Monday, December 31, 2012

blessings and thanks for 2012

The birds are feasting on the fat abundance treat in the jar
on the last day of the year.

I am celebrating on the good and abundance that has been in my jar of the past year.
There have been so many good 2012
Knowing God as a loving Father, having great friends,(thank you all), better health, peace, joy, tears, strength to overcome sad things...and what more...too much to count.

Wishing you a great full fat jummy jar,
full of peace, love, joy and goodness, with lots of blessings for 2013

(clickclick image for better reading)

Sunday, December 30, 2012


There is not much color my garden this winter.
Most browns and greens and beige-ish colors.

The rose hips are preparing their seeds for next year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Peanut jar

These photos were made about a week ago when the jar was full.

The peanut jar is empty by now...have to put up a new one.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Parus ater

Another regular visitor to the peanuts is the Parus ater,
I now see, the english name him is Coal-tit, (zwarte mees).

In Holland we name this bird: (the Parus major)(Koolmees) a coal-tit.
kind of confusing...the our Koolmees is a Great-tit in english.
anyway...lets name him Tommy
as not to make it too confusing...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Marsh-or Willow-tit

One of the wintervisitors is this lovely bird, having a small black cap.
He is either the Willow-tit, (Matkop), (Parus Montanus), or
the Marsh-tit, (Glanskop), (Parus Palustris).
Look-alikes, only their song is different.

It is raining all day, however he is coming all the time to the feeding table.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


He is such a cute bird...
this little round ball, with a very, very long tail,
The reason he is named after his long tail.
They mostly are together, a group of friends or maybe family.
They have discovered the peanut-jar snack.
I was able to catch one, the others were too quick to sit still for a moment.

Such a cute funny bird...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Something blue

When I walked through my garden, to find something interesting for todays post...
My eye caught this something blue-ish hairy thing.
It was hanging on a branch of 'the-almost-empty-little-apple-tree'.

A question arises...
Who brought it there?
Who is missing a piece of hair or fur?

view from both sides...back and forth...(click click image for better determination)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

instructions for candle

One of my friends R. gave me a little candle as a present.
a small 5 cm  little owl candle.
The instructions for use which was tied to the candle is quite hilarious.

following the directions makes you smile!...

Monday, December 17, 2012


Sometimes its like a movie...the 2 cats.
Bibi sitting outside in the window,
Fluffy sitting in the window inside.
Bibi trying to fight Fluffy away through the glass.
And Fluffy trying to fight Bibi though the glass.
Till mostly Bibi has had enough...and turns his back to Fluffy
to see if there is something more interesting in the garden.

Game over.

Friday, December 14, 2012

On 1 leg

Blackbird sitting on one leg...
almost a round ball.
few days ago, when there still was snow.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

crested tit

When I awoke this morning and looked outside...
whaauw! snowing again!
Surprise surprise..
I had heard it on the news, the chance of new snow coming...
but as so many falls someplace else.

I saw the crested tit looking for his favorite peanut butter jar.
Meanwhile he had caught a snowflake on his head, which made him even more funnier.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Crested tit

Though all the snow has gone,
I won't skip this lovely photo of the Crested tit (Kuifmees)

...with his crest high up!

Monday, December 10, 2012


Today is rainy and all the beauty of the snow has gone.
So here is one more of the snowy days.
I did not see robin very much...
He stayed in hiding most of the time the last days.
I noticed just a glimpse when he tried to come a little closer.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

relaxed finch

In the wisteria tree, sat a very lovely finch.
He seemed to enjoy the snow, the surroundings...and everything around.

He sat there balancing on one leg.
Keeping the other leg perfectly warm under his feathers.

Then after a while relaxing....he put down his other warm leg.
and then get some food.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

rose hips

The rose hips of the may-tree are you believe the blackbirds.
The tree is full of them.
I cut a branch of the tree and put it in a vase outside near the window.
Blackbirds love picking them...

Sometimes the rose hips fall on the ground before being swallowed.
That gives a lovely sight in the snow.
Finding here and there these firy orange apples shimmering in the snow.

Friday, December 07, 2012


Today it snowed all day...
it was beautiful, watching the snow falling down for hours.
Had made lots of photos , but somehow my memory card failed to an unknown error...GGGGRRR.
so most of the photo's I cannot open on my computer.
but happily...
I do not know why, the woodpecker shots were still on the card and useful...
There he was unexpected, Mr woodpecker.
dangling on the peanuts, trying to get his delightful snack.
He did not notice me, because he was too busy, pulling one out.