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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Bessie:  And now it's August! 

Elsie:  How did that happen?!

Giethoorn, Netherlands



A Mid-Week Break

 

Bessie:  And now it's August! 

Elsie:  How did that happen?!

Giethoorn, Netherlands



comments (43)

  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 1 Aug 2012, 00:48
A modern rural scene if ever there was one. My first thought (before I saw the little electric wire was 'I wonder how many cows fall in' ;-)
Ginnie Hart: You have a good eye, Geoff, but of course I already knew that. I guess you'd have to fall in only once to remember what not to do the next time? smile Thanks.
An everyday scene you have interpreted and presented in a way that is quite extraordinary somehow, but I can't work out how, Ginnie. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: You always know how to make my day, Graeme. Thank you.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Aug 2012, 01:00
Bessie: Time flies!
Elsie: "I think I saw one flying this morning...it leaves four lovely jet-trails as it goes..."
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think they were having quite a nice conversation as we passed them in our little motor boat that day, Ray! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2012, 04:14
nice shot! just like that it's almost the weekend again.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Just exactly what I mean, Rian. It didn't use to be that way when we were much younger, did it! smile
It looks like we might be skipping summer and going straight into autumn grin
Ginnie Hart: At first I was goona say "Is it summer yet???" Exactly, Bill.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Aug 2012, 05:55
This is grazey crazy Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Good one, Chad. I like that. smile
looks like they are enjoying their time smile
Ginnie Hart: I do think they have it made, Joshi. grin
Elizabeth: I have NO flippin idea!
Ginnie: Well you need to figure it out girl, and fix it!
Astrid: I will figure out how to stop the time!
Chris: But it's the natural order of things, ladies.
Bill: Just sing a happy tune through it all, it's as it should be.
Philine: So have a cup of Tea and enjoy the ride.
Lisl: But you should stop to smell the flowers.
Mary: yes - and look at them in great detail.
Juan Carlos: And find out what they are.
Fred: But don't forget to stand back and see the forest for the trees
Louis: And observe the goings on in ponds.
Martin: Just observe things from every angle.
Chad: And admire engineering along the way.
Ray: As long as there are bugs and beautiful girls to see...
Frank: And hiking up to see the view from ridiculous craggy peaks.
Brian: You can always take the train.
Peter: Or a row boat...
Adrian: Or a sail boat...
Pedroeric: No- fly on a birds' wing...
Alan: Cycle - you should definitely cycle through life.
Richard T: Or at least cycle through town.
Ayush: As long as you're going SOMEWHERE.
SAVO: Just be sure to go to London!
John: Just ANYWHERE!
David: Take a greyhound with you!
Richard S: It's not necessary to even leave the yard, if you just open your eyes.
Mike: Well it's not ALWAYS black and white.
Mick: Although sometimes that's better.
Larry: But color can be more fun.
Graeme: Just take advantage of the light.... or are we talking about cows?
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Elizabeth. You have just won the Gold Medal, hands down!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS BRILLIANT! You just made my day!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2012, 06:41
Oh, this is a fine photo of the pastoral polder Netherlands - I hope the cows can swim if they should fall into the canal - but on the fat green weilanden er is genoeg voeder voor hen!
Ginnie Hart: There is a very thin electrical wire at the edge, Philine, but you have to have eagle eyes to see it. I bet they know by now not to get to close. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2012, 06:43
Oh, Elizabeth's writing is wonderful! I think we all would like to be a cow or a bull or a calf for one day in Nederland!
Ginnie Hart: Elizabeth really outdid herself, didn't she! I was gobsmacked by her!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2012, 06:53
Chris: blimey - so it is Ginnie! Where did the summer go...
Ginnie Hart: Did the summer ever come, Chris????
Interesting stage, I like climatic photographs. I am greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zielona. Dziękujemy.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2012, 07:34
I agree with Graeme - every time I take a picture of cattle it always looks so mundane, but yours bristles with life, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I don't remember seeing anything of yours that was mundane, Lisl, so you're being too hard on yourself and too kind to me! But thank you anyway.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Aug 2012, 07:49
I am so glad that we still have cows in the meadow. They are always so happy to be outside.
Absolute wonderful picture. Great angle...no, you were not swimming in the canal...we were in the boat.
Fabulous comment from Elizabeth!!!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Cows in the meadow...make better milk, I'm sure, any time, anywhere! I love these pastoral scenes all over this fabulous country where we both live! Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
what a very joyous picture in this day and age of cruel factory farming... i love cows, especially their pretty eyes smile
Ginnie Hart: Nothing says it better than happy animals like this, Elaine. It makes for a happy people, don't you think?!
I know.... How time flies!
So scarily fast.
Did you take this shot from a canal boat? wink

Oh, Dover is a little town.
But the White Cliffs of Dover are very famous.
On a clear day, you can also see France from there. wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, LC, we were in a little motor boat passing by on the canal going back into town from the nearby lake. It was such a peaceful, happy scene. smile Thanks.

