It's such a beautiful day today!
zaterdag 30 juni 2012
donderdag 28 juni 2012
We bought this Ahrend chair 18 years ago. It was very ugly!!
The frame was still darkgreen and the wood was covered in foam and a fake leather covering.
The kenderman stripped the wood and we had the metal sandblasted and powder coated in grey.
I use the warmth of wood to balance all the cool whites in our house.
woensdag 27 juni 2012
dinsdag 26 juni 2012
maandag 25 juni 2012
zondag 24 juni 2012
In early spring we pruned ours willows .
Now we have a nest of a Blackbird!
It's not that special but we can see, that in those 6 years we live here, the wildlife is appreciating our way of gardening.
But the spot this Backbird chose is a quite exposed and windy place and when it starts raining she will get soaking wet.
Hopefully her eggs will turn into healthy blackbirds.
zaterdag 23 juni 2012
You will probably ask yourself "what is that?".
In august I will go to a music festival and I was thinking of travelling light :-)
Once I had something similar, two smaller light brown leather belt bags from the Dutch army.
But that was 25 years ago and I lost it over the years.
This military belt bag was from the Austrian army.
It's very handy to take your wallet and (nowadays) a mobile phone.
And I think it's so much nicer than a nylon belt bag!
I bought it at Etsy.
Leptura maculata (aka Rutpela maculata, Strangalia maculata, Longhorn beetle, Spotted Longhorn, Gevlekte Smalbok)
The kenderman made a photo of this insect on our Angelica.
We see lots of "weird" (unknown by us) insects.
vrijdag 22 juni 2012
donderdag 21 juni 2012
woensdag 20 juni 2012
dinsdag 19 juni 2012
maandag 18 juni 2012
zondag 17 juni 2012
zaterdag 16 juni 2012
vrijdag 15 juni 2012
donderdag 14 juni 2012
woensdag 13 juni 2012
maandag 11 juni 2012
Although we realise we are incredible lucky with our house and garden, we keep dreaming :-)
We dream about a small frame-house, loam walls, fire place, self sufficiency (vegetables, collecting rainwater, solar panels), lots of land for the donkeys, chickens, meadows, hedge laying etc.
Everybody needs a dream!