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Progress over the last weeks is clearly visible:

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Seedbombs are clearly not for those who like it

a) orderly

b) want to know what is growing out of them

I really like what is happening. The insects do too. I got lots of bumblebees and bees, still battling the aphid, but had ladybugs come by for a visit (and hopefully snack).

And I have shot some awesome macros. Like these:

 
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The plants grow and grow and I learned, that even two bombs in a pot might be too much, because of all the plants.

My Lavender was infected by aphid. Funny, really, since the internet tells me that lavender is a good plant to keep aphids away. I sprayed the little buggers with milk and black tea and they moved onto the catnip plant (seen above).
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I then cut the catnip down and it is re-growing prettily, however I still fight the aphids.It seems they enjoy the marigold, as well. I wish I’d find a ladybird, it’d help (says the internet).
Anyway, the little seedlings have already grown:
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Seedbombs – A real life update

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Let me resurface from being busy, to show you my current ‘project’. Growing flowers. Which is for someone, who has to opposite of a green thumb, quite the challenge. I managed to kill ivy by not tending to it correctly.

So I brought myself some seeds (Calendula) and seedbombs (via https://www.diestadtgaertner.de/ and http://www.seedball-manufaktur.de/ ) because they seemed bullet proof. And because I like the idea to plant the city guerilla style.

I picked the bee friendly selections (because I also jumped on the ‘let’s save the bees’-bandwagon) and put them in the pots.

Here is what it looks like when they grow up (plus I learned that two bombs per pot are enough.) in the course over 6 weeks.

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The fun thing is, they make for great Macro shots:

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Let’s see which flowers will bloom.

I moved

I told you before, I was moving and it all took so much longer than expected, with Murphy’s Law being in full force. I spare you the details. But it’s done. I only need to add some decorations, such as paintings. But I thought I’d give you a little insight into how I live.

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Living room with desk. And random Amazon box. Ahem.

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Cat tail and I need a place to put the water bottles.

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Bedroom with lots of IKEA and cat sleeping places.

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I inherited this lovely little sideboard from my great-grandmother. Esprit sunglasses, old picture of my granddaughter.

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Another view of my IKEA desk, with my iMac, another lovely sideboard from Maison du Monde and my beloved lamp.

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My dining “room”, view from my sofa.

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The kitchen. Tiny. Cramped. No window. IKEA, too.

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Tardis ❤

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The cats are already calm and at home.

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Wesley is confused by the bird. Another lovely old sideboard, from my aunt. We only changed the fabric. I love it and it’ll hold my (as visible) jewelery and make-up because my bathroom is windowless. I call my bedroom lamp the ‘Cybermen’-lamp. 🙂

It’s all not a bit rough but I’m getting there.

Oh, I didn’t see you there…

I am currently in Macro-Mode (it helps to distract me from moving…I have spent the last week constructing IKEA furniture. You don’t even want to know how bruised I am.) Often, I think: Oh, nice flower, let’s get a shot and only afterwards, do I spot the inhabitants of said flower. Or object.

An example: On first glance, I saw this.

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On second, this:

Sometimes, it’s not so pleasant as a drinking ant. I don’t think that this little bee was alive as I snapped that shot.

This flower appealed to me because of its structure. Tiny ant was crawling up and disappeared too quickly for me to focus on it properly.
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And this spider I didn’t see, because the flowers were tiny to begin with. The spider was the size of the pin of a needle. At most. Or otherwise I wouldn’t have gone close to it.
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I must watch A Bug’s Life again. 🙂

More of my photographs as always via 500 px, where you can download things. Or via flickr.

and now to something completely different: my friend’s wedding

Sabrina My friends got married today and it was beautiful. Of course, I am sick and had to leave earlier but I edited some of the photos (because of the usual I-fucked-it-up- anxiety) and i really love how those two turned out.