Saturday, April 21, 2018

Coal-tit




The coal-tit is busy preparing a nest for a new family.
Fluffy's hair is very welcome to make it soft and cosy!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Orange tip




     
    The last few days, I am looking for the Orange tip  butterfly, (Oranjetipje), (Anthocharis cardamines)
    to make photo's.
    Mostly early in the morning they sit on the Bittercress, Cuckooflower, (Cardamin Pratensis), (Pinksterbloem).
    When it is early you can find them still sleeping. so that it is easy to make a photo.
    I did not find them yet.
    I do see them flying round some hours later, but they never sit still...always busy and going here and there hopping from one flower to another.
    Instead I made some photos of the flowers.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Explosion of buds






It looks as if all the buds have decided to pick one day to explode.
As if they all tweeted each other....'Today is the day!'
'Yes we pick today'...(and some thought it was yesterday)
I was amazed that all the bare branches, suddenly have a cloud of green all around them.
Everywhere I look, the greens are popping out.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blue-tits nesting






The blue-tits decided to take the house near my window.
I have a great sight on the building of the nest.
I saw them bring in straws, moss and feathers.
I even gave them some Fluffy-hair for extra softness.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Breakout



What a difference in a day with lots of sunshine

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Beech is breaking out!



The beech is breaking out!
The buds are bursting open with extreme power from the inside.
Nothing can stop them, one more warm day and they are out!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Flycatcher back!!!


Today I saw him!
The flycatcher is back again, all the way from Africa!
Amazing!
He did it again.
such a brave bird!
See all the days in recent years here, when he arrived.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Flycatcher time

Its time for the Flycatcher to arrive.
I do hope he will make it all the way from Africa.
Last year he was late 24th of April

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Unicorn 01

This is Unicorn.
He lives in the pond.
I don't see him very much, because he is most of the time hiding under the water.
Sometimes he shows up and says 'Hi!'

Monday, April 02, 2018

Little wren






Little wren, visiting the violets,
there seems to be lots of yummy stuff in them.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Viola Odorata


The last day of march, I noticed him in my garden, the Sweet Violet.
In Holland the flower is named after the month of March, named March Violet, (Maarts viooltje), or in latin Viola Odorata.
The scent of the violet is lovely.
It is nice that it blossoms just in time in March and not April.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Ladybird running



This is not the first ladybird, I saw this year.
however because of the long winter they stayed in hiding-mode.

This one looks like running on a highway trying to catch up with spring.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

hailstone drops




Suddenly there were hailstones falling down.
In the pond they jumped up and down like a dance.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Buds


Suddenly spring is rushing
as if it wants to catch up with the delayed time (of the freezing).