I was up early, in time to see the sunrise - I just love this transit from dark sky to light!
The sky had such a lovely colour as I got up, that I grabbed my camera and threw a blanket over my nightdress, and sat in the freezing cold on the balcony, holding on to my cup of coffee for some warmth. But I enjoyed it so much, it was worth it.
After that I made some lemon muffins, as there were some people coming to help my neighbour carry the heavy things, and I thought they might be hungry. I did not even get a chance to take a picture before they were gone!
An hour later, I heard something scratching about in the corner of my balcony, where there is a pot of dead plants that once were petunias. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a hoopoe digging into the earth looking for whatever they find there! I know this bird from Israel and the Mediterranean lands, but have never seen one here in Germany. I didn't dare move to get my camera, but this is what it looked like:
(Hoopoe by courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)
Hope your day will also have some pleasant surprises in store for you! Take care of yourselves, and thanks for coming by!