Pictures from the square yard 7: Store Cafe; Not for birds

The Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt made a living by observing from his ‘own’ chair and table on a terrace in Amsterdam. He wrote about objects he saw, about people and interaction between them, the sky, the weather and so on. And his stories never became boring; he could even write five or six pages about …

Pictures from the square yard 6: Store Cafe; The Leak

The Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt made a living by observing from his ‘own’ chair and table on a terrace in Amsterdam. He wrote about objects he saw, about people and interaction between them, the sky, the weather and so on. And his stories never became boring; he could even write five or six pages about …

Pictures from the square yard 3: Store Cafe; How to abuse a tree

The Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt made a living by observing from his ‘own’ chair and table on a terrace in Amsterdam. He wrote about objects he saw, about people and interaction between them, the sky, the weather and so on. And his stories never became boring; he could even write five or six pages about …

Natural propagation

Natural propagation in our garden. A dying leaf of an Echeveria starts to develop roots. Next thing what happens is that the roots develop leafs and voila; a new plant is born.

Pictures from the square yard 2: Store Cafe; Been Shopping

The Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt made a living by observing from his ‘own’ chair and table on a terrace in Amsterdam. He wrote about objects he saw, about people and interaction between them, the sky, the weather and so on. And his stories never became boring; he could even write five or six pages about …

Pictures from the square yard 1: Store Cafe; The Gate

The Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt made a living by observing from his ‘own’ chair and table on a terrace in Amsterdam. He wrote about objects he saw, about people and interaction between them, the sky, the weather and so on. And his stories never became boring; he could even write five or six pages about …

Portrait of a Golden ‘Orp’ (golden orb weaver)

Not difficult to guess why people name this spider Golden Orp (‘orp’ as spelled in local spider book!!! globally spelled as ‘orb‘). Just scroll past the first B&W picture. The third is a photoshopped combination of both.

Breakfast in Stanford

Anyone in for some chicken leftover?

After the rain

Some of the best garden pictures are made just after a rain shower. This certainly applies for flowers. The rain seems to contribute to the brightness of the colors. But this also depends on time and the angle towards to light source (sun). Etc. etc. These two images were shot at around 9 AM and …

Imaginary; play with elements

It was Pablo Picasso who once said: “Everything you can imagine is real“. With modern photo-processing software it’s relatively easy to loosen elements from their original settings in photographs and combine them in a new picture. The new image can look realistic or not. This time I choose for the latter. I love to play …