The almond tree is in bloom … and I’m working on an old water pump that I like very much but with which I can’t think of what to do with it …
Category Archives: garden
Our German Shepherd likes the snow to clean his coat. Every now and then it is good to take pictures in the snow again. It makes me aware of how easy digital technology has made it. In the old days, it used to require a lot more craftsmanship from the photographers … Stay safe &Continue reading “Snow”
mice in the garden …
They are getting too many … and there is not enough room for them to spread naturally in our neighbourhood … in the middle of a residential area you can call this a natural pest … So unfortunately I have the help of a pest controller requested, via the municipality of Vlissingen. Before the pestContinue reading “mice in the garden …”
You’re lucky when you can appreciate the fall colours as part of your life … when it seems so natural that it grows in your backyard for free and automatically. Because it happens for free and by itself, too many people don’t give it any economic value … but I feel rich with this popContinue reading “autumn colours”
a blooming rose in November !
Due to the relatively mild weather in the Netherlands, a rose-bush in our front garden has flowered. This was rare in my youth and I am afraid it is a sign of the changing climate in Europe. The rest of the garden is already in “winter mode”. The garden is frequented by hedgehogs who are looking forContinue reading “a blooming rose in November !”
They are well cared for by their parents, these young turtledoves in our backyard. It’s fun to take pictures of them.
New Normal ?
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 ?”
in our garden …
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 …
the garden today
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
scenes in our garden
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”