Urban Gardening in Winter


Today, I revisited the urban gardening project that started in 2013 in Offenbach, Frankfurt’s neighboring city. (Photos taken Feb.2)

Birdwatching: Bramblings in a Snowstorm


Today, I went birdwatching (in a snowstorm) for a change. About one million bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla, or Bergfink in German) congregate every evening near the village of Steinbach, some 60 mls north of Frankfurt, to throng the trees and spend the night here. They currently find plenty of beech seeds in the woods of the surrounding Westerwald and Taunus hills, escaping the northern winter of their Scandinavian homes. Dozens of locals and bird lovers come to watch the daily invasion.
Photos taken Jan.29

Lost Color

Lost Color

Apples that so far survived the rather mild winter hang on a tree at Frankfurt’s northern Bergen district, Feb.18. I tried one and have to say that they are still quite tasty. I love apples (well, and bananas…).
(Canon 5dIII, EF 100-400mm, 1/8000, f10, 50asa)