29-03-06

If the weather would be your child …

 

… you would say : please, behave ! don’t act so foolish !  From 2°C it jumps to 18°C (36°F to 64°F) with a blowing hard wind.  Flowers of bulbous plants open up, some early birds lay their eggs.  The higher air areas are still cold and while the sun is shining so bright that it is almost blinding after all those dark months, everything up there starts to bump, the sky suddenly turns black, thunder and lightning join the band and the sky opens a machine gun attack of pure hail.  Petals are smashed, the early birds don’t know what to begin, humans are caught in it during their outside activities and say : yes, that really are Aprilse grillen (April showers, caprices or whims of April).  And after that “shower”, the sky turns blue again and the sun shines again and they both act as if nothing has happened.

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19-03-06

Greenhouses landscape

 

and a pollard-willow as a witness of the old landscape ( Melsele ).

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24-02-06

Light !!!

 
 
 

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16-02-06

A rare moment of sun, snowdrops peak through the leaves

 

And yes, a problem to capture the brilliant white.

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03-02-06

Smog in Flanders and local snow (only around the nuclear plant of Doel ?)

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03-12-05

Birds flying up (Beveren-Waas)

and Beech in autumn color.


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20-11-05

Reminds me of …

  the colors in The house of the flying daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004), a movie with exceptional beautiful scenery, colors, costumes, feelings.


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17-11-05

If I don’t see it …

… IT DOES NOT EXIST.  Throw the garden waste over the hedge and it is gone !

Really ! somewhere and everywhere there are still people who believe this. 


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15-11-05

Cows rule

Some black and white cows emigrated to the US.  They are now real Californian cows and here you can see how they behave : http://www.realcaliforniacheese.com/happyCows/default.cfm...   (sound on !)


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The WEB

I think spiders are doing their best to weave a world wide web too ! Yes, all the silver linings you see are webs.

Why would spiders become so hyperactive in the fall ?


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09-11-05

A remarkable autumn : WARM

I hope the trees still know what’s happening !


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07-11-05

Provinciaal domein Puyenbroek (Wachtebeke, Oost-Vlaanderen)

500 ha., 3000 parkeerplaatsen,  kinderspeeldorp, roei- en visvijvers, ligweiden, 3-sterren camping, stacaravanterrein, openluchtzwembad, sportpark met binnen- en buitenterreinen, skeelerpiste, toeristische treintjes, molenmuseum, wandelpaden, openlucht beeldencollectie en bloemen- en dierenpark.

I think such a recreation park is the best possible combination of offering outdoor recreation to many people on the one hand and keeping as much natural elements as possible on the other hand.  Combining a lot of recreational activities (and this with high quality and services) certainly reduces the pressure on the remaining nature in Flanders and on nature reserves. 


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28-10-05

Hydrangea (Hortensia)

has a nice late flowering time and brings you : tenderness in autumn.


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25-10-05

Molenheide (Houthalen-Helchteren)

To see deer or wild boars in Flanders : not easy, Flanders has become a city. 

Starting a short walk (the wild boar walk : 3,5 km) with high expectations and the memory (23 years old) of deer coming out of a wood into the open, a rainy dark afternoon and no deer were quite a disappointment. 

The wild boars are impressive : it feels awkward to suddenly see one running (quite fast) your way … until you notice that they are behind a fence.  In case you want to refresh your understanding of the word “a grumbler” (een knorpot), go listen to the wild boars.



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24-10-05

Autumn associations

The coloring of the trees, toadstools and mushrooms, rain and rain, chilliness , darkness, fog, chrysanthemums, days to remember the death, rays of sun, let’s not be sad, hear the sound of a bamboo flute, dry your clothes, it’s cozy inside. 

Picture taken in the Japanese garden in Hasselt during the chrysanthemum days.


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19-10-05

Autumn …

... migration time : birds passing through, winter guests arriving.  The weather does not behave like autumn yet  but soon, as the dark rainy days start, some people will long to pack their bags and move to the south as well.  Not me though.

Picture taken in the Japanese garden in Hasselt during the chrysanthemum days.


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17-10-05

Difficult

Writing a blog is much more difficult than I expected.  I can’t find my own style yet and I don’t know very well which way to go.  But, as a friend says, it is a beginning.  Give it some time.



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