busy to get used to getting older

Life in these turbulent times with climate change, political chaos (the Netherlands), the growing wealth gap, COVID-19 deniers, digital money, energy transition, resurgent populism, reduced reading skills among young people, neoliberal economy, etc. did not get any easier for guys like me who grew up in the turbulent sixties and seventies. So even though I no longerContinue reading “busy to get used to getting older”

turtledoves in our garden

Mother turtle-dove decided to make her nest in a wicker basket that is always on our porch. She laid two eggs which both hatched without any problems. So we could enjoy 2 turtle-doves growing up every day and have also gained a lot of respect for the turtle-dove that took excellent care of their young and defended with great courage against crowsContinue reading “turtledoves in our garden”

Fluid dynamics

If you live in Zeeland, people often look at the shape of a velomobile with the eyes of a sailor. But the fluid dynamics for water is fundamentally different from that for air. The shape of a velomobile suggests that it has a high speed … and I think that is the big disadvantage ofContinue reading “Fluid dynamics”

The old water pump has become a museum piece.

The old hand cranck pump wasn’t complete, so I decided to just clean it and hang it in our garden just for fun. I like seeing the old handmade wooden piston, which still had the original non-return valve leather on it. The leather that belongs to the seal around the piston had disappeared. I paintedContinue reading “The old water pump has become a museum piece.”

good factual photographers ?

In the Netherlands are political elections next week. The photographers who made the portraits for these election posters made my day! The photos are taken like mugshots are made. With a frontal flash light, drop shadow on the white background and the harsh shadows not hidden … There is no compassion or empathy in theContinue reading “good factual photographers ?”

second ride this year …

It is clear that my condition has deteriorated rapidly. I have to do a lot more mileage with my velomobile … So I started today again with good intentions 😉 But as always I bring my camera … the sun was shining, but it was a bit foggy and cold and you can clearly seeContinue reading “second ride this year …”