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Still having lots of problems with WordPress 😦 My latest post didn’t show up in subscriber’s Readers, and WP Helpdesk aren’t able to help. Boooh. (If you read this, please check out the post from last week as well!)

Anyway, it’s been a lovely sunny weekend here in Amsterdam ❤ I took these pictures with my iPhone

Aren’t these tilted trees just so beautiful?

Love autumn leaves! So colorful and perfect..

The view when looking up whilst sitting under the tree outside my house




It’s snowing in Amsterdam! 🙂

Photos by iPhone – one taken just an hour ago when I was waiting for the tram to go home. The other one is a collage with pictures of my cat Tonje ❤


Week 43! Two photographs of Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), the first one shows a juvenile individual and the second one an adult.

The grey heron is very common here in The Netherlands, also in urban environments. Here in Amsterdam, they are ever present and well adapted to modern city life. They hunt as usual, but also visit street markets and snackbars.


The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a common bird here in Amsterdam. There’s a group of them in my backyard, and they wake me up every morning! It’s a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call. Without exaggerating, there can be 30 of them (sometimes more, especially in the winter) in one tree. They’re nice to look at, but I do wish I had mute button (or at least a snooze button) for them 😉

Here’s a cute little female, she didn’t scream but just sat there talking to herself (who doesn’t sometimes) which seem to be typical for them.



Some pictures from the Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-

(1) “Greenpigs”


(2) “Bunch of Tulips”


(3) “Rotifers”


(4) “Nest”


(5) “Welcome to my home(town)”



He’s back! It’s been 2.5 years since I last saw this male Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), so I was delighted to spot him again yesterday. 🙂





The annual Amsterdam Light Festival brightens up our beautiful city during the dark winter days 🙂

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Yesterday I took a flight in a small plane over Holland. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t fully cooperating, but I could still see Amsterdam and some tulip fields!

Six pictures from the plane- Click to open slideshow

Also: Caleephotography has got leet followers! A big THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my blog!!



The ultimate sign of Spring: Tulips!

Photos taken in Amsterdam today




A cute Fallow deer, seen in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen last week