Garden and Birds in Castricum, November 2003
photos by Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer

1. November 14, 2003. Our back garden; this is mid-afternoon with the sun shining from the south; it is still fairly green in the garden.

2. November 14, 2003 - another view of the back garden; grape vines on the garden shed wall.

3. November 14, 2003. Recently I put in this Japanese-style area along the back fence. There is a small pond surrounded by rocks. This was the last section of garden that I needed to work on.

4. November 14, 2003. Looking from the back fence toward the house; the bushes look like they'll stay green through winter as it has already been below freezing.

5. November 14, 2003. A jay in the golden chain tree. Here the blue jays just have the blue on their wings.

6. November 25, 2003. A robin red breast on our fence under the golden chain tree.

7. November 25, 2003. The robin flew down to the feeder which is just below the fence top in the previous photo. We will be sure to keep feed here as Susan learned from the BBC that 75% of robins die their first winter of starvation.

8. November 25, 2003.  We are very happy that the bluetits have again come home to their bird house for winter.

9. November 25, 2003 - the bluetit peeping out of its birth-bird house!

more family photos:

Family and Travels in The Netherlands &
Family in Maryland USA, 2001
Family in Chicago 2001
Family and Travels in California 2001
Photos of Paris 2001
Christmas in The Netherlands, December 2001
Family, Friends & Views in America and Europe
Kröller-Müller Museum sculpture garden, The Netherlands
Dolls & Bunnies
Trip to Emmen, The Netherlands
Memories from the Past
May 2002 - Birthdays, Polly and Greg, Chicago and California
May 17-23, 2002, Santa Barbara and Goleta, California
May 17-23, 2002, More Events in California
Western Europe and the USA
Summer Vacations 2002, Part I
Summer Vacations 2002, Part II
Stan's Family in The Netherlands
House in Castricum
Hoffman and Melocik Family Photos
Christmas in The Netherlands 2002
Christmas (and more) in America 2002
Castricum, March 2003 and Beyond
Castricum, House and Garden, April 2003
Castricum, Gardens, Aloys, June and July 2003
Bluetits - Pimpelmezen
Rice family visits The Netherlands
Trip to Family in America, September 2003
Garden and Birds in Castricum, November 2003
Christmas in Castricum, December 2003
NewYear's Day Snow, January 1, 2004
Pa's 83rd Birthday, January 23, 2004

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