Monday, 8 December 2008

Another road to go

Dear friends, maybe you've red it between the lines in my previous post but this is the moment of truth. I stop blogging for unknown time, for some reason I have become blogging-tired and my inspiration is not as it should be. I need time to put things where they belong and maybe sooner or later the road leads me back here. I'm not gone off the internet so you can expect me to visit sometimes. Wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a great and wonderful NEW YEAR.

Goodbye and thanks for everything.

Sharing Warmth

It's time for some warmth in the Northern countries, can you feel it?
And now, another year almost over, I take the opportunity to thank you all for your nice and encouraging words, for your interest, for sharing a little piece of your life but above all for giving YOUR warmth the last two years. Special thanks to Nihal for the beautiful "give away", click the picture and read about it or/and have a look at her interesting blog "Crossroads".

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Good business

I'm running out of photos so I have to search in my archive. This is on board the ferry to Texel, you can see the other ferry in the harbor. Everything needed on the island has to be transported by these ferries. The maximum load of this ship (Dokter Wagemaker) is 300 cars and 1750 passengers. click here to see the Wiki page. I'm a shareholder too, the value of my share was originally 2 euro ( guilder in those days ) but it's worth now 5000 euro. Good business. lol.

Viewed from the Texel side. The ferry departs each hour from Texel - Den Helder and when there is a lot of traffic ( in the tourist season ) both ferries are operational and you can go each half hour. Good for you to know in case you would like to visit me, hahaha.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Meeting on the Beach

I had a nice walk on the beach and was turning into the dunes and there I saw this little fellow. As soon as my shadow felt over him his tail went up and he stood still. I had to get my camera real close but he didn't move, thanks for that. The first photo is out of focus but I want you to see it anyway, the other picture is better but it's not a great position. lol.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Fly to your meal

Imagine you have the size of an insect and a nice pair of wings, flying to your meal this might be what you see. I do not know the name of this flower, maybe you do?
Visit " Todays Flowers" for more great photos.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Urban Exploration #2 Object #1

The kitchen ceiling

The stairs in the living area, probably a bedroom door but I think there is not much left behind it.
A part of the roof almost falling down, it is not a good idea to go there.

The living room the arch is in the middle and the first level floor is no longer there. It's hard to imagine people lived here doing this we all do, eating, sleeping, watching TV, having a party or sharing sorrows.

In this area the roof has collapsed. I have no idea how long and why this farmhouse is abandoned, probably they were sold out because the expanding city needed the land. How long ago? At least 20 years? Maybe longer.

This is in the barn, you can see the fence in the 2nd picture.

Bathroom window, nothing left inside.

This roof construction is still standing but it won't keep the rain out.

Nature has taken over.

I hope you have enjoyed this exploration, the next in a few weeks, I'm looking forward to see your explorations. lol.
But if you do, don't touch anything and leave it as it is. Respect the rule "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures".

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Urban Exploration #1 Object #1

This week we spent in Limburg at my daughters place. One of the things we did was "Urban Exploration". Do you know what that is? If not you better click the link and read the WiKi page.
The picture on top shows the first target, it was not so difficult to find an opening in the fence we only had to wait no one was watching us. Let's go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Entering the building.

Me taking a picture, the red light is from my camera but you photographers do know that of course.

This is one of a few things left in the kitchen.

The floor, not safe enough to go upstairs so we didn't.
Would you like to see more?

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Weird stuff

Earlier in this year I saw this strange stuff, it seems this tree has a brain. I wasn't be able to take a good closeup because I didn't have my camera with me, this is a cell phone picture.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Floating on Air

This is one of two hot air balloons that came over the roof of our neighbours house, I went to the attic and took this shot. In the background a beautiful Sunset/sky. Please visit the other Skywatchers (click the icon) and don't forget to leave a comment there.

No this picture has nothing to do with SWF but it is the original photo of my previous post. I promised to show it and now you know the secret of the "water painting".

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Marigold glow

For more beautiful pictures see Today's Flowers.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Saturday, 30 August 2008

"Lady of the Rings"

It has nothing to do with J.R.R. Tolkien's epos but it is a "Ringsteek" competition in Den Burg (Texel). There is not much to tell about it, have a look at the photos (more than usual but they belong together) and you see what it's all about. Is this a typical Dutch game or is it in your place too? This is my post #200, never expected to get this far.

Saturday, 23 August 2008


Early in the morning looking over my fence this is what I saw. It is almost like Alfred Hitchcock's movie. Click the icon and see all other Camera Critters.

Camera Critters

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Terracotta Army

In Assen, not far from our holiday cottage was an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Army. 10 of the 8000 warriors were here, all faces of the 8000 warriors are different. Originally the terracotta was colored, see the small pictures left and right. The pictures are not of very good quality because it was to dark, no flash allowed. Click the photo for a better view.