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A birthday party

Not that many photos i’m afraid. But a really nice birthday party it was. Songs were sung. Food was eaten. Great. The weather a bit wet, but hey, it’s good for the garden, and for our water tanks.

Have a good day. Salute!

Published on April 30, 2018 at 6:00 by

Seeding and planting trees on Park Pompenburg

Today we started at nine working at the Peace Garden slash Park Pompenburg. We set up the tables, moved the sitting areas around, put the water in cans with ginger, mint and lemon. I’m not sure why i felt so tired so quickly. Maybe my lack of sleep? Diabetes? I felt hot. I was sweating. But still. the coffee and tea was done. Tea a bit later, but still. The cookies were really appreciated. They are all eaten up now! And we had a washing up table with a start wash-bowl and one with lemons in it.

I didn’t seed any flower, didn’t plant any tree. But i was working the whole time. Walking around collecting all the glasses and mugs to wash them. Making more coffee and tea. Refilling the cans of water. Apart from a short rain shower around eleven it was sunny. Not too warm, a breeze kept the temperature workable.

Music at the end of the afternoon. I tapped along with a plant watering can. I sang along with the songs i sort of knew.

Right now i am exhausted. I didn’t make that many photos. One reason, there were so many other photographers and filmers around. In a bit i will take a short shower, clean up a bit. And then i will go to bed. Read a little, maybe. Try to sleep.


Published on April 23, 2018 at 6:00 by

Park Pompenburg

Hard work
Very hard work
To do
Young nettle
Grape hyacinth, the Muscari
An allium flower
The pear tree in flower bulbs
The almond trees loosing their blossom
The hedge
Working in the drizzling rain
Coltsfoot seeds
Purslane and purple deadnettle
A bumblebee
Potatoes for tomorrow
Goutweed for Daniël's favourite pesto recipe together with wild garlic.
Published on April 13, 2018 at 6:00 by


The bed Lydia and me seeded with wild flowers last Sunday. What you see growing is of course the weeds.
Almond flowers. Will enjoy these as long as they grow.
A coltsfoot spreading seeds
Another seeding coltsfoot
Not sure which tree this is, the apple? the pear? the cherry? I think it is the cherry!
Three daisies
A dandelion?
Three doves enjoying the sunshine
A big snail. I also saw the first butterfly, a cabbage white. And the first humblebee of the year.
A prunus?
Wild apple tree
Magnolia Stellata
A weeded branch in my house flowering like mad 🙂
Published on April 11, 2018 at 6:00 by