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April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Posted by Mervi on April 29, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Collage by Mervi, original Knut by Monika aus Berlin

Dear friends! It remains to be seen if the title of this thread will turn true .... This Winter has been unusually long in many parts of the world but let's hope May will bring the warm weather and make the gardens and woods flourish! I've made a little story for you, too:

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Reply knuti-judi
9:17 AM on June 2, 2017 
Hallo, dears....


Welcome home!
No holiday here on Monday....😕

So glad you are enjoying
Your travels on the
Polar Bear Express!😎

You know where I'll be today!

Reply Mervi
5:44 PM on June 1, 2017 
Chris - I totally agree with you!

Ralph - We are all animal lovers but, of course we all have our favourite animals.

Ludmila - You've had a busy day. I hope you can have a good night's sleep!
Reply ralph
5:14 PM on June 1, 2017 
Finally managed to get into the Knuipe as my phone has kept giving
me the mobile version and not the version called classic which lets me
sign in.
I also have to apologise for my comments on the latest KWM thread on
baby elephants and lions in which I said I preferred other animals. It came
out not quite like I intended, but it did get me thinking about how we have
favourite animals.
Reply Chris
4:20 PM on June 1, 2017 
Ich bin an der Bar für einen Drink.

In the evening I met the swans,
the youngsters have grown a lot. :)

We have a lot of Canada geese here.
Three pairs also have youngsters. :)

Die Eisbären in der Arktis weinen heute.
Es ist unglaublich, wie Trump auch gegen
die eigene Industrie, wider besseres Wissen,
eine völlig kontraproduktive Politik betreibt.
Er weiß wohl nicht, wie viele Arbeitsplätze
an Windkraft, Solarenergie, Niedrigener-
giehäusern und Elektroautos hängen.
Die Dummheit dieser Politik ist unaus-
sprechlich - sorry, aber das musste
mal gesagt werden. :roll:

Die USA isolieren sich immer mehr,
das kann einfach nicht gut sein !
Mal sehen, ob Trumps Wähler
das irgendwann merken ? :roll:
Reply Ludmila
2:54 PM on June 1, 2017 
Thank you for the lovely card
Shade, dass Dein Mann nicht mehr belastbar ist
We have a wonderful weather for outside activities. We watered our plants and unpacked our suitcases.
Reply Mervi
2:26 PM on June 1, 2017 
Annemarie - I remember the exciting ping pong games with our Turbo-Tatzen, too! We have so many memories to share in our Knuipe. Let's drink to that!

Chris - Uncle Sergej will be waiting for you with a refreshing drink.

Teddybärenmutti - We were really lucky with the weather last week!
Reply Chris
1:28 PM on June 1, 2017 
I am off to my evening tour.
See you all later at the bar. :)

ANNEMARIE - als Kinder haben wir Tischtennis gespielt. ;)
Reply Annemarie Berta
1:14 PM on June 1, 2017 
TBM: Er hat ein Mammut-Nickerchen machen muessen, um wieder auf die Beine zu kommen.

Onkel Sergej hat mir einen IC kredenzt.
Der alte Haudegen erzaehlte, dass er sich zur Zeit viele Videos an unserem Knuipe-PC von der jetzigen Tischtennis-Weltmeisterschaft (noch bis 5.6.17 in Duesseldorf) ansieht. Etwas wehmuetig - aber dennoch gern - denkt er an die schoene Zeit zurueck, als er mit Kumpel Yoghi in unserem Knugarden 'die Turbo-Tatzen' an unserer Tischtennisplatte waren.
Reply Teddybärenmutti
11:57 AM on June 1, 2017 
Lieber fluffiger Engel!

Ludmila - willkommen zurueck.

Annemarie - Hoffentlich kann Dein Mann jetzt Nickerchen nehmen.

Hier ist es unglaublich kalt und sooooooooooooooo windisch. Direkt aus Nordpool
Reply Annemarie Berta
10:53 AM on June 1, 2017 
Mervi: Vielen Dank fuer Deine tierisch huebsche Postkarte. Hab mich sehr gefreut, man bekommt ja nicht alle Tage Post aus Lappland.

Ludmila: Schoen, dass Du wieder zurueck bist. Zum langen Wochenende kannst Du Dich sicherlich gut erholen von der langen Reise.

Heute war ich in Hannover, aber nicht im Zoo, sondern am Grab meines Vaters. Ich habe es ja in Pflege und fand, es sah gut aus. Es wurde auch gerade frisch begossen von der beauftragten Friedhofs-Verwaltung als ich vor Ort war. - Fuer meinen Mann war dieser kleine Ausflug etwas zu anstrengend, immer wieder mussten wir Pausen einlegen.

