Sunday, 2 October 2022
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
thinking about my life and my interests, I decided to add a blog about plants: plants in real life, in literature and on paintings, in science and whatsoever.
Because I want to sell my manuscript written about my own garden, I decided to write this Blog in German. But I want that you also can have a look at it (and maybe even become a follower - highly important for selling a manuscript :-) , and thus I added, with hesitations, the gadget "translator".
And was stunned!
It is really good - it presents the text almost as I have written, and thus I am very interested how you like it. (I still have to find out, if I can change parts of the translation).
The blog you find under: https://blumenundgarten.blogspot.com/html
Of course I will continue "You are witty and pretty!" - but will be enchanted if you follow me on my garden-blog.
Saturday, 10 September 2022
I want to share a few pictures of my week in Zoutelande in the Kingdom of The Netherlands with you. Zoutelande is a small village and well-known bathing place in the Zeeland Province.
I start with a typical Dutch landmark: the windmill. This one in Zoutelande was built in 1722.
Thursday, 8 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), the great German physicist, was also a very wise man. Today I found a quote that made me shiver (rough translation by me)
"I am not sure with which weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with stones and sticks".
He also said:
"Two things are infinite (endless), the universe and human stupidity, but about the universe I am still not quite sure."
To cheer us up he said:
"A clever person solves a problem. A sage man avoids it."
Suitable to your convictions please hope or pray for that!
PS: The photo I took in Zoutelande, the Netherlands
Sunday, 28 August 2022
More than once I changed my blog, but I confess that after a time I returned to a mix of everything that moves me.
Some of you blog every day - and thus write a sort of diary.
Some of you do great research for their articles and dive in deep; others specialise on one or two topics.
I like the form Urspo ("Spo-reflections") uses: special topics or questions on chosen days of the week - but I neither want to be a copycat of him - as our great poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described in Faust:You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,
Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,
Blowing on a miserable fire,
nor do I intend to write 3 or 4 times a week.
But maybe I can give my blog a bit more structure, for example with these headlines:
1) What made me laugh this week (or angry - THAT one is easy, living in a foolish world - but as my dear friendandwhatsoever late Barefoot Doctor said: "What you focus on grows", thus I choose to smile).
2) Remarkable quote(s) I found this week
3) HomeBasics (title of my book, and here patching up useful tips for household and everyday life)
4) Nature... and culture this week (including books I read, movies I watch, music I listen to, or exhibitions or a walk through the wood, a special flower or wild thing).
I'll give it a try right away. Last week:
1) What made me laugh:
I laughed when at the return from Zoutelande in the Netherlands I got this postcard from my Berlin friend Christine:
Rough translation - ALMOST (written as if it is the name of a famous city or posh bathing resort)
I'd have experienced something!
(Hahaha - the dream of all travellers, tourists and explorers. And then you sit somewhere on your handkerchief in the sand. :-)
2) Remarkable quote:
"I'm no longer an emotional homeless person"
(Michel Friedman, publicist, in an interview of DIE ZEIT)
This I can put as well into "What made me laugh":
in Germany our government surpasses each other with ideas to save energy in autumn and winter (US of course, while THEY ride their fat official limousines).
You might have read the "short shower advice" given by our minister of economic affairs, Robert Habeck. And now (I swear this is no joke!) you'll find articles in newspapers like: "To Wash Oneself - a Self-Experiment for One Week"(really! I do not make this or the following valuable tip up!!) that reads: "How to use a wash-cloth".
4) Nature and culture:
Today I turned nature:
That was very much appreciated by Son, DiL and the triplets - served with whipped cream...
Now I need your honest Feedback, please!
Saturday, 27 August 2022