It’s been a while, my dear reader, how are you today?Read more
Just because it is such a beautiful member of the grass family and has a real calming effect on you once you set your eyes on it. Try it out here and maybe learn something new.
For example, do you know where wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum, Gerste) originates from? Have a guess.
Meteorologists call March 1 the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and it seems my inner rhythm is wonderfully synchronized with that. I can’t wait now for the juicy green and the flower power. How about you? Read more
While days have become shorter, forests browner, and the sky grayer here in the North, I thought to share some colour splashes with you.
Pico in the Azores is not in the tropics, but it can really make you feel so. Temperatures don’t drop below 20 degrees Celsius during the night in summer, rain clouds and the sun mixed together are a guarantee for a humid and hot atmosphere. Luckily, the ocean is never far on this little jewel as you can see in my other story about the island: The Big Blue.
The vegetation is lush and the flowers astonishing. We drove around the island and suddenly saw flowers that reminded us of the tropics.
Autumn is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere and the Engadin in Switzerland transforms into a unique spectacle now. Read more
In July, we are amazingly welcomed with a guard of honor (Spalier auf Deutsch) formed by the grapevines! Come on in, walk through it, softly let your hands touch these stunning plants and feel the joy.
Just compare today’s header with February’s! Mind-boggling.
Isn’t nature such a dazzling, spectacular, and beautiful power?
Here we are, already in the middle of 2019 and sweating in a crazy heatwave in Europe. And it is time for grapevines in June! I’d like to present you with some eye candy. What happened since May?
The flower buds have grown of course and opened up. Hooray!
If you are new to my blog – welcome! I have a series on the growing of grapevines this year and you may want to check out the other months in order to fully appreciate the stunning development. Simply click on the month: February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October.
What do you guess grapevines’ flowers look like?
White flowers you can see from afar? Maybe colourful ones? Blooms with wide petals insects can sit on like for example in apple trees? The very small green conically shaped form you see in the pics above? Read more
Here they come: the photos of the vineyard in May in my this year’s series of the grapevines’ growth.
The vineyard is now lush, the grapevines much longer and leafy, and the flower buds more numerous.
How are you?
It has been a while as I was fully absorbed in Uganda. Honestly, there was no way to wrap my head around anything digital or social really, I was simply so overwhelmed by the many sights, sounds, and odours my body, soul, and mind gathered. And I was focused on the people I met, hugged, and connected with, the amount I learnt, the work I did, and sometimes I was busy with the challenges the tropics have in store for me.
Back in Switzerland, I think I am ready to share some stories with you. Today, I would like to tell you a bit about one of the staple foods in Uganda: Bananas. Read more
So, here we are dear readers, plunging right into the natural spectacle that miraculously happens every year in spring in Switzerland: the awakening of nature. Of course, in this post, we again have an eye on grapevines on the Lindenhof farm, but not only, because way too much is going on there :0).
Grapevines’ buds have swollen a little bit by the first days of April and you see how they are still tenderly protected by what reminds me of a ball of wool. Through it, the first leaves are finely shimmering. Isn’t this pure magic?
Shortly after, the buds explode and grapevines start to grow. Read more