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”
Walking the dog on this Sundaymorning
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”
Once a week I try to take a nice walk on the former work island Neeltje Jans. That’s what I promised my dog … and a dogowner has to keep his word.
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.
I am always amazed by the beautiful colors that can be seen during northern wind over the Oosterschelde.
A few days ago someone from pest control came by at our request and here and there put out special food for rats in our garden.Today one of the many young rats showed up … Marjan and I felt very guilty when we saw before our eyes how this beautiful young rat was going toContinue reading “a dying young rat”
We are now living in the beginning of what will later be called the Corona period. It will be a transitional period between the two times. Both economically and culturally, but hopefully also ecologically. To think things through quietly, it is good to take a walk in nature now and then … I can onlyContinue reading “At the start of the Corona- period”
There is a lot of animal life in our garden. From big to small, from fun to ugly, from useful to harmful, from sweet to evil, etc …There is also a rat family that has made a well-hidden den somewhere. The family is too big to stay in a human environment. The most difficult thingContinue reading “Wildlife in our backyard”