Thursday, January 31, 2013

what was it?

What was it that I bought?
Cannot figure out anymore what it was....
Its annoying not knowing what the letters/signs are saying.

I decided to study hebrew again. 
about 25 years ago I took some lessons...and it helped to figure out some...
but not enough.
I have homework to do. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Up to Jerusalem

Back home again.
Moving flashes on the road up to Jerusalem. (night-time)

Monday, January 21, 2013


For a while in Jerusalem...flown out just before the snow...
Send you all blessings from Jerusalem.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Simon takes a bath

Simon takes a bath in a glass of water.
I don't think it needs more explanation...

Friday, January 18, 2013


In the snow, I saw a little something flying....shooting away...
a mouse, a leaf...a bird...
I looked better, It was a little wren (winterkoninkje).
Then I noticed the footprints in the snow.
Lovely little tiny prints.
Compared to the bigger prints, really small.
The other prints are probably great-tit or blackbird.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fluffy and Bibi and the birds

The birds are very interesting for Fluffy.
Its not clear if he only wants to play...or chase them for a meal.

We don't take the risk.

This morning when the birds were in the cage,
Fluffy jumped on top of the cage, but the birds hardly blinked with their eyes.
The birds are used to a stalking cat.
Their neighbour cat at home (Boris) also has a the same hobby.(birdwatching)
But we keep an eye on them...just to make sure. 
After a while Fluffy jumps on the drawer fast asleep all day.

When the birds fly freely around, Fluffy and Bibi sit behind closed doors...

Through the glass kitchen door they can peek...
and have this staring fixed look in their eyes...


Wednesday, January 16, 2013




My friend K. arrived for some days to stay for a couple of days.
Along with her she brought her birds....Elsje and Simon.
Very tame birds, small parrotlike birdies (Forpus Coelestis)..sitting quietly on her lap...or arm...
I like it when they are sitting in all kind of a round ball...or here Simon showing off his naked neck because he is molting.
Such a lovely creatures...acting very funny.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Today it has been snowing...
beautiful snow.
The finch is very happy to find some food in the snow.

Monday, January 14, 2013


It had been freezing last night and some frost had covered the ice in the pond.
I discovered somebody or someone had made a nice drawing on the frosted ice.
(clickclick the ice) to have a better look.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Though it is freezing...again.
Some trees think it is time to go out.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

a simple prayer

The birdbath is frozen.
Yesterday I thought it would be nice to have a bird on the birdbath ice ....for a photo.
Of course no bird landed on the ice...for a photo session,
so I put some yummy cheese on the ice to make it more attractive.
No bird appeared...
I remember praying simple ..oh Lord it would be nice...
Then I forgot.
This morning a finch landed on the ice..trying to dig out the frozen cheese.
There was my chance...and remembered my little half prayer.
I made me glad!

Why not pray for simple things...and what about the more difficult things...?
It really helps!...I believe He hears.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Out 2

Not only the snowdrops are coming out.
Lungworts (Longkruid) (Pulmonaria) is also out,
with beautiful bright violet-purple flowers...

Brave courageous fierce flowers!  

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Snowdrops are out

There they Are!
I had heard that snowdrops are out!
Because of the drizzling cloudy weather I had not taken time to have a peek.
Today the sun was out and for me a good reason to go out too...

Surprise, surprise...snowdrops are out too!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

courageous bird


Not all birds dare to go in.
As the jar is almost empty, the birds have to go deep inside the jar,
in order to get to the bottom.

This blue-tit is a brave one....courageous, fierce!
Daring to go inside the slippery glass...all by himself.