Thursday, 19 October 2017

Day at the Beach

Every holiday we try to visit the North Sea...

 the kenderman spotted this protected and endangered sea holly

I found the second ray eggcase of the day

we started at the Belgian beach and ended the day at the beach on Dutch territory


I can't help feeling sorry for this still perfectly looking squirrel,
I just love red squirrels and I treasure the few encounters. 
You could easily be fooled and assume he's only sleeping...
but I can assure you this one won't wake up again.

In autumn everything seems to sink into decay, it seems to be the season of melancholy.
 I love the smell of a autumn forrest, the fading sunlight and .....

- if you Fear, your Heart will decay  -
quote by  L V Hall

I hope you'll be able to enjoy the weekend!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Perfect Day

Yesterday we went hiking with friends in Vijlen...

After lunch we walked down hill...

we followed the Geul upstream...

came across some beautiful half-timbered houses...

and then we climbed up the steep hill...

and down hill again for the final destination...

so we could sit down for a rest with a view... and enjoy another meal together.

What a perfect day!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Art and Coffee

(brasserie Thialf)

Yesterday we visited Kunst op de Koffie in Arnhem.

A biennial event where you can meet artists, exhibiting in other peoples homes.
KodK aims to find a nice artist and homeowner combo.
Such a great combination! Art and access to "strange" houses.
To me the best of both worlds! ★

We started our tour at No 06 : Karel van Gelderstraat 43.
A new build home filled with paintings of MariĆ«s Hendriks
(find more posts about her work here and here).

 I enjoyed talking to the owner about his house, interior design and art.

Our second home with artist Esmay Groot Koerkamp: No 05 : Dullerstraat 30

No 7 : Driekoningenstraat 45 : Peter Jordaan 

 No 24 : Driekoningendwarsstraat 52 : Isolde Venrooy

No. 01 : Parkstraat 64 : Kevin Bauer 

Your final chance to visit Kunst op de Koffie 2017 is today from 12.00-17.00 pm
Location: Spijkerkwartier in Arnhem

A neighbourhood with lots of lovely old architecture.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

Arboretum Kalmthout

Yesterday we visited the plants day in the arboretum of Kalmthout.
The kenderman got some tickets from a colleague member of the fern association.

one large Epimedium...

Besides trees, (espaliered) fruit trees and shrubs...

a wide variety of (wild)flowers and (forgotten) vegetables seed...

and lots of bulbs for sale...