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De Wittsee

At the border with the Netherlands, there is Lake De Wittsee

A very popular place for photographers f wildlife and nature.  My first visit, in the winter of 2018,  enjoy the photos.

 

Der Zwergtaucher (Tachybaptus ruficollis) ist eine Art aus der Familie der Lappentaucher. In Europa ist diese in Eurasien und Afrika verbreitete Art der kleinste Vertreter dieser Familie. Zwergtaucher sind in Europa durchaus häufig. Sie werden jedoch wegen ihres unauffälligen Gefieders und ihrer insbesondere während der Brutzeit sehr versteckten Lebensweise meist übersehen.

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus „fast“ and bapto „to sink under“. The specific ruficollis is from Latin rufus „red“ and Modern Latin -collis, „-necked“, itself derived from Latin collum „neck“.

At 23 to 29 cm (9.1 to 11.4 in) in length it is the smallest European member of its family. It is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range.

Nearby is the NaBu.  An nature -education project. While Nature was asleep in February, we need to return here another time 🙂

24-02-2018. A photo trip with Hildegard, Sonja and Karl-Heinz

Blogs February 2018

Satty’s Thoughts

Blogs to read back into

(06 02 2018 Facebook) Emotional blackmail 

I see again all kind of messages what ask me to copy this at my facebook timelinel, when I really care (and then comes something bad or sad).

When I not copy it (share is already forbidden, why?), am I then a less good perrson?
When I not copy it, do you think I care less about mental, chronical, any disease at all?

Don’t spill your time with reposting this kind of messages. Do not just blindly copy it, with all kind of warnings in it, (I know only a few people will dare to do this, I think I know who my real friends are, …)..

Just do what you have to do. Posting a message (not share, but copy), is not really helpful at all!

Instead of that, take your checkbook and donate. It costs only a minute, and by just doing it, without sharing a word about it at Faceboob, then you show you have the heart at the right place. I not need to know that you did it, to know you are a good person.

No words, deeds, that’s what I want. Do not copy, do not share, just do!

(07 02 2018, blogger) Facing the darknes

 


Wehn we look with open eyes to the world, we know that there is a huge cloud hanging above us. It rapidly grows and takes away the sunshine and respect for eachother.  Instead it will bring hate, fear, and fight. Consequently no good for anything, just for the weapon industry.

People have thoughts about how they can make the world better.
The problem comes when people live at that world, and have different ideas of the world that they live in.
Some people consider the world around them as the world.  They want to build a wall around it, so that no one can come in.
Their world  is restricted to power and getting as much as possible from ‚the rest of the world‘.  They say that there are others, who are responsible for that they can not get all they want, and they want to get rid of them.  Some call it refugees, some call it coloured people, some call it the people that are not fitting in their system.  Go work, instead of producing art. Go work for me, instead of working for your own world.

People shall try to convince others, that what they do is the proper way, the only proper way. And who not fits in their system, is useless. Consequently can be treated as if they not exist, deportated out of the country, or simply not getting the chance to educate or finding the job that they are good in.

This dark cloud will grow. We only need to read the history books, to see what will happen. That is, as long as history is not rewritten and as long as the truth (from the past) is allowed. Because in the past is the future.
We can learn from history, that, sooner or later, the repression, the agression, will loose. It might last long, but the resistance will always win.  Hate will always be beaten by love.

Knowing that, makes me strong to resist. There are so many people who are not willing to wait until the darkness is complete. And those people, are in the end, the people what are the source for the disappearance of the darkness.  They will be the light, when it is dark.  No matter how hard ‚they‘ try to switch off the light, the light of love and care can not be destroyed.  So, there will be a day, that life is bright again. It is good possible that we will not see much of it. But our children, our grandchildren, they will see it. Just like we see the light, for what our grandparents have fought. It will cost something, but it is worth to fight for.

Don’t repay hate with hate. Don’t give others what they want you to give them. Think by yourself. Read a book, find people around you who think like you.  Be nice, and replace the hate with the smile. You not need to be afraid, no one can take away the hope  in your heart.  Be there, for the ones that you love. They are there, for who they love. Because, even the darkest monsters, somewhere, have a heart as well. And no matter how hard they try to deny it, they know, as well as we, that love will win.
So, why not join the winners?  Ever seen winners in a war?  Let’s be good for eachother. We are worth it!

