Good Fences #111: Zäune am Donnerstag

Fences can be a source of pleasure or a nuisance as far as big birds are concerned.

This is my entry to this week’s photo challenge by TexWisGirl.

Queen Mothers Gate

Queen Elizabeth Gate

Övelgönne 10


We are not amused!

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Thursday Doors – Donnerstagstüren

This is my entry for Norm’s photo challenge Thurday Doors. Thank you, Norm. Beautiful doors were always one of my favourite motives. The reason is not hard to guess.:-)

As a rule beautiful doors adorn beautiful houses, and the above are no exceptions. The first opens to an icecream parlour („La Gondola“) at Nieblum in the Isle of Föhr. They serve excellent Italian style icecream and absolutely delicious homemade Friesentorte („Frisian tart“) there.  Nieblum La Gondola

The second is in a farmhouse, formerly inhabited by a whalecatcher (or so I think). blaue Tür mit Wal

Number 3 is privately owned. I wouldn’t mind being invited there now and then.

schönes weißes Haus

Thank you for stopping by. I’m looking forward to your comments.:-)

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Flower of the day: 03/05/16 Blackthorn

In April, when blackthorn blossom clothes the hedgerows like a wedding veil, there sometimes comes a spell of frost or snow so severe that it seems as if spring and summer will never return. This is what country people call a blackthorn winter.

  • Sarah Challis in Blackthorn Winter

blühender Schlehdorn

Not that he cares all that much…


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One Word Photo Challenge: Bubbles

Hubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble…

I haven’t the slightest why this tiny toy vehicle used to be called a bubble in English – perhaps someone can enlighten me?

Kabinenroller_bubble_carI understand it goes for both, the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller and the BMW Isetta, although the only feature they shared was their tinyness combined with an unusual entrance – the latter with two different approaches.

Anyway, I already used the toy photo for a Thursday Doors entry recently.

You doubt a full-sized human being could possibly have fitted in? Well, yes. This is the proof: Kabinenroller


Admittedly, a giant like Dirk Nowitzki (2.13 m!) might have had problems with this peculiar contraption. It was very popular, though, partly because it was affordable, could be driven by bikers and also because it looked so cute.  When watching the opening scene of Buster (based on the Great Train Robbery), it felt very nostalgic to spot one of these witnesses of the (well, my…) past.

This is my entry for Jennifer’s one word photo challenge OWPC. Thank you for stopping by!:-)

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Sunday Trees #233 – Barking up the Right Tree

silver birch with barkThis is my entry for Becca’s photo challenge Sunday-Trees-233

 Silver birch

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Colour Your World: Yellow Orange With Blue Legs

Blue-legged Ramelsloh hens


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This blog entry is for Jennifer’s photo challenge „Colour Your World“ and an additional photo for this week’s „Good Fences“, hosted by TexWisGirl.

Und um Ringelnatz bruchstückhaft zu zitieren:

Jetzt hab ich ein Gedicht gedrückt

Wie Hühner Eier legen

Und gehe festlich und geschmückt […]

Dem Honorar entgegen …



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Good Fences #110 – Open Air Museum Kiekeberg

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Freilichtmuseum Kiekeberg

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Part of TexWisGirl’s photo challenge.


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