Posted in Six Word Saturday

Horse and mole in pasture symbiosis

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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?

Posted in Six Word Saturday

In heavenly orange, the world awakens

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

Posted in CBW, Photo challenge

CBW: Cluster of mushrooms

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My entry in Cee’s photo challenge: Needs to have the letters O and U in the word. Feel free to check out the other entries!

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Heavenly water descends in green steps

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Twilight gently sweeps across the fields

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CBW: Blossom

‘Anything with double letters’ is Cee’s newest black and white photo challenge. I chose bloSSom, dressed in delicate pink. I hope you will like it in monochrome as well.

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There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

— William Cullen Bryant


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

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Posted in Outside in

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!

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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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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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