Till later!
Reply Mervi
10:49 AM on June 1, 2017 
Ludmila - Thank you for the lovely card!

Filomena - I hope the weather will be fine during the long weekend!

Ralph - You're a real polarbeartrotter these days! Thanks to your reports we can visit the zoos virtually with you!

Knuti-Judi - My very wild guess is that you'll be in your garden .... :D

Chris - Sitting by a river side - or a lake or a sea - is very relaxing. You could also admire the geese so it was a very well spent hour.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
9:55 AM on June 1, 2017 
Ludmilla, willkommen Zuhause!
Das Verhalten von Minka bei der Begruessung ist typisch fuer viele Katzen, die einen erst einmal durch Nichtbeachtung abstrafen. So, in Gran Canaria war es noch waermer als hier?
Ich bin gespannt auf deine sicher wieder sehr sportlichen Berichte.
Zunaechst wuensche ich erholsame Feiertage nach den Reisestrapazen.
Reply Chris
9:51 AM on June 1, 2017 
LUDMILA - it was very hot (!) the last days,
so we are happy with "cooler" temperatures.
By the way, we have 27°C in the moment...
Tomorrow again 30°C. :)

MERVI - the shopping wen smoothly.
After that, I was relaxing at the river for
an hour (in the shadow), sitting on a
bench and watching the geese on
the meadows. They ate the
green gras - about 30 of
them were visible. :)

Ja, nach Pfingsten soll es wohl kühler
werden. Wenn nur die Extreme nicht
immer so krass wären. Mir würden
die 25°C vollkommen reichen und
nachts schön wohltemperiert. Wir
hatten ja jetzt Tropennächte, nicht
unter 20°C und am Tag über 30°C.

RALPH - you are very busy with
your bear voyages - again Doncaster
before visiting Munich - have much fun.
Reply knuti-judi
9:12 AM on June 1, 2017 
Hallo, dears....


Welcome home!
No holiday here on Monday....😕

So glad you are enjoying
Your travels on the
Polar Bear Express!😎

You know where I'll be today!

Reply Ludmila
8:07 AM on June 1, 2017 
Hello friends at coffee time!
I wish you a nice trip
How are you doing? What is new with your cats?
Do you have free on Monday?
How are you doing? How is your wound doing?
We arrived home after the midnight. Muffin and Ferdi came in our bed for cuddling. Wasja shouted for the food. Sydney said "Hello!" to us. Minka did not appear. In the morning I was afraid that Minka got lose. I called for her outside, then I found her in Micha's room. She did not want to speak with me.
I need more free days, that's why we decided to go to work today :)
After the warm weather at Gran Canaria we felt the weather cool in the morning.
Reply ralph
8:05 AM on June 1, 2017 
Mervi I have been busy saving May's KWM stories for my library, so will look at the lovely
Copenhagen pictures this evening at home on the Knuphone.
May was certainly a busy month and the various cubs are growing up fast, and of course we have now in some cases been able to meet them in person.
The sun is shining today but the weather is so changeable at the moment, each day brings something new.
I may try to fit in a visit to Doncaster before I go to Munich on 25 May. I would so like to have met Yoghi again, though the glass in Munich would not have allowed me to chat to him as I did when he was swimming in the Berlin Tierpark in Summer 2010.
The various cubs are already showing so many different characteristics.
Reply Filomena
7:30 AM on June 1, 2017 
Ludmila schoen, dass Du wieder zurueck bist und ein langes Wochenende ist in Sicht
Mervi and dear Alle I wish you a good Thursday
in the early morning it was a bit cold outside, maybe a little Schafskaelte is coming
Dumba ich wuensche Dir eine gute Zeit in NRW
dear greetings to all
Reply Mervi
7:09 AM on June 1, 2017 
Ludmila - Welcome back! Oh bear, are you already working?! Luckily you can look forward to a long weekend! :D

Chris - I hope you manage to do the shopping without using 'sharp elbows'! :D
Reply Chris
7:00 AM on June 1, 2017 
nachts zurückgekommen und
schon wieder auf der Arbeit :)
tapfer. tapfer...

BRITTA GUDRUN - die Füchse
sind nicht verschwunden, aber
man kann sie nicht mehr sehen,
weil die Maispflanzen zu hoch
sind - ein Schutz für die Kleinen.

MERVI - I´ll check KWM after
my shopping tour. Tomorrow
the shops will be crowded. ;)

See you later for a coffee !
Reply Ludmila
5:14 AM on June 1, 2017 
Hello friends!
We arrived home in the night. Today we are at work again. I am very glad about the long week end.
Hugs all around