Posted in Nature, Photo

Travel theme: Foliage

Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? was so kind to invite me to participate in her Weekly Travel Theme. It is foliage she wants us to show. And I found plenty of that in a nearby forest. Woods. Eh…

Could someone please explain the difference between forest and woods to me? When do I use forest and when woods? Thank you.

The leaves stay the same though 😉

Posted in Nature, Photo

Pippin’s Mushrooms!

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A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name “mushroom” is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word “mushroom” is most often applied to those fungi that have a stem, a cap and gills or pores on the underside of the cap.

Today we headed into the forest to search for mushrooms. Not to gather and eat them, but to capture them on film. To our surprise, there were only a few. But I share what I have 😉

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Posted in Animals, Photo, Sunday Post

My Favorite Spot

For this weekend’s challenge, I didn’t have to think long.

From spring till fall, my favorite spot is hidden in the back of my garden, surrounded by bushes. And though I don’t have a porch, it still swings.

This swing is the perfect place to sit and contemplate, to read, drink tea and wine. To talk and laugh deep into the night. And on sunny moments, my neighbors in the butterfly bush flutter and fly, or just watch and listen.

What is your favorite spot? I hope you can spend some time there this weekend 🙂


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Posted in Humour, Inspiration, Personal, Photo

Live it!

My free advice on this cloudy Thursday 😉

Posted in Animals, Photo, Stories

Domestic Beauty

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I can not imagine life without my animal friends.

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Posted in Music

You’ve got a friend

Carol King. I was very fortunate to see her perform in Amsterdam, somewhere in the eighties. Not my eighties though 😛

Today I want to dedicate this song to my friends – especially to Paula and Jules. And to anyone who needs a friend tonight…

Will you sing with me?

~ Mar

Posted in Animals, Haiku, Photo

Orange Feet


thank you, duckling dear

by gabblin’-and-a-cacklin’

you brought back my smile


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Two orange feet, planted firmly on the ground, helped me to touch down again. Stay your sweet droll self, little one 🙂

Posted in Photo, Sunday Post


People. human beings making up a group. United by culture, tradition or sense of kingship. 

Share a photo of people, Jake Sprinter asked us. Here is mine: Target Reversed 😉

Target Reversed

More People in Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post.

Posted in Art, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Cheri Lucas is this week’s challenger at WordPress. She dares us to share a photo that means Solitary to us.

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Well, this little chap is bravely walking forward on his spindly legs. Forever going nowhere. Alone in an empty, cloudy land, holding his tiny torn umbrella in a futile attempt to find shelter from wind and rain. Solitary.


There are many other bloggers who take part in this challenge. You are most welcome to take a look at their contributions