Blood Moon

Will the world end tomorrow? According meteorologists an exceptional heatwave has been sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere for several weeks, setting record high temperatures and causing drought and wildfires. They also say the summer weather conditions are a result of climate change. “2018 is shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record, with new temperature records in many countries,” said Elena Manaenkova, deputy secretary-general of the World Meterological Organisation (WMO).

In order for a heatwave to be declared in Belgium the temperature must rise above 30°C for three days in a five day period in which highs of 25°C or more are recorded.  Officially, Belgium has been experiencing a heatwave since 22 July. Today, the temperature reached 37ºC, one of the hottest day ever measured in this part of the world.

Mr. Bowie stays inside and out of the sun during the day. He’s catching some zzz’s on the cellar door, probably the coolest place in the house. An early morning walk seems to be the best under this weather conditions.

Unfortunately, tonight, we missed the longest ‘Blood Moon’ ever, the eclipse of the century. I was waiting with my camera but clouds appeared in the evening and blocked our view. Oh well, life goes on… and on. Don’t panic! The world as we know it isn’t about to end.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

It’s a Miracle


It’s alive! Much to my and Mr. Bowie’s surprise, one catnip plant is alive! Meteorologists knew an eclipse could lower temperatures within this shadow by as much as 3 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit). But so far, they couldn’t confirm anecdotal reports of changes in dead catnip plants. Catnip die-hards, like Mr. Bowie, are eager to test fresh plants.


“In catnip I sense the miracle of life.” – Mr. Bowie

Partial Eclipse of the Heart

Too many clouds to see the partial eclipse. Clear viewing opportunities were restricted by the cloud cover in this part of the world. With a little luck, I got this shot. During a brief moment, I felt the power of the dark side. But all in all, a disappointment.


Watch out, Mr. Bowie! No cat should ever look at the sun before, during or after a solar eclipse without protective eyewear.


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