#KBFWalk at the LCA Altonaer Volkspark in July

#KBFWalk im #LSGAltonaerVolkspark im #Juli © Stefanie Neumann - Kokopelli Bee Free - All Rights Reserved.

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At the beginning of the month, Kim and I struck out on a little walk through the Landscape Conservation Area Altonaer Volkspark.

We previously had done a lot of stuff. After all, harvesting season begins and stocks are to be built up. Therefore, both of us had been extremely tired and also did not feel exactly safe for traffic. Anyway, we felt like a bit of movement in the fresh air would do us good. Additionally, I had wanted to take a look at how far the flowers at the beautifully designed flower beds in the Edwardian School Garden of the park are, since a while.

We first walked a stretch along the great meadow of the park before we made a turn into the school garden, and suddenly we heard a very particular birdsong which is not common anymore, here in the city, for a long time. Accordingly, I was not yet able to identify the bird behind it, but it was nice to notice its song over and again in the park during the whole walk. In the first scene of the video, below, you can hear it for yourself. If you happen to know, who is singing there, please feel free to let me know in the comments!

After we had walked a bit along the big meadow, we finally turned in the direction of the school garden and found ourselves by its little pond. There is one of those little bird feeding houses where often all kinds of visitors meet; finches, titmouses, blackbirds, squirrels and even a buzzard couple.  This time, however, there was not much going on. Instead, we discovered that the pond had been all fixed up, and, while they were at it, they obviously kind of „renaturalised” it a little. Now, there are waterlilies and other water plants and a huge crowd of pollywogs. Additionally, the district administration of Altona put up a new sign, which identifies this part of the park as a quiet zone for flora and fauna in which one is supposed to leash the dogs, keep away from the shore area and refrain from fishing. I like that. Although it was quite funny that just when I was about to take a photo of the new quiet zone sign one of the many airplanes loudly roared over our heads. I then had this head cinema:

„Look, a new sign saying ‚Quiet Zone‘! “


“I SAID … Well, never mind…”

The pollywogs, however, whom, by the way, I filmed from a little bridge without violating the newly identified quiet zone, took it easy and enjoyed the newly arranged waterlily pond at the LCA Altonaer Volkspark. They do have it nice there, now! At the waterlily pond of the pollywogs blossomed many little suns, as well. You can see them in the video, right after the pretty blue berries. Thanks to my wonderful Twitter community, I meanwhile found out, that this is probably elecampane. Are you familiar with flowers? What do you think, is it elecampane?

By the way, in my opinion those pretty blue berries are mahonias and they presented themselves in their most splendid colours in the slope along the path that leads around the waterlily pond.

The flowers at the Edwardian School Garden of the LCA Altonaer Volkspark showed an inner glow, as well. Furthermore, some of them proved to have a very elegant posture while the red roses presented such a blaze of colour to us, that the camera of my mobile phone was barely able to capture it.

The landscaping in the school garden invites the visitor over and again to dwell in awe. Certain perspectives and views appear like artfully designed, living paintings, and some flowers were dancing for us in the wind by the wayside while the bumblebees romped about the hostas on the other side of the path. The dancers are Indian Feathers, by the way. This is something else I learned from my awesome Twitter community.

The blooming alchemilla appears in and of itself like a Victorian painting, already, while the orange-yellow blossoms of the coneflowers in the Edwardian School Garden always remind me of a Polaroid photo from the flower-power time.

The multifaceted spiarea also still showed its pretty little blossoms. At least I believe that it was spiarea. If you are well-versed with these kinds of things, you can check on that via the video. Please, feel free to let me know in the comments, as well, if you like.  The lilies showed themselves just as multifaceted as the spiarea can be – in orange and red tones.

Some of the honey bees at the Volkspark seemed to be as exhausted as we were on that day, by the way, while they took refreshment from the nectar of the coneflowers.

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,