...and a question below.

When I woke up this morning, I was just in time to see a glorious sun rise. A glowing ball of bright fiery orange like I have never seen before. How appropriate for a day like today, when we celebrate Queensday in the Netherlands. Orange is our national colour, linked to the House of Oranje-Nassau, our royal family.

So today I am flying our national flag (red, white and blue) with the orange banner above it, signifying the royal connection.

There is quite a strong wind, but it is still fairly warm, so no sitting inside for me! I have taken my wood and my table saw out on the terrace behind my house, and have been cutting what seems like hundreds of little floor boards for the dining room of my new canal house. The wind blows all of the dust away, saves me from cleaning ;)

And now for the question...A few weeks ago I noticed my list of followers had gone missing from my blog. Or I should say the list is still there, I just can't see it anymore. I can't see them on other peoples blogs either. It makes it difficult to keep track of who has joined my blog, and for me to join other blogs.

I have searched on the internet for a solution to this problem, but haven't found one yet. I've tried removing the gadget and then adding it back later...didn't work. Does anyone else have this problem? Have you been able to solve it? I would be very interested, thanks!

As I said in my previous post, the weather has been wonderful lately. The summer temperatures are perfect for a little relaxing on the water. A cool drink, something to nibble on, a magazine, peace and quiet... The perfect lazy spring day.

The weather has been so very beautiful here the last few days...It feels like summer! In the garden everything is growing at an incredible speed. I need to get some gardening done, but with this weather it is a pleasant task. So if you are looking for me, I'm in the garden!

Two blackbirds fighting over breadcrumbs on the pavement in front of my canal house. Come on guys, there's plenty for both of you!

I bought the blackbirds at the spring show in Arnhem. They were made by Georgia Marfels from Germany.