I saw these two cuties engulfed in an epic battle a couple of weeks ago. It looked like the spider was only a couple of minutes away from a nice snack but when I came back a little while later the wasp was gone. I guess it must have fallen from the web. The spider wasn’t hurt in any way and had soon spun a new web. A somewhat cool picture if I may so myself.
It’s been ages since I last posted here. I have nothing to blame but myself but there seems to be little or none time to spare at the end of the day. Both spring and summer has come and gone since my last words and I really don’t want it to go that far until my next post.
Today I’d like you to meet a little dragonfly that I met during the vacation.
I hope that the pictures below aren’t too scary to look at or, perhaps that no people with arachnophobia sees the post. The pictures were taken last summer at Nørre Rubjerg in north Jutland, Denmark. I don’t know if last year was especially good for spiders but I saw lots and lots of them. Some small, some really big ones. More will come but the spider below starts us off. As you can see he/she has just caught a fly in its web and is about to have a snack.
The bike in yesterdays picture made me think of this one from the archives. I took the photo last summer when spending a lovely week at Nørre Rubjerg in North Jutland, Denmark with my family. I think it’s impossible to get tired of walking on those lovely beaches with the sound of the waves from Skagerrak in your ears.
I haven’t posted a picture of a sunset for, well, it must be more than a couple of days by now;). In order to defend myself against polluting this blog with yet another sunset picture I think this one differs a bit from the others. The sun is actually quite high up in the sky and not even visible in the picture. It does however create a nice effect on the surface of Skagerrak.
It is my semi serious opinion that some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe can be found in the northern part of Jutland, Denmark. With that in mind I always find it so mind bogglingly hard to understand that they are always more or less deserted. We have visited them quite a few of them and people are at best scarce which, of course, makes them even nicer in my eyes. The picture below doesn’t show a beach but what the shoreline looks like before the sand takes over.
Last summer we visited Amsterdam for almost an entire week. I had a lot of time on my own with Jr and spent a couple of hours on one of those days at the wonderful botanical garden of Amsterdam called De Hortus. I liked it all, especially walking in the cool shade under the trees but, to my one year old, nothing whatsoever could compete with the huge and beautiful butterflies in one of the greenhouses.
Last summer we spent a week in Amsterdam. Now, I had my hands mostly full with taking care of Jr but managed to take some photos when he was off catching some z’s in the pram. The two photos below was taken from Nemo, which is a great science center and a place that I wish I had had more time to visit. The effect that I tried creating in the photos is called tilt shift and is what makes the scenes look like small miniatures. You can do this by using a special lense or, in my case, doing the blurring later on in Photoshop. It would be cool to try the prior out but, alas, my wallet won’t let me.