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Monday Morning

 

Back to the salt mines (as we used to say)!

Marken, Netherlands

 

Monday Morning

 

Back to the salt mines (as we used to say)!

Marken, Netherlands

 

comments (41)

Love the brick and wood patterns! Great texture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin.
Manual labor, hard work that keeps one in shape. Like the low perspective, it seems to amplify the effect here. Nice capture, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! It was fun seeing this fella crest the hill in front of us. smile
Great composition, Ginnie- he looks none-too-plussed to be pushing that wheel barrow!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I actually took this on a Saturday, which is when I think of yard work. But then for some it IS their daily work.
Great capture just as he is about to come over the ridge Ginnie... nice soft tones from your treatment... but there is no handwriting in the sky for me to read lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I didn't want you to think there was a hidden message, Peter. grin Thank you.
This will give the boy a backbone to see him through future adversity.

Good one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to the younguns, Richard. It breaks my back just looking at him...though I do have a good feel for wheelbarrows. grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Mar 2012, 06:47
smile We just came in time to see him coming down the 'hill'.
Wonderful composition, great colours and texture. I hope his back is not hurting, he should walk up, more straight wink
The saying is an American Idiom. Salt mines to us, are the mines in Russia, not good either grin.
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/back+to+the+salt+mines
Ginnie Hart: I was glad I caught him in time, MLMA. And yes, you're right about the salt mines having a negative connotation. The drudgery of work, in other words. Hopefully most people don't feel this way about their job. We say it like a joke, of course.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Mar 2012, 06:51
Our weekend must be to much fun to feel like this on monday I like this photo
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Vintage. It's so good to see you back! WELCOME. I missed you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Mar 2012, 07:03
It looks like hard work to me Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Back-breaking, Chris. We'll leave it for the younguns!
My Dad used to go off to work on a Monday saying `time to earn a crust`. Love the point of view, it adds greatly to the image. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: That's a new one for me, Roz: "time to earn a crust." We also used to say, "Another day, another dollar" and then changed it to "Another day, another 50-cents." HA! Thanks.
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2012, 07:18
Start the week working, it keeps in shape! LOL!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Marie, and good for the soul. smile Merci.
That is amazing Ginnie for Stanley Moore used to say that too.
Ginnie Hart: Great minds and all, Chad. grin Thanks.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2012, 07:34
This looks a fine way to start the week, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Outside and working with Mother Nature! Not bad at all, Elisabeth, I agree. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2012, 08:06
Yes, like Chad my first thought was 'Stanley Moore', our good old 'Kamerad'! Funny your reply to Chris! A fitting picture to start the week - I wish you a fine one, too. My hard working as historian is a very moving and scientific one (but I made some interesting find thanks to my kennis van de Nederlandse taal).
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. Your knowledge of several languages has stood you in good stead for a long time! You are OUR resident historian. smile
Ah an old ~Droitwich saying but there was usually a rude word included. grin

Nice picture Ginnie, he doesn't look very enthusiastic
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess some things are said all over the world, Bill. Thanks.
That reminds me i must do the garden and my mums,i will start tomorrow or maybe the next day.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good for you, Mick. I just gave you a little kick, I see. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2012, 08:20
Love how you captured him at the exact moment as he came over the hill. So perfect for Monday morning. Hi ho....it's off to work we go!!!
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Marcie. Wish I had thought of that. Now I'll be singing it all day. grin Thanks for the smile.
  • khalil
  • Lebanon
  • 12 Mar 2012, 08:46
très beau cliché joliment effet avec cet angle de prise bas qui amplifie le sentiment d'effort. Très beaux composition et cadrage.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Khalil. Merci.
It never ends, Ginnie, and that's what I think of with your photo. It's all uphill.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh) Too bad y'all can't just retire! Your day is coming, like I keep telling Astrid.
Garden work never ends!
Ginnie Hart: And that is the God-honest truth, Sheila. I remember!
You found a handsome blond bloke to model for you?
And he did it for free? wink
That's better than museums in Malaysia!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, LC! grin
hard labour
Ginnie Hart: But for a strapping young guy, good work, I'm sure!
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Mar 2012, 10:27
Takes me back to my mucking out days on the farm Ginnie a job I would have done for the rest of my life if the farmer had not been so tight with his wages.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh) I can imagine wanting to make it work on a farm, Peter. There's just something about the whole ethos of it!
Or: with your nose to the grindstone.
I like the boy as a silhouet and the composition.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, that's another good one, Wim. Bedankt.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Mar 2012, 12:28
It's funny how we have simialr sayings (or feelings) for the work ritual. I sometimes say "Ahh.. another day in paradise". This simply confirms to my colleagues that I'm completely mad smile A fine photo, by thew ay.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Alan. When we live long enough, we have various ways of conjuring up the day. smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2012, 12:56
He doesn't look too pleased, but at least he's reached the top! grin Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Martin. Thank you. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2012, 13:55
A nice bright one here though, gardener at work perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, John, a gardener we saw on a Saturday, but it seemed fitting for going back to work on Monday. smile Thanks.
Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly!
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2012, 14:47
Looks like he's getting the full benefits of an outdoor occupation Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: There's definitely something to be said for working outside, Fred. smile Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 12 Mar 2012, 15:45
Nicely lit against the dull sky...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. It was fun to watch him break the horizon. smile
That's a pretty light load for a big lad!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Spoken by an expert, I'm sure, Tom! smile
Isn't it great not to have to go to work on a Monday, or Tuesday, Wednesday etc.etc.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Brian!!!! We're so lucky. But then, we DID pay our dues, right?! smile
Working in the garden is never ending Ginnie!
Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard, you're right! Thanks. Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Mar 2012, 19:33
Even the nice looking ones have to earn their keep. You got him covered.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indeed, Louis. grin Thanks for the smile.
I thought salt grew on bushes in little bottles...
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Larry. Some things continue to surprise me! smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2012, 21:57
good Processing I Like
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2012, 22:31
Very vintage, I love it smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherry.
is it me ... or does he look like he belongs to an 80's new wave band!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, Dennis. Thanks for the smile. smile
There sure is something about working outside. One advantage is that if you keep at it, you can keep at it. And you sleep well at night!

There's such a sense of movement here - I really like it. If you look at his feet, there's not a lick of difference between the way they're positioned here and what you would see at a RiverDance performance. wink
Ginnie Hart: Spoken by one who knows what she's saying, Linda! And what a great observation about his RiverDance feet! I love it. Thanks.
Monday morning, back to the grind
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Navin. And to think now it's already Wednesday!
Very nice photo!
Answer: Yes the picture on my blog is a self-portrait! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria. And WOW to your self-portrait. So chic. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 13 Mar 2012, 19:33
This reminds me of my first job, a laborious one. But you always end up feeling so accomplished after.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Emily. I used to do yard work for a lady when I was in high school. I LOVED it!

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