Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Germany UpdateHere are some pretty buildings in Cella, which is really really really old.
Here is a handsome man in Wolfenb├╝tel.
Here is how to remove a wasp nest with a shop-vac.
Here is the wasp carnage!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Critters in Germany

In Germany there are some little creatures that cannot be found in America, or at least that I cannot find in America. Our friend Chris has been extolling the excellent characteristics of Hedgehogs for a long time, so we decided to go out and find one. Alas, our first and second excusions did not reveal any hedgies. As we were walking along we saw some little green LEDs glowing in the grass. Upon closer inspection they turned out to be Glow Worms! Look how brightly they glow!
We also found a Mr.Toad. He was cranky, and for those of you who don't know, cranky toads like to pee on people. I am holding him that way to foil any urine-related plans he might have had.
Our hedgie hunts were unsuccessful, even though we looked for a very long time. It turns out laziness is the best policy when looking for hedgehogs. We were sitting visiting with the Heller family when I heard a rustling in the corner. I went to inspect and found a pokey little bum protruding from a sprinkler pipe!
Here is my favorite picture of his face. Hedgehogs are vey very shy.
We waited and waited, but he refused to come out. So we gave him some berries so he would see that we were friends.
It worked! He came out and waddled away!