Berlin – German spring

March 17, 2011

Spring is in the air in Germany. Although still cold, the sun has warmed the earth and the rain has helped to moisten the otherwise dry Berlin soil so that some early spring flowers can raise “their colours”.

The bird know that winter is basically gone, and that spring is in the air. Their cheerful songs are filling the air in the mornings and evenings. It’s just beautiful.

In the tropics

April 11, 2008

Well, springtime in Germany showed all these wonderful blossoms of fruit and other trees so that I was intrigued to present to you one of my most beloved orchids which grows in my tropical garden in Jakarta.

I have to admit that I do not know the name of this wonderful flower. It was given to me by my friend Peter Hagen when he and his family left Indonesia for good some years ago. It has flowered only for the second time and is the only orchid of this kind which I possess.

Happy spring greetings from Jakarta

Isn\'t it beautiful

Tropical garden flower

\"My orchid\"

“My orchid”