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Safe-n-Sound

 

Wherever you are, stay safe, dry and warm...and maybe in the harbor!?!

Hoorn, Netherlands.


HAPPY WEEKEND!



Safe-n-Sound

 

Wherever you are, stay safe, dry and warm...and maybe in the harbor!?!

Hoorn, Netherlands.


HAPPY WEEKEND!



comments (38)

  • emily
  • Canada
  • 1 Nov 2012, 00:25
I agree, Ginnie. Hurricane Sandy destroyed a lot of NYC and New Jersey, so I hope everyone is safe and warm right now!
Ginnie Hart: It's been horrific to see the scene on TV, Emily. One wonders how any of it can ever be cleaned up!
I love this Ginnie... Penny and i are safe sound and warm beside the fire now... after following our grandkids Trick or Treating in rain and sleet this evening... and they didn't even notice the cold....
Ah!! to be that young again... just for a daygrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: We who have not been hit/hurt by the storm have much for which to be tahankful, Peter. Even with rain and sleet! Stay warm.
So lovely!!! My eye is drawn to that beautiful wooden door!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth, and oh yes. That wooden door surely gets a lot of TLC!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2012, 03:24
Brilliantly busy scene here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2012, 03:42
beautiful place. sure would love to relax on those boat if i had the time. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Liang. Sometimes we just have to TAKE the time. Don't make Mother Nature do it for you!!!
Safe and warm , and sending my good thoughts to the people of NY, NJ, and anywhere affected by the storm.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. God have mercy on us/them all!
Tonight is a good night to be indoors. Freezing rain. There is no safe walking or driving here.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes staying all cozy inside is the best place to be, Michael!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2012, 05:28
This is so busy I don't know what to look at first, or second or third for that matter. I love the tone!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Helen, I think. smile I have a feeling that's what people are feeling about the storm damage, not having a clue where to start first!
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 1 Nov 2012, 05:34
Superb photo with an excellent framing. Texture is very beautiful. I like it. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2012, 05:55
I am always delighted to see these wonderful sailing craft Ginnie. Is this near to where you live?
Ginnie Hart: This is 20 miles north of Amsterdam, Chris, in Hoorn. It's one of those delightful towns easy to show visitors and can be on our list when you come!

BTW, this wasn't supposed to post until tomorrow, so you can image my surprise when I found it up this morning!!! I have a feeling I clicked the "tomorrow" button instead of the date. sad
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2012, 07:07
This is wonderful Ginnie, so much to see.
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch expression is "short of eyes," Sally. It's that kind of place. Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2012, 07:27
What's this - a Boat Thursday? wink So lovely to see more traditional boats rather than the usual glass fibre things. I like the little rowboat(?) attached to the stern of one of them.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Alan, this was supposed to be queued for tomorrow and somehow went up today (by my own hand, I'm sure). I think it must have been a Trick-or-Treat! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 1 Nov 2012, 07:50
Aujourd'hui je ne mettrai pas le nez dehors il pleut trop ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: It looked like rain when we were here that day, JP, but we were lucky to stay dry. Merci.
Have i missed a day? Boat Thursday?
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Bill. I totally messed up!!! grin I checked the "tomorrow" box yesterday instead of the calendar. Oh well. Enjoy it while you have it because today is all we have right now! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Nov 2012, 08:06
Oh, your weekend starts very early - but Astrid and yourself have deserved a break- I like this a bit chaotic looking harbour image very much! Yes, "arebeid adelt"!
Ginnie Hart: My weekend started early by mistake, Philine. HA! My error because I hit the wrong button. smile But now that this is up, I do pray for the safety of all who need it right now!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Nov 2012, 08:16
Happy All Saints Day Ginnie, I am amazed at that set of doors on that boat, it does not look right somehow.
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Chad. It makes me want to go back to check it out! smile Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2012, 09:05
You take such sharp, sparkling photos that look artistic as well, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Lisl. Thank you.
Safe and sound in Hoorn.
Nah, I will probably stay hoorny there. x
When in Hoorn, do as the Hoornimen do.

