Saturday, July 29, 2006

broken oil-bottle


Broken and spilled out.

Friday, July 28, 2006

dancing rain




Suddenly after the heat-wave it is extreme raining for maybe 10 minutes...

Raindrops jumping up and down in the birdbath like a dance.!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

swallow-tail

Yesterday I saw a remarkable beautiful butterfly flying around.
One I do not see very often, not in my garden.
I looked it up, tried to capture its picture, but anyhow this is the only picture I could get.

its the Swallow-tail: Papilio machaon, or Koninginnepage
Beautiful big butterfly and he seems to like my 'foeniculum' plant in my garden too,
as where he tried to feed on.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

too warm today



Its too warm for anything else...

the blackbird goes on splashing in the birdbath, for another go!

Monday, July 24, 2006

looking good?




What I realy like about the bathing birds,
is that they don't care about looking good.

They are not dependant on others opinions....
of what they look like or behave in accepted manners or whatsoever.

They do care about being clean
and feathers being oiled very well.
spending a lot of time doing that...preening and oiling,
In order to endure in all wheather circumstances,
and have the best flying tools.
(click image, for seeing how to get in the oil)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

scrubb-rub




A bit scrubbing and rubbing, scratching.....
to get all dust out.

oefff, that makes clean!
birds know how to do good washing!
(click-click image, for better view how to wash)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

chase




A young blackbird is begging and chasing his mother, for worms.
He looks big enough to find one for himself,
yet his mother is chasing worms ...

Bibi is chasing the little blackbird..
I am chasing both of them.
The blackbird for a photo...Bibi for a while house-arrest.

Friday, July 21, 2006

blue tit

Thursday, July 20, 2006

too big

Too big or too small ?????

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

dance


The golden crested wren made a kind of dance,
all wet and soaked
in the birdbath this morning

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

hot


Its too hot for something else...
water and splash!

(click the images for more refreshment)

Monday, July 17, 2006

green frog


green frog in camouflage-outfit.

my favorites



'Knight-tracks' or 'knight's-footmarks' as we call them in Holland. (riddersporen)
my favorite flower.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

blackbird bathing




splashing time !

speckled wood

Speckled wood , (Pararge aegeria)..or 'darkbrown sandeye',
came drinking some water.

these butterflys have many eyes on their wings.
butterflies have eye-wings!

Friday, July 14, 2006

meadow brown


meadow brown..or as we say in Holland 'brown sand-eye'
he is blinking with one of his eyes.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

seeds


Seeds are getting ripe.

storehouses are so beautiful made.
exactly fitting for each seed.
Lots of them sitting , waiting there inside for falling into the ground.
To find their destiny.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

drops 3




No it didn't rain..yet...
the rainwave did some raining in the garden.

this morning beautiful drops
on the (foeniculum bronze)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bibi

Bibi, always on the lookout.

Monday, July 10, 2006

green woodpecker

This morning, while looking a little sleepy still, out of my window...
Immediately I was wide awake.
A green woodpecker in my garden!

chasing and hunting ants!
I love this bird..so spectacular amazing colors...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Silver Y

A silver Y moth, sitting on my window...
Silver eyes....!

or his official name: Autographa gamma.. . The Y looks like the greek letter gamma.
Gamma eyes.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

locked together




Two butterflies were locked, romancing, together.

They even could fly while being locked...!

Friday, July 07, 2006

finch 3



I will open my mouth...! yeh.