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A beehive in the garden and a vanilla cake

A beehive in the garden and a vanilla cake

Following my last post on my weblog (view from our studio), I was approached on FaceBook by an imker. He asked me where the picture was taken and whether there was more giant balsemien in our garden. Well to make a long story short, this…

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Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

Our atelier is situated in the middle of nowhere

For those who didn’t really believe me  … as you can see our atelier is really situated in the middle of nowhere … This picture was taken last week. Our atelier is located to the right of the farm tucked away behind trees. Our atelier looks absolutely…

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Beautiful birdhouses

Beautiful birdhouses

I found two sites full of beautiful birdhouses for you. This time of year you hear the sound of young birds from all birdhouses. I placed two tit houses on the wall of the studio and two houses for sparrows are on the barn. Both bird couples are…

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Bear’s Garlic

Bear’s Garlic

Every year, in March, it is one of the first plants who stick their heads above the soil. Bear’s Garlic, a wonderful herb – bulb – and a protected plant. Bear’s Garlic is found in moist deciduous forests on calcareous soil in the Southern part of The…

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The good life in the country

The good life in the country

The good life in the country. An impression … In the past few days the weather was just wonderful. Blue skies and great temperatures. Suddenly we could eat outside! In the photo you see two of my pigeons sitting on a branch in the cherry tree. The Hostas in…

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The Hawthorn in our garden

The Hawthorn in our garden

A Hawthorn is obviously an ideal place for a bird to build a nest. It’s a tangle of branches who have small thorns on them. An almost impenetrable fortress. For years magpies have build their nest, in our Hawthorn. A big tall construction with several floors. Two years…

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The swan guards its nest

The swan guards its nest

The swan guards its nest … On our long Sunday walk with the dogs we came across this swans couple. The female is probably busy laying eggs. So we kept the dogs on a leach and after taking the picture we walked on. We made…

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It feels like spring

It feels like spring

The first signs have arrived … it feels like spring! This photo of willow catkins is from the weblog of Mary Jo Hoffman. This blog posts one nature image, daily. In my pigeon coop spring already arrived. This young pigeon is a few hours old. The other egg…

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Patrick Dougherty landscape art

Patrick Dougherty landscape art

Recently I came across the beautiful organic sculptures by Patrick Dougherty. Patrick Dougherty, is an American landscape artist and you’ll find his work in many countries. Above his sculpture Roundabout in Dublin, Ireland. A gorgeous autumn image.  Simple Pleasures in Brunswick, UK. This one situated in the city is…

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Artist Hubert Duprat and his Caddisfly Larvae

Artist Hubert Duprat and his Caddisfly Larvae

This blogpost shows the collaboration between artist Hubert Duprat and Caddisfly Larvae (Trichoptera Caddis larvae). Together they build Aquatic Cocoons. from precious materials. Hubert provided the larvae of material such as gold, pearls and other small precious stones. With these materials the larvae build their Aquatic cocons….

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