Monday, July 19, 2010

Working in my art journal

I've had a busy week with my dad suddenly taken to hospital on Wednesday with a high fever and being very confused. He ripped out his drip 5 times! Luckily the fever dissappeared overnight and he could leave the hospital the next day. But he still was very confused!
On Friday there was a bonescan planned and he had to go there with an ambulance. I went with him because he was still confused and very tired. The doctors wanted to get him the bonescan as soon as possible because of the pain he has from the cancer, so that's why they decided to let him have the bonescan despite his condition. Luckily he's doing much better now!

However I was feeling very tired over the weekend and decided I needed a break and do something I like to do and which gives me energy and pleasure. So, yesterday I started working in my art journal again. It'll be a page about love and freedom, two very important words to me!

I also went to see a friend who recently was on a holiday in Denmark. Her sister also dropped by and she used to work with my son so it was nice talking to her too!

When I went for a walk I stopped by a small birdsnest that Cor's dog molested on Sunday, hurting one of the still naked birdies. I managed to repare the nest and put it back on a small branch in between the stinging nettles with the 2 birdies in it. Today I discovered that there was only one birdy left and that the mother was still taking care of her little one.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bees on lavender.

Still enjoying the warm weather and taking it easy. I was glad with some heavy rain-showers Saturdaynight and last night. Although last night the water came dripping into my son's room. This morning a guy from the house-renting company (?) came over to look for the problem . There was a lot of mud, leaves and other rubbish on top of the roofwindow in between the window and the roofing-tiles and the water couldn't run down anymore and found itself the easiest way to escape: into the house! He had just finished his cleaning job when another rain-shower came pouring down and it seems that the problem is solved.

Cor and I had a quiet weekend. We went swimming on Saturday evening after we went to his house during the day to take care of the animals and to visit his mother. I also took some photos of bees on lavender in Cor's garden.
On Sunday we slept in and went to see my dad in the afternoon. We found out that he has an urinary tract infection and he was feverish and confused. Last Friday we went to see the urologist together and he was just fine that day. Things can change so quickly when people are as old as my parents and not in a very good health. The urologist has decided that my dad needs radiation treatment on his back. They already give him 45 mg of morphine every day and his back still hurts him. He now has to wait for a new bone scan and a visit to the radiologist. I hope that he doesn't need to wait too long!!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

More butterflies

Yesterday I took some other photos of the same butterflies at Cor's. We think that they were busy making love. What do you think?

Monday, July 05, 2010

All kind of different creatures

This Saturday it was time to shear the 3 sheep of Cor. He didn't let them shear last year and they looked like 'rasta' sheep. We managed to put them in a small shed just before the sheep-shearer arrived. He took them out one by one and put them on their behinds and then started to shear them. In just a couple of minutes the job was done and the sheep was naked. Cor now has 3 large and very thick fleeces which we're going to wash and then probably use for felting.

Very close to Cor's house I also took some very nice photos of a small butterfly called in latin Zygaena trifolii. In Dutch it is Vijfvlek-Sint-Jansvlinder (literal translation in English: fivespotted-Saint-Johnsbutterfly). It actually is a night butterfly that lives during the day. In this part of the country it is called a rare species.
On the same plants we also noticed 2 big green grasshoppers. We could see their jaws moving when they ate from the plant!