maandag 30 september 2013


Last friday I was expressing my concern to someone about having not seen
salamander in our backyard for over a year.
Yesterday we relocated a pile of wood and we found one :)

You should handle a salamander with care!
Salamanders like to be cold and not in sunlight.
When I held him in the sunlight to take this picture I noticed his uneasiness :(

Salamanders like to feel safe and hide. They love shady, damp and moisture places.

vrijdag 27 september 2013

woensdag 25 september 2013


What do you think this is?
Have a go and you can win a nice price :)
I'll select a winner on october 4th. 

dinsdag 24 september 2013

Sleepy Albino

We spotted this albino wallaby as we passed by.
He was sleepy and scratching....... or searching for some change perhaps ;)
Funny animal :-)

zondag 22 september 2013

donderdag 19 september 2013

Highway Heather

At this time a year the heather is flowering.
We're planning to go for a walk next saturday.
Hopefully I can take some better pics then. 

woensdag 18 september 2013


Yesterday we went to the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam.
The chapel dates back to the Late Middle Ages.
It appeared to me we ended up in a Harry Potter film :)

maandag 16 september 2013

zaterdag 14 september 2013


In 2010 we went to Iceland.
The kenderman initiated this journey because he knew I dreamt about Iceland for 20 years.
My Iceland fascination started after watching a clip from the The Sugarcubes.
During our short stay on Iceland there was an increasing seismic activity.
Just a few days after we flew back to the Netherlands Reykjav√≠k airport was closed down.
And I could only think: "if only we had been so lucky to get trapped at Iceland!"
The vulcano eruptions of 2010 must have had a huge impact on the local people
although they're used to such a harsh environment.
We both fell in love with the magical Iceland and we will definitely go back some day.

donderdag 12 september 2013

Autumn Started

The weather is getting colder and for several days we are having lots of rain.
A burning fire, candles and blanket are needed in the evenings.
And we started talking about one or maybe two cats.............

dinsdag 10 september 2013

It's Only Make Believe

"Eventyrland"finally arrived! I saw the trailer and I just had to have it :)
It's a Norwegian film and at last is has English subtitles now.
"It's Only Make Believe" is the English title of this film.
The soundtrack is from Thomas Dybdahl, one of my favourite artists.

maandag 9 september 2013

New Plants

A couple of weeks ago I took some cutting from my mother-in-law's Fig.
The leaves of her Ficus have a less round form than the leaves of mine.
Within just two days roots started appearing.
Now it's high time to pot them up.

vrijdag 6 september 2013


I hope you'll enjoy your weekend as much as I do!
I started my weekend enjoying a tasty lunch in very good company
and I'm looking forward to tomorrow.............

woensdag 4 september 2013

Closing Time

  We all have our dark side

sometimes we're closed off 

but eventually we will open up and shine again!

Thinking of a friend who is having a rough time........

dinsdag 3 september 2013

Nutty Nuts

During our last walk I've been gathering some hazelnuts for the squirrel.
The woodpecker has already eaten most of this year's hazelnuts in our garden.
And we haven't seen the squirrel for such a long time.........

maandag 2 september 2013


I can see beauty in everything.
But perhaps you would describe above pics as decay or old rubbish.

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see"- Henry David Thoreau