FantasiaFest Leeft is a fantasy festival in Roden, The Netherlands. It's like Castlefest, but a lot smaller. I went there for the first time last year and I liked it. Next week is this year's edition, but here are the photos for this year.
While going through my archive I realized I never posted the photos I took during Castlefest Winter Edition in december last year. It was a lot smaller than in the summer and I took a lot less pictures, but it was still a lot of fun.
I took a small detour home from work through a park with a lot of wildflowers and also a lot of insects, including this bee enjoying camomile flowers.
The house we rented during our vacation last week was right next to the national park Hoge Veluwe. Although the weather wasn't very good I did take a small cycling trip through the park and took my camera.
During my vacation last week we visited Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Along with the usual animals it has several biodomes with different enviroments: Desert, jungle and underwater. They also have a new mangrove section, but that won't open until later this month.
The Passiflorahoeve is a butterfly garden in Harskamp, The Netherlands. Last week I went there and of course took some photos.
Every year there are several swallow nests atbmy mother's house. One of them fell off this year, but this one is fine. The parents are kept busy by the young ones inside.