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This week I also conducted a workshop with the youngest in school, 6 year olds. They were explained that we need more insects and flowers, but we have little space for flower fields in the city. Therefor we need to … Continue reading
Every morning I cycle to a village south east of Amsterdam together with my son, on his way to school. It’s at a 40 minutes distance, and there’s a choice in roads back home. I love the stretch along Diemer … Continue reading
Yesterday I bought a big bundle of mint in the Turkish supermarket. Coming home with it, it’s smell soon filled the kitchen with a lovely fresh and clean scent. The sun added some shades of a minty blue, et voilà… spring … Continue reading
On the tree across the canal I noticed a touch of green. The willow is awakening, wearing a veil of first green, ever so slightly. This color I found in a painter’s water color almanac, made by hand back in … Continue reading
This is another photograph from the album I stumbled upon in a junk shop last summer. A tranquil view onto a mountain, probably taken in Indonesia, in the 1050’s (going by the complete series). The eye is drawn to the mountain … Continue reading
I love small vases, love the smell of Eucalyptus and sometimes really like a bouquet without the flowers, just the leaves. Eucalyptus was introduced from Australia to the rest of the world following the Cook expedition in 1770. Collected by Sir Joseph … Continue reading
It may look rather plain on the outside, but it is always a joy to cut a red cabbage in two, and display the incredibly ingenious insides. Beautiful lines & intense color, inimitable!