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”
let’s start drawing! choose colors together Let’s draw a fish … but how does a mackerel look like? pay close attention to the colors … tomorrow we are going to eat this mackerel, today time to draw … and grandpa? …. grandpa enjoys the scene and takes pictures.
It’s that time of year again … Christmas or as some say X-mas. Also for Atheists, it is a pleasant time that thanks to the long tradition, reminds me of all previous Christmases, especially those where my parents still lived and those where my children were still small children. Every year, exactly on the dayContinue reading “Chistmas again …”
The 552 is open again !
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 …
Marjan has found a 45 rpm record that she often used in her own youth. The old 60-year-old technique of listening to music still works for the one-year-old granddaughter … she has only been able to walk for a month, but she is now also learning to dance …The Dutch texts of Annie M.G. SchmidtContinue reading “Grandma plays vinyl !”
8 years ago I bought my Shimano sandals and today I had to renew the cleats, because I had troubles with my left cleat. I placed them relatively far under my foot, because my heels protrude less deep under the Quest and of course also because I suffer less from less blood circulation in theContinue reading “new cleats”
Grandchild gets whimsy and needs a short nap, but she doesn’t realize this herself and you can’t explain it to her either. In this situation, grandmother lovingly presses her to her chest and hums a lullaby … always works … It worked so well … that Grandfather almost fell asleep too …
I belong to that generation of madmen who have learned not to throw anything away if you still have room to keep it. For the past 30 years, we have kept all our children’s well-preserved toys in boxes and crates. Recently our first grandchild turned 1-year-old and it is time to take the things out of theirContinue reading “grandchild”
Ellenbrandwijkphotography inspired me with her photos to look a bit more in black and white. So I played with light instead of colors …
Friends came to visit. Coincidentally, Ellen Brandwijk is a professional photographer.While we were chatting in the garden, she quickly took some pictures and before I could see what she was doing with her camera, she was ready. The conversation was not interrupted by the shooting.This is how professionals work, … imperceptibly!She used a simple 50Continue reading “a professional photographer”
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”