So, are you saying Dover is a different place than the white cliffs of Dover? (sigh)
I'm puzzled by the angle Ginnie, (and the make of the cows, lol on Elizabeth's), Did you take the picture from the farmers' milk gondola?
Ginnie Hart: We were on a 4-hour motor-boat self-driven tour of Giethoorn, Juan Carlos, the Venice of the Netherlands. In our loop we went out onto the neaby lake and then came back into the town, passing these cows so peacefully grazing. It was idyllic. smile

That Elizabeth is something else, isn't she! What a bundle of mental energy this fine morning. :
I think Liz has stolen the show in the nicest possible way here Ginnie, I wonder what the cows will make of it!?
Ginnie Hart: Elizabeth sure went into Gold-Medal form today, Fred, didn't she! I declare. smile
Time flies Ginnie it waits for no one.
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Peter!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk till the end of the month.
  • 1 Aug 2012, 10:34
As good as the image on one of Pink Floyd's record covers.
Ginnie Hart: So I had to Google, Richard, to find out what in the world you were talking about: http://psychocydd.co.uk/details.php?id=a5ca9717ad0b399167c483463d6a72104174ceb2
HA! I love it. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Aug 2012, 10:50
Just stand back and observe the goings on in ponds.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. It's good for the heart and soul. smile
Good grass this year anyway smile Nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, John...at least in the Netherlands! Thanks.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 1 Aug 2012, 11:17
Bessie and Elsie seems to have a wonderful time grazing and enjoying the lush green grass and the last of the long summer days ! A wonderful capture Ginnie it indeed brought a smile to my face. Beautifully seen and captured.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Laurette. Thank you. smile
Great capture Ginnie, there seems to be a range of expressions on those cows, including frustration at not being able to reach the drink! smile
Ginnie Hart: I almost titled this "The Water Cooler," Martin. HA! Indeed. Thanks.
Indeed, where does the time go? I see you are fluent in conversational moo Ginnie :^)
Ginnie Hart: Conversational moo is sooooo much easier than conversational Dutch, Doug!!! grin
Moooo! What a lovely scene! A mundane scene turned into something extraordinary smile
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Charles, isn't it. I can just see you doing a photo shoot there amonst the cows. grin
  • george
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2012, 12:30
It must be true cos Marcie's added her new calendar - so I gotta agree with Elsie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie added her new calendar! We haven't really had summer yet, have you???
If it is as hot in Aug as July they will be looking for a dip.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Mary, we really haven't had a summer yet here. I can count on my fingers how many days we've had temps in the 70s...maybe one hand for barely breaking 80F. But it was like this last summer, too. Hmmm. It does make you wonder.
@Ginnie - You bet!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Let us know when you're coming. grin
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2012, 13:29
Oh..how I love cows!! And these ones are true beauties! Happy August - yes!
Ginnie Hart: Cows are fun, Marcie, aren't they...especially out standing in the field. Better milk, better cheese. smile Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 1 Aug 2012, 13:31
No Ginnie - but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the longed-for Indian summer in September!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes...there's always the chance for Indian summer in September. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2012, 14:41
Ah simply Superb Ginnie!

10/10 to Elizabeth!!!- Definitely GOLD Medal!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO. That Elizabeth really made an entrance today, didn't she! grin
Doesn't time fly when one is enjoying ones self, I took 800+ pictures in July it's taking me ages to edit all the ones I want to keep.
Ginnie Hart: Enjoying ourselves, Brian, and getting older. HA! smile If WE don't get those pictures done, no one else will do them for us! Sad but true.
Such a warm, sunny scene...superbly captured Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan. Sometimes the cows calm us all down! smile
I love light and colors of this picture. I love cow too !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Me, too. Cows are so fun. smile Merci.
A wonderful pastoral scene Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Very calming for the soul. Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2012, 19:40
A lovely scene and I quite agree 'How did that happen!!"
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry, and I know!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2012, 20:17
nothing beats a good cow picture
Ginnie Hart: HA! I actually like that thought, Paul. Thanks.
"Nah, it's not warm enough for August!"
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. That's what I thought, Tom! smile
Love the dialogue Ginnie... the cows all seem to blend together in this photo....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. How can we not enjoy the cows! smile
They are trying to decide where to go for lunch.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That always seems to happen when you're at the water cooler, Michael. smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 2 Aug 2012, 10:02
I love Cows! They are so nosy when the photographer is coming closer...

♥♥♥
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's so true, Luiza. grin Danke.
I like pictures of cows, this is no exeption wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aksel. So do I. smile

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