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  1. Der Nachmittagsschlaf Streckt die wolligen Finger Bis in den Abend The afternoon nap reaches with woolly fingers into the evening
  2. my sil has an old rambling rose that has an incredible scent. Blooming only once a year, it’s absolutely stunning when it does.
  3. excellent, Goli. I come and help.
  4. oh dear fingers crossed they'll be okay always so frustrating when you sow something and it fails, isn't it?
  5. In other news: I sowed fire beans (no idea what they're called in English, edible beans with bright red blossoms, using them for a quick bit of green vines) and thought they were not coming out - until I realized the slugs ate every bit of green the second it showed! Put the pots someplace high and now they are growing alright
  6. amazing! Yes, nature had a bit of a respite those past months. It's still thrilling to look up and see a blue sky without any airplane trails …
  7. MAD!! Sorry I have been so absent AGAIN! bad moi. But summer is here and I am spending a lot of time in the garden or walking with ... So good to see you, Mad Good you got to spend some time at Heronswood, Goli! My first "fully retired" week went by like two days very much holiday feelings, enjoying the weather and the fact that I do not have to do anything. An occasional moment of "did I forget to ..." and the joyful realization that no, I did not … And tomorrow (on a Monday!) Jette and I will be going to one of our favourite places, and because it's Monday it's probably going to be rather empty
  8. oh so gorgeous, Goli! Even more so when they are scented. It's another great year for roses, so it seems. Along the way we're walking most mornings are so many gorgeous roses in all makes and colours, but sadly only very few of them scented.
  9. I do!! And yes, I think that the migraine was the farewell kind
  10. It's the second day into my retirement and it was a very good day. Yesterday I had to have half a day of migraine just for the hell of it, of course. And today I am running around making stuff for my sis' birthday tomorrow … My colleagues gave me presents and a really fabulous bouquet on Wednesday … (they sent the team assistant and we had a nice visit at a distance with open doors into the garden … ) These are the flowers. (sorry, picture is slightly tilted and I am too lazy to do something about it … )
  11. best solution, as it is waste free and doesn't let them keep the money without having to give you something in return Funny how being threatened with a boycott suddenly gets all kinds of stuff moving …
  12. oh es, I saw that. Unbelievable.
  13. yes, money is always the kind of leverage that makes everybody pay attention, even if they don't really want to hear anything. It was really disturbing to see some of the footage from the last days. When people are protesting police violence and everybody knows that there are cameras and phones everywhere, some policemen still don't get it. And that's a level of being comfortable with doing wrong that is really scary. The guy shoving the camera of the Australian news team in the cameraman's face? The guys pushing the old man? And that's only what has been caught on video. At least now these officers have been suspended and charged. The Washington Post has a brilliant reconstruction of the events around Lafayette Square. Not sure if it's behind a paywall, though.
  14. That is a wonderful tribute. A lot of things and people are moving at the moment, aren't they? I hope there might be real change coming out of all this.
  15. wow!! it is so healing to see how people stick closer together when times get tough. And I really loved the 21 seconds Justin Trudeau took before answering the question about Donald Trump's way of dealing with the crisis. That were very loaded 21 seconds …
  16. Wow. That is amazing and very heartening.
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