War, wealth, and women: a short history of Wilhlemsbad State Park

Near our flat is a beautiful and enormous park called Wilhelmsbad, a state-managed park with a lush forest, antique carousel, historic buildings, ruins, and a well. Or so I thought. Last Monday, Markus and I were treated to a quick history lesson that revealed the juicy, dark origins of Wilhelmsbad. For some unknown reason, thisContinue reading “War, wealth, and women: a short history of Wilhlemsbad State Park”

Of course, we have to talk about eggs

Did you all have an awesome Easter holiday, friends? My very best wishes! It was really lovely for us. It was my first Easter in Germany actually, but more on that next time. I have an important job today: I want to be the Easter Bunny, albeit a tad late, and deliver great news toContinue reading “Of course, we have to talk about eggs”

We have green sea turtles for Sean!

Some exciting news: Sean’s nest adopted for his grandson Leo surprised us by revealing themselves as the endangered green sea turtles. This is the first time we saw these babies at the hatchery. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever? We got the news and photos this morning and I could not wait to share itContinue reading “We have green sea turtles for Sean!”

All about my hoyas

Hoyas invited themselves into my life. I was not particularly drawn to them but the generous people around me are. I often receive propagations or cuttings as presents. Plants are plants and I will grow them all. I just realized I have a good amount of them now when I noticed my fastest growing plantsContinue reading “All about my hoyas”

11 of my blog friends reimagined as plants

When you sit around with plants all day, you start to get ideas. Like how there are many ways to be a person and there are many ways to be a plant, too. I hope you don’t mind me speculating what happens to my blog friends in case they get reclassified into the wonderful KingdomContinue reading “11 of my blog friends reimagined as plants”

On putting in the work.

You’ve gotta put in the work. We’ve all heard that phrase one time or another. You want nice things? Put in the work. You want a good life? Put in the work. You want things to change? Well, you guessed it – put in the work. Rarely have I seen a phrase so deeply misunderstood.Continue reading “On putting in the work.”

So we missed our first blog anniversary

This sums up how much we care about special days. Thanks to WP for reminding us late on 24 March that our blog has turned 1! Following are our thoughts on what the past year has been like for us and thanks to all of you who has been with us this first year. WeContinue reading “So we missed our first blog anniversary”