Americans from West and South European origin are more generous in saying “I love you” than other people ( Wilkins R. and Gareis E. , International Journal of Intercultural Relations > in De Standaard, 23 feb. 2006)
68 % of them regularly says “I love you” compared to 42 % of the other people.
(The random sample survey however only counted 77 test subjects)
Picture : a winter rose and the tower of the Our Sweet Lady Cloister chapel (Melsele) on the background.
Statue of a naked virile man ( Sevilla - Réal Alcazar 11 ), fish under this feet, a god of the sea ? And those huge palm trees : so exotic for everybody who lives more to the north.
Anyway : I have to place this photo here to remind me NOT to be shy when there is a photo I really want to take.
………. Yes, I wanted a picture of his front side J It was a beautiful and expressive front side J and when I was looking how to take the picture and choosing a position, some men kept standing there, looking at me all the time and I got embarrassed and so I took this picture instead of the one I really wanted to. Shame on me !
Lately when I was in Zeeland there was a man with a huge grey beard standing at the border of the Plaat van de Vliet ( nature reserve ) and he fitted so well with the landscape, that it would have made a great picture, but I didn’t dare to ask him if I could take his picture, so this is something I really have to learn !
This man had a little car with a name painted on : de pruttelpot. A translation trial : the simmering pot, the percolating pot.
On dec. 1 (see photo of dec. 1) I wondered what the figure on a card holder that I got as a present from
Kajel is the combination of KAzutoshi and anGEL.
More info on the Kajel-site. Translation of a calendar page welcome !
And yes, a problem to capture the brilliant white.
Enjoying the sight of wintering Tufted Ducks (Kuifeenden) in the special model of "bird watching cabin" (??? what is a vogelkijkhut in English ? ) at the Plaat van de Vliet (Zeeland). It has a low level (a bit higher than the water level) and an upper level. This picture is taken from the upper level, the previous one from the lowel level.
This is painted on a wall on the Katelijnevest (
I don’t think so. What is it about then ? It is about the discovery, the surprise : when I was walking in the Visspaanstraatje in