Coot nesting mother on Lake Constance, Germany

Birds Nests and the spring season have two main things in common. 1. They happen at the same time, 2. They fill your heart with love and hopes of a new life. The difference is that a nest is just a glimpse into what spring is all about… In Europe, it’s quite common to …

Sidewalk cafe in Cologne, Germany

Sidewalk Cafes in Cologne, Germany. It is quite common to see people having a good time at the sidewalk cafes and restaurants on the Rhine river side in Cologne, Germany. The trees started to bloom competing with the almost always present red flowers in the Germans windows (typically Geraniums) As per the tourists they …

Swans nuptial dance

Swans nuptial dance ritual on the Rhine River, Germany. * Click on pictures for larger view! I had the rare chance to see these majestic swans in their mating ritual on the Rhine River (Breisach, Germany). It was almost like a ceremony in the swan world. I went to the river several times in …

Golden Retriever everging from water

Tail is a pedigree Golden Retriever and he likes to fetch 🙂 Fetching comes to these dogs naturally, since they are hunters, especially for game birds. They are also very friendly and playful, and happily jump into the water to retrieve that stick you throw. It’s a great way to spend some hours outside, …