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THE POPPY, A message from the battlefields

THE POPPY, A message from the battlefields

In many stories about the war mention is often made of an extraordinary phenomenon.  Namely, in the summer following a war a sea of red flowers appears on the battle field. After the First World War the fields where millions of victims had fallen during the terrible trench warfare turned red. It is said that […]

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REDWING, The long flight up North

REDWING, The long flight up North

Many birds overwinter in Western Europe and then fly a few thousand kilometer more to their breeding grounds in the cold north to rear their young.The Redwing is just one of these. Why these birds –  in spite of all the hardships  – still leave en masse to undertake this long journey up to the […]

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How the moon lost its tail.            THE PEREGRINE FALCON AND THE MOON

How the moon lost its tail. THE PEREGRINE FALCON AND THE MOON

The moon has an extraordinary influence on human beings. Especially when the moon is full and rises above the horizon in the night sky, revealing its full glory, few people aren’t moved by a sense of the romantic or euphoria. Things were very different in the past! Particularly when the moon played a mean trick […]

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Why the blue hyacinth smells so beautiful (76)

Why the blue hyacinth smells so beautiful (76)

On late winter days I do so love the fragrant scent of hyacinths in my house. A flower that not only smells gorgeous, it also flowers with a multitude of tiny bells which together form a round flower. A substantial flower with substantial leaves which braves the cold days of early spring. The hyacinth owes […]

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How the GOAT came into being (19)

How the GOAT came into being (19)

There are many stories about how animals were created, about the fight between good and evil, between God and the devil. Have you ever noticed though that goats have the proverbial ‘look of the devil’, not to mention his horns to go with it? The devil tries to destroy everything that crosses his path. What […]

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