Bright White

White flowers in a bush in the Park Naunhof in Saxony, Germany

September 2016, Naunhof, Germany

I found the little flowers and the really tiny buds more interesting that the big ones. It’s difficult to take pictures of bright white flowers, because a lot of detail gets lost due to the brightness. Judging by the different shapes of the flowers, I suppose they are of different sexes. But since my botanical knowledge is rather limited, maybe someone else knows better about this.

The Hammock

Spider cobweb woven between trees in the forest in Senftemberg in Germany

Senftemberg, Germany, August 2016

The spider had woven a hammock stretched between two trees and was dosing in the warm rays of sun. So peaceful, until some poor fated insect would end up trapped between the sticky threads.
They say that the older a spider gets, the more experienced it is, thus the more regular and orderly its net is.

The Alley

Kiosk near the castle in Rothschönberg in Saxony, Germany

Rothschönberg, Germany, March 2015

It’s easy to imagine the alley to the little kiosk, guarded by the tall trees casting the shadow of their rich green crowns. On the other side – the view over the valley with the little village, houses and gardens. Who were those walking on this alley, in the times of glory at the castle Rothschönberg?

Gold in Garden

Flowers in the garden at Kloster Buch in Saxony, Germany

Kloster Buch, Germany, August 2014

In the Middle Ages, monasteries had their own gardens, and I think there were not few the times when in periods of scarcity, the monks or the nuns had their meals assured. Even if today many of those monasteries are ruins and open for visitors, like the monastery in Buch, in Saxony, the administrators of the place still keep and cultivate such gardens, where they grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit-trees.