Monday, June 29, 2009

Cactus Monday (#41)

Cactus Rose ATC (not for trade) Want to see which cacti ATC's are available for trade? Look at my ATC blog Happy Cactus Monday and greetings from Accra! (pre posted) Be sure to visit Teri, she knows where all the fine cactus posts can be found!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Have a nice Sunday!

Have a nice Sunday! Een fijne zondag!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sparkly Rainbow Mandala

I slept all day yesterday! My sore throat is gone and I feel much better. My last day off and tomorrow I will fly to Accra. I Hope you have a nice weekend! I heb gisteren de hele dag geslapen! En voel me veel beter , mijn keel doet ook geen zeer meer. Mijn laatste vrije dag, morgen vlieg ik naar Accra. Ik hoop dat je een fijn weekend hebt!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#11)

And here is #2!
Born one day later
Aren't they cute?
Such a sweet mother
True love! I have received a lot of sweet mail! Wonderful ATC's, which I wanted to show, but I have had another busy day. Finished my pond and now I have a sore throat, which is a sign for me to take care of myself. I am tired. Hope to post and visit you all tomorrow. I am thankful for all the wonderful mail I got this week (which I will show soon!), for having my camera back, for having finished my pond and for another healthy fawn!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#16) Part 2

A fawn is born today!
Within one hour.....
Still wet
Here comes Auntie, who is pregnant too.
She will give birth tonight or tomorrow. Sorry I had such a busy day : my weekly tennis morning. Shopping for groceries. One of my ponds had a leak so I took it out and put in new foil. Then I baked 60 pancakes for the childrens tennis tournament. I went to my friend Marian and had a glass of Rosé when Germain called to say a fawn was born, so we rushed home again. It is late now and getting dark, I am having my dinner now (a slice of Pizza) and will go to bed. Sorry I haven't visit you, it has been a crazy day.........I will tomorrow. Once again Happy Animal Wednesday!

Animal Wednesday (#16)

This is a mural I did years ago. Fleur (the cat) and Pluis (the rabbit) for the daughter of my friend Erna. Those were her pets. Fleur is still alive and kicking , but Pluis is enjoying retirement in rabbit heaven.
And this rabbit I did for Emily, who is my very special friend!! It could have been a nice R for the ABC ATC's Around the World, but iot was custom made for Emily. I imagine her like this. Does it resemble you? She is my special friend! No one can come between us! Well unless you have an endless amount of jelly beans...............No, I don't think so. Happy Animal Wednesday!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cactus Monday (#40)

Yellow Cactus bloom ATC (not for trade) (More cacti ATC's here) I could paint this cactus thanks to Leslie, who made a PDF file for me of the beautiful slideshow she showed on last week's Cactus Monday. Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathersday

Happy Fathersday! This butterfly will fly to Bella, who just lost her husband and the father of her 2 children. If you want to send her something, to lift her spirits, please look here. This post is for all the fathers no longer among us. I will think a lot about my father today, as I do every day. I still miss him but I also cherish all the beautiful memories. I am thankful for all the years we have had. He was the best Dad I could imagine. Lucky me.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Back from Bejing

Mandala in Chinese style for Vera (from 2004)
Chinese Symbol for Happiness
video
I am back from Bejing. Had a good time there. Unfortunately I couldn't visit your blogs because they were blocked (guess they have censorship over there) so I have been 3 days without blogging! I have a lot of catching up to do which I will try this weekend. Here are a few impressions from Beijing. The weather was foggy, which gave a spooky atmosphere to everything. I have never seen fog and high temperatures together..... I am used to fog in the winter here. This trip I discovered the subway there which is a perfect way of transportation. I was the only foreigner in the subway! I felt safe and efficient. Beside shopping I visit the Lama Temple, which was beautiful. Some pictures and video´s I made with my phone, not the best of quality.... On my way home from Schiphol I collected my Nikon in Rotterdam, which is brand new again, so glad to have it back! Have a nice weekend!
video

