Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Relats conjunts: Still life with onions and herring

«Natura morta amb cebes i arengada»
(Isidre Nonell – 1910)

Hm ... onions ... fish ... onion fish: In German a Zwiebelfisch is a character that by mistake is printed in a font different from the rest.
So what did Isidre wish to tell us with this very painting that is (very probably) nothing but a d'arengada vermella (red herring)?
It's obvious: But I won't tell you.
Surely you will find out for yourselves, won't you? ;-)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

Friday is Skyday

Aurora borealis
with Cygnus and Lyra
Aurora borealis above observatory

Monday, April 29, 2024

Swallows are back!

Today ‘my’ beloved swallows arrived
and have moved into their nest
above my study. How wonderful!
And since four swallow families
have their summer quarters around our house , ...

and raise their offspring here ...

... at the end of August
there will be plenty of flying activity over Seanhenge

Friday, April 26, 2024

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Beers & Books (375) – Birth & Death(lessness)

It's once again the (International) Day of the Book.
Well, and once again I do not care, but just repeat:
For me 365 days in any year are days of books,
and 366 in leap-years.

Anyway, on 
Shakespeare's 460th birthday
the 408th anniversary of either his dead
and the death of
just to wish a very special literary evening.

May my voice not put you off the realm poetry. ;-)

Saturday, April 20, 2024


Once upon a time, entering a pub one could meet people talking to eachother. Nowadays:

Lonesome elderly smombie

Four smombies,
three of them sitting "together",
whilst – hear hear! – a waitress listens to a customer.

Two more addicts.

How did people survive with but one ringtone?

Oh, and this goes, "of course", also for women ...


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Today five years ago

Exactly 20:58.
Even five years later, my mouth is watering.