woensdag 29 augustus 2018

maandag 20 augustus 2018

Fern Love

We have searched for a specific fern for quite some time...

We found and ordered  Goniophlebium subauriculatum online at Farnwerk shop.
The plants shipped on Monday and arrived on Thursday at my neighbours house.
Checking the tracking number I discovered this on Saturday...
and my neighbours weren't at home.... gggrrrrrrr 
On Sunday morning I could pick up the plants, almost a whole week after being sent.
And we received, in almost perfect condition, two beautiful plants!

For us there's just one shortcoming...
the Farnwerk website is only available in the German language.
Thankfully they answered my mail in English perfectly. So no worries.
Hopefully their website will be available in English eventually!
Then we definitely will order again!!! (big smile)

vrijdag 10 augustus 2018

Fab Frog

The time has come to spot some European tree frogs again...
Earlier posts here and here.

No kèk-kèk-kèk-kèk-kèk sounds today but nevertheless we did find them.....

a younster looking back... you can see the tiny skin folds

Cool Walk

YES!!!! Today much cooler temperatures!
Time for another hike at Wijvenheide.
(photos from our earlier walk here)

Still visible the effect of the long drought....

dinsdag 7 augustus 2018


I kept thinking about a DIY show case for my beach finds and
for weeks I've been looking for a glass cover for the ceramic tray with beach finds.
Today I found a glass tray... but it didn't fit over the ceramic base.

Then I tried this wooden top of a ceramic tray as a base. Perfect fit!

Underneath here you can see why I need such a heavy glass protection (smile)...

zaterdag 4 augustus 2018

Exhausting Heat Wave

In the middle of an exhausting heat wave it's obvious to visit the beach...
So we headed for the North Sea. To Zwin nature park again.

We saw lots of storks in the surrounding fields...

After a short but very warm walk we arrived at the foot of the hot sand dunes...
and we could take a breath of fresh air at the slightly cooler and quiet beach

Even now, during this heat wave, we had the beach almost to ourselves...

You can see our earlier visits (beautiful photos!) to our favourite beach here