It's hard to believe that it will soon be forty years since I produced this book, during my break year between studying at the ICS and moving with Wendy to Holland for a year. I'm tempted now to call this "The Beginning and the End", because nothing much...
Garden 1 - Carolinian Sun
Front yard garden, close to the street sidewalk, anchored by a now large Tulip tree and featuring sun-loving native plants that might be found in a Carolinian setting.
Harry van der Laan's own story
An Improbable Trajectory. Harry van der Laan’s own story - Part 1: “… a little bit of fire” - 1936 – 1955
Herman de Jong - Organ
Herman de Jong plays on the Covenant CRC organ
The Living Vine Panorama
This panorama of Jubilee Fellowship's worship space was taken just after Christmas, 2010. The Living Vine mural, wrapping around the back, takes up more than half of the panorama.
The Panorama Page
Taking the Wide View: These panoramas are mostly just casual, hand held affairs. taken on the spur of the moment to preserve a wide view that I found particularly appealing
The Time-lapse Page
Taking the Long View. There's no way to do time-lapse photography casually or on the spur of the moment. It takes planning, equipment, time, patience and specialized software. But it's worth doing . . .
Letters to Stientje Stuit/Beekhuis (pictured) from siblings (1908-1912). These letters give a remarkably intimate and sobering taste of life and death during the early years of my grandparents' youth.
The van der Laan Venture (PDF)
Memoirs of Harm and Dina van der Laan. A printed book made available here in a PDF flip-book viewer.
Newmaker Notes – writings, photos and collections – by Henry J. de Jong.
Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.