It's such a beautiful day today!
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 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.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 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.
Saturday, 23 June 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.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 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!