Tuesday, October 11, 2016

what early mornings bring....

This day started earlier than usual... 6 am... auch :)
This means that our morning walk after breakfast was early too but I don't regret leaving the house.

It was a misty morning and I decided to take my camera.  Good call!!
these are the results of a really nice morning...

It all began when I noticed that the newly installed fence on a pasture near our home was covered in tiny threads...
the entire fence (+ 10 meters long, min 2 meters high)!!
This is either a huge spider nest or one busy spider!! 

Then our buddy wanted to 'swim'... mist drifted over the surface of the tiny basin in the woods, but we couldn't stay too long because the little one was eager to go in too...
noooo, too cold!!!

Autumn shows its colours

The great beech tree... sees all....passes no judgement...

One of my favorite places here... look at all these lovely trees... 

My two favorites under my favorite tree... precious photo

Since the spider fence, my eyes were on the lookout for some more...et voilĂ ...

Spiders too like plants in their homes

These last two pictures absolutely made my day... little pearls of dew on the web and the spider, patiently waiting in her tiny shelter...

A Poem is a spider web
Spun with words of wonder
Woven lace held in place
By whispers made of thunder

~Charles Ghigna~

To the Zoo!!

Free tickets to the Zoo!!
On a wonderful sunny day in August, we took our little rose, my godchild and his sister and they loved it!
The Zoo in Antwerp has recently renovated several areas and they did a good job creating more space for some of the animals.

Sometimes you need to do some daydreaming...

I can relate...

The owls could use some more space to fly...

How dare you disturb my good day's sleep!!

'And I said to Gisella, I said: anything that's the size of a domestic sheep...'

Wanna see me flip my ears? Do you?

Combine beauty with danger...

Cuddlesome seniors

The zoo is a fantastic place to show our children the animals we would hardly ever see in the wild...
however I can never visit a zoo without feeling guilty and hypocritical...
The feeling was worse when we went to the chimpanzees and one of them came up to the window and started gesturing and moving her lips as if to say: 'Can you take me with you...'
It could have been: can I wear your hat? but still we felt bad....

"The voice of the natural world would be:
'Could you please give us space and leave us alone to get along with our own lives and our own ways, because we actually know much better how to do it than when you started interfering.' "

~Jane Goodall~

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Light shows us beauty where we wouldn't expect it

Our imperfections and the marks life leaves behind become more visible
They show us as we are...
who we are...

If you look close enough, there's beauty everywhere,
you just have to find the right light

'There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in' ~Leonard Cohen~

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Potato love

It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.
~ Irish saying ~

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A little sunshine on rainy days

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~ Langston Hughes ~
Rock Stonecrop (Sedum forsterianum)

Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)

Mugwort (Tanacetum vulgare)

 Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)

Sunflower (Helianthus)


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

European Alder Spittle Bug

Climb little spittle bug


Aphrophora alni
'Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain
or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.'
~ John Muir ~

Friday, July 11, 2014

What are you, yellow-bellied?

Sciara hemerobioides
'I say you're a bunch of gutless lily-livered, yellow-bellied eastern sissies.
All you've done since you got here was whine and complain.
Now why don't you go back and leave the west to the real men !'
~Bartender in Wagons East, 1994~
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