*another world

"There is another world, but it is inside this one."
Paul √Čluard


*Cosmea magic

{Music: The things I say – Joanna Newsom}

This year I grew cosmea flowers.
I always admired them when I saw them in other gardens.
I did not expect them to grow that rampant,
in the end they overran the whole garden bed.


*misty world


When they are full of tiny water drops
reflecting the mild light of a misty fall morning
they appear like a true masterpiece to me.
Pure, transient perfection.



{Music: Which will – Nick Drake}


*Apples and shiny grasses

{Music: La mer la terre – Ira Mimosa}

My father is the sea,
my mother the earth.
I am the bird,
I live in the sky.



Giant parasol mushrooms
and one dead deer.


*October light

I love how the light is changing in the seasons.
The later the year, the lower the position of the sun
and the more the sun comes actually into the rooms of our home.

Everyday the leaves of our birches turn a little more yellow,
and soon no leaf will be left on the fine black branches.

My dear old neighbor lady passed away.
I can feel her presence with me since.

As always there is so much I would like to say,
but my words are stuck. I wonder if that knot is ever loosening.

Have a cozy Halloween!


*October mail

October was an amazing snail mail month!
So nice to open all those special letters
with their personal stories and gifts.
Each unique and thoughtful.

From Agata 

From Joy 

From Sabine 

From Amalia 

From Katrien 

From Sandra 

Thank you all!


*with the wind and cherry trees

{Music: Wherever you are – Angus & Julia Stone}

One of my favorite places – 
the cherry tree plantation.
As kids we always climbed up the big cherry tree in our garden
and played Star Trek, the original series with captain Kirk, of course. :)
The tree was our spaceship.
And like so many children I fantasized about living on a tree.