Sunday, August 31, 2008

Phalera Bucephala, Wapendrager, Buff-tip

A Phalera Bucephala (Buff-tip, english name) (Wapendrager, dutch name)
has fallen out of the oak.
as they do every year,
on purpose...not by accident.
This one I found on the table, running around.

I gave him some oak leaf, which he didn't want to eat.
he kept running around...restless..., searching.... fell /dropped himself several more times
though he has such a grip with his hairy feet....he wanted to fall for finding a better place
(if you enlarge the paws, it looks like hairy elephant paws).

On his head is written a yellow Y ,
the Y of Yellow or the Y of whY?

he dropped himself, to find a safe hole in the hibernate as cocoon.

Friday, August 29, 2008

young fluffy robin

While cutting away some ivy,
I heard tick-tickere-tic-tic....tick-tickere-tic-tic....tick..tic-tic-tic.
Immediately I knew...
robin..a robin close by.

looking...searching with my eyes between the green foliage...
there he sat on the old iron close...didn't expect him so close.
a young robin..... fluffy...all his feathers...fluff.

keeping in my breath...
oh don't fly away before I have you in my camera
what a beauty!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

present from Japan

I love stamps...
I love writings in languages I cannot read...
a mystery for a European like me.
Especially the calligraphic ones...which seem beautiful drawings...
Characters like a picture.

Today I received a present from one of my friends daughter,
this beautiful Japanese/Chinese stamp,
which is used to close and seal a letter.
also poetic symbol that fishes deliver letters...

even the box-container is a delight for the eyes.
Thanx so much M.!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

hiding behind a grassleaf

There he was again, the hedgehog
knowing now there is a blue dish prepared...for him.

as I approach to make a photo..he tries to hide behind a few grasses

Sunday, August 24, 2008

3 years iwings

For more than 3 years now IWINGS is flying to&fro&around, over the WorldWideWeb!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jippieee...yahooo!.... celebrations!
Glory to God!

the launching actually was on 06 august 2005!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

hedge hog 's late dinner

A late guest this evening , even more than one,
came to have a peak into Bibi's & Tommy's dish.

He didn't mind to pose for a photo.

then on high legs...he walked away.

playing mouse

Monday, August 18, 2008

first acorn

The season is beginning again of "raining-down-acorns".
Last week I drew the first one I found.

Yet small...but that may not be for very long...
that they are going to fall down all together, because the oak tree is right above my terrace.
they always try to land in my coffee or tea.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


The director of the house...!


Not only Bibi and Tommy enjoy their meals...
sometimes we have guests for dinner.

Friday, August 15, 2008

waiting for dinner

Tommy and Bibi have so their own cats always have.
here, waiting for dinner to be served.
Bibi waiting on the stairs, his favorite spot to watch everything what happens in the kitchen, having a good overview on the sink.

Tommy next to the door of the kitchen..waiting till it opens up.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


the birds (blue-tits and one great-tit)are having great fun in the birdbath.
having nothing in mind than enjoying the moment.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Could it be that this blackbird has had a hair/feather-cut too????
was it from the razor-blade raging, flying over my garden?
did he sat by accident on a branch that has been clipped ???
he definitely looks so...Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!

He is not green!..only the green should be cut.!!!!!!


It looks as if a flying hedge-shears has gone over my garden.
the buxus are shaved,
the wisteria has had a haircut,
so the vine...
and a huge razor-blade has flown over my conifer hedge,
cutting everything green it could get.

And the bench in my garden is not acting as a see-saw anymore...
because some terrace-tiles have been leveled.

thanx so much for those angels!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

playing ball

Today friends visited...and helped me in my garden.
they brought along an unexpected lovely visitor, called Nike.
Nike loved to go playing with Tommy and Bibi,
who both were a little bit more than suspicious...
(I forgot to photograph their high backs, thick tails and lowered ears...)

tolerating Nike, ...but playing....????? ueehh ?
....cats and dogs...?????????
(though it was raining yesterday both of them)(see post yesterday)

so Nike enjoyed and played all by himself with his favorite ball.

Friday, August 08, 2008


after sweeping his tail-brush...
he showed his weaponry
yawning ....
as saying...what's up next???


while playing a little with my pencils...

Bibi played along with me.
sat next to me, on the table, almost sitting on my drawing,
then suddenly sweeping his tail over the still-wet-ink.

cats and dogs