We have moved here in Berlin a few days ago, all boxes are unpacked and we are beginning to feel at home. So I thought it might be a nice idea to let you see what it looks like when we look out of our living room window now:
It would be nice to see some of your living room outlooks as well.
That looks like the foothill area close to here Salva. Very beautiful and nice place to live.
@47 You have 200 more days of rain than we do Patrycja. Here it is very hot in the summer and the winters mild. Still no need now for a jacket during the day. Very dusty here though.
Yep Cris, the geography of California looks quite similar to ours, in particular Alicante. There are some areas which are identical, for instance The Valley, near LA
@49 Lots of olive trees arround, in fact these days they are collecting the olives to produce the Oil, extra virgin. my two little children were helping my father collecting his olives last weekend. There is wine production too.
We have a lot of snow in the Netherlands. This is a view from by window:
White Christmas, very nice, Jay! Over here it is supposed to snow quite a lot this evening, but it is currently quiet and dry (only old snow outside).
Wonderful! It snowed a few days ago in a southern state - in the middle of summer. I was so jealous. If I tried to show you what it looks like in Queensland right now, you'd only see a wall of water. We're in the middle of torrential rains and floods (no floods yet where I live), and I had to drive what is normally a four hour journey today, which took six and a half hours because of the driving rain and road accidents. Potholes in the roads, sheets of water sweeping across the highway everywhere, and you couldn't see car tail lights unless you were very close to them. It was a bit daunting, but I had to get home to my little birds, so I had to do it.
When I got here, some fool has driven across my garden bed - very soggy from weeks of rain - in a four wheel drive, and there are big tyre gouges and lots of tyre marks all over the concrete road. I can't believe people would do that on Christmas day or Boxing day. Just proves morons are everywhere.
Dez, you have little birds? What do they look like?
Sorry to hear about your !#$*§ neighbours. Very respectless and selfish, those self-proclaimed 4-wheel-kings of the road :( Unfortunately you have no chance to choose neighbours before you move in.
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dyWPBJ/Are+You+Talkin'+To+Me+2 That's "Chicken", and this is "Mousie":
Both male cockatiels, bot strays who escaped their homes and ended up seeking refuge with humans again. I had a little blind cat, but had to have him euthanased on the 10th December. It broke my heart. He had begun to go deaf and kept getting lost and didn't know how to find me. http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dyVbrP/Cat+Peering
Great pics. Christa had a cockatiel, too, when she was a child. They can reach quite an enormous age, can't they?
I'm sorry to hear about your cat, but it is certainly better that you didn't let him suffer.
The view from my from my balcony these snowy days:
Oh, that's a beautiful photo! What a pretty sky!
@ 59 Yes, they live about 30 years. The oldest recorded made it to 34. The large cockatoos live 70 to 100 years.
Some minutes ago we had a young visitor in front of our balcony, looking quite exactly like this one (great shot, Kevin!):
The wild pig visits our courtyard quite regularly to rummage around for acorns under the snow. There are still a lot of them to be found, and since the pig seems rather hungry it obviously had a happy meal this dawn. We noticed traces of all that nuzzling at several occasions, but this was actually the first time that we cound watch a waggily tailed wild pig in action just 2-3 metres away for about 10 minutes. It feels very nice to live so close to nature, Berlin obviously has lots to offer to its inhabitants :)
That's gorgeous! It must be so hard for animals to survive in the snow. But a joy to watch!
You are absolutely right, animals loose more and more of their natural shyness and come closer and closer to our houses. In the forests there is not enough left to feed them, and we had a frosty winter and snow for several weeks now. Still a great experience to watch this, without even having to go out in the cold.
@62 Lol, peccaries are South American, so they must be really hungry to wander as far as Berlin!
Seriously though, I'd love to live in an area where one can see wild pigs - what a great place to have a home. The best I can manage is free-roaming domesticated Tamworth pigs on a country estate a few miles away. See http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mfPTKiK/Tamworth+pigs. Incidentally, the amount of ground even just a few Tamworths can dig up with their snouts is astonishing - 10 acres in no time at all!
Well, our wild pigs must have their secrets ;) Our visitor resembled your peccary very much :) I can see almost every day what enourmous areas wild pigs can dig up - it's truly amazing.
At least you could get rid of your food scraps easily! LOL
I love those intensely coloured skies. Wouldn't it be nice if they lasted a bit longer? :)
Looks fantastic, Gesine :)
Thank you. I nearly won't to go away when I saw that.
And thank you for your nice comments Dez.