Sunday, September 26, 2010

under construction2

There have been written some weird writings on my walls.
Tomorrow the one who can read all going to take action.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

under construction

My house is under construction.
because of that, I have little access to the worldwideweb.
That means less or no posts in the coming time.
As soon as I can this will be fixed.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

red deer

Its mating season for the red deer.
My sister and brotherinlaw took me along to National Wild Park (Hoge Veluwe)
where lots of red deer are being spotted in their mating season.

We were lucky to find the right spot.
Actually we could not miss it...
because we were not the only ones wanting to see them.
Hundreds of photographers had alreay installed themselves...with the most beautiful equipment&tools.
So we found a spot inbetween...

I don't know what was more interesting: the sight from our view on the red deer
or the sight from the deer on all the photographers.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Doddi 10

(Continuing story Flying red).(click the link for the whole story till so far.)

Doddi did not know what to first.
So surprised she was as she saw the firy red little birdy.

She decided to name the bird Roodi...because of his red feathers.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


When I stepped outside, looking for a model for my blog,
This feather fell down just in front of me.

I tried to capture it on air...while falling, which didn't.

On my steps...just in front of my feet it lay down
as if it was saying....Here am I...(hineni)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I did not have to go far this time.
Just at my doorstep on the table, a bird had left this beautiful feather.
The rain made some extra drops on top.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

autumn arrived

Though you don't want to say it loud...
As to just fancy its not true:
autumn has arrived.
I still try to deny it against the facts...and hope its not true yet.

Today its raining all day long against the windows.

I still try to stay in denial that summer has passed away.

(Yes... my windows do need some cleaning) somebody volunteers?

Thursday, September 09, 2010


A molting blackbird...takes his time for a good bath.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

robin time

Last week I missed the birds.
So I put out some grains and oats on the table.
Immediately the birds are coming again.
Also this lovely young robin showed up.
such beauty

Monday, September 06, 2010


The 2 cocoons have colored into brown ones.
Sometimes they are green...sometimes brown.
These got brown.

The third caterpillar which got an artificial safetybelt did not make it.
He has died.
The running around in circles and the exhaustion I saw on him.
Constantly falling down..getting up again and not being able to find a place of rest.
made that he could not spin his own safetybelt.

too much running around...made that he did not transform.
Such a pity...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

cocoon 2

Yesterday I waited and watched the 2 caterpillar carefully all day.
I did not want to miss it again.

All day long... nothing happened,
Except that I saw him pushing & making sort of labourmovements.
It started getting I took him inside.
Got my daylight get some more light.
I also took an extra lamp(not daylight) which I regret now..because of the yellow light on the right side.
(But thats more my desire for perfection..and is maybe not so important.)
He started pushing, moving his coat...downwards,
untill it's skin broke open at the shoulders (so to speak)
As it broke then he shook, pushed his old skin more downward..till it reached his feet
and fell down

Again it is such an amazing sight.
making you still...such wonder.

Now is the waiting till next year...
probably end of April, when the butterfly is ready to come out & fly!

Friday, September 03, 2010


The third caterpillar had to cope with some difficulties.
In the beginning when they start to wander around to find a place on a branch or stem...he could not find his spot.
He started running around in circles and circles for miles.
I saw him getting exhausted..falling over...getting up..falling again
Tried to help him, to place some nice branches in front of his nose...
He did not want.
Finally I let go.

Next morning to my relief, he had found a spot on a branch, and started spinning...
After spinning the layer...very thick.
You can see how white the branch got.

He finally began to spin his little girdle.
I watched him for a while..but after some time I saw him hanging without a girdle.
Somehow either the girdle was too thin and it broke.
Or some other reason I don't know of.. that there was no girdle.
Did he use all his spinning-material on the layer and had he not enough for the girdle?

Doing nothing would mean he cannot cocoon on a normal way.
He would probably die.

I thought of helping him out ...the only thing I could think off
is making girdle and see what happens...
So I took a piece of thread...
I put it around his back and glued the ends of the thread on a nearby end of a twig
I have no idea if this is helpful...

We have to wait and see, if he can cocoon in this handmade safetybelt.


Yesterday when it was already getting dark, the first caterpillar popped.
It was a pity it was too make photos and I expected it would wait till the next day.
Not so.

To my surprise it had cocooned without me.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Spinning 2

Yesterday nummer 2 caterpillar started spinning.
he had found a branch to hang onto...made a spinning layer on the surface, and then started spinning his girdle.

I always wondered how he fixed the girdle around his back.
Because he is spinning the little string in front of his little legs..
How does he manage it around his neck?
I was just in time not to miss it this time.

As if his last looks say...this is how you do it.