I mounted my camera on a tripod and waited to see what happened. .
Our roof needs maintenance because the PVC foil that has been under the green roof for 24 years has become unreliable. Especially along the exposed edges, the plasticizers have disappeared from the PVC due to the UV light. Now I am replacing it with 1.52 mm thick EPDM foil.It is a lot of work toContinue reading “Our roof needs maintenance”
Grandma’s hand helps to squeeze half the orange on the juicer, while she explains how healthy orange juice is especially for little girls. Then you see through the reflection in the stainless steel coffee machine that your grandfather is busy recording the scene with a large camera in front of his eye. Then you makeContinue reading “photogenic grandchild”
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”
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”
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 …”
One of the two LED daytime running lights had broken. Since the lid was loose for maintenance, I immediately renewed both. Yesterday I asked Velomobiel.nl which lights they use for this. They are these that they order in large amounts at Conrad, they are most likely not for sale at a local electrical store.Today IContinue reading “LED daytime running lights”
The 552 is open again !
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 …