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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take a little graze when you need it.

(out in the Dutch polder somewhere)

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take a little graze when you need it.

(out in the Dutch polder somewhere)

 

 

comments (40)

Gorgeous greens (as I look out the window at all of our snow) and I love that mist. Excellent shot.
Ginnie Hart: This was back in November, Michael, but it still looks the same...with no snow and temps still above freezing. (sigh) Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jan 2014, 02:45
This sheep is comprehensively and attractively framed, Ginnie...I wonder if it cares a hoot?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. The sheep has no clue and can't possibly care a hoot. I suppose that's a lesson for us?
Very nice use of foreground with the tree. Nice framing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Hollie.
another fine shot with the mist making its presence felt. i like the pleasing greens here
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. Our greens are still very green here in Dutchland because our temps are still above freezing. We wonder if winter will ever come this season???
Nicely framed with the trees and the gate Ginnie... that round sheep has a lot of space to graze....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. The round sheep has no fear in the world. (sigh)
Lovely!! Wonderful to see the foreground so clearly, with it's wonderful greens.. and to see the image fade into the mist just past the happy little ewe!
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, Elizabeth. This was taken from our pannenkoeken window last November when Philine was with us! But with temps still above freezing, it still looks this green, with or without the mist.
That's a nice sheep you have there. It'd be a shame if something bad were to happen to it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael, and I so agree. It actually has the life of Riley, so I doubt anything bad will happen to it! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:16
That is the polder as I remember it Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris. This is at our favorite pannenkoeken restaurant when we took Philine this past November. Our temps are still above freezing, so it still looks the same, I'm afraid.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:22
An unusual countryside picture from you, Ginnie - I like it very much
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. Maybe I need to show more countryside images, then, Lisl, because we, too, have it....except that it looks nothing like yours. HA!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:34
more Dutch cannot be - taken on our foggy day? I like this calm, peaceful photo very much , classically composed.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Philine. This is when we sat at the window of our pannenkoeken restaurant with you back in November. We were there a couple weeks ago and it still looks the same, even without the mist. Our temps are still above freezing, I'm afraid.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:35
Wonderful photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Adrian.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:56
I like theses Mid-week Breaks!

Beautiful Natural frame with the tree
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thank you, Oscar. Mid-week breaks make a lot of sense to me. smile
Very nice "polder" good framing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland. The polder is very soulful to me...because of the sheep, the willows, the windmills....shall I go on? smile
Lovely picture of the Polder Ginnie. Here the weather forecasters have taken to describing 3 or 4 degrees as bitterly cold grin
Ginnie Hart: You should recognize this place, Bill, at the pannenkoeken restaurant out in the polder we love so much.

But I must say, anything above freezing is not winter...yet. We really need to see several days in a row below 0 degrees. I do hope it happens soon...before spring!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 22 Jan 2014, 07:50
Il est bien seul
JP
Ginnie Hart: The entire polder before her, JP. smile
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:02
Looks like Hobbitland. ;-) Peaceful
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I like that thought, HF! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:13
Oh.. "Sheep Wednesday" smile A misty day but the sheep takes no notice. We had a very foggy day yesterday but today the sun is out. I would like a mid-week break... please smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sheep Wednesday. I'm sure I could find enough sheep for that, Alan. smile We still need winter here, I'm afraid. We still hover around 40F.... (sigh).
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:16
That is a very fat sheep. The leaves in front add a lot by breaking up the green.
Ginnie Hart: This was back in November when Philine was with us, Mary. But it mostly still looks the same, I'm afraid. No winter here yet! sad
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:27
Adam awakes to find that he is required to name all of the animals. He names them simply: flyers, swimmers and crawlers. He enjoys being the "sole and single man" on Earth. Then, he meets Eve, the "long haired creature", in the garden. Eve greatly enjoys her time "Here in Eden", and begins to name everything with more detailed names: cows, ducks, horses, etc. Adam becomes annoyed with Eve and she hurts his feelings when he discovers that she thinks she is superior to him. Eve doesn't think that Adam appreciates her and he makes her feel put out, but she begins to have some "Feelings" for him. Adam builds a shelter for himself, but when he sees Eve sitting in the rain he invites her in, where she immediately begins redecorating which Adam hates. Although Adam is annoyed, he too begins to have Feelings for "Eve." The two get into another argument, this time about cutting the grass around their house. After the fight, Adam storms away and Eve decides to go to a pond, where she thinks her reflection is someone just like her and that they are best "Friends". Soon, a snake appears.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, Louis. See what happens when you leave us for awhile!
A view into sheep world.....I like the framing Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: The sheep world here is very charming, Martin. I think you would like it. smile Thanks.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Jan 2014, 10:52
A restful image Ginnie, helped by the verticals and horizontals.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
you are not bored with the Dutch landscape ! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I'm IN LOVE with the Dutch landscape, Wim!!! Never bored for one minute! smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2014, 11:49
I was thinking the same as Ray, so beautifully framed but certainly oblivious. smile

