Tuesday, March 31, 2009

squirrel





Some days the squirrel comes out of hiding.
when they do, I rarely get a chance to catch them for a shoot.
Seems they don't like so much being noticed, always running away very very fast.

This squirrel posed a little while...not noticing me.
trying to find some hidden nuts which he had stored last winter
and drinking some water.
They are so beautiful!

Monday, March 30, 2009

one of the singers


One of the sunrise-concert-composers and -singers this morning...

dawn-Live-concert

This morning when I awoke, from the birds concert,
I decided to record a small piece...Live-concert.

So I pushed myself out of bed, before the concert had ended.
Of course it is a very small impression and of course you should listen for yourselves.
The nice thing is that you don't have to travel faraway,
you don't have to buy an entrance-ticket.
Its just outside your door.
And all for free!!!!!!!
Only open your ears and just listen...

Isn't He great!
video

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Morning has broken


Last weeks posts of wakeup calls
remind me of the following song of Cat Stevens
Morning has broken -Live 1973-YouTube


Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

Saturday, March 28, 2009

4.41

It was 4.41 when the birds intro or prelude began this morning...
again pauze...
till it broke out half an hour later.
It amazes me how these birds exactly know the time
without having an alarm.
Singing with all their hearts...all their being,,,on top of their lungs.

Friday, March 27, 2009

awakenig dawn

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

prelude before awakening-dawn

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

awakening

When I awoke this morning,I heard the birds singing.
I looked on my alarm, it was 5.30

Some weeks ago....it was 5.55 when I heard them beginning to sing.
and a week later later: 5.45 that they started their morning-awakening-songs.
Every week they rise up a little earlier to awaken the dawn.

After half an hour the sounds of singing fades away,
as if the volume has turned down.
and the sun has turned on.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I think myself with You

I think myself with You,

In Germany, where these cards have been published....
Some have the one-liner: Ich denke mich zu Dir.
I like this text very much...underlining the meaning of the photo.

These cards have no inside text...so that now they can go everywhere,
and you are free..to make your own!
In dutch it would be: Ik denk mij bij Jou

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tommycards are now available!

Cards of Tommy are now available in Holland!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful glossy cards:
The left one on the photo, is a doublecard with beautiful matching enveloppe, 12,5 x 17,5 cm
wrapped in transparant folie. €2,00
The right one is a single card without enveloppe, 12,5 x 17,5 cm . €1,25

You can order them by sending me a email
which ones you like to have and howmany.

Special offer: postal-costs are free till 01-05-09...!

Jippie!!!!!!!!!Miauwwww

Thursday, March 19, 2009

finch


Beautiful spring-weather today,
a finch is enjoying the sunshine, just sitting there and a bit looking around.
no hurrytime...just enjoying the warmth of the sun.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

first ladybird




Ladybirds hibernate.
during wintertime, they hide and go into deep sleep, somewhere hidden in leaves or stones..
Its always kind of surprise in spring when I see the first one awaken.

I was weeding some weeds in my garden...
and between the old leaves of a hollyhock (stokroos) there he sat...
or better said: there they sat.... there were two of them.
one went immediately back into hiding again,
a bit too surprised because of the sudden bright light

The other one made a short walk on one of the snowdrops.
and disappeared as well again after a while.
back into hiding.

Monday, March 16, 2009

pigeon synchronization










Looking out of my window
I saw a pigeon doing his exercises in the birdbath...
holding wings up for some time...
then putting up the other wing for a while.
He enjoyed it very much...and so did I
as I waited and looked...

another pigeon, seemingly his mate, also joined the bath.
first observing closely what he was doing...
then joining him with the same passion.
synchronizing his movements as a dance.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

nuts


As soon as I put out some new seeds and nuts...
The nuthatch knows!
and there he is...
flying to and fro...
back and forth to a nearby oak
to his storageroom.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

big eye

Big eye is having a peek outside
staring right into my face....

Friday, March 13, 2009

opening up for the sun




The flowers in my garden are not the only ones who are opening up for the sunshine.

Bee party



Bees were having a party on the crocus...
which opened up immediately when they saw the first sunrays.

Fritillaria meleagris




A while ago, I found these flowers in a gardencentre.
Fritillaria meleagris, (kivietsbloem), or (snakes head fritillaria,)
Its a very rare specie.
I remember, they were growing in the wet meadows at my uncle and ants place, where I spend my holidays back then as a child.
So nice to vividly see them still growing there, in my minds eye in the wetlands.
We were not allowed to pick them, because they were very protected.
So that gave a kind of great respect for such a beautiful flower.

As I found them lately in a gardencentre, I just could not resist these flowers to bring them home.
Normally they blossem in april...but mine are already open.
blossoming in speckled purples, whites and in betweens.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

drizzling wheather



Its soppy, drizzling, gloomy, wet... all the time raining outside...
as if spring is has delayed its arrival.
This blackbird looks so cold and soaked because of all the water.

I do hope spring makes a bit more hurry.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

spring-messengers




If you have a look in my garden,
spring definitely has broken through.
crocus are blosseming everywhere
bumbles are flying..
hopping, zapping from one crocus to another
(only this one was willing to pose for a photoshoot),

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Short-toed Treecreeper



A treecreeper on both sides in my beachtree.
I don't see him very often...
he climbs up a tree,
then flies down to start creeping up again.

finding all kinds of yummy things on the way
sharp long bill...beautiful bird.