A wooden pier near Makkum in the IJsselmeer.
While cycling along the IJsselmeer I saw a beautiful sunset.
For now these are the last photos of Castlefest 2013.
These two were hanging around the castle.
Every year at Castlefest there is a field where they show birds of prey.
This lady in pink was nice enough to pose for me.
There are also other insects of course, like small hoverflies.
More bees from the small park I often walk through on my way home from work.
On my way home from work I often walk through a small park which has a lot of wild flowers. It's just a small walk, but it always calms me down. I can just let the problems I've been working on at work fall from my shoulders and stop worrying about them.
Because of the many wild flowers, there are a lot of insects, including bees. Yesterday I brought my camera and a macro lens with me and took some photos. This is the first set. More will follow in the next few days.
Last, but not least, in this series of photos I took on my visit to the Orchideeën Hoeve last week is a collection of butterfly photos. I usually don't like insects much, but butterflies are definitely the biggest exception. I love watching butterflies flutter around or just glide in the wind. I like the way they look. I think it's amazing how they start as a caterpillar, cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly. So I spend a lot of time in the butterfly garden during my visit.