tiistai 31. joulukuuta 2019

Bye bye 19!

The last day of the year.

Morning sun on the penny tree and co. corner.

RAHAPUU = Pfennigbaum, Geldbaum.

Crassula ovata, 
commonly known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant or money tree.

Foto: Lars F.

Boys biking in the midday sun.

Chilling in the afternoon sun.

Foto: Martin H.

Beachlife. Cala Agulla.

Cala Ratjada.

View from Son Serra de Marina towards Colònia Sant Pere.

Vernissage in Artá.
German artist Cornelia Fehrenbach.

Leuchtturm in Cala Ratjada.


One of the best Majorcan wines.
Served at Toni's Bistro in Artá.

This year my "Christmas cactus" refuses to blossom.
But at the Capdepera golf club the flowers are awesome.

Was a good year, the 19.

More postings next year!
Guten Rutsch!

sunnuntai 29. joulukuuta 2019

And how did the Christmas go?


Well, Christmas is over.

In Artá the decoration is standing until beginning of January.
Town Hall square.

Detail of the tree decoration.
Yes, coffee capsules.

Pedestrian shopping street decoration.
Yes, metallic cleaning pads!

Our entrance with poinsettias. Weihnachtssterne.

Christmas Eve's traditional fondue dinner with finca friends.

Christmas Day's sunny lunch in Palma.

Boxing Day's late lunch with neighbors.
Kind of learning session: Spanish.

News from the boring garden: camellia / Kamelia.

Die bekannteste Kamelien-Wildart ist die Japanische Kamelie (Camellia japonica). 
Sie wurde 1735 vom schwedischen Pflanzenforscher Carl von Linné entdeckt und 
nach Georg Joseph Kamel benannt, einem mährisch-österreichischen Jesuitenpater 
und Naturkundler, der erstmals die Pflanzenwelt der Philippinen beschrieb.

More news from the boring garden:
burning down all the garden garbage.

Check the sky - the weather has been just great!

Beach pics to follow.

sunnuntai 22. joulukuuta 2019


Finnisch für Anfänger:

TALVIPÄIVÄNSEISAUS = Wintersonnenwende / Winter Solstice

The shortest day of the year.
In Spain today it is a magical day, because of the winter lottery

The Spanish Christmas Lottery (officially Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad )
or simply Lotería de Navidad is an extraordinary draw of Lotería Nacional, 
the weekly national lottery run by Spain's state-owned Loterías y Apuestas del Estado. 
The Christmas extraordinary draw takes place every December 22 
and it is the biggest and most popular draw of the year.

Ei heikkohermoisille tai käärmekammoisille!
Nothing for snake haters.

Found this spectacular snake skin in the garden,
actually on a flower pot.




Still quite soft and very, very light.

Interesting, indeed.

This morning this bird had a break in the campo.

Tää on niitä petolintuja joita kameralla metsästelen.

Ehkä vielä pentu.

And now again, so sorry, more sheep. Or babies.

Ruohon on aina vihreämpää aidan toisella puolella.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
Auf der andere Seite ist der Grass immer grüner.

Kuule, pistäpä pääsi aidan läpi vähän alempaa.

What's up?

Check the colours: the tiny one is the whitest one.

It's a boy!


Happy 4th Advent!

perjantai 20. joulukuuta 2019

Christmas feeling on the island

Christmas at Mediterranean is not such an important
time of the year than in the colder regions like
in the Nordic countries or even in Germany.

Decoration can be really creative. 
Like here in Artá, Plaça del Conqueridor.

Detail. Yes, stuffed socks. SOCKS!

My housedoor deco is much more conservative.

Keep it simple. Seen in Capdepera.

Manacor. The second largest town of the island.

Manacor also keeps it simple.

But hey, when it gets darker it gets better!
Which is the case often in the Spanish towns and villages.

Esglesia de Nostra Senyora dels Dolors,
Church of our Lady of Sorrows in Manacor.

And even a little parade on Friday evening!

Manacor, Plaça de sa Bassa.

Sheep in my favourite shop in Manacor.
Not only for decoration, you also can sit on those sheep.
How cute are those then?!