Sunday, August 31, 2014

instead of a stamp

This week I received an official letter from the town hall
The letter has no normal stamp anymore…
This one above is what it is today.

Instead of stamps, the mail is delivered with a kind of printed stamp.
A cheapish poor looking printed stamp, in a bad design.

Not like some years ago, when you received a snailmail letter with at least a glued
stamp with the head of the queen and this last year the head of the king, making a letter a real letter.
I would expect from an official letter more.
I now looks like a printed matter, you would throw away easily when you don't look thrice.
Somehow this is a severe degradation in the mail.

You say…of course email, whatsapp, twitter and other social media….I know, I know…
We are going to find it normal these days…don't even notice anymore…unimportant...

I think its an impoverishment of our country.

I want (glued)stamps !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Woodpecker molting

The young woodpecker visits so now and then the bird feeder.
I noticed that he is molting…the red spot on his head is kind of changing.
Black spots are coming through the red.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The Dunnock
(Heggemus, Prunella modularis) is visiting daily more than once.
Seeking below, the leftovers that have fallen out of the bird feeder.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Sometimes you have to make a funny exercise in order to get what you want.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


The apples have gotten a healthy blush.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


This morning the sun is playing with the purples and greens of the Phlox.

I love the Phloxes…having beautiful vivid colors and I love their special fragrance.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Looking for water

Fluffy a while ago….
looking for water in the bucket.
As you will notice the floor is wet from his paws…

A while ago he collapsed and all the water was on the floor.
Its a pity I was not there to make photo's.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Great or small Tiger caterpillar

This morning I found a caterpillar with a warm fur coat.
I took him with me for a photo.
But he was rather shy and curled himself into a little ball just like a hedgehogs do when they feel not safe.
I waited a a while and yes, he started running away very quickly.
I am not sure he is a small or a great Tiger.
Maybe someone knows?

Ruby Tiger, Kleine Beer (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)
Garden Tiger, Grote Beer, (Arctia caja)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Bird paintings

Bird paintings

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Duck and young

Some days ago being at some friends place up in the north,
there were these ducks swimming in a lake near their home.
Beautiful area.