About

Initially, I suppose this blog is a sort of documentation of a change in progress.

The last decade I’ve spent most of my time behind a computer and in my garden and lately I’ve needed to break free from my seclusion to basically just get back out there and see…

I am equipped with a bicycle, my trusty Gazelle Touche, and a fairly simple yet versatile camera which I bought initially as a tool for making art to accompany music that I produce….otherwise I’d have to use images others have made…yet what actually happened was I got more and more into photography, mostly practicing within my garden…a macro lens transformed my small garden into a spacious natural studio to be explored…

Currently I’m venturing back out “Into the Wild” ….into the heart of Middle Friesland to rediscover my love of nature…birds, mammals, insects and plants being my main focus as well as capturing the landscapes in which they live…

64 responses

  1. A kindred spirit, this reminds me of riding around Austin and Town Lake (the Colorado River), many years ago. Looks the same, minus the big city of course. Really like your bike! So excited to see your work here again! Friesland! (she does the quiet dance of joy!)

    August 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  2. where is Friesland? sounds nice

    August 17, 2012 at 7:23 am

    • Friesland is in the north of the Netherlands. 🙂

      August 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  3. Sue

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I resonate with your statements above, especially how photography grows in interest, as you begin to “see” what was always there. I look forward to seeing more of what you see.

    August 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    • Thank you Sue for your comment and for stopping by my blog. 😀

      August 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  4. I’m really enyoying your imagery of flora & fauna, thanks for sharing and posting them! A fellow painter of nature inspired imagery.

    August 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    • Thank you Michelle! 😀 Nice to hear your comments and thanks for visiting my blog.

      August 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  5. Thanks for visiting, love your photos. Look forward to seeing more!

    August 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    • Thank you Deb! Thanks also for visiting my blog. ☺

      August 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm

  6. Lidijapix

    I am delighted you visited my blog. Cheers from Lidija

    August 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    • Thank you too Lidija. ☺

      August 21, 2013 at 4:38 am

  7. I’m thrilled to have a visitor and new follower from another part of the planet — thanks!

    August 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    • You’re welcome Nick! ☺ Thanks for stopping by.

      August 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  8. Thanks for a ‘like’… I’ve had a rummage round your recent posts – very enjoyable – and signed up. All the best from Rolling Harbour

    October 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

    • Thank you for your comment and visiting my blog. 🙂

      October 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

  9. Thanx for sharing your beautiful photos with us. Have a wonderful day.

    October 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    • Thank you! ☺ I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. ☺

      October 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  10. Congratulations, heartical!

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/versatile-blogger-award-thanks-esraaysu/

    October 22, 2013 at 9:14 am

    • Thank you…but I hope you don’t mind if I decline…not really my sort of thing…. 😉

      October 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  11. OK … all nominees are completely free in this 🙂

    October 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  12. positivethinking13

    Wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog so I could find yours. I am excited to follow you and see all your beautiful photographs!

    November 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    • Thank you and Welcome! 🙂

      November 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  13. Wonderful pictures, I enjoy all of them! Best wishes 🙂 Orchid

    December 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

  14. Thank you for following my blog. Your respect for all living things shows in your wonderful blog.

    January 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    • Thank you Emy! 🙂 Thanks also for following. 😀

      January 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      • Thanks for dropping by. Do you have another project in mind? All the best 😀

        January 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

    • I hope so…anything can happen, though in winter I have to admit to being somewhat less active…normal service will soon be resumed…hopefully… 😉

      January 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      • Indeed. Winter can be a dormant stage where all sorts of creative ideas lie waiting …

        Right now South Africa, where I live, is sweltering with temperatures over 30 degrees C.

        Warm wishes, Emy 😎

        January 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

    • It’s been a very mild winter here so far…just lots of rain and wind…though I function much better in the temperatures that you are currently experiencing 😉 I hope you’re enjoying the heat! 😎

      January 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  15. Hi I revisited your images, they are really beautiful, textural and give me a sense of calm and centering. Many thanks!

    January 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

    • Hi Michelle…I’m glad to hear you enjoyed my photos, Thank you! 🙂

      January 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm

  16. Thanks for the visit. Warm wishes.

    January 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

  17. After looking at your photo collection, I have to say again ~ you are truly talented ~ .

    April 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

  18. Thank you for liking my Blog…I love your photography!

    May 9, 2014 at 1:23 am

  19. The lighting, the riderless bicycle against the water backdrop give me – the viewer – a dream of possibilities. I can mount that bike and peddle wherever my heart desires.
    Beautiful
    AnnMarie

    May 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    • That perfectly describes what I do! Thank you AnnMarie ! 🙂

      May 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      • You’re welcome. Your photos are quite wonderful. I love the zooming in and out – like peeking into a world we forget exists…
        AnnMarie
        Have a wondrous image-filled weekend!

        May 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      • Thank you AnnMarie, I forgot too…hence my journey of rediscovery. I hope you shall have a creative weekend too! 🙂

        May 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

  20. Absolutely stunning photography! I am so happy that I came across your blog and look forward to reading and seeing more!! 🙂

    May 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  21. You have some lovely photos! Very good.

    Alan

    June 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  22. You are so very welcome!
    Alan

    June 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  23. Your photos are stunning. Will we get to hear some of your music as well? I hope so, I love to listen to different sorts of music.

    June 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    • Thank you! 🙂 Though this blog isn’t about my music…it is more about what I do instead of music. 😉

      June 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  24. Hi there,
    I really enjoy reading your blog and I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blogging Award. I recently received this and now it’s my turn to nominate fellow bloggers. I chose you as one of my nominees.
    Please check out today’s post on my blog: http://writedorne.wordpress.com, or take a look at my page Liebster Award, for full details.
    Responding to this award does require a bit of work and if you’re unable to do it, don’t worry.
    I love reading your blog and thank you for liking my posts. Congratulations, you deserve it. x

    July 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    • Thank you Dorne for this kind and thoughtful gesture. 🙂

      July 24, 2014 at 12:27 am

      • You’re very welcome. I love visiting your blog. Enjoy and congratulations on a brilliant blog. x

        July 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

  25. Thank you for the like at atrivialmindatwork.com.

    I enjoyed reading your About page – I think I am heading that same direction as you. All I lack at the moment is a good macro lens!!

    Please stop by again soon. I have some more pictures to post from the nature park coming over the next few days.

    Thanks again!

    July 26, 2014 at 4:34 am

  26. to lovely friesland from the dreamy banks of river Eider and Kiel Canal, german coastline… 😉

    August 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      August 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm

  27. Hi, really like your interesting blog with beautiful photos. 🙂 I look forward to seeing next one. Bye. Kamila

    September 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    • Thank you Kamila and welcome! 🙂

      September 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

  28. A lowly peasant from Texas has a request… Are those allowed? I am in process of writing a particular piece that requires a particularly good macro pic of a black beetle. Most any sort will do. Looking for a kind of other-worldly sense to the background… 🙂 HI there Cowboy! Have ‘ye got the white stuff up there yet?

    September 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    • No white stuff yet…I’ve been rather hoping for an indian summer to be honest! 😉 ….I do have some black beetle pics…I’ll have a look and e-mail you a selection. 🙂

      September 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm

  29. I have just discovered your blog and your photography is amazing 🙂

    July 6, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    • Welcome Carol and Thank you! 🙂

      July 7, 2015 at 3:59 am

  30. That sounds real great, and your photos are absolutely beautiful and interesting.

    November 26, 2015 at 2:26 am

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