You have a crazy weekend x
Ginnie Hart: HA! Leave it to you, LC! I do plan to have a cozy weekend. You, too.
Good to see you in thursdays, even by button accident. Anyhow, great harbor atmosphere here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It surprised me more than you, Juan Carlos! Oh dear me. I'm getting too old for this sh**! HA! grin Seriously, thanks.
it's the end of the world as we know it, lalala.... gonna look up that mayan calendar crap after all this bizarre weather! nice shot, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Just look up global warming, Elaine! (sigh) sad
A fine shot of this classic harbour. "Arbeid Adelt" is a fine name for a workship like this klipper: "Work makes noble".
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. Thanks for the translation, Wim. I love Hoorn!!!
A beautiful picture Ginnie! What a wonderful area this looks! Have a great weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: You'd love this quaint little town, Martin!!! Thanks.
la petite barque impressionne
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Angevine, isn't it! smile Merci.
Love your filled up composition, Ginnie. It is wonderful here, still sunny with 15 degree days. I hear a change is coming though.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary. So glad things are still okay for you. Hopefully they will remain so.
Wonderful colors and brightness too. Happy week-end to you too Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Flo. This was supposed to be posted tomorrow...so I'll post again tomorrow and wish you another happy weekend. smile
Almost a babe in arms, the dingy seems to favour mum more than dad smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, John. grin Thanks for the smile.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2012, 15:19
It is a very interesting harbour with much nicer weather than is being experienced in NYC and the surrounding area.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Cherry. So much calmer than America's East Coast right now!
Plenty of boats here for Friday, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I totally messed up, Tom, and clicked the wrong buttom for this. I guess I'll have to show some more boats tomorrow. smile
A lovely canalside capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fred. it's a lovely Dutch harbor!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 1 Nov 2012, 17:04
Fabulous shot, even on a Thursday wink
Arbeid Adelt= it pays off to work.
Beautiful light and reflections.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I sure messed up my days, didn't I! Oh well. It made for a good laugh when I woke up this morning. grin Hartstikke bedankt.
Now I know why I had the pleasure of a comment from you on Thursday Ginnie, so I've got to see this lovely Dutch picture today instead.
Ginnie Hart: I totally messed up my days, Brian. HA! Who would have thought! smile I guess I needed to shake things up a bit! Thanks.
A superb Boat Thursday Ginnie. The tones are terrific!
Ginnie Hart: Well, someone had to do it, Richard. HA! Merci.
Now, there's a fine scene.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love Hoorn, Graeme. What a sweet little harbor town! Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2012, 20:27
I like the thought of warm Ginnie, but its getting chillier and chillier here sadly....however nothing that a cup-pa could not solve!

'This week we are all from NY, NJ and everywhere affcted...'

Lovely image
Ginnie Hart: Our hearts are warm right now, SAVO, and maybe that's all that matters as the world seeks to blanket those of you afflicted! Stay warm and safe!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2012, 07:36
Charmed Capture! It´s on you, when i´m back to the Netherlands one day and staysmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Luiza, and just let us know!!! smile
A beauty! Love, love, love Hoorn!
Ginnie Hart: I love it better now tht you've seen it with us, Robin!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 4 Nov 2012, 16:52
I love this peaceful - almost iconic scene of the Dutch Canals. I think that one of the delights of being a photographer living overseas is the difference; often unseen by the natives.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, George, I'm sure you're right. In my 3 years here with Astrid, she is seeing Holland with different eyes...as she sees how it affects me! Thanks.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2012, 11:30
Interesting to read all of the comments; one person's eye being drawn to the wooden door, another's to the row boat. Mine went immediately to the abstracted lines in the water and to the dark clouds followed by blue sky.

Here's hoping all 'find the blue sky' they need in the midst of trying times.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Sue. Different strokes for different folks! Thank you. There are many who need blue skies right now!

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