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Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Posted by on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in All, Animals | 0 comments

When I was cycling to work this morning, that Grey Heron stood just about a meter away from the track, hidden a bit behind some wooden railings. Although I could feel it watching me, it did not move. I stopped and mounted the zoom lens. However, when I bent over the railings, the Heron immediately started to walk away, so I had to shoot it in the back....

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Down Hall Country House Hotel

Down Hall Country House Hotel

Posted by on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in All | 0 comments

A few days ago, Ken and myself went to the UK for a meeting with one of our software providers. The event was held in  a country hotel. On our last day, we had an hour of extra time, before we had to leave for Stanstead airport. We sat outside. The sun was very intense for end of September, so a colleague meant, that it would feel like the Mediterranean....

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Flower Impressions

Flower Impressions

Posted by on Friday, September 12, 2014 in All | 0 comments

Zinnias and Cosmos are my wife’s favorite flowers. When we built our new house in 2013, we had a surreal discussion ongoing with the authorities from the Canton of Baselland. The law foresees that for a house the size of our’s two parking spaces must be built. Anyhow, we needed a garage for our 12+ bicycles, but we did find it a bit annoying to...

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Common Buzzard

Common Buzzard

Posted by on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in All, Animals | 0 comments

When I cycle to work in the morning, I pass a sporting ground near St. Jakob stadion of FC Basel. The area is flanked by forest and a bit further away the river Birs, which makes it an attractive place for birds. I had seen earlier some birds of prey – usually in the morning. This young one was sitting quite close to the path and did not seem to be...

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