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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,a grandmothe and 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, August 3, 2009

Killing me Softly ….

Strumming my pain with his fingers
singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
killing me softly with his song.

I heard he sang a good song,
I heard he had a style,
And so I came to see him
and listen for a while.
And there he was this young boy,
stranger to my eyes,

Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
killing me softly with his song,
telling my whole life with his words,
killing me softly with his song.

I felt all flushed with fever,
embarrassed by the crowd,
I felt he found my letters
and read each one out loud.
I prayed that he would finish,
but he just kept right on

strumming my pain with his fingers,
singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
killing me softly with his song,
telling my whole life with his words,
killing me softly with his song

UPDATE: I did a little research and it seems like this is a White Crab spider, family Thomisidae.

More Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos.


Loree said...

Gorgeous pictures and this is one of my favourite songs. So beautiful.

Christina, Sweden said...

another participant swith great shots of how it works in the nature.

quilly said...

What amazing captures! You keep this up and National Geographic will be knocking on your door!

Korie said...

Creative, if not somewhat disturbing.
Seriously, you have such a talent for matching things up that no one else would think of and it works so well. But I hate spiders and most insects so it still made me shudder.

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Visiting your photos is always a delight. These flowers, the spider and insect are awesome. The lyrics of that song match perfectly.

Eaton. :)

Wanda..... said...

A gentle killing in a beautiful backgound of bloom and song...

Regina said...

Wow. Stunning macro!

Ellie said...

Wow! One of my favorite songs of all the time! The killer is neat and wearing velveteen white gloves - the victim - she stung before and lost her friends and nobody would help her. Very interesting interpretation of the fight of two predators!

moneythoughts said...

The world is filled with talented people, and the Internet makes it possible for us to visit with them. Without your blog, I would have never known you even existed. But now, I get to enjoy your talent through your blog. Beautiful photos.

Avril said...

AMAZING!!! I definitely second the comments of 'moneythoughts' above!!!
I heard that song on the car radio this morning too - quite a coincidence!!

Sarah Sullivan said...

Oh wicked shots!!! Wow these are amazing!! Kinda creepy..but I too love getting those buggy shots!! Wonderful!! Sarah

Carletta said...

We both did bee and flower shots! :)
I couldn't have watched the death scene long enough to get it all.

Sherrie said...

Awesome, Beautiful, Stunning! What great shots! Have a great day!!


Tammie Lee said...

Danger danger! Great pics of the scene! We have these spiders too. It is interesting to watch them in action.


MrsLittleJeans said...

I adore this tune and such beautiful photos..Merci merci!

Brenda said...

I love that song and those are amazing pictures!

Russ said...

Such drama captured! Well done.

kayerj said...

I agree with Russ--fantastic drama!

Wanda..... said...

Jientje...I just saw your reply to yesterday's comment...Hens and chickens is what we here in the U.S. call the plants growing on that thatched roof! :) Hens and baby chicks!

Anonymous said...

My Belgian Bombshell...you are as good with your photos as any National Geographic photographer. I swear you should apply for a job with them. And love the narrative with this. It's prefect. That is one of my favorite songs :)

Unknown said...

Awesome, Jientje. Just awesome.

Nessa said...

It amazes me the way you can get these pictures. You must have lots of patience. How long did you have to wait for these pictures?

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Heidi said...

I'm thinking more like "Help me, Rhonda, help, help me Rhonda- Get her out of my heart!!" hee hee

You are very clever, Jientje.


Unknown said...

I love your post, very dramatic with the shots and the lyrics. Well done!!!

Unknown said...

Nature if amazing! And so are you! How long was the total process? That is ONE spider I would NOT want to bite me!

Maggie`s Mind said...

Love the pictures and the song you`ve put in my head because it`s one I just really love. Thank you for coming by my blog even when I`ve been so behind on reading others. Good to see your pictures again. Always awesome.

Alida said...

Very cool. Killing me softly is one of my all time favorites and just yesterday I was reading about these spiders. They don't make webs to trap their prey, they just sit and wait.

Melli said...

You DO come across the most AMAZING things to photograph! I wonder ... do you REALIZE how blessed you are?

Geert said...

Struggle for life...

Unknown said...

Nature is so beautiful! Although I feel a little sad for the unfortunate lunches. :)

Jientje said...

@ Loree: Thank you!
@ Mitt Vattenhal: I love it when I find stuff like this!
@ Quilly: Heehee, I wish they diud!
@ Korie: Thanks, sorry for the shudder though!
@ Eaton Bennett: Thanks!
@ Wanda: You said it so well, a gentle killing ...
@ Regina: Thanks!
@ Ellie: Velveteen white gloves, I like that!
@ Moneythoughts: And I would never have gotten such great comments on my work, if it was not for you!
@ Avril: That's telepathy!
@ Sarah: It is such an amazing world, I love it when I find stuff like this!
@ Carletta: great minds ...
@ Sherrie: and a great day to you too!

Jientje said...

@ Tammie Lee: I had never seen one before, and never heard of them before.
@ MrsLittleJeans: You're welcome!
@ Brenda: I was stumped when I found them!
@ Russ: Life and death ...
@ Kaye: Poor thing.
@ Wanda: Thanks for the explanation! I learned something new again! Thanks for letting me know!
@ Thom: Wouldn't that be Something!
@ Lou: I'm glad you like them!
@ Nessa: I did not have to wait, it happened right before my eyes!
@ 2Thinks: and so are you!
@ Kim: Thank you!
@ Linda Higgins: I took but a few minutes, it happened right before my eyes!
@ Maggie: How wonderful you could make it to my blog, I know your interne time is limited right now!
@ Alida: I had never heard of them until yesterday either. And I had never seen one before either!
@ Melli: Yes, I know.
@ Geert: Op leven en dood.
@ Lisa: Unfortunate lunches! Well said! :-)

Bientje said...

You captured a coldblooded murderer at work you coldblooded sister of mine! Wow!
Great shots sis!
Big hug,
Your little sister

Kim (frogpondsrock) said...

Is that a wasp? Or a brightly coloured Belgian bee? We have black wasps here that catch spiders and paralyze them and then put them into a section of their clay nest with an egg. So that when the baby wasps hatch they have an instant meal.They fascinate me.
My friend is photographing my work next week So once he is finished I will send your cups over to you. (YAY) Love Kim

Margo said...

Hi Jientje! Glad to have found you! Great photos and I too love that song... so melancholy and beautiful. I adore Belgium, I haven't been there in about 5 years. I was in Brugges - truly one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Thanks for the intro and telling your readers how to say your name - that's so cute! Stop over and we can discuss Provence - I miss it terribly, but we had a great vacation :)

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