Originally it is an old shop counter display cabinet.
It was placed horizontally so that's why the glass has been scratched.
Now and then the content changes.
Right now you can see.........
Some dogfish (shark) eggs.
Some egg capsules from rays.
I remember finding these on the beach, being a lot bigger (almost twice as big) when they were still wet.
They are regularly found on the beach. Almost all ray species in the Noth Sea lay eggs, attaching them to stones, wrecks or seaweed. One can identify which ray species they belong to by the color and shape of the pouch and the length of the spines.
This incredible construction is a solitary wasp nest.
Last saturday we found a greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) on our driveway.
We feed the birds sunflower seeds and normally we see only fat and healthy birds.
This is the first dead bird. It could be a virus, it might be attacked by a strange cat
(not ours, because ours is too old and only outside when we are) or perhaps it hit a window.
We can only guess what happened..........
After two days of sunshine you can see the flowerbud is opening.
It is just starting to grow but it will go up to 200 cm.
It looks like the Angelica is going to be a great succes this year.
We had it for years but it was strugling and it never flowered before.
Last autumn we gave it a new spot in a really wet part of our garden.
We added lots of compost and now it looks like its flipping!
Angelica is native to Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, the Faerous and Finland.
In Norway it was such a valued plant that according to Gulathing's law (11th century) a tenant farmer was allowed to take this plant with him.
It's a beautiful plant (loved by insects) but look out, especially with childeren.
The plant has a photosensitive juice wich will cause burning to the skin and mouth if exposed to light.
A legionnaire from the French Foreign Legion's 2REP sits in an armored personnel
carrier en route to an operation near Badpash Kusa Kala, Afghanistan.
This is a print from the Mauermuseum in Berlin.
The original photo was made by Peter Leibing.
The soldier is Hans Conrad Schumann.
He was one of the first defectors, just before the Berlin wall was build.
Perhaps you think it's strange to have photo's of soldiers on your wall.
Besides the fact I love those photos it helps me to remember........
Freedom doesn't come naturally!
A limited-edition letterpress print by Emprint.
It's a Robert Frost poem and I bought this in her Etsy shop.