Just lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sister. Sometimes being oblivious sounds very good! smile
Nice, Ginnie,I'm just off to do just that. smile
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Frank!
Good point!
Ewe got it smile

Keep calm and keep munching.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can always trust you to "get" it, LC. smile
Love how you've framed this so nicely with the surrounding trees & fence, Ginnie. This well-fed sheep appears to be the only one grazing; wonder where the others have gone.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. You know how sheep can be...wandering off on their own when they're not paying attention. smile
Almost every day is a sheep day on SC.nowadays it seems, Mr.Rolfe has started a trend not to be broken, this one looks happy enough munching away while you all enjoyed your pannenkoeken, is that pancakes?
Ginnie Hart: Dutch pancakes, Brian, which would be more parallel to pizzas than pancakes, if that makes sense. But yes, I found out from Alan that sheep are for Wednesdays, so I'm very glad I could oblige. smile
This is such a beautiful piece of a picture Ginnie.. I love everything about it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ronky. That's very sweet of you.
Could be an English field smile
Ginnie Hart: Without any rolling hills around, Tom!
Nicely framed ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shane.
  • helys
  • France
  • 22 Jan 2014, 15:47
Wonderful scenery in the green field
Great mist in the background
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Helys.
A wonderful pastoral scene Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I find it to be very soulful.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jan 2014, 18:29
Wouldn't it be great to just graze and have nothing on your mind, like TV and Summer-tires that are not there....
Absolute wonderful picture. I love it that we have so much sheep to keep you happy smile
Ginnie Hart: It'd be nice for awhile, I'm sure, but then we'd get fat and sassy! grin Just give me a few sheep, however, and I'll be happy for a long time, as you know.
Everywhere is so green this year,lets hope it stays like this.
Ginnie Hart: Well, yes, Martin...except we really need winter here in Dutchland. We need many days below freezing!!! It just isn't happening, I'm afraid. (sigh)
  • Pat
  • France
  • 22 Jan 2014, 20:55
Beautiful light and atmosphere of countryside!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pat, for stopping by and commenting here!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jan 2014, 22:29
Delightful, I love the way you have framed this smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.

BTW, did we tell you to save Sunday, May 11th, for a blogger get-together again...this time in the Midlands somewhere?! Once we get the details, we'll be sure to let you know. Many of the same people will be there but many new ones, too. smile
It's as if I'm right there! Thank you for sharing your incredible country!
Ginnie Hart: You've seen some of it, Robin. We can hardly wait to show you more! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2014, 23:28
I had the weekend pencilled in my diary. I have now added the firm date smile
Ginnie Hart: YAY, Cherry. It'll be great to see you again...and maybe hubby, too?! Looking forward to it. We'll let you know the details once we find them out.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jan 2014, 21:21
Yes, it is planned that Mr C will be there too smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, great. WONDERFUL! grin
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Jan 2014, 16:11
Brilliantly composed with its superb framing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I'm gonna miss you...but for a good reason! I wish you much success.

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