Cow Or Dachshund?

Many people think that dogs just eat grass when their tummy is upset. Well, I know many who enjoy some green grass just for the fresh taste of it. Little Miss Susi is one of them. She's very particular about the species, there's only one type she would eat. And it's...
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A Visit At the Vet’s

Little Miss Susi wants you to know that she had a horrible afternoon: I took her to the vet! You can see what she thought of the idea, sticking out her tongue at me. 😉 She'd been licking her paw until it started bleeding, so I thought I better have that checked and...
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Raisins – Mr. Blackbird’s Favorite

This is Mr. Blackbird, taking a lunch break on my balcony. He really loves raisins! I seriously hope that blackbirds can't get diabetes, because he really eats a lot of them. I am now his fully acknowledged distributor and protector of grapes - fresh or dried. Why...
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Gaining Mr. Blackbird’s Trust

One of the first things I do each morning (after handing Little Miss Susi a jerky treat for breakfast and going to the loo of course) is walking over to the balcony to check if the blackbirds are there and if they still have enough food. Especially on cold days like...
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The Balcony Gardening Season 2016 Has Started

About two weeks ago, on a day that spoke of spring already, I decided to put the first seeds out. As my balcony is facing south, you can add one month to get the optimal date for seeding and planting. Of course we could still get bad frost and all my efforts would...
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When Sons Become Rivals

Mr. Blackbird has been pretty agitated lately. A young rival has moved in the part of our yard that is just round the corner to his territory. Well, actualy he had considered that part of the yard part of his territory as well. Compared to the other blackbirds in the...
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The Blackbirds Having Marrital Differences Over A Kaki

Mrs. Blackbird hasn't had an easy time lately. Since I've put out an overripe kaki (sharon fruit) for them, Mr. Blackbird is guarding his food even against his wife. Not nice! She stops by, quickly looks if he is around, and if she can't spot him, takes a few greedy...
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Spring Is In The Air

The past week had been sunny and the temperatures spring-like. Which seems to have aroused spring feelings in Mr. Blackbird. I see him veery closely following the Mrs. around these days. 😉 Still, it's too early for the first round of fledglings, I hope they know...
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Where the Blackbirds Sleep at Night

Mr. and Mrs. Blackbird don't come together very often. Yesterday was one of the rare occasions I could take a pic of them both sitting pretty close. He was a bit tired though when I took this shot. Kept snoozing off, conserving his energy in the cold. Today I finally...
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Getting a Doxtorial From University

Little Miss Susi's first day at the University of Vienna. She got a book on the cultural history of photography from the library. I don't usually take her with me when I go to lectures, I don't think dogs are allowed there. But I didn't have the time to drop her off...
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About me

About me

Based in Vienna, Austria, I love nature, gardening, photography, and reading. I got a doxie, Little Miss Susi, sharing my tiny appartement, and a blackbird family that chose my balcony to be their command center.

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