Picturesque everyday life

Dead trees are generally not very picturesque. We have some dead trees, but not everybody agrees about their being dead. Once in a while an English friend gets the permission to cut one of those really very dead trees.

Cutting a dead apple tree. Own photo, licence: CC by NC-ND/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

It gets cut and will get used as firewood in next years winter. Own photo, licence: CC by-NC-ND/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

While he was cutting the tree I was poisoning herbs on the gravelwalk in the alley. Dressed like MOPP.

Scarlet pimpernell (Anagallis arvensis), it’s cute, very orange, but shouldn’t grow there. It looks better than it is anyways. It’s poisonous. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

A scarlet pimpernell. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Water frogs (pelophylax) were watching me. They sit in the basin in front of the castle and are very busy catching food. I don’t seem to look very dangerous. Some people in France eat those frogs, they are also called edible frogs. Who could eat something cute like that? Okay, okay I admit except of spiders and crocodiles every animal looks cute to me.

Water frog on water frog. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Water frog, also known as edible frog. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

On our daily walk in the evening me and the dogs were chased by a harvester. The farmers were working until late at night.

We saw a beautiful blue flower at the road. It’s a grass-leaved scabious (scabiosa graminifolia). It usually grows in the Mediterranean region.

Grass-leaved scabious (scabiosa graminifolia). Own photo on Wikimedia Commons, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Grass-leaved scabious (scabiosa graminifolia). Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

It was getting dark and clouds covered the sky. The rays of the sun pierced through the grey masses, causing a somehow dramatic effect.

Dramatic lighting. Own photo, CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Bach with his tongue lolled out doesn’t look very dramatic and disintegrates the atmosphere. Nothing can be dramatic while Bach is around. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

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4 thoughts on “Picturesque everyday life

  1. Oh my! Those are great pictures. Especially the one with Bach!!!

  2. I couldn’t eat those frogs either! They’re really colourful, great markings. Adorable cloud photos but I have to disagree with you, I think Bach adds to the atmosphere and gives a sense of proportion to the last photo! ;-)

    • :P But he doesn’t look very dramatic. Cute and a bit stupid maybe, but not dramatic.

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