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#10)

My friend Marja went to St. Petersburg this month And this is what she brought me!
The sweetest gifts! I am thankful to have her as a friend, we have known each other for over 44 years! Nearly a lifetime. Marja I hope your knee will get better soon. Meanwhile cuddle with Beaudor on the couch!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#15) E= for Elephant

This is Ein She Min , which means Prince of Spring (in Burmese). This little Prince was born the 23th of May in a zoo here in Emmen.
Isn't he cute!
Ein She Min is stampeding it's way to Linda! You can see what all the others have created for the ALphabet we are trading with each other at our ABC ATCs Around the World blog. Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back to work........

Today my holiday is over. This afternoon I will fly to Bejing where I will have 2 days to do shopping and see something unteresting. Where does the holiday stop? I have pre posted tomorrow and Thursday and will visit your blogs over there. I will be back on Friday. Have a nice day! Vandaag is mijn vakantie weer voorbij, vanmiddag vlieg ik naar Peking, waar ik 2 dagen heb om te shoppen en om wat leuks te bekijken. Waar houdt de vakantie eigenlijk op? Ik heb morgen en donderdag ge-prepost (waarschijnlijk geen goed Nederlands woord :)) en zal jullie blogs daar bezoeken. Ben vrijdag weer thuis. Een fijne dag gewenst!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cactus Monday (#39)

Cactus Blossom Close Up ATC (not for trade) Happy Cactus Monday!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Small and Smaller

A little mandala I have made for the Pay it Forward a while ago. This one has the size of an ATC. With a violet in the middle, symbol of friendship.
The other 4 were even smaller, well the set of frames was that way........
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday! (#8)

I got this award from KJ! Isn't it just the cutest picture with that heart in the sky! I feel honored that you thought about me in your list of nominees KJ! I'd like to pass the award on to everyone on my bloglist! And to Emily who deserves an award as well, she is KJ's co-writer on Animal Wednesdays! You can meet them both on KJ's blog, go over there and have fun!
Lynn's ATC arrived together with one of her beautiful photocards! I still haven't got my camera back, so this picture doesn't do her art justice. So please visit her blog to see her amazing art and photocards, which are for sale. Thanks Lynn love them all!
A few days ago I woke up on the coach and found Sjimmie using my foot as a pillow. I thought it was such a cute sight! I am grateful to have a cat, who puts all his trust in me. Just this little thing; his head on my foot can fill my heart with happiness and gratitude. Hope you will find lots of things today to be grateful for!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#14)

Felix is not feeling well and when I wanted to bring him a little snack I found him asleep with Sarah and Sjimmie . There is no better cure than a pet keeping you company. Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blue Anemone

Anemone ATC For Emily who is in desperate need of some extra pocket money! What to trade see my ATC Blog! (added lots today) Have a nice day!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cactus Monday (#38)

A cactus bloom ATC (traded with Margaret)
Another Desert rose which is sometimes called cactus rose as well. (sent to Julie) I made this especially for Julie, a dear cactuteer who was to get my D. Here it is coming to you anyway dear! Want to know which ATC's I have to trade please look at My ATC Blog. Happy Cactus Monday! Please visit our Chief Cactuteer Teri and find out where more cactus posts are

Sunday, June 7, 2009

D= for Desert Rose

D= for Desert Rose This ATC is made for the ABC group and goes to Gina in Ireland One of my favorite flowers. They don't belong in the climate where I live. Proof these plants trying to survive the winter and my care. They really look pityful here. Here they are where they thrive best, in Africa. After toturing them for 2 years I finally got them to blossom! I am so happy!
Don't you just love these flowers?
Which have a beautiful transparancy and colors. More about the desert rose or watch it here Desert Rose by Sting (& Cheb Mami)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Have a nice weekend!

Hope you will a weekend filled with fun and love!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Purple lace

Have a nice day!