Monday, July 29, 2013

Jay look

A glimpse of the jay...looking if there is something to snack.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Great Tiger or Big Bear

In my garage, on the floor, I noticed a kind of piece of paper.
When I wanted to pick it up and put it in the dustbin standing next to it,
I saw it was't a piece of paper at all!
It was a night butterfly...a kind of moth.

Beautiful spots and dots all over his wings.
I caught it in a glass, to find out what I found, before it would fly away.
When I noticed he was't that quick, I took away the glass for a closer inspection.
I had found a Great Tiger, Arctic Caja, or Grote Beer,
the last dutch name 'Grote Beer', is because of the woolly bear like caterpillar.

I never saw such a big Moth...with such beautiful colors.!

Amazing firy orange underwings...and even his body is brilliant orange...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cloud inside

Having a real cloud inside a room is something stunning awesome and delightful.
And possible!
This is what artist Berndaut Smilde has made.
Have a look at how he forms this beautiful cloud  inside a room.

Lovely when the high temperatures are melting you away!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Beethoven 2 scribble

The other day I watched Beethoven 2 on television.
Beethoven falling in love with another lovely dog.
When they were separated from each other, both dogs were watching the moon....
longing for each other.
Such a cute story.
This morning I scribbled two dogs... both watching the moon...thinking of each other.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Feathered tea

It really looks like the birds have enjoyed the Flower-Tea.
Some birds forgot some of their clothes....after theTea party.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bird tea

In one of the birdbaths, a Geranium has tried to get some refreshment.
Lots of leaves of the flower are floating around.

Now the water has become a delightful flower-tea for the birds to drink from.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


While picking berries, I heard a kind of rustle nearby.
I looked around to see where that  sound came from.
First I saw nothing, but then suddenly my eye fell on a tiny little rabbit,
being entangled in a gooseberry net hanging nearby.
(In the past, the net had been hanging over the berries, but now we had especially taken away the net from the berries, so that the birds wouldn't get stuck in the net.)
The little rabbit wrestled and wriggled trying to get loose, but the more he tried, the more he got stuck and wrapped up even more in the net.

When he noticed me, he wriggled and tried harder to get loose.
I said: 'Wait a moment! I'll get some scissors!' and ran off to my car to get it.
When I came back and came closer, the little bunny became even more afraid.
When I tried to hold him very be able to cut the net...he started screaming!
Such a panic stricken screaming coming from such a little small bunny!
My heart melted even more by this.
'I just come to help you...don't be afraid, I said to calm him down a little, ...while I cut the net from his trembling body.
Soon he was free, and without looking back, or saying'Thank you so very much', he rushed away under the nearest hedge.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Hidden behind some leaves sits the coal-tit.
Making his 'arrangements' for the day.

thinking nobody's watching....

Friday, July 12, 2013

falcon stamps

One of my friends, who knows I love birdstamps,
gave me these beauty stamps.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Some of the berries are not fact all of them are not ripe yet.

The doves think they are ripe, and the blackbirds think they are ripe...
So the tree is almost empty and only a few leftovers.

Sunday, July 07, 2013


This morning I noticed that some snails had been going in circles.

That's how I do too sometimes...
Going in circles and not finding my way.
Well I decided to go off my trail, and find a straight one.

Saturday, July 06, 2013


While sitting this morning outside
enjoying the early sun rays,
Suddenly little tiny Crested Wren (Goudhaantje) came to have a bath in the birdbath.
Only 2 meters distance!
I hardly dared to breathe, as not to disturb his morning rituals.
Such a lovely tiny brave birdie!

Friday, July 05, 2013

A few days later...

Just a few days later.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


I picked some gorgeous poppy's in my garden.
They grow between the beech hedge
and as the hedge is going to be cut tomorrow,
I thought it a better idea to pick the flowers and put them in a vase, for in my studio,
before they are cut down along with the hedge.

So I did....I love these fragile reds!
They are one of my favorites!
I was just making some nice photo's for my blog....

Guess who comes for a closer look?
It looks like Fluffy thinks they do need a cut anyway.
and he freely offers his help!

Monday, July 01, 2013


Finally the delphiniums are out!

They are at least  three weeks too late, because of the cold rainy summer and spring.
They are one of my favorites.
In the last photo is a bumble camouflaging...acting as if he belongs to the flower.