david's really interesting pages | palaeoart, animation and stuff

German revealed: ist/soll

Just marveling over the efficiency of certain German expressions… specifically ist/soll.

In English (with the help of the fantastic LEO discussions):
– “target vs actual business results analysis”
– “variance analysis”
– “nominal-actual value analysis”
– “deviation appraisal”
but most interestingly, this case of translating “Motivation entsteht ├╝ber Ist-Soll-Diskrepanzen” in the context of personal motivation and time management.

Don Tyler suggests this apt translation:
“Motivation arises from the discrepancy between what is and what you feel should be.”

wip_skeletal

mouseskel

Bedtime for Baby

img_7309sm

tree B gone

treeBgone_7120

heron

IMG_6382sm

moonset

IMG_6350sm

summer frugarier

IMG_5676sm

there are many more important things…

yet there are things hiding in my garden…IMG_5211sm
wherever one looks…
IMG_5214sm
…even in plain sight.
IMG_5207sm

news from the garden

A new guest :
IMG_5083sm
A Hawfinch, or in German “Pit-Biter” (Kernbeisser).
Perhaps interested in these…
IMG_5035_1

And the woodpecker family have become daily guests, hunting for treats on our tree.
IMG_5088sm

woodpecker

babies everywhere… and a toad

meise_01 meise_02 toad05