october’s past

we should be in bielefeld right now, but obviously our annual october pilgrimage to the city that doesn’t exist didn’t happen this year. i don’t remember the last time we’ve spent the last weekend of october home. i miss the long drive from the netherlands to germany and back, the autumn colors, the abendbrot & kastenpickert, the walk to the zoo, geeking out about postcards… and above all, the friends we only see once a year and always on this weekend with the extra hour.

good traditions are not meant to be broken, and i hope we can resume this one next year!

analogue wednesday #241

walking in braga, looking around, trying to reconnect with places i used to know.

one second everyday — september 2020

ah, my poor abandoned blog… where were we?

september was all #worldpostcardday and the new postcrossing forum all the time… though, as usual, the seconds i film tend not to focus much on that. i actually forgot to film stuff on so many days, sucked too deep into work to remember other things. :( sigh. we really need a break.

still, the seconds don’t lie — we did do other things too! friends and dogs staying over, science walkabouts, beach walks, a few nights playing wingspan, birdwatching…

an intense but good month overall.

analogue wednesday #240

driving around the N304 on our last trip to the north, some months ago.

science walkabouts

feels like summer has passed in the blink of an eye in this atypical year. the wariness of leaving the house from early spring slowly faded and made us look for safe outdoor activities. when we noticed the local science center was organizing a few themed walks around town for people to learn more about the environment, we eagerly joined a few.

the one about intertidal biodiversity was one of our favorites, because it was brilliant to see things from a biologist’s perspective — we spotted and learned about sea cucumbers, small fishes, crabs, molluscs and other plants and animals that live in the tide pools.

there were other walks, about the salt making process, the microplastics in the sand, the geometry in tavira’s façades and one about the fishes from our coast. some were more interesting than others, but we’ve learned a bit more about tavira in each of them. i really appreciated the time the center put into these, and hope they’ll continue for many years!