Inspiration

This site is created, because I  think we all need more love and respect, at the world. The world seems to loose to learn to value those words, but they are the most vital ones to survive.

Respect the people around you, respect the nature, and do not poit to others. There is no reason for hate or destruction, love is the answer.

So, some poetry here, and maybe some blogs as well. I hope it gives you a bit power, to believe that the light will win, in the end. Because it will!

If people say
That it is always raining
Then look for the sunny moments in between

If people disrespect others
Then show them, what kindness can do
If people announce war
Then show them, no one is intrested in it

Love, like never before
Love your friends
Love the unknown
Love will always makes you win

01 02 2018

Do
What you have to do
Play the game
That you are supposed to play

Smile
To the people you meet
Disarm hate
With a laughter

Who listens to others
Not need violence
Play together
Drink your coffee, take the time

Live now
Love now
Tomorrow never will be here

05 02 2018

Südpark

Click at the small photos to enlarg them

One of my favorite places, to visit, is the Südpark.

Even in winter, when nature seems to be asleep, there are many nice places to photograph.

Lillie M Wasson

Lillie M Wasson is an artist with a unique style of painting

Her passion for animals, especially Huskies, is one of the main themes in her work.  Her present project is drawing 100 huskies, see a few here.

 

I am very proud that Lillie as well is inspired by my photography.

 

27 10 2018

 

2 07 2018

Title: I’m a Shell without You
Paper: Artist’s Loft sketch pad 8″ x 10″
Medium: Water soluble graphite
Photo: HaFri Photography
Artist: Lillie M Wasson

22-02-2018  Lillie M Wasson

I could only use my right eye. I’m sure I’ll see the mistakes better when the patch it taken off my left eye again. Thanks Hans Friedhoff for allowing me to use this photo.

Title: The Black Swan
Photographer: Hans Friedhoff
Paper: Artist’s Loft Stetchbook paper 8″ X 10″
Medium: Graphite Pencil #2, Pan Pastels, Royal Charcoal
Pencils, and Derwent Inktense colored pencils

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and the original photo

Weihnachten Düsseldorf

A few impressions ‚made by mobile phone‘ (because of the bad weather) from the christmas activities in the Old Town (Altstadt) of Düsseldorf.  Click at the pictures to enlarge them.

More to come soon, I hope (that should mean better circumstances to photograph  🙂 )

Beauties (not mine)

Beautiful photos (not mine), with beautiful words (mine)

Feel free
Not because you have to
But because you can

Believe in yourself
Because someone believes in you

And if there is someone
You care for
See
And if needed
Set them free

Isn’t life wonderful?

Don’t look for the shadows
They will be less
When you chase the sun

Don’t fear for tomorrow
When today has just begun

Have a wonderful sunday!

When your day was sh*t
Hold on, get over it

Have a drink, with a friend
And your mysery might end

If not, drink on, until you get drunk
Forget your troubles,
Sleep in the trunk

5 12 2017

You not necessarily need to be best friends
To walk together
(Or swim)You not necessarily need to have the same destination
When you are on the same road
For a while
Be friendly
To who comes on your way
A smile is so easy to give
And will never be returned with hate

7 12 2017

Be amazed!

Don’t wait until others show you
How they see you.

Look to yourself
See, how you stand into your own world
Embrace the colours
Be happy with what you not need

Don’t allow the evil to win
Hate only comes to you, when you allow it

Choose!
Share the smile

Be happy, because you are wonderful

7 12 2017

Guten Morgen!

If you want to jump, just do it!

If you are scared, then don’t!

No one, but you, decides what is good or wrong to do
And when you dare to jump
Into the unknown
Into the cold water

You will find
That others jumped before
And you will take care
For who jump next

5 12 2017

When you feel bad
When all goes wrong
Don’t feel bad
But try to be strong

Show the muscles
In your face
Smile!

Do the unexpected
Don’t hit back
Amaze yourself
And spread your smile

Love is the answer, always

9 12 2017

No matter what colour
No matter what religion
Or none

We are all equal
Man and woman

No matter what agressors scream
It is one world
One love
Resist violation
Never give up!

Keep your own colour
You are exactly good
The way you are

There is no difference
Between you and me

10 12 2017

If someone hates you
Don’t hate him back
Resist!

If someone wants to destroy you
If he tries to annoy you
Resist!

