donderdag 30 mei 2013

woensdag 29 mei 2013

On Our Way Home

 Last thursday.......... on our way home............. dark sky!

(I like orbs. Especially the coloured ones, just like in yesterday's post)

Hail was the result.

dinsdag 28 mei 2013


Since I started photographing digitally, I easily take 100 photos a day and I have no prints at all. 
If you want a matte print from your photos you can order them here.
I wasn't sure about the skin tones but I loved my other prints!

zondag 26 mei 2013

Come Out and Play Festival

Yesterday we went to the Come Out and Play festival in Oss.
Although it was pretty cold and dark we had a great time!
It came as a surprise to me to see my parents turn up for this event :)

vrijdag 24 mei 2013

My Pinterest

One of my few own photo's at my pinterest

My Pinterst numbers:
75 boards
5000+ pins
1900+ followers
If you would like to follow me on Pinterest. Click here.

donderdag 23 mei 2013


Perhaps you have wondered about the name kenderfrau

I needed a name for my blog, wanting just one word.
Because it's my nickname, kenderfrau was easily chosen.
Originally it came from kender. Being a type of fantasy race.

I like these kender characteristics:
 - their curiosity and their innocent tedency to 'borrow' things.
- kender are described as not believing that there is anything morally wrong with handling others' items.
In addition, they do not tend to "find" things like money, gems, and the like, as they are depicted as having little concept of monetary value.
- kender are described as masters at the art of insulting people, using a wide repertoire of taunts, sarcasm, rudeness and insults.
 - they obtain a wizened appearance as they grow older, due to the fine network lines that appear on their faces around age forty, and have pointed ears which gives them somewhat of a resemblance to elves. (like me :-))
- kender tend to have a wide vocal range, enabling older individuals to perform impressive sound imitations. (definately the kenderman)
In adition to their wide vocal range, they are often depicted as rambling and speaking very quickly when excited, which can make them difficult to understand at times.
- kender's natural lifespan is about 100 years. They age slowly, remaining childlike in comparison to other races even when their bodies slow down.
- kender view death as the next adventure, and do not linger long in sadness after passing of a loved one.

I have very good memories of the evenings we played Dungeons and Dragons organised by master Fishban!

woensdag 22 mei 2013


After 7 years of neglect I finally started using my iPod Classic again.
The kenderman discovered he could connect his iPhone to our kitchen radio :-)
Then I started thinking.......... where is my old iPod?
We can be quick but also very slow :-))
Now we're in desperate need of a white mini jack cable.

dinsdag 21 mei 2013


bad twilight photo

Yesterday we talked about Mobli.
I said something like: "We haven't been seeing him for months".
The kenderman suggested he might be dead because this wild cat,
 assumably living a tough life, would be at least 10 years old by now.
We have been living here for seven years and he has been visiting our garden from the beginning.
He didn't look like a younster then and he already had some scars.

Around 8 o'clock we went inside because it was getting colder.
Just when we finished our dinner we both saw Mobli walk into our garden!
As if he had heard us talking earlier :-)

We're so glad he's alive and kicking and he still visits our garden to hunt!

zondag 19 mei 2013

Afternoon Walk

We went for an afternoon walk.
I really could use the exercise because working in the garden
is more like a Tai Chi training rather than an endurance training.
Because it has been a while, I was suprised how green everything turned.
We both agreed we should do this more often. We'll see :-)


Yesterday we watched  the Eurovision contest. Anouk was my favourite.
It has been a long time since the Netherlands made it to the finals. Anouk did a great job!
Other countries I liked were Ukraine, Norway, Sweden and Ireland.
You can check the Eurovision results here.

zaterdag 18 mei 2013


Perhaps you've got an idea for me!
After a couple weeks these 4 aluminium frames (40x50) are still empty  :-)
Can you please help me by posting your idea for these frames?

vrijdag 17 mei 2013

Blue Sky

Wishing for a blue sky this weekend!

Or, at least, some pieces of blue!

dinsdag 14 mei 2013


The kenderman has been sowing some grass.
Afterwards it has been raining cats and dogs so I'm wondering
if this is going to work........ I'll keep you posted.
If you are wondering about the grave stone you can check out here and here.

zondag 12 mei 2013

zaterdag 11 mei 2013


A bit of sunshine and a meadow with beautiful flowers.......
Who could wish for anything more!

Garden Days

10-11-12 may Beervelde Garden Days

Like every year we visited the Garden Days at Beervelde yesterday.
We brought home "just a few" plants so you can guess what we will be doing today :-)

donderdag 9 mei 2013


What do we like to do in our vacation? We work in our garden and then.......
we're off to a nursery and buy more plants :-)

Yesterday the weather forecast predicted rain showers and thunder.
It seemed like an ideal day to do some shopping :-)
So we went to Bastin, a nursery specialised in Mediterranean plants.
This beautiful nursery is situated on a slope in the South of the Netherlands.

Today we will be busy planting!

zondag 5 mei 2013


We purchased a work of art by Gerard Koek.
In march we went to his exhibition To Be Here.

Gerard and his wife Mariës Hendriks were taken care of the installation at our house.
What more could you want?


I had to control myself not to start jumping up and down :-)
This work looks like it was made for our home. It fits like a glove.
Thank you Gerard and Mariës. We really enjoyed your company!


Hairy beauty :-)

4 days earlier