Our whishes for you for the new year 2023

{Voor Nederlands, klik hier} {Për Shqip, kliko këtu} “So they [the shepherds) hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.” (NIV, Luc.2:16-18) The Rijksmuseum Twenthe currently has a beautiful medieval wood carving of the stable containing Jesus and his parents, made by Tilman van den Burch in ca. 1470. Maria’s face touches me deeply: she seems so happy! So satisfied.

Black & White photos of De Borkeld

(Click for Shqip) (Klik voor Nederlands) “De Borkeld” is an area not far from our house – about a quarter of an hour by bicycle. It has plain fields, some water area and old trees. It’s a little bit sloped. I often come there for recreation (walking, kick-biking). It’s a loved area for a stroll, for young and old.  I deciced to take some pictures in black & white (BW). In BW photography the focus is more on shapes, contrast, then on colours.  When I left home, I hoped to take some close-ups of the ‘wild’ cows in that area.

Sunflower feelings

A sunflower reminds me of a person: it’s like a head with hairs moved by the wind. Or take the sunflower below: she seems a bit lonely, far away from the other ones. She’s surrounded by others, but still alone. That’s how life feels sometimes! But what about this one: this sunflowers spreads her leaves like arms, saying: “Here I am, I love you, I look to you!” She’s like an open person, she looks you right in your eyes! This one is the one that gives life, a place where bees and other insects love to be. She is