Use your power, give a laugh
The solution is in love
You wont win with an iron fist

Use your power,
Pick up a flower and resist!

(Unless you are sleepy,
You then are dismissed 😉)

10 12 2017

Don’t feel afraid
Walk in the dark,
If you should

Don’t feel afraid
Of the unknown
Or what you did not understood

Walk on,
Through the wind
Because
You have a friend

11 12 2017

Good morning!

I wish you a wonderful day
With a clear view
At the beautiful things
That surround us

Be open, for the beauty around you
Be prepared to smile
Be prepared to recieve a smile

Don’t build the wall around you
Open your ports
Let the sun shine in

12 12 2017

Are you as curious as me
For what the day will be?

How many will make you smile
How many smiles you give away?

A new day, you have the choice
To be amazed by beautful things
Or let the day be ruined,
by things that are not worth it

Be the little light
In someones night
Dare
To listen to your heart

13 12 2017

Look

That is how Earth looks
From out of space
Beautiful, isn’t it?

I love this view at the place where we all live
I can see clouds, water, land
I can’t see people
I can’t see war, hate, fear

I know about the beautiful nature
The animals,
Sheep, cat
I know how the laughter sounds
How love tastes
I know you
Who read this

Who colours my life
Who are my world

Yes

I love our planet
It should be heaven
For everyone

22 12 2017

Memories colour my life
Days that do not return
Today I shall survive
The candle of peace
And the candle of hope
will always burn

 25 12 2017
When the moonlight
Meets the earth light
And leaves the day light
For the night

Then we kiss our final kiss
And enjoy the way it is
Magic moments, you may not miss
Over the moon
What a bliss
I climb until the moon, and back
And our darknessWill not be black

21-01-2018

Come walk with me
Over the thin line
Lead me over the moon and back

Don’t be afraid, we will be fine

Come follow me
We walk away the night
Look to the balloon, and back

Share the faith, yours will be mine

27.01.2018

Don’t be afraid
To be, what others call different
Don’t be afraid
To be yourself

It colours your life
If you are yourself
It colours the world
If you are you

Let others not tell you
Who you are
You are wonderful
Beautiful

09 02 2018

Petra Vos

Petra Vos is an excellent Poser artist from the Netherlands, and her creations are very unique.

We started playing a game together, and next to fighting, for all against others, Petra has a lot more talents.

I am privileged that I can take her creations, and add some poetry to it.

 

 

Artwork copyrights by Petra Vos

Love is love

I love my life
When life loves me
I love you
When you love me

I live my life
When you love your life
And when you can’t
I will love you even more

You are beautiful
Lie is beautiful, because of you
And That is why
I give my life to you

And the sun will shine
In our brightest day
In our darkest night
Hold me, tight

We will grow older
You will have my shoulder
And I give you, my most wonderful part
Because I love you, I give you my heart

08- 10-2017

Nightshade
Created by Petra Vos

 

When the night falls
After a sunny day
When the brighness transforms in invisible grey
With the entrance of the cold

When darkness is around
When you can hear the shadows speak
When there is a spot of light to squeek

when you lost everything around
Because she has found
When your eyes fear the night
Because she stole your light

When the nightshades shine in
And there is no other choice
As obeying her sin

When all there is, is gone,
And nothing seems to be so nice
As forever
Closing your eyes

15-10-2017

 

 

Created by Petra Vos

 

When the night comes
With a cloudless night
And you can’t see the stars
or the moon
 
When the cold comes
Touching until in the bones
And you can feel
The invisible eyes
Stinging in your head
 
When the night is filled with vibrations
Unexpected, scary sounds tickling your nerves
And the scent of fire and herbs
Guides you on external voyages
 
When the signs of the old times
Start to speak again
And you are touched by their immortal power
Then you can be sure
 
You are in the Withching Hour
31-10-2017
(c) by Petra Vos

No one saw you
Preparing for your fight
No one saw you
Roaming through the night

No one saw you
When you screameed your anger and hate
No one saw you
No one was intrested in your sound

Your mind was poisoned
By the law
Your plan was perfect
And no one saw it coming

Then you stepped into the light
And we saw you
We were blinded by your light
A staccatto, and we could not hide

Your outfit, so wonderful, so colourful
Your hair, such a thrill
You are amazing
Too beautiful to kill

