Author Archives: Patricia

First snow of the year

La Bresse, Vosges, France, Oct 29th, 2018. The first snow caught us during this autumn break, in which the autumn colours are at their best. Walking in the midst of these snow-powered giants, the landscape discloses its glaciary origin. In … Continue reading

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Powerful vs powerless claws

Province of Huesca, June 14th, Aragón, Spain. Another stay in one of the best sites for viewing preybirds in the region. Surprisingly, the claws of the griffon vulture look powerful but they are not… The smaller kites and other preybirds grasp larger preys with their claws.  

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Salt in the mountain

Foz de Salinas, June 2018. The church tower is the best evidence of the abandoned Salinas Viejas, which used to be a salt mining village. Foz de Salinas is the name of the passage through the abrupt standing walls of the site carved by the water. The … Continue reading

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Sally lightfoot crab

July 14th, La Palma, Canary islands. These swift red rock crabs are found on the black lavarocks just above the seaspray. They are very quick to hide and disappear in the small crevices at the first movement detected, thus they pertain to the ‘lightfoot’ type. This species … Continue reading

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Grotte d’Eprave

May, 21st, Rochefort, Belgium. Welcome to this geological surprise: the resurgence of the river “Lomme” in the neighbourhood of Rochefort, a touristic centre of the Ardennes. A few  people know that a path leading to the cave of Eprave also discloses the resurgence of the subterranean river which travelled for several kilometers under the … Continue reading

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Black&white, always right

Jan. 16th, 2018. Turning to black and white reveals new sensations, even with the same material!

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Specialists of survival

Vosges, France, Sep. 2017. Plants of these acid swamps developed special tricks in order to survive in a wet and poor environment. Symbiosis and flexibility are the tools they employed.

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Something old, something new

Halle, December, 21st. A crowd of seagulls gathered close to each other during the snowstorm. Observing them was something new… Our best wishes to everyone who likes to read our blog, and to our friends and our family relatives. Hopeful wishes for good health, good friendship, and … Continue reading

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