Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sweet shadows

This weeks shadows were captured when we were eating out Friday evening. The whole meal consisted of all these tiny pieces of food served on square plates. The shadows captured are found on the dessert plate with all these sweet, delicious bites to finish off the meal. Mmmm yummie.... they tasted good!

On this picture you can see the table setting. If you look really well you can see some shadows here too. The chairs are high and it was hard to get in and out! We had to wobble a bit to get close to the table. LOL That was good for a laugh or two! Well we had fun ............. felt young ......... and it was a wonderful evening out!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Photo hunter - Daily

This weeks photo hunter theme is "daily". There are many daily routines in everybody's life but here in Holland coffee time at around 10.00 a.m. is a daily routine which we hardly ever pass over. Saturday is even more special for with a newspaper and something sweet to join the coffee, this daily routine is really relaxed.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tiny details

This little book has lots of good advice.
Today I observed the little details in nature.

"Get close, then really close, to everyday objects, or something in nature you see every day but take for granted. Use a magnifying glass. You'll find beauty where you least expected."

Quote: 1001 Ways to Live in the Moment by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good advice

Found this piece of good advice in this little book I bought today "1001 Ways to Live in the Moment" by Barbara Ann Kipfer.

E-mails can damage relationships, because they are often written in the heat of the moment and not properly checked for errors of tone.

On emotive issues, leave plenty of time for a change of heart before you press "Send."

Must say I should have taken this piece of advice to heart at times.
And you ....... do you recognize this?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Walking along shadows

Hopefully these are the last shadows I caught in the snow. Pictures taken in Zwolle last week. On the first picture you can see the Ronald McDonald House where family of very sick children can stay while the sick child is in a nearby hospital. Reminds me of long ago when we spent several weeks in such a home. Really good that these places to stay are there so you can be close to your sick child!

Thanks for visiting and have a mighty good Sunday!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

First signs of Spring

When the snow was gone this week I noted the first signs of Spring in our garden. See here daffodils popping out of the soil.
And on looking around more closely also noticed some snowdrops coming up. Yippie this makes me feel good! Inside the daffodils are already flowering!
Yippie Spring is definitely in the air!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The girl who played with fire

Finished reading the second book in the Millennium-series. This book is even better than the first. The end makes you reach for book number 3 immediately!

Good thing this is a holiday week and temperatures are too cold to go outside. So inside you'll find me, in a cozy chair, reading part 3 of the Millennium Trilogy: "The girl who kicked the hornets' nest".

Monday, February 15, 2010

Stork nest

Noted this empty stork nest just behind the Ronald McDonald House in Zwolle. As you can see it is still winter in Holland. Can't remember having a winter like this with so much whiteness and temperatures below zero for such a stretch of time. Right now I can't wait for storks returning to nest, a definite sign of Spring coming!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hearty stuff

Oeps what's this..................
nearly stepped on it with a full laundry-basket in my arms.........
followed the path up the stairs........
and looking back...........
there's a loveheart on every step........
and see here.......two love hearts on the door handle......
wonder what's behind ..........
oh....... how sweet and very romantic!!!
it isn't for me.............
just took some pictures ...............
and let the hearty stuff be for ...........

........ that's young love!! sweet.............

Happy Valentine's day!

Hop over the buxus

The patches of snow on these buxus made me want to hop from one to the other! Don't think the buxus would have survived so I didn't do so and just captured the shadows instead.

Thanks for visiting and have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Photo hunter - broken

Though broken, I'll cherish this frame forever!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Colourful bouquets

I've been spoiled these past few days with all these beautiful bouquets for my bachelor degree. Our living room looks really Spring like with all these lovely flowers everywhere! Thanks! Here are some more to show you........
Get the idea? It's a delight to sit here and enjoy all these colours!

Again I wish the weather would follow and bring us better temperatures and more sun. Just now I read in the newspaper I'm not the only one fathup with Winter and more people are looking forward to Spring. Oh well it must be around the corner with March approaching quickly ...........!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Rocky shadows

Again I have to look through my collection for a shadow shot. This weekend the weather is so depressing! Gray, mist, rain, cold...........! Brrrrr can't wait for this winter to be over and wishing very hard for Spring to come!

This weeks shadows are rocky ones taken on a very small island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's called Comino and besides the rocks it has a beautiful blue lagoon! Guess you never heard of this island..... let me know if you did!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Little lambs

My son send me an sms to let me know the lambs were born yesterday. He was so excited and really wanted me to come and have a look. Am I glad I did for they are so cute these little lambs. He asked me to stroke them and I imagined them to feel soft and cudly but it amazed me for they didn't feel soft at all! Mum kept an eye on me!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


This is part of the remaining town rampart in Zwolle.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Wedding cakes

These wedding cakes looked so fabulous and yummy I just had to take a shot! Wouldn't have minded enjoying a piece too, but alas............