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Loosely on its way to adulthood

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Posted as part of my Six Word Saturday musings; courtesy of Debbie at Travel with Intent. Will you join us there?

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CBW: Pig on Wheels

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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

— Winston S. Churchill


Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge! 😀

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Posted in Humour

Working from home

After working from home for several weeks now, with multiple screens and many video-meetings, I can relate to this poor man completely! 😉

How are you coping?

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They grew closer over the years

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Posted as part of my Six Word Saturday musings; courtesy of Debbie at Travel with Intent. Will you join us there?

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CBW: Crowned dove

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Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.

— Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons


Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge! 😀

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Posted in Outside in

Let the children play

Early this morning, I went for a little walk. The sun on my face, an audiobook in my ears. Ahead, pavers were already at work, and I passed at a safe distance. My way led into the outskirts of our little village, just around the corner. And there was no one that early, except for a couple of horses.

On my way back I saw this sidewalk chalk drawing. And in my mind, I saw a little girl, a piece of chalk in her hand, the tip of her tongue between her teeth. She created a beautiful colorful flower, sky blue and sunny yellow. The image moved me and filled me with hope.

Loesje wrote:

Wat er ook speelt in een land,
laat het vooral de kinderen zijn.

I can’t translate the exact words, for there is a pun in the Dutch words. But it means something like: whatever is happening in a country, let the children play. And in these corona times, they seem to be the only ones who can do so safely. 

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Now that we can no longer carefree roam whenever and wherever we want to due to the coronavirus, now that we work from home and keep our social distance when possible, I want to share photos that bring the outdoors inside. I will describe what made me take those pictures and the way they made me feel. They will be collected under the category OUTSIDE IN. Feel free to join in!Figments outside in

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Scottish Highlander

Suddenly you’re eye to eye with a rugged Scot. A mountain of muscles and dangerous horns. Fortunately, everything was wrapped in a mahogany-colored cuddly coat. 😉

I can watch these peaceful highlanders for hours on end and have been in love with them since the first highlander calves were introduced in Safaripark Beekse Bergen. At that time I was doing research in the park and often accompanied the park supervisor on his daily rounds.

Aside from the Scottish highlander, I took this photo last January because of its wintery colors, the purple and green tones. The two people in the background add depth to the photo.

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Now that we can no longer carefree roam whenever and wherever we want to due to the coronavirus, now that we work from home and keep our social distance when possible, I want to share photos that bring the outdoors inside. I will describe what made me take those pictures and the way they made me feel. They will be collected under the category OUTSIDE IN. Feel free to join in!

Figments outside in