Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Not so very early morning light

Having just commented on my last post that it is Koos who gets up to take the early morning photos, I have to confess I also took a couple this morning in the kitchen of my little house. In fact it wasn't that early - about 7.30 - but I was just struck by the light and the contrast in this one, so..here it is.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

More trees, clouds and water

The weather today has been miserable, but the clouds were amazing, so while Koos and I were out for a drive, I had some more fun with my new camera. I'm still on a learning curve, and photography isn't really a big interest for me but I do love clouds, trees and water...as you can probably see ;-)

I deliberately underexposed the first two to give the clouds more drama, but it means the trees and the foreground are a bit dark. Still, I actually like the effect, so I don't really mind.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ha ha - That's really bunny

What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole?
A Hot Cross bunny.

What did the bunny say when he only had thistles to eat?
Thistle have to do!

How do you post a bunny?
Hare mail.

What is the difference between a crazy bunny and a counterfeit banknote?
One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny!

What do you get when you cross a bunny with a leek?
A bunion.

What does a bunny use when it goes fishing?
A hare-net.

What did the bunny want to do when he grew up?
Join the Hare Force.

What goes ha-ha-clunk?
A bunny laughing its head off.

How do you make a rabbit stew?
Make it wait for 3 hours!

How do bunnies stay healthy?

What do you call ten rabbits marching backwards?
A receding hareline.

What did the rabbit say to the carrot?
It's been nice gnawing you.

Do you know how bunnies stay in shape?


Thursday, March 20, 2008

In remembrance

Today is my father's birthday. It's a little more than a year since he almost literally 'shed this mortal coil' or more realistically 'toil' in his case. Although I still miss him, I know it was a release and a relief for him to finally be able to go walkabouts, AWOL or whatever else is an appropriate way of saying he was liberated from the confines of his body.

So my dearest papa, I hope you're enjoying life up there with the angels, testing the clouds for comfort. Still, I hope you aren't giving them too hard a time. I'll take a bet, though, that you are going round picking up stray feathers from their wings and putting them neatly in little boxes - just in case they might come in useful later on in eternity.

Down here, I'm remembering it is your birthday and thinking of you. You were and are the best Dad a girl could ever have had. Thank you.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Eye food

My favourite photo so far, taken with my new camera

Older photos wth my old camera, but just to give your eyes something else to look at. This is the city hall (top) and the church (below) at Oudenaarde, south of Ghent in Belgium. I love the houses in front of the church. They look like cardboard cut outs, very very Flemish in appearance. I often wonder what happened to the Flemish after the war. They used to build such beautiful buildings, but since the war, everything has an air of depression and bleakness about it.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

CRAFT moments

No, not what you think! I'm not in the middle of a burst of creative madness, in fact it's quite the opposite. I keep thinking of things to write a blog about and then promptly forget them. In other words I am having several CRAFT moments.

What does this mean? Ummmmm, can't remember.....

Oh yes, that's it - it means Can't Remember a Flippin' Thing..

Well, until things improve, here's a small pic of some peaceful Flanders scenery. I always think of these endless ranks of trees as being typically Dutch, but they are also common in Flanders. They are built on the dykes as both wind breaks and water absorbers, and they give the countryside its own character. I love them.