The photos belong to spring,
because they have been taken in March 2005. But itís a wintery atmosphere
The street was fairy-like.The first trees on the left are chestnut trees.
peanut feeder, a wire-mesh, cylindrical cage, with holes for shelled peanuts.
Several species, including titmouses Eurasian
Jay,and woodpeckers, consume peanuts. I Ďve made some holes larger. So it is
easier for the birds to get the peanuts.
has bent the tops of the bamboos
Winter JanuarY 2006
A grey heron
is watching the pondfrom the roof
Winter February 2007
The left photograph has been made 3rd February. On the marguerite daisy
(chrysanthemum frutescens)a drone fly
thoughtspring had already started.
A flowering marguerite daisy is also unusual.
The photograph of the
pond with the bamboo (Phyllostachys bissetti) has been taken on 8th February.(5 days later!) I have the bamboo surrounded with a barrier of special
plastic. Depth: 80 cm. So the rhizomes canítbreak through theof the
Winter December 2007
22 December I have taken some photographs on different
times. It was a beautiful day
Winter December 2009
One photo of the garden. And some photos of the berries
and flowers in winter.
Photos 19 December.
The pound and the bamboo.
The dried flowers of the hortensia are also beautiful in winter.
Each winter a rose is still flowering.
The heath is very early flowering.
Berries of a gold-dust plant. They are not red yet.
Berries of the holly.
Berries of the privet.
There are many birds in the garden.
But in summer they are less shy. The robin I photographed through the window.
The heron flew away immediately when it saw me.
Walk in the winter. December 20, 2009.
There was snow and the sky looked beautiful. This time I did not walk to the dunes. But
to the forest and to the meadow opposite the forest.
The first picture is from the front garden. In the second picture, I look back.
Our house is about five minutes walk away from the forest.
A tree stump with a statue.
Over the wooden bridge you come to a forest path. I've taken the high road.
At the crossroads a tree is cut down. A part has been left with a statue on it. Sin of the tree. But it is very nice
In the forest on the right. If the ice is thick enough, especially young children enjoy skating here.
I walked back to the road. On the left are meadows. There is also a footpath.
Now you have wonderful views.
If you enlarge the last photo, you can read on the board
"paddenpad" . That means toad path. But now you will
not see toads.
I walked back home.
A few winter pictures ... Taken on 3/1/2010
garden in the shade
blackbird in the tree
view front garden, street
view front garden, street
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) Family thrushes
(Turdidae). Photo 30/1/2010
They breed in the Netherlands in Limburg. Here you see them only as a winter host.
Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) Photo 31/1/2010
The largest pigeon species in the Netherlands. They have messy nests in
the trees in and near our garden.
Winter December 2010, 18 December and 20 December
The Dorpsstraat (Village street) I have often photographed. It's different every time.
The chestnut tree next to the pantry.
December 20 the weather was much better
. Here is a picture of the chestnut next to the garage
December 20. The palm overwinters next to the house.
Then I also walked to the dunes. Photos can be found at Dunes