De Wittsee

At the border with the Netherlands, there is Lake De Wittsee

A very popular place for photographers f wildlife and nature.  My first visit, in the winter of 2018,  enjoy the photos.

 

Der Zwergtaucher (Tachybaptus ruficollis) ist eine Art aus der Familie der Lappentaucher. In Europa ist diese in Eurasien und Afrika verbreitete Art der kleinste Vertreter dieser Familie. Zwergtaucher sind in Europa durchaus häufig. Sie werden jedoch wegen ihres unauffälligen Gefieders und ihrer insbesondere während der Brutzeit sehr versteckten Lebensweise meist übersehen.

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus „fast“ and bapto „to sink under“. The specific ruficollis is from Latin rufus „red“ and Modern Latin -collis, „-necked“, itself derived from Latin collum „neck“.

At 23 to 29 cm (9.1 to 11.4 in) in length it is the smallest European member of its family. It is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range.

Nearby is the NaBu.  An nature -education project. While Nature was asleep in February, we need to return here another time 🙂

24-02-2018. A photo trip with Hildegard, Sonja and Karl-Heinz

Kappessonntag 2018

11.02.2018

The traditional parade in Neuss, on Sunday.  Uns Nüss  – HELAU!

 

 

Karneval mit den Südsterne

10.02.2018

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Zusammen
Cheek to cheek

 

Solo

Tanzen
Dance

Carnaval 2018

Altweiber

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Kappessonntag – Klick

 

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Blogs February 2018

Satty’s Thoughts

Blogs to read back into

(06 02 2018 Facebook) Emotional blackmail 

I see again all kind of messages what ask me to copy this at my facebook timelinel, when I really care (and then comes something bad or sad).

When I not copy it (share is already forbidden, why?), am I then a less good perrson?
When I not copy it, do you think I care less about mental, chronical, any disease at all?

Don’t spill your time with reposting this kind of messages. Do not just blindly copy it, with all kind of warnings in it, (I know only a few people will dare to do this, I think I know who my real friends are, …)..

Just do what you have to do. Posting a message (not share, but copy), is not really helpful at all!

Instead of that, take your checkbook and donate. It costs only a minute, and by just doing it, without sharing a word about it at Faceboob, then you show you have the heart at the right place. I not need to know that you did it, to know you are a good person.

No words, deeds, that’s what I want. Do not copy, do not share, just do!

(07 02 2018, blogger) Facing the darknes

 


Wehn we look with open eyes to the world, we know that there is a huge cloud hanging above us. It rapidly grows and takes away the sunshine and respect for eachother.  Instead it will bring hate, fear, and fight. Consequently no good for anything, just for the weapon industry.

People have thoughts about how they can make the world better.
The problem comes when people live at that world, and have different ideas of the world that they live in.
Some people consider the world around them as the world.  They want to build a wall around it, so that no one can come in.
Their world  is restricted to power and getting as much as possible from ‚the rest of the world‘.  They say that there are others, who are responsible for that they can not get all they want, and they want to get rid of them.  Some call it refugees, some call it coloured people, some call it the people that are not fitting in their system.  Go work, instead of producing art. Go work for me, instead of working for your own world.

People shall try to convince others, that what they do is the proper way, the only proper way. And who not fits in their system, is useless. Consequently can be treated as if they not exist, deportated out of the country, or simply not getting the chance to educate or finding the job that they are good in.

This dark cloud will grow. We only need to read the history books, to see what will happen. That is, as long as history is not rewritten and as long as the truth (from the past) is allowed. Because in the past is the future.
We can learn from history, that, sooner or later, the repression, the agression, will loose. It might last long, but the resistance will always win.  Hate will always be beaten by love.

Knowing that, makes me strong to resist. There are so many people who are not willing to wait until the darkness is complete. And those people, are in the end, the people what are the source for the disappearance of the darkness.  They will be the light, when it is dark.  No matter how hard ‚they‘ try to switch off the light, the light of love and care can not be destroyed.  So, there will be a day, that life is bright again. It is good possible that we will not see much of it. But our children, our grandchildren, they will see it. Just like we see the light, for what our grandparents have fought. It will cost something, but it is worth to fight for.

Don’t repay hate with hate. Don’t give others what they want you to give them. Think by yourself. Read a book, find people around you who think like you.  Be nice, and replace the hate with the smile. You not need to be afraid, no one can take away the hope  in your heart.  Be there, for the ones that you love. They are there, for who they love. Because, even the darkest monsters, somewhere, have a heart as well. And no matter how hard they try to deny it, they know, as well as we, that love will win.
So, why not join the winners?  Ever seen winners in a war?  Let’s be good for eachother. We are worth it!

Inspiration

This site is created, because I  think we all need more love and respect, at the world. The world seems to loose to learn to value those words, but they are the most vital ones to survive.

Respect the people around you, respect the nature, and do not poit to others. There is no reason for hate or destruction, love is the answer.

So, some poetry here, and maybe some blogs as well. I hope it gives you a bit power, to believe that the light will win, in the end. Because it will!

