They are well cared for by their parents, these young turtledoves in our backyard. It’s fun to take pictures of them.
I am clearly unable to cope with the new normal that the rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bringing about. A few days 35 degrees Celsius in Vlissingen … and now I suffer from migraines. Almost all I did was sit in the shade and take pictures from there … and reading books …Continue reading “New Normal ?”
Yesterday the temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in our garden. I have done almost nothing but observe what happened around me …
We shred old branches and put them in the vegetable garden. Marjan discovered that mushrooms quickly grew and started to identify them. This creates a hobby that requires a lot of knowledge from books, internet and her own experience …
Today jackdaws ate all the food that was meant for the crow … Sometimes I get the impression that the natural social behaviour among jackdaws was an example for the Republicans in the USA. Read for instance this quote in Wikipedia: … “In his book King Solomon’s Ring, Konrad Lorenz described and analysed the complex social interactions inContinue reading “jackdaw”
I have a soft spot for crows. The carrion crows that had their territory where I usually walk our dog have disappeared. I don’t know why, because it was a strong family who had lived there for many years. Last April the female was still brooding in their nest and I saw her male (togetherContinue reading “the crow”
a garden is a joy forever
During the DIY work around the house, I often see unexpectedly beautiful scenes that are suitable for taking a nice picture. Even though I have my camera nearby, I often choose to continue what I was doing … but every now and then I grab my camera and try to capture the scene.And then aContinue reading “scenes in our garden”
A large part of my “sandwalk” has been declared a prohibited area by “Natuurmonumenten“. The last bit of sympathy for this organization has also disappeared. On their site they show some nice photos and texts : Is your heart in nature? At Natuurmonumenten we give plants and animals a larger habitat. This is the backyardContinue reading “a piece of my sandwalk was stolen”
Wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world. Bill Mollison An intensive monoculture is the breeding ground for unwanted viruses and diseases … That is why people should keep 1.5 meters away from each other …But how many cows, chickens, pigs, etc. are kept in a modern barn?How much corn, wheat, soy, grain, etc.Continue reading “Just sitting on our porch, wasting time …”
This week during the warmer evenings in the spring it is nice to do nothing outside in the garden … except watching and making pictures.