A garden in Holland.
Welcome on the gardensite of Thijs de Graaf.
A site about my hobby 'gardening' and 'photographing plants, insects and other animals'.
pictures of my garden are from different seasons. Winter, spring, summer
and have their own charm.In
"spring 2007" and “summer flowers” I describe many
Also I have mentioned my house plants and euphorbia. On the page
"garden" you can see picturesof the front- and back garden.
In 2007, I have
started to describe the animals in the garden. Many insects have
own page now. (butterflies,damsel-dragonflies,
flies,beetles, bugs, hoverflies
1 and 2, wasps and bees, spiders).
And several subpages.
also have made some pages about different holidays. I describe the
landscape as much as possible. Of course I have made a choice. The first pictures of
France are from a long time ago. But also the pictures of Ireland and
Scotland I had to scan. New
In January 2009 I have made a start with a page
about the dunes around here.
The first photos are taken with
an hp photosmart 735, from 2007 with a hp photosmart R818, from
2008 a Fujifilm FinePix S9600 and from May 2010 a Sony digital camera
Illustrations, paintings of Dirk Jan de Graaf.
The removal of our sick horse chestnut.
When we came back from our holiday to Australia ( on June 1) one of our chestnuts already lost
all its leaves. There was no sap under the bark.
I have made a
report of the removal of the tree on August 2, 2012.
Photo 5 June 2012: You can see the difference with the left chestnut and the chestnuts on the front of the house.