Monday, October 31, 2011


This morning, when I entered the kitchen, I saw Bibi sitting in the sink.
lapping water....
As if there is no water in his own drinking pot.
I even have several on more than one place, where the cats can have something to drink.

I like their inventions, even naughty.
Thats why I think I love cats so much.
always unpredictable....always doing their own thing.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

new pillow

Yesterday I washed a piece of cloth,
which I had found on the ceiling which needed some refreshment.
Later I put it in the window-sill to let it dry a little more.

Of course Fluffy thought it was a nice new pillow.
which he tried out immediately.

At the back however, is his basket and pillow, which he never uses.
Instead this piece of cloth seems to have an enchanting attraction.
Cats always have a mind of their own, You never can tell.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

rose hips

The rose hips are shriveling and changing colors,
Not what they were anymore
autumn has taken over.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fluffy in his element

The Fluffy loves to trample with his paws in soft woolen materials.
It looks like he is in ' far-away-land'
off the world so to speak.
Its so funny to watch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

on the sink

Of course it is not allowed for the Bibi, to sit on my sink.

But as cats have their own mind,
Bibi takes his chance, when I am not looking,
or he thinks that I am not looking.

He always is very interested if there is something left in my pans and pots.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

black sunflower seeds

As I mentioned a week ago in 'wrong seeds' or wrong birds, on Okt 17th,
that the birds don't come to eat my yummy seeds.
I took the advise of one of my readers comments,
to give the birds black sunflowers seeds.
I bought yummy black sunflower seeds.
put it outside on 2 ! spots.

You know what happens?
All week long the seeds still sitting on the same spot where I put them out.
I think the advise was great.
I start believing I have the wrong kind of birds.
I even bought them peanuts!


Monday, October 24, 2011

autumn sunrays

Early morning just when the sun comes in my garden,
It shines on the beautiful grasses, highlighted by the early sun rays.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Fluffy playing

The Fluffy playing with a piece of string of the window shutters.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

red berries

Its red berry time.
All the shrubs that have bloomed this summer, now carry beautiful red berries.
The honeysuckle has made lovely reds.

I wonder how long they will stay there,
till the birds decide its time for a yummy fruit salat

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

autumn drops

Autumn rain causes beautiful drops.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I love it all the red berries in my garden.
The Malus and the lily of the valley have beautiful red berries.
The raindrops give them an extra glossy look

Monday, October 17, 2011

wrong birds or wrong seeds

A while ago I wanted to see more birds in my garden.
The best I can think of, is feeding.
Feeding the birds is the way you get them closer.
So I bought a bag of new fresh bird seeds.
Put them out in the garden on a table...

What happens?
waiting, waiting..more waiting....

No birds coming closer.
After several rainy days and late summer days and some cold days,
The seeds started to sprout.
no birds seems to like the seeds.

Is it because I have the wrong kind of birds in my garden?
Is it because I have the wrong kind of seeds?

Who can tell?

Saturday, October 15, 2011


The traveling birds are on the 'road' again
Flying geese going south, loud quacking on the go to each other.
You always wonder what they are telling each other.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mole 30

continuing story Mole

When mrs Beetle came closer,
she landed on a nearby reed.
She saw that the baby birds were not alone.
Two big white birds were along with them,
even carrying some of the birds on their back between their wings.
They were swans!
She understood immediately they must be the real parents.

The swans told her, they were breeding the eggs...and were almost finished,
that one night the eggs were stolen!
Just taken away by someone, while they were having a little break,
to get some sandwiches and tea.
when they came back all the eggs were gone.
They had looked everywhere..called them...but nothing, no one answered.

Mrs beetle than told the swans, how they: (Mole, Hedgehog and the Bunnies and herself) had each bought some eggs from a mrs Tjick and that the eggs had hatched right after.
How they all had looked after the chicks in turns...and than one day going to the pond, the chicks all wanted to stay in the water.

It was all clear now...the chicks and the swans knew they belonged to each other!

Afterwards, Mrs Beetle returned happily to Mole Hedgehog and the Bunnies.
Finally all had worked out very well.
The babyswans were HOME

Thursday, October 13, 2011


A spider had made a web line of about 5 meter from one tree to another.
In the web line sat a hair, glistening in the sunrays,
changing shape by every movement of the wind.
Who 's hair would it be?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

raining all day

Raining all day long,
The rose hips become very shiny and sparkly.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mole 29

continuing story Mole

When they all wanted to return home,

Mrs Beetle said:
I know we all cannot swim, but I can fly,
Somehow I want to know...
Shall I have quick look, just to be sure?

So said, so done, they all were curious if they really were okay.
and why the birds were so happy splashing around.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Flying ladybird

On the web, while I tried to find out how ladybirds are flying,

Most interesting..Slow-motion!
I always wondered how these 4 wings were fluttering.

Sunday, October 09, 2011


Early morning, in hazy, morning dew covered birds.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Little wren

Not quit sharp, yet better than nothing,
little wren, searching for food on the ground.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Mole 28

continuing story Mole

The next day, Bunny returned with Mole, Hedgehog and Mrs Beetle at the waterside,
to see what they could do to help the birds out.
In a long distance they saw the birds swimming and having fun in the water.

It seemed the birds were very happy in the water.
that they belonged in the water to live there.
and that they did not need anything else, nor help.

So they waved them all goodbye.
Happy too, and relieved, that all had worked out unexpectantly good.

Thursday, October 06, 2011


I rarely saw such a big rose hip.
it looked as if he had a big smile on his face.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Mole 27

continuing story Mole

When it was time to go home,
The birds were still splashing, swimming, and enjoying themselves very much.
Bunny too was enjoying them, seeing they had so much fun.

Now it was time to go home, he told the birds to come along with him to go back.
It seemed as if the birds had no ears,
or...their ears were closed.
Bunny tried to pull them out of the water, but because he could not swim,
he became wet allover.
Till he was soaked...and he finally decided to go back and get some help.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tuliptree seeds

In the garden of my neighbours grows a tuliptree (tulpenboom).
The tree has very special seeds.
I had never noticed that if you peel the hard shell,
inside there are bright flaming red round seeds like smarties.

Its quite a surprise, you don't expect.
Smarties for the birds.

Monday, October 03, 2011


This morning, I heard a wren singing, tweeting, tickeing the highest and loudest song.
Of course I was not in time to grab my camera,
because they are one of the quickest of all birds,
and also one of the smallest.

So I decided to grab my pen and camera,
to make a drawing-photo.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


It is a bit funny for the time of the year.
Poppy's blossem in May, not October.

This Poppy however thought it a good idea to go blossoming now.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Mole 26

continuing story Mole

After a while walking and running,
(For the young birds it was more running...)
Bunny and the young birds had reached the pond.

Bunny could not believe his eyes...
when the birds saw he water,
they immediately jumped into it, splashing and diving under the water
till you all got wet.
They were no chickens, that's for sure...thought Bunny while he watched them sitting in the sand.
What chick likes to swim?
and then these extra long necks...