Friday, November 23, 2007

Spread your wings

I made this pic with my cell phone some weeks ago. An outlined figure of a man is spreading his arms like he is taking off above the water near a school of aviation in Hoofddorp (the place where I live, near Schiphol Airport). It is funny that 4 aalscholvers - as we call them in Dutch, or great cormorants as they are called in English - were sitting on this figure with their wings spread. When I approached them only two of them were spreading their wings, but 2 out of 4 still makes a funny picture - don't you agree?

You can see the fourth bird more clearly in the last of the next 2 pics... (please click to enlarge)


Vicki said...

We have cormorants that hang around a couple of nearby ponds around us. They are so funny to watch because they just sit there with their wings spread, drying out. I like the photos. It is funny that they chose this figure on which to dry out!

Art said...

THat's funny - the bird's sitting on the guy's head.

John said...

You are missed my friend. Is all well?

little david said...

Yeah, good timing, Paul. It's a nice shot. But I feel kind of sad when I realize that you live near that airport because I spent about three hours in that airport last June and didn't know you at the time. We could have met in person! (I was going with a team on a mission trip to Kenya.) Really, I am sorry to have missed you. (Turns out that we missed our British friends on the way through London by about 45 minutes.)

Anonymous said...


Is everything OK. You have not blogged in a while. If you need prayer let us know.


Paul said...

No worries, friends! I just have a very, very busy time with work, church and family. When I have some time left, I am painting and decorating the walls of the new bed rooms that are now build for our daughters Sosha and Pascalle.
I was ill for a week (just a cold) but I am working again and I do appreciate your inquiries after my well being. There are many things to be thankful for, but I am also a bit concerned about the work load this month so your prayers are welcome. We are preparing an alpha course for prison (starting in January 2008) and I am also busy with the Dutch edition of Christianity Explored (check ) which will be published by us.
@ Little David - it is kind of sad that you didn't realise that I am living so near the airport - next time you will know!
@ Mike, thanks bro. I need to read your blog and the other blogs from my brothers and sisters in cyberspace... but I need to find some time first ;-)
Blessings to you all.

Vicki said...

I've been checking on your blog for new posts and was beginning to get concerned about you. I finally thought to read your comment (above). I'm glad to know that all is well!

If I don't "talk" to you before, I want to wish you and your family a very wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Take care, my friend!