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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Macro Monday, Details and Close-ups of a Barn

 

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Like I said, photographing barns was great fun and this particular one had a lot of great macro opportunities.

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The woodwork …IMG_1999

 

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Nature taking over …

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I’m not sure if this is a spider or another insect. Does anybody know? He does have some kind of a web or silky threads, so it could be a spider, but he looks VERY different to ours? 

He looks very threatening too, come to think of it. I’m very glad he remained up there while I was taking his picture! 

 

More Macro Monday pictures at Lisa’s Chaos.

27 comments:

Nessa said...

Wood is so beautiful and you captured the detail so well.

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Wanda said...

The metal roof may be pulling away, but the nails are clinging on. First I noticed the fine silky web on the crabapples, then I spied the spider! It looks like it might be a type of jumping spider to me Jientje.

villager said...

They just don't make barns like that anymore. The wooden ones have so much character! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

LceeL said...

That is, I believe, a Banded Garden Spider. It is a carnivorous predator, most often a danger to flying insects it catches in it's web. Creepy. *shudder* I am an arachniphobe - spiders just creep me out. BUT. I do love old barns - for all the reasons illustrated above.

moneythoughts said...

Wow, Lou, I'm impressed. A Banded Garden spider. Well, if it has 8 legs it is a spider, as spiders have 8 legs. Nice shots of an old barn too.

Sarah said...

Oh wowo what stunning shots..I loove the wood pictures just beautiful and the spider...is wonderful..I loveing finding them that way!!
:)Sarah

Jacki said...

Spiders creep me out, too! Isn't is amazing how nature starts taking things over again once they are abandoned.

Betty said...

All I see is Cherries! I love Cherries! :)

Kathy said...

Great shots Jientje, love the hinges and the rusty old nails (I know i'm weird, lol). That spider does look kinda scary, I am nervous around them. Kathy.

Brenda said...

Love the pictures. Love seeing our world through your perspective

Chie Wilks said...

love the photos showing all the details of every photos...that insect in the last photo looks like a scary spider

i hope u can visit my macro. It is up here

Paz said...

Awesome macro shots, as usual.

Paz

Ida from South Africa said...

Great macros!

Robin said...

I love the textures of that second shot but man that spider is creeping me out.

awarewriter said...

A fun series of excellent photos. I tried to count the legs on the critter. Can't make out enough to be sure.

Collette said...

Great shots! I never saw a spider like that before. But it's amazing that you can see the spider web so well!

Jay said...

Lovely wood, lovely textures - beauty in decay! And yes, I believe that is a spider with it's legs all folded up tight. He just has that one foot resting on a thread so he can tell if something lands in his trap!

Dr.John said...

I love old barns and your pictures were great.

Linda Higgins said...

these are great shots! UMMM ok that spider was not a spider I would want JUMPING on me! It just gives me the heebie-jeebies just looking at it! Love your barn pics. Isn't it amazing how the simplest of pics can capture the eye and make for a beautiful shot! I told my huhoney to stop so I cold take a picture of a fence once and he looked at me like I was crazy!

lisaschaos said...

Very pretty! :0) I love the spider too! But old barns just have SO much history!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I tried to make a comment but blogger went haywire. So I will try again. You pictures are fantastic, I love looking at old barns and all old buildings. There is so much character and a history we are not privy to.

Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Oh I love these. I love to capture anything old and barns are one of my favorite. My favorite shot is the hing though all are wonderfully done.
Smiles to you ahd have a great week.
Barbara

Susanne said...

Great pictures. I love old barn shots. Something so nice in their old grey color.

Jama said...

So much texture here, love all your photos.

Neas Nuttiness said...

So sorry that I haven't been by lately. Life has gotten in the way of my blog reading...but I'm trying to get caught up.

Love, love, love the shot with the nails.
I have no idea what kind of spider that is, but in Macro, he certainly does look scary!

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