Another garden update. 
We had very hot temperatures lately, this garden year is still very tricky, lots of my plants died because the wind in combination with the strong sun dries them out completely, regardless of how much I water them and because it is so dry we have extremely many mice this year. They don't eat up the plants so much, but they pull them out while making their tunnels and then the roots suffer. Also lots of chockchafer grubs and greenflies this year. So the outside garden beds do not look very good, but inside the greenhouse it is much better, because plants are more protected from the winds.
So I was able to harvest a lot of mangold where I got seeds from Lily from lisbethsnotes and just now first raspberries are ripe and soon I can pick the first cucumber. For the rest I try to be some more patient. Let's see what the coming weeks will bring! For more pictures, feel free to have a look into Lotte's  and my  garden album on flickr.
Have a lovely day!


*end of spring

Yellow fields and dark clouds.


*spring forest green

The forests are looking so fresh at this time of the year –
so soothing for the eyes.
I was lucky enough to catch this orange-tip on camera. In German it is called Aurorafalter (Aurora butterfly).
Have a good start into June!



I know not many people like the idea of having a dead animal in their home.
When I was a child I always wanted a fox scarf. I was highly aware that it was a dead fox and still I wished I had one. I wished I had this dead fox with whom I could cuddle.
Life can be so paradox.
I have this magpie from a woman who's grandpa had magpies in his garden and he let someone make this preparation for him and the woman did not want to keep it. And I – what should I say – I love it.  And when getting reactions from others about it, I feel ashamed that I like it so much, because I can understand them, but still I want to keep it. Even though I know it is a dead bird, I don't see death in it when I look at it at all.
What is death anyway.


*may snail mail

Grateful for all my pen friends from all over the world!

Amalia from Greece.

Sara from Portugal.

Agata, who is currently living in Spain.

Joy from England.

A big THANK YOU to all of you!
And also for your patience!


*daisies and sunshine

Finally summer has arrived! We are having 31 degrees right now
and I am not the only one who is enjoying it. Sunny is a true sun worshipper and is far more relaxed since the extra dosage of sunshine and warmth. And we were able to pick first ripe may-  and strawberries. A wild camomile plant sprouted in my greenhouse which is in full bloom now and behind the greenhouse blooms a huge red poppy that I also never sowed. Such surprises make me so happy! Enjoy the last precious moments of May!


*cherry blossom world

 "Most of the people are homesick anyway, and a little lonely,
and they hide themselves in their hair
and are turned into flowers."
{Tove Jansson}


*forest rocks

Huge forest rocks and holy water.


*fairytale forests and curious fallow deer

When I found that little abandoned house in the woods I immediately fantasized about restoring it and how it must be to live there, to hear the forest sounds all night long. Such a dreamy place!



Misty mornings at the forest lake.