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A Mid-Week Break

 

Take off your shoes and rest awhile.

(at the sheepfold in Ottoland, NL)

 

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take off your shoes and rest awhile.

(at the sheepfold in Ottoland, NL)

 

 

 

 

comments (31)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Apr 2014, 02:58
Thank you...I will...
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Ray!
oh yes, Ginnie, we all could... and should.
Ginnie Hart: It does help to let the feet breathe every once in awhile, Ayush. It also airs out the shoes. smile
I took your advice. I have my shoes off and am resting.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2014, 04:44
I love the ones with the chickens painted on them. Great reflections in the window.
That is one thing about wearing klompen, you always take them off before entering a house...
I would if I could....(take my shoes off...)
Ginnie Hart: I learn something new from you every day, MLMA! First of all, I didn't know those were chickens, and secondly, I didn't know it was proper to take off the klompen before entering the house! smile
Great shot- I love the reflection! We always take our shoes off at the door... keeps the floors cleaner. Though I had to get My Man some nice grippy slippers for the wooden stairs! smile
Ginnie Hart: It's something a lot of people do, Elizabeth, and makes total sense. I bet an entire study has been done on this, to show the many benefits!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 30 Apr 2014, 05:18
Very nicely taken, Ginnie, and thank you for the invitation! I haven't put mine on yet this morning!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Lisl, and me neither. smile
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 30 Apr 2014, 05:36
I am wondering why clogs were so popular in the Netherlands but not here in the UK Ginnie - maybe we grew more leather here?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Chris. Later I'll ask your little sis to see if she might know? I suppose it has something to do with the polder???
I like the reflections and the many shades of oranges.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. I do, too. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 30 Apr