Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blackbird sunbathing

This blackbird is having a sunbath today, enjoying the lovely sunny day.
So did I.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Baby coots

Another coot with baby's on the nest.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Coot and young

Sitting at the edge of the water, there came along a coot with het young.
She was feeding her little ones, and I was allowed to watch them.
The young are so cute and beautiful with all these colors...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

drinking water

If you would believe Fluffy,
there is no water to be found anywhere in the house,
except in the vase with roses…
Even his paws disappear in the vase.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rainy roses

The rose is soaking in the rain…
making a lovely pillow on the gardenseat.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Poppy boat

Some lost and founds, floating like fiery boats in the water.

Poppy's in rain

Even when its raining, Poppy's are always beautiful!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

State stamps of USA

Today I received a delightful letter from Barbara Rudolph in my mailbox.
We connected because we both have a passion for birds.
I received from her a beautiful set of American State birds stamps.
Amazing birds, each one representing one of the States of the USA.
Thank you so much Barbara!

Have a look at her website and blog.
Barbara makes beautiful bird paintings in oil paint.
(see photos below and who she is.).
I am an artist that enjoys telling a story with my paintings. They are unique, thought provoking and often have a sense of humor to them. My most recent work has focused primarily on intimate portraits of birds, often in a peculiar and fun situation. I have devoted a lot of time to photographing birds which I later incorporate into my still-life arrangements of books and other objects with the birds. I enjoy the challenges of painting in a realistic style. I try to capture a moment in time with my sky paintings with a single bird or birds in flight. I am an Arizona artist that has been interested in drawing and painting since an early age. I have created many works for clients in a variety of styles, from floral to classical figurative paintings. My medium of choice is oil paint. Art is such an important part of my life. I love to spend time in the studio creating paintings that will bring joy into people's lives.
On her blog you can see she started with beautiful oilsketches of 70 different birds.

and a video of her work.

Barbara Rudoph   Tell a story

Barbara Rudoph   Goldfinch sonata

Friday, May 16, 2014


Thursday, May 15, 2014


If you could tell this caterpillar, that there will come a day that he will fly high in the sky?

What do you think the caterpillars would answer?
He might answer that he absolutely cannot imagine what that will be, flying
and how this will look like…
Or would he answer…Oh yes of course I will!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Building a home

A Turtle dove started building a home for his young.

Monday, May 12, 2014


When not sleeping, everything is under control.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bibi & Fluffy

It always begins like this:
Bibi sits outside in de window,
But then, Fluffy sees Bibi sitting and tries to tease him,
Bibi and Fluffy staring at each other…

When Fluffy comes too close near him on the other side of the window.
Bibi gets so furious & upset…!

It makes me laughing out loud.
Both are looking at me, with a  'What was that'?…kind of disturbed looks.(last photo)

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Birth stamp

For the third baby of my niece that is born last Saterday,
I designed the stamp for the birth announcement card and the card.
Inside the card, the baby's name is written in the cloud.

Again its a beautiful lovely delightful baby!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Sparrows menu

Some of the many sparrows in M's garden.
The sparrows have also young.
A quick look at yesterdays menu.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Coal-tits menu

The coal-tits have young.
The parents are flying off and on to feed the little ones.
I love to see what is on the menu.
Here an impression of the meals being served.