If people say
That it is always raining
Then look for the sunny moments in between

If people disrespect others
Then show them, what kindness can do
If people announce war
Then show them, no one is intrested in it

Love, like never before
Love your friends
Love the unknown
Love will always makes you win

01 02 2018

Do
What you have to do
Play the game
That you are supposed to play

Smile
To the people you meet
Disarm hate
With a laughter

Who listens to others
Not need violence
Play together
Drink your coffee, take the time

Live now
Love now
Tomorrow never will be here

05 02 2018

HaFri Poetry February

Weird it is, but I do
Happy birtdhay dad, to you
I normally ignore it, or forget
This time not, I just had to do that

Maybe it is, because I am getting older too
That I dig in memories more often, and find you
I can’t say much, without being rude
So I keep silent, because I should

Still, we remain being bound in blood
Just like my children to me, and that is good
We will turn to eachother in the end
No matter when it is

So, happy birthday in heaven
I hope you celebrate in style
Knowing you, you will do well
Some people will like you, for a while

And even when I deny it
When I look into the mirror
No matter how I do
I always see a part of you

My mixed memories remain forever
Are reflecting behind the closed door
And, even when I never admit it
I miss you, every year
A little bit more

02 02 2018

The water comes
Following its road
Let it flow

When the rain fills the river
When the water takes
Let it go

One day the sun will shine again
The tears from heaven will get dry
Yes, we know

The water takes, and gives it back
Different, maybe, then expected
But it will show

The grass will be greener than before
We will walk hand in hand
along the yet hidden meddows
And they will grow

The water comes
On it’s way to the sea
And when it goes
It remains the memory

(10.01.2018 Flood in Düsseldorf)

04-02-2018

It will be spring again
It will be spring againThe flowers will bring showers
Of colour, for many hours
It will be spring again
It will be spring again
Still it is dark and freezing
My nose is cold and sneezing
It will be spring againIt will be spring again
The sun will shine again
Your heart will sing and then
It will be spring againIt will be spring again
It will bring hope and light
new life will be borne, one night
And It will be spring againIt will be spring again
I can write it in my words
Can compose some bright new chords
It will be spring againDon’t give up, you will be fine
Let your hand rest into mine
And live our life, because we can
My love
One day
It will be spring again
06 02 2018

Good morning, are you ready
Ready for a brand new day
Or do you, just like me
Just want to dream on

Make it hot, make it strong

Good morning
Am I asleep, or already awake
I look at you
Am I dreaming?

Admire, require, desire

Stumbling to the kitchen
No tea for me
Make it strong, make it hot
Make my dream come true
You got it, and I want it, too

Desire, hot as fire, admire

Your smell
I dwell
Expell

Your temptation, sensation
And I
I can’t take it any longer
I want you, hotter, stronger

Be my luck
Be my hot shot
in a mug

Poser Created by Xan
Material – Rene Russo wannabe
Words by HaFri

07-02-2018

(Painting by Gabrielle Stubbs)

Colourful Willow

Do you realize
How special you are, swiming there
The way you look, the colours you wear

I do not say the others look less
But you look different, I guess
Even if only this time of year

The sun shines, it is beautiful weather
I am amazed by your wonderful feather
You glide through te water, without a sound
Under the willow, you turn around

Showing your beauty
It seems, just for me
I love this intimate moment
Colorful under the wheeping willow

The magic happens, without any sound
And I wished, I could stay a bit longer around

07 02 2018

I am not the same as you
I might feel pink, while you feel blue

We have our colours,
we wear our power
We are amazing, every hour

Together we create
A colourful palette
That make this world
Worth to live at

You are not less
Or more then me
You are just beautiful
Go to look and see

Don’t let rules or law take you down
You are a pearl
On the earth its crown

Love will never walk away
No matter what flavour
You are really okay

14.02.2018

Here I sit and listen
To the sound of the falling water
Drop by drop
The water returns

The sun transfers the water into pearls
I listen to their sound
How much I love this intimate moments
All alone, where I can not be found

My worries slightly slip away
The water clears my mind
I count my blessings
With every sound that reaches my ear

Oh, how I wish you were here

And when I open my eyes
I realize
That, no matter where I go
You are at my side

And when the reality flows back again
I know stronger then ever before
That everything will be all right

Time to go,
I stand up and rise
Until we meet again
In our small paradise

18-02-2018

In stormy weather
When the cold takes your breath away
Stay warm
And breath

When time tackles you
Stiffnes in the bones
Walk on
Just a bit slower

When you think you are useless
And nobody loves you
Then remember
This nobody

When the water is cold
And you wonder if you can survive
Return to the water
Where it began, the source of life

Just at the moment
That the darknes makes you feel lost
Open your eyes
And find, who loves you the most

Don’t worry too much
Spent not too long with tears
Because there is a moment
On what the darkness disappears

25-02-2018

When the sun
Shines over the icey water
And I look at the silvery spot

In the silence of the water
Where light and life unite
I know
I love you
More then alot

25-02-2018

Reflections
Wrapped in glass

They disappear
When I walk away

Memories
In a magical mirror

They will grow
When time passes by

And when I turn the ball
The memories
Will reflect the same

28-2-2018