Saturday, December 31, 2011


Ik had drie beestjes,
drie beestjes van steen.
Een vogeltje,
Een veulentje,
Een varkentje.
Ze zijn gevallen.
Ze braken stuk.
Ik heb ze gelijmd.
't is bijna gelukt.
Ik heb drie beestjes,
drie beestjes van steen.
Een volentje,
Een veukentje,
Een vargeltje

-Joke van Leeuwen, 2010-

Thursday, December 15, 2011

true or not true?

Without privacy there is no point in being an individual.

-Joanthan Franzen, The Corrections, 2001-

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

aan de slag op de slag (3)

dit stukkie is bijna klaar... mooie lucht en zee ook

Friday, December 9, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

approach of winter

The half-stripped trees
struck by a wind together,
bending all,
the leaves flutter drily
and refuse to let go
or driven like hail
stream bitterly out to one side
and fall
where the salvias, hard carmine,—
like no leaf that ever was—
edge the bare garden.

-William Carlos Williams, 1921-

Friday, December 2, 2011

NY-ers love their shoes....

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

love in the NY subway

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

familiar statues

by tom otterness, hilton times square
(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

montauk point

the first lighthouse in the US
(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Friday, November 25, 2011


in long island sound
(pictures with HTC Wildfire S)

morning view

on mark's deck and nissequogue (spreek uit nissekwa) river, which we will be paddling later today
(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

san remo squirrel

san remo, long island that is. view from mark's window
(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

cats in windows...5th avenue NY

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

the journey continues

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

naar NY met amtrak

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

on buck mountain

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

strollin' in ballston lake

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

te rotterdam

op de dames wc                                               in het grand cafe
luxor theater                                                      hotel new york

(pictures with HTC wildfire S)   

Friday, November 11, 2011

today is remembrance day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

-John McCrae, 1915-

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

(Albert Camus in Notebooks: 1942-1951)

Monday, October 31, 2011


Sunday, October 30, 2011

theme in yellow

I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o'-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.

-Carl Sandburg, 1916-

Friday, October 21, 2011

cats in windows...

...are sometimes dogs
(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

cats in windows

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Monday, October 10, 2011

madeiran morning sun

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

here's lunch...

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

ook 's ochtends ...

... is het goed toeven onder het zwembad, een terrasje lager dus. Het is hier trouwens erg warm voor de tijd van het jaar, tegen de 30 graden. En gisteravond was het een gegrilde bodiĆ£o (papegaaivis), geen dorade. Ook erg lekker, maar de dorade is toch wel de winnaar.
(picture with HTC wildfire S)

Friday, October 7, 2011

's middags ....

... is het goed toeven bij het zwembad. Bloody hot actually. Vanochtend hebben we ontdekt dat het aan de noordkant van Madeira flink bewolkt kan zijn en dat het daar hard waait en het er dus zomaar 8 graden kouder is. Vanavond gaan we weer een gegrilde dorade eten bij het strandtentje beneden.

(picture  HTC Wildfire S)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

somewhere in funchal

wifi everywhere...

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

levada walk

terugkijkend naar Ponta do Sol, door een tunnel en onder waterval door, en je moet geen hoogtevrees hebben: smal pad langs steile helling
(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

morning coffees

at ponta do sol (not del sol, excuse me)

(picture with HTC Wildfire S)

Monday, October 3, 2011

bar view op ponta del sol

en overal hoor je zee...

Verzonden van mijn HTC Wildfire S

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

acquainted with the night

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right
I have been one acquainted with the night.

-Robert Frost, 1928-

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

vlie view

van deze wijdsheid mogen wij een weekje genieten....

Verzonden van mijn HTC Wildfire S

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


roll over for close-up
(picture with HTCwildfireS)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

utrecht centraal

nieuw dak met zonnecellen op Utrecht centraal
(en tryout van de nieuwe foon:
picture with HTCwildfireS)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

the hurricane

The tree lay down
on the garage roof
and stretched, You
have your heaven,
it said, go to it.

-William Carlos Williams, The Collected Poems, Vol. 2: 1909-1939-

Thursday, August 25, 2011

scheveningen 20:46


hoogbouw in de hofstad

gisteravond 19:48

Monday, August 22, 2011

in zeeuws vlaanderen

(picture with phone HTC3G)
update: de nieuwe tent is regen- en onweerbestendig en erg knus.


Saturday, August 20, 2011


(onder de cursor een hele emmer vol, zelf geplukt)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

scheveningen 7:05

(dat was zaterdag)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

on the beach

On the beach at night alone,
As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song,
As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes, and of the future.

A vast similitude interlocks all,
All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets
All distances of place however wide,
All distances of time, all inanimate forms,
All souls, all living bodies, though they be ever so different, or in different worlds,
All gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes, the fishes, the brutes,
All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages,
All identities that have existed, or may exist, on this globe, or any globe,
All lives and deaths, all of the past, present, future,
This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann'd,
And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them.

-Walt Whitman, 1900-

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

cornish birds

van linsboven met de klok mee: een zingende merel (singing blackbird), een roodborsttapuit (stonechat), een mannetjerstorenvalk (male kestrel) en boerenzwaluwen (barn swallows)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

southbank, london

enjoying a leisurely Friday afternoon
(picture with phone HTC3G)