January 27, 2015

in de woods, 4
















summer cottage near the Black Water















January 26, 2015

paradise





















this beauty is on display at the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam;
it was made by Henri met de Bles and dates from the first half of the 16th century
the photo above comes from this site






January 21, 2015

in the woods, 2


















summer cottage near the Black Water, Poederlee

January 20, 2015

in the woods














there are quite a few summer cottages in the woods near the Black Water,
some are still inhabited, but many are empty and severely neglected...
I think they ruin the area, but it's also fun to poke around there if the opportunity arises :)



January 19, 2015

last weekend



















great weather on saturday
but sunday was grey & wet

mom's orchid
and a pretty peephole in the park some time ago

January 12, 2015

peacock



















someone recently asked me if I wanted to make a cushion in peacock colors
it was fun to do
the peacock needlework is part of the Wormhole series 1 & 2
and more Wormhole pics on flickr


January 09, 2015

January 05, 2015

dark














days are growing longer
but today was rather dark & gloomy
I'm longing for spring now that the holidays are behind us
but that's still a long way I fear :)

I went for a walk in the park with mieke this afternoon
and a pot of pea soup in on the stove
darkness & cold still has its bright sides!

last pic from Winter's Bone

December 29, 2014

cute

















Christmas decorations in a natural way :)
coral spot fungus