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Time grinds glossy facade to dust

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Felt felt from top to toe

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Creative, right? In the Baltic States, they work magic with wool! If I had had more space in my luggage, I would certainly have brought such a fun hat. The cute little one is also charmed by the felt slippers. 😀

Once I made a felt sweater too. At least, that’s what came out of the washing machine. 😮

Have a magical weekend. x

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Two sweethearts in need of cat-sitting.

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And I needed them!

Work has been very demanding these last months, but now the summer vacation is here. And I got to stay near the beach for a couple of days, watching these amazing creatures.

Happy summer, everyone!

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Believe in love at first sight?

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Processionary searching for juicy seasonal menu

 

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Oak processionary caterpillars are in the news a lot these days. They share their habitat with us, humans. And this is not pleasant for both parties. Children come home after playing in the park or playground, covered in an angry red rash. Cyclists and joggers have irritated eyes and respiratory tract.

Last Sunday, V-man and I went for a walk in the woods of Ulvenhout. It was the first time I saw the oak processionary caterpillar in real life. We spotted them in at least six places: white hazy nests of industrious caterpillars with long blond hair. Fortunately, they kept their defensive bristles to themselves.

Though the plague seems to be a new phenomenon, in the nineteenth century, these creatures also frequently occurred in the South of the Netherlands. The natural enemies of the caterpillars are parasitic wasps, parasitic flies and … great tits. Let us install a lot of nest boxes for these brave birds with their peculiar menu!

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Knock-knock-knockin’ on Fairy’s door

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At the Irish National Stud & Gardens in Kildare, fairies are the caretakers.

Such fond memories. ❤

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Nature’s Smiley of water and leaf

The things two drops of water and green lettuce can do to your mind.

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Have a fresh Saturday! x

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