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Travel theme: Multicoloured

Dublin – Ireland, 2012:


The Netherlands, 2012:


San Francisco – USA, 2013


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< < the button will lead you to more Multicoloured photos at Ailsa’s website Where’s my backpack?

Posted in Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

This week’s photo challenge is about the future:

We spend so much of our lives thinking back, or looking ahead, and even though a photo captures only one moment in time, with a bit of thought it can freeze the process of moving forward, or the promise of things to come. Your challenge this week is to seal one such moment in amber.

In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says FUTURE TENSE.

I’m looking forward to seeing your visions of the future, daydreams, and wishes frozen in time.

– Pick

Last year I chanced upon this interesting project of The Willowman, also known as land artist Will Beckers.

Land Art artist Will Beckers creates a completely unique natural environment called The Willowman project in the forests of the Floriade. This unique project is brought to life by the Willowman’s presence himself.

This Land Art project is more than just an artwork, it is a living environment that shows how we can go to a back to a basic existence, and live by nature’s natural cycle – cradle to cradle. During the project artist Will Beckers lives and works on location in his own installation. He lives in the tree huts he has created as an architect of nature.

It is the visitor’s interaction with his surroundings that brings the installation to life. The children who visit the project will help the artist to create another enormous work which will grow and develop during the Floriade. The Willowman’s domain will be expanded and every child visiting the Floriade can be a part of this.

A special project, right?

So here is my interpretation of the Future Tense. Because we need Mother Nature to keep the future safe for our children. And we especially need the children to keep Nature safe in the future! Read Jesper’s wish for our future:


I wish that humankind would not destroy nature anymore. Jesper.

Well, Jesper, I couldn’t agree more!


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Other Future Tense images at WordPress.

Posted in Art, Biker Witch, Border hopping, Humour, Photo, Photo challenge

Travel theme: Circles

Don’t be square, Ailsa says, join in the circles theme and spread the love a-round.

And of course we follow our charming challenger! 😉

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The circles in the first photo are motorbike wheels, for those who hadn’t recognized them yet. And they should indeed be circular, or the ride would get bumpy. 😉

Have you ever seen such a peculiar field of yellow ‘flowers’? They only bloom once every ten years, so I was very fortunate to shoot the second photo.

Last but not least was the intriguing sight of my empty ice tea glass. It was trying to suck me in, so I blocked it with my camera. I didn’t take any repercussions though, ’cause the tea probably saved my life and sanity in the heat of Italy.


Get round at Where’s my backpack too! 😀

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Gary Ng of Gnostec Photography.

Merge. The world is made up of many things. There is a saying that opposites attract, and this is true for relationships and other things. What about photography? Many surprises can come out of merging two different entities into one. Sometimes this fusion of the elements is what we call art.

When I walked past this fence, I saw the glittering from the corner of my eye and I stepped back to examine the scene. It made me smile.

In this photo the natural merges with the artificial: a sober wooden fence – held together with dull iron wire – combined with this vibrant and sparkling, colorful bow tie.

They merge quite well. Every fence needs a bow tie!


At The Daily Post you will find more Merge photos, let them surprise you 🙂

Posted in Art, Culture/History, Nature, Photo

The Floriade 2012

My dear readers,

Today I dare you to follow me into the Dutch realms. Not to try and make you pronounce all the gibberish – though I would love to hear it – but to guide you to a palette of colors. Colors of people, art, cultures and flowers. An abundance of flowers…

I dare you. Go to the Floriade 2012 on my Dutch blog Doldriest and scroll down until you can click on the first small framed photo.

Be a part of the theatre of nature! A theatre you’ll experience with all your senses, because you’ll be playing the leading role alongside nature. Where you’ll learn about nature and find out just how important flowers, plants, trees, vegetables and fruit are in our daily lives. Where you can listen to beautiful music. And enjoy a relaxing moment or two dangling your feet in the water.

Come with me…

More information on this World Horticultural Expo in the Netherlands under this link