Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Today I received 2 snail mails, with these lovely stamps.
One from Berlin (Germany) and one special made stamp.
stamped with Nieuwegein…which means translated New Fun.
In Holland you can order your own stamps with your own selected picture on it.

I don't know if that is possible in other countries, but here in Holland, it is a real treat that we are able to do so.
I always enjoy beautiful stamps on a letter!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dancing rain

Dancing rain in my pond,
in step with the music of the birds.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

New Song Thrush

Late this afternoon, I suddenly saw this lovely Song Thrush, (Zanglijster).
He looks like a young one (juvenile). a fresh breed so to speak.
Song Thrushes sing georgeous!
The new ones always look and act a bit clumsy…
like: 'everything is new to me' expression.

Maybe this 'new bird' sings a new song as well!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lots of promises

Lots of promises of the Clematis Montana, a delightful flower,
spreading a lovely vanilla fragrance, when in bloom.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blue Rain is raining

The Wisteria (Blauwe regen) is out!
Lots of deep purples and shiny lilacs…
Full of a lovely fragrance when passing by.
Every year it is a feast to sit under the tree
allowing the fragrance to overwhelm.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The fly catcher is already making arrangements for building his nest.
Now the waiting is for the female.
She always arrives about 10 days later from Africa.
Will she find her way?
Does she come?
If yes, When?
He is singing on top of his lungs to call her forth.
Tweeting her. Will she hear?
If I knew the song I would sing along with him.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Today I decided it was time to brush Bibi and Fluffy.
Lots of loose hair…and great for the birds nests.
As soon as I had put the hair out…the birds were ready to take it in.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Robin watching

Saturday, April 19, 2014


The last few days, the dove comes visiting.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fly catcher

Fly catcher, front-, right-, left-& back side…
What a beautiful bird!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Little wren bathing

Its such a delight and fun, to see little wren taking a bath.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fly catcher

The flycatcher is busy all day long to defend his territory.
It seems he wants the same nest box as last year.
At least he is doing serious inspection,
meanwhile singing and cheeping loudly.

I do hope he will stay.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A few days later

In just a few days (4) later,  the beech buds have sprung open!
Amazing to see the power and what has been inside.
Perfectly unfolding both the leaves and the flowers.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Drinking Forget-me-not-water

Going Deeper and deeper.
As if there are no drinking spots in my house.
No…. Mr. Fluffy thinks Forget-me-not-water is the best!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Robin singing in apple tree

This morning robin came along sitting between the apple blossoms.
Such a delightful sight.
He was singing!
This makes spring perfect!