There is a big forest decline in Austria which is very sad. Especially of coniferous trees.
So I try to enjoy them even more and set up my breakfast under the spruces in our garden. They are suffering a lot because of the crazy dryness. I water them regularly, but with the storms it only seems like a drop in the ocean. I hope we can have them still for a view more years at least! They are huge!
I found this pretty deer skull on one of my walks.
We are having an amazing apple year!
The trees are so full that they are hardly able to carry all the fruits.
I have been setting up the wild cam again and saw that the fox still visits our garden at night. Such a precious animal! I read that they don't only eat meat and insects, they also like to eat fallen fruits! I did not know that yet!
We were always interested what is actually going on in our garden at night-time, because often we hear the weirdest noises and sounds, so my father gifted me a wild cam to my Birthday and since then we were able to catch some of those visitors on picture!
We had red, yellow and black raspberries, japanese wineberries, jostaberries, two sorts of gooseberries, physalis and so many blackberries. And strawberries of course! I have one sort called forest fairy that produces from the beginning of summer until late autumn – they are incredible! Lately I had a dream where I saw big ripe strawberries covered with snow. Maybe winter is coming early this year, who knows ;)
The tiny white insect is one of my favorite insects. It is called white plume moth and every time I spot one in the garden I'm thrilled! It's such a beautiful, ethereal being!