Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I'm a girl of the mountains
even though I live already for 14 years in the flat lands
I'm still not used to the ocean and the wide horizon

my very first time on a West Frisian Island

did a swim in the North Sea
have a cold now

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

new picky friends

after the cacti
euphorbias are my new obsession

Cereus peruvianus monstrosus
cut and still has to built new roots
Cleistocactus strausii

Trichocereus macrogonus

Euphorbia neobosserii or Pachypodium succulentum
with huge caudex and very few small leaves
no flowers yet, so difficult to classify


this and this website helps me to find out which species it is

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

rose quartz

apparently the seasons colour chosen by Pantone
rose quartz
on my pencil it says ash pink

my love for this color comes through my friend A.
she likes to wear it and paint it since I know her

in terms of fashion and fabrics
the most beautiful shades of pink I see only in vintage pieces from the 30ies and 40ies

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

space & light

apartment of Jozef Peeters, Antwerp
apartment on the Leien, Antwerp

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pilea shippment II

I'm absent since a while
not even checking if I have new comments
but I do

all about the pilea
my dear readers
I'm glad you're all that interested in, but it's not possible to force nature
at the moment pilea is in winter sleep
so no new cuttings at the moment

but after 3 years and an enormous growth
the kalanchoë is blooming

and I decided to post again
after readers - friends in real life asked for it

the weather is changing, the climate as well
all spring flowers are much too early

iris, supposed to come in March