Wednesday, April 30, 2008

orange tip






The orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines) butterfly is roaming around in my garden...
beautiful orange & white wings when he opens his wings.
when closed he is perfectly camouflaged..
he was so tame I could aproach him very close...
I could even touch him, while he was drinking his nectarjuice.

pied flycatcher



The flycatcher has picked out a nestbox in my garden.
for his new family.
It is not the best nestbox...I have...
yet he might know best for himself.

Monday, April 28, 2008

quick bath




This morning I spotted my robin
who was having a bath in the birdbath.
Always when I try to capture him, he takes off...as soon as possible,
as being aware of being noticed.
I only could grabb a few photos for you of his splashing.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

beech





The beeches decide 'en mass' to break out.

It is amazing to see how the newly born leaves are perfectly wrapped...
see these tiny little soft hairs...making it soft and safe...as not to disturb the fellow-leaves..

Every year it is a delight for me to see these leaves unwrap.
with their perfect folded leaves...
impossible to wrap them back in the package.

Friday, April 25, 2008

On the wings






On the wings.............. after a good shake!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

golden wren



Saturday, April 19, 2008

pied flycatcher

Yesterday I spotted for the first time this year the Pied Flycatcher (bonte vliegevanger)
Of course when I grabbed my camera, he was gone.
so I doodled him as he was in my minds eye.

I looked up when I spotted him my garden last year, 2007
It was 19-th of april.
The year before that(2006) it was 17 april.
Yesterday it was 18 april!
What a timing! arriving all the way from Africa!
without computers!...and GPS !

Thursday, April 17, 2008

woodpeckers

In the snailmail 2 laughing horses...!
as I always name them.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

feather

lost & found

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

robin

Thursday, April 10, 2008

the shack

I ordered a book, recommended by hearsay, not exactly knowing what to expect.
The Shack, written by William P.Young.
Today it arrived in my snailmailbox.

I started reading , blown away in the book all day...
being only half-way in the book: its a must-read.
The Love of God transcending your imagination.

The shack wrestles about the timeless question
"Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain"?
for more info: www.theshackbook.com

golden crested wren






The smallest of the little ones,
the quickest of the fastest...
coming almost every day...for a good dive in the birdbath...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

budding vine


The vine is budding again.
A beautiful eye with a bud inside (bottem photo)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

looking






I like the way doves look...all those various faces & expressions.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Magnifying U

Magnifying U..., makes everything else............. very.... very.... small. ...

fading away......disolving...disappearing

your way of viewing
......at all your problems of the world............ change
by looking at Him only!