Thursday, December 31, 2009

last day of 2009

The last drops of 2009 are slowly melting away....
Happily enjoy these last hours, minutes and seconds going to 2010 !

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

bleu-tit in the rain



Its been raining all day long.
this blue-tit does not mind so much,
always on the look out for a little something on the feedingtable.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

frozen bubbles




The pond has beautiful frozen bubbles

white powder



This night, a beautiful white powdery layer has covered the whole garden.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

merry X-mas 2

A merry 2X-mas day

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry X-mas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

frost 2







Last night the frost has changed the garden in magic beauty.

frost




Frosted powder on the branches...
I wonder if the birds never have cold feet...
They look so beautiful with outstanding feathers highlighted by the sun rays.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

random snowshots











Just some random shots in my garden, yesterday.
All being covered under a enchanting white blanket of beautiful white.

The birdbath's have become like ice cakes.

Only the well in the pond still has running water...
where the birds gratefully can have their drink.

Today the magic has disappeared into a juicy slippery ice clutter.

rose stamp

I love snail mail.
I love the handwritten envelopes, the real stamps and the feel of paper.
It always makes me wondering at first; do I recognise the handwriting?
who has sent it?
Leaving me puzzled before I curiously open the envelope.
I love it, when it is sealed with a beautiful stamp.

Now is the time for sending cards for X-mas and/or New Year.

This lovely rose stamp was on one of those letters...matching a beautiful rose card inside.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

berries





Right in front of my window, outside on a table, I have this lovely berries in a glass pot.
They last much longer outside.. putting them outside is so much longer pleasure.

As there is little food to find for the birds in this snow scape,
this blackbird has found my berries.
Just in front of my window he risks the danger of coming so close
because he cannot withstand this so dearly attracting red&purple treat.

The pics are not quite sharp, but too much fun to share...
while he picks & swallows his yummy berries.

Monday, December 21, 2009

digging deep





Sometimes you have to dig very deep,
before you find what you like.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

snowcat



Tommy is acting like a snowcat,
being camouflaged by the snow on his furcoat.

finch in snowstorm






Finch in snowstorm, peeling a sunflower seed.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mr. Woodpecker


There he was....in a sudden unexpected moment.

I happened to have my camera at the right location, and be on the right spot,
for the moment.
There he was....Mr. Woodpecker himself.

He always looks to me as if he is going to a very important meeting,
being perfectly dressed for the occasion.

Friday, December 18, 2009

little wren



Perfectly camouflaged, little wren was playing hide & seek in the hole of a tree.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

snow 2



Of course robin looked wonderful today in snowtopped branches.

snow



Yesterday the newsman promised snow.

When I awoke and eagerly looked out of the window, there wasn't.
Kind of disappointed I started to make my morning coffee.
After a few hours....it did!
Slowly thick snowflakes started coming down,
keeping on falling, until a white carpet had been layed out.
as well a serene stillness.

Only the birds leaving some prints in the white.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

W X Y or '4 X V


...a cryptic message in the ice in the birdbath?