Burreken

In July we made a walk in Burreken, one of the most pictoresque places of the Flemish Ardennen, near Brakel. (see also: https://www.natuurpunt.be/natuurgebied/burreken) …

Brussels’ Ommegang 2017

Below, a short photographic impression of Brussels’ Ommegang, edition 2017. The photos were taken on Friday, July 7th. Click on the photo …

Chris in Zinal, 2017

Klik op onderstaande afbeelding voor een kort fotoverslag van Chris’ uitstap naar Zinal, Zwitserland, tussen 26 juni en 5 juli.  

Brugge, 25 februari 2017

Een kort, door omstandigheden te vroeg afgebroken, bezoek aan Brugge. (klik op afbeelding voor fotoreeks te starten)

A February walk

Just some quick shots taken during a walk in Sint-Antelinks, today, before rain set in. (click on image to view photos)

Gerwin the pride one

After a week, our new male Ouessant is feeling good at his new home. He is the pride leader of 6 happy …

Chicken anthology

Autumn 2016. An early evening on a Friday afternoon. The sky is cloudy, and some of our chickens are already heading for …

Liedekerkebos

Wandeling met Natuurpunt Herzele, op een prachtige, warme zondag, 18 september 2016. ———————————————————————————— (klik op afbeelding om fotoreeks te starten).

Twee sterren, eindelijk

Gisteren, 17 oktober 2015, behaalde Blijke haar twee sterren brevet duiken, in de Nelos groep. Plaats van het gebeuren, de Twee Tetjes …

The Maldives 2014

Between April 4th and 17th, my wife and daughter made a trip to the Maldives where they obtained their diving certificate. The …

Early Spring 2014

Past winter has been exceptionally soft, with no snow at all, and hardly a day that it has been freezing. In fact, …

A cute visitor

Last Sunday, when having breakfast, we had the surprise visit of a little guest in the small flower place we keep in …

To Anke

Last night one of our dogs died: our Yorskhire Terrier, Anke, that we took into our family together with our two chihuahuas …

There is no more corn…

November 24th.  Corn has almost completely been harvested. Winter is definitely on the horizon. Time also to prepare everything to feed the …

Halloween: turnip or pumpkin?

You will have noticed that pumpkins are popping up again, craftfully carved in the shape of distorted faces lit from the inside …

Autumn or not?

One could wonder whether Autumn has really started. Temperatures remain as high as to allow for a nice dinner outside on the …

The dangers hidden in the grass

The title is obviously a strong exaggeration. What danger could possibly be lurking in the grass of a common garden in Belgium …

A woolly day

August 25th 2013, Lebbeke, Flanders East There are those who keep sheep and goats for a living, and those who do it …

Wip, Day 6

Work in progress, day 6. August 22nd. Activities on the construction site of our insects hotel have been pauzed during a few …

Kruishoutem by horse wagon

Today, August 17th, we made a two hour trip in a horse wagon along the authentic Flemish cobbles in the village of …

Wip, day 4 and 5

August 10th. Yesterday and today other duties called, putting the construction activities on our insects hotel on a low level. Chris continued …

Wip, day 2

Work in progress; the building of an hotel for insects. August 6th. Today's challenge is to build the first floor and to …

Wip, day 1

Work in progress: Follow the construction of our insects hotel. Day 1, August 5th We have a rough idea in mind of …

The hottest day of the year

“In het oosten blijft het zonnig. Om 20u schommelen de temperaturen rond 22 graden vlak aan zee, tussen 28 en 30 graden …

Inspired by nature

A simple ordinary garden has much to offer. All it takes is some creativity, as shown again by my wife today who …

Weeping willow

I have always loved weeping willows. I don't know exactly why. Is it a coincidence that I also love the Canadian weeping …

Macro beauties

Saturday evening, July 13th. Summer has confirmed its presence again! I wiped off the dust of my old forgotton 100 mm Macro …

An evening walk

Wednesday, July 10th. The sun is slowly going down. It has not been as hot today as yesterday, and the evening wind …

Looking for a breezy shade

Finally, Summer has arrived, July 6th. Temperatures are rising with ease above 25 °C. Luckily we find a cooler spot on the …

Homemade creativity

Elsewhere on this side, I present an overview of flower arrangements crafted by my wife, Chris. Today she improvised the pieces below …

The Summer of 13

It is hard to believe, but two days ago summer started. Today, 23 June we woke up with steady rain and a …

Filters

Filters and effects have never been my favorite tools in Photoshop or any other image processing tool, but I am completely blown …

B.B., Mavis and Yvonne Staples

July 9th 2011. B.B. King was top of the bill on Gent Jazz Festival. Performing that day also were the Staples Singers: …

Curious

Sint-Antelinks, June 9th 2013 Pigeons are a normal part of the scenery, and some people even consider them a nuisance labeling them …

A lazy Sunday afternoon

After a hard day of garden work on Saturday, it was time to fetch the camera and capture the mood of a …

An unexpected sunny day

We are not blessed the last few weeks with the nicest Spring temperatures. The climate change manifests itself with extremes: very cold …

One flew of the pigeon

Sint-Antelinks, 12th May 2013. We were on the point of returning home, when I noticed in the trees in front of our …

Sint Antelinks, a walk

May 2013. An impression from a walk in the small village of Sint-Antelinks, only 600 inhabitants, situated at the South-East border of …

Bruges, the shopping

For a normal tourist, Bruges is all about culture and one can smell the history. For a Flemish husband taking his wife …

On the beach

16 May 2011 We like the beach, but only when it is empty. Yesterday afternoon, it was windy, chilly but sunny : …

Beestjes en Baasjes

2 May 2011 For the first time we went to see Flanders’ largest pet show, taking place during the long Easter weekend …