Black Swan – Regular Random

I live in front of one of the many canals of Amsterdam, together with many ducks, seagulls, swans and other birds. I had never seen a black swan though, until today. There were two in front of my house.

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Silent Sunday

A silent walk in the park, a fisherman, and a beautiful sunny day: the best combination to start a new week.

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Sunset

Many people like to appreciate the sunrise as well as the sunset hours. I do too and have made photos of it whenever I could. I shot this one while sailing in the Amsterdam canals, at the beginning of spring. We had a long winter and a sunny day like that, couldn’t have closed better […]

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Where is Badfish? Can You Find Him?

Where is BadFish? Many of you know Badfish, my blogger friend who runs the Badfish & Chips Cafe.  I haven’t seen him blogging since April and I dearly miss him! If you read him, you must too, because he is an enticing and inspiring writer.  Can you find him? So, I’m officially launching the Badfish […]

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Reflections on Orchids, Life and Aging

Orchid flowers are beautiful for having a sophisticated simplicity.  I enjoy gardening, but as I live in a canal house in Amsterdam, I cultivate some small trees in the roof terrace and flowers inside the house. This year one my orchids blossomed in early March and exhibited three beautiful stems of flowers until two weeks […]

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Did You Find Your Zen?

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. Robert M. Pirsig from: The Little Zen Companion Book

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Go Winter

We live in a hurry whilst everything else stands still. We stop seeing what is before us. We don’t feel what is inside us. We miss the point. We misjudge. We err. We are hurrying to nowhere. Go winter. Says my Acer tree. It is cold. It is dark. The tree hibernates calmly. Waits. Waits […]

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