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Ignorant entity changes the world’s focus

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Viruses are the most common biological entities on Earth. And the terrible part of it is, that a virus is no sentient being. It just exists. It has no clue about its effects. If corona had a soul, it would weep bitter tears. Like us.

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: The secret gate around the corner

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Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

― J.R.R. Tolkien


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

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Nature’s temple

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!


We may not have Sequoias in the Netherlands, but these guys are something else as well, right? These silent giants are a powerful sight. They don’t care too much about humanity crawling around their toes down there. Their attention is focused on higher powers, their goal to reach sun and moon. They grow imperturbably throughout the years, even centuries.

Whenever I walk in a forest, I feel surrounded by eternity, a slowness that helps to take away stress. Trees give me peace of mind. No, I’m not hugging them –except maybe once in England– but I can’t resist putting my hand on their gnarled skin.

This photo reminds me of the interior of La Sagrada Familia. But this house of the Gods is natural. It lives, breaths. It is the real deal. Simple and pure, where no gold or splendor is needed. ❤

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Feathered friends

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!

The Netherlands is a country with lots of water. V-man and I love to walk or ride our bikes down the path along the river The Mark near the city of Breda. Our country is densely populated, and I get excited each time I see animals ‘in the wild’. One day we came upon these Canada geese, strutting around a lonely white swan. What is not to like about these magnificent birds — apart from their droppings. Like cows, they graze. I don’t know exactly what they find in the grass, but they seem to like it.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to simply take off? To fly away from all your worries and troubles? To soar through the skies and find a nice and quiet spot to wait until all difficulties had gone away. Let’s join these feathered friends and find out.

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Along water and reed

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!

This photo was taken back in 2016, on a bright March day, just like today. The steel-blue water rippled peacefully under a clear blue sky and the farm was safely hidden among the trees, their branches already budding. See how the reed lazily waves in the spring breeze? Can you feel the sunlight on your cheeks? And what would it be like to dip your hand in the cold water…

Come, walk with me through this Dutch landscape.

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Outside in

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 it made me feel. They will be collected under the category OUTSIDE IN. This first post has that same title. Feel free to join in!

This fen is situated in a forest near a residential area. In the background, you can even see the houses on the left side. Still, this place seems mysterious to me. The tranquility, the mossy colors… it evokes a stillness in me, a sense of timelessness. And in this old, slow part of the forest, there’s one fresh green bush. To me, it means that, despite all stateliness, nature does not come to a standstill. She renews each spring! ❤

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Spring sheds her winter’s coat. Inhales.

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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?