Sometimes one thinks; why don’t we spend the weekend in Rotterdam? It really isn’t such a bad city. But why does it always rain there?  

From Rotterdam with Rain


May days in South Limburg are perfect for a little walking trip. Little rivers, valleys, castles, water mills, ancient churches, it’s all there in walking distance from Valkenburg.

Walking Around Valkenburg


I made the same pictures last year, but on April 10. So the blossom is almost three weeks earlier! Climate change is horrible and destructive, but this is a nice present today…  

Early Blossom



Winter is being chased away; the birds sing all night and flowers are springing up. Can’t wait…!  

Spring is Coming


Ireland proved itself by showing us it’s rainy and stormy character. We didn’t expect nice weather, but a full weekend of storm, rain and hail was pushing it to the limit. But it was nice to see the house where Oscar Wilde lived (before it collapses).  

Rainy Dublin


Some miscellaneous pictures from Amsterdam and Alkmaar, January 2017.

Misc. January