And between the stunning firework
Of beauty and sound
Your eyes looked around
Blind, and ready
Shooting the thrill
Ready to kill

And everyone saw you
Thougth you were great
Until they realized
That it was too late

07 11 2017

 

Fatal Attraction
By Petra Vos

Fatal attraction

Have I told you today
How wonderful you look
have I told you today
How you curves made me hook

Have I told you
About your sexy hot legs
Can you imagine
What I need more to relax

Your eyes drive me crazy
I am longing for your slow hand
And who knows, maybe
I fullfill your dreams, in the end

You don’t blush
While I am flattering you
I wonder how lush
You are, when I do

You make me wild, there is no deny
You awake my fantasy and all my sins
I want you now, please make me cry
At the moment I send my bullet in

18 11 2017

sinful touch, by Petra Vos

Sinful touch

There you are
So close, so far
You look so fragile,
Protecting yourself
You have so much to hide

Your eyes dream your thoughts away
So close and so far away
I look to you
My fingers can touch you
But you are so far away

I look into your eyes
And feel your trears burning in mine
And I wonder why

What can I do
To reach you again
How do you feel
When are you
Happy again

I give you time
I give you all I have
And I wait
Until you are ready
to return again

26 11 2017

 

(c) by Petra Vos

Amalie and Amalie

No one was aware
But you definitely were there
Your body still like a statue
With boiling blood, ready for the prey
Patiently wating, night and day

With every breath you take
And your eyes, spying around
For the victim what soon might be found

I looked at you
Are you real
Or just my fantasy

I came closer
And before I could smell your skin
Your spear spiked me
And I
Had not even time, to wonder why

Creation/Image by Petra Vos
Words by Hafri, that’s me

27 11 2017

(c) by Petra Vos

 

Spying
While your eyes are bursting
From the biting, poisoned smoke
That slowly fills your prisonroom

Waiting
For your moment to come

THere is no escape
Our of this nightmare
Because it is real
The heat that you feel

Steaming smoke
Takes your breath away
You not seem to notice it
Focussed at the only way out

There will be no one
Who unlocks your prison cell
What else can you do
Than waiting for that moment
On what your spirit leaves your body
When there is no pain anymore

A last cough is what you hear
There is no way out
And you do not fear

03 12 2017

Pleated Skirt Outfit for G8F by Amaranth & PixelTizzyFit
Creation by Petra Vos

All I want, under the christmas tree
Is a moment, to be free
So please, forget about the angel
And don’t mention about the sheep

All I want this christmas, to kiss you
And burn our candles inside
When the door finally shuts down
You will be brighten our crown,
on christmas night

When the wind blows
I will feel your kisses
The cold will be dark and blue
How nice I could turn your ice
Let the glowing light, being the glue

No lametta, there will be
Only a tiny christmas tree
We won’t be cold
With eachother to hold

Let christmass kiss
And lit the light
Let it be warm again
After the chilly night

18 12 2017

Render (c) by Petra Vos

Words by me
Poser by Petra Vos

Render by Petra Vos
Words by me (HaFri)

I was walking blind
THere was nothing I could find

I was running from A to B
Looking for what I could not see

I had to be in time
I could not drop the line
Running faster, but I was too late
Hurrying more, without finding the gate

I went on, but did not know
Where my feet were letting me go
I could not stop it
I could not drop it
I had the will to carry on
with the show

Then, all out of the blue
All the sudden, there was you
When I saw you, in a flash
I knew what to do, in a dash
I ran behind you, but you were so fast
I don’t know how many hours it last

Then you stuopped
And while you took my breath away
You said, well hun, you should not run
Because you can get everything, if you are willing to stay

I opened my eyes, was bathing in sweat
You were gone
But your words I will never forget

29 04 2018

Photo Frühstück im Botanischer Garten

Die Idee.  Einen Frühstück mit Kamera

Die Lokation Botanischer  Garten, Neuss

Blumen/Flowers

Viele gelbe Farben/ Many yellow colours

Sonneblumen Sunflowers

Blumen/ Flowers

 

‚Insekte/Insects

Groß oder klein?  Big or small?

Einen schönen Tag/ A beautiful day

Die Fotografen/ the photographers

Hans Georg Bender,  WIlly Hoymann, Gisela Bender, Hildegard Jesch,  Hans Friedhoff 

Photgraph Hans Georg Bender