, that actually means putting the cart before the horse, but still: we did get rain – as the halo around the moon had predicted, or, at least, had made us hope. It started yesterday in the early evening hours, … Continue reading


We Had a Strange Sky Last Night

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There was an interesting ring of clouds around the moon. The pictures are quite grainy, but I think they still give a good impression of what things looked like: Wir hatten einen seltsamen Himmel gestern Abend Es hatte einen interessanten … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 9 [Sioux Falls/SD: Afternoon in Falls Park]

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Sunday, August 27, 2017: After a short respite in our motel we got off again, to town. We had really wanted to go back and explore Falls Park and the spectacular waterfalls as well as the sculptures of the “sculpture … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 8 [Grand Forks/ND to Sioux Falls/SD]

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Saturday, August 26, 2017: Today it was to be another day on the road. To begin with: Mary had chosen Sioux Falls because that city, too, had nice bicycle paths, and because from here it was only a short side … Continue reading


They’re Not Fighting … Yet

For the last few days I have seen two bucks in out back yard, (still) grazing amiably side by side. So, I conclude, they’re not (yet) in rut as I assume they would fight each other then. Once in a … Continue reading


Now That’s a Late-Comer!

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This evening, just a few minutes ago, we saw this fairly young fawn in our backyard: Das ist aber mal ein später Nachkömmling! Heute Abend, gerade vor ein paar Minuten, haben wir dieses relativ junge Rehkitz in unserem Garten gesehen: … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 7 [Grand Forks/ND & MN: Bicycling the Greenway of Greater Grand Forks]

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Friday, August 25, 2017: Mary had chosen this trail, and with that also Grand Forks as one stop on our SolarEclipseRoadTrip, because we could here in one stroke get two states on our list of US-states in which we have … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 6 [Billings/MT to Grand Forks/ND – Part 2]

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Thursday, August 24, 2017: Ok, let’s go on. At 12:23PM we cross the border between Montana and North Dakota, but – unfortunately – can’t stop on the Interstate to take a picture of the state sign. We drive on through … Continue reading


SolarEclipseRoadTrip – Day 4 [Casper/WY: Bicycling the Platte River Parkway]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017: As I wrote in my latest posting, we had planned to ride our bicycles on (part of) the Platte River Parkway on that day, and a convenient starting point was Fort Caspar, as it is located … Continue reading