Thursday, September 20, 2018

Common Blue

Small blue butterfly landed just in front of me.
(Common Blue, Icarusblauwtje, Polyommatus Icarus) 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Black beetle

On my way for a walk with a friend, we found on our path several black beetles also walking there.
One was just trying to go on the wings and you could see movement in the underwings, like a kind of trembling.
A moment later he was gone.
A little further there was one lying on his back...not alive anymore.
His colours were briljant from deep purple ultramarine blues and deep magenta.
later I found out his name:
Dung-beetle, Mestkever or Geotrupidae.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Whirligig beetle

Last saturday I visited with a friend a place where there was a great pond.
I had seen another time, that there were these running beetles on the water,
so I took my camera with me.
In dutch they are named 'Writers' Schrijvertjes, as if they are writing on the surface of the water.
I also like the english name Whirligig beetle..whirling and twirling on the water....

Sunday, September 16, 2018


I've been intrigued by finding out that there lives a Hole-cutter in my garden.
Everywhere I look he has cut some holes in the leaves in various shapes and forms.
He seems to like only the soft greens and not so much the more crusty hard nerve of the leaves.
Like I loved to eat the bread and leave the crusts on my plate.
I love his artistic forms in all variations

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fall gifts

Even after the life is coming forth in small beautiful packages.
(click images for more details)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gifts of imperfections

Even in falling apart and fading away there is such a beauty.
(click on image to see details)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Flying birds

While the sun was shining inside my house,
I suddenly noticed these flying birds on my floor.
The blurry shadows give the impression of real flying birds.

In reality however, the birds are glued on my windows, (to prevent the birds from crashing).
They casted a shadow on my floor.

Friday, September 07, 2018


Lots of little apples on the Malus tree.
Its so beautiful to see them blushing.

Thursday, September 06, 2018


Today its even more eaten.
the white anemones a few days ago so perfect, has gotten holes.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018


It looks as if there has been eaten some more...

Tuesday, September 04, 2018


The yellow poppy seems to be eaten.
I wonder who is responsible.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Blue-tit's feathers-styling

Have a look at the different feather-styles a blue-tit can make
while he is enjoying his bath.

Friday, August 24, 2018


From a distance, sitting in my studio and looking outside and
not seeing all the details, it just looked like a butterfly.
Just look through your eyelashes, then you see what I mean.
A poppy-butterfly waving with the wind.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Poppy's are blossoming for the second time.
A few months ago it looked like the plants would not survive.
Snails were making salads of it.
It planted them in a bigger container and to my surprise they all came back!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Chiffchaff or Fetus

Today, a very vibrant and quickly moving bird in the birdbath.
Checking if it is a Fetus or a Chiffchaff, I found that the Chiffchaff has darker legs..
so I think it is a Chiffchaff then.
Other differences is the sound, but I did not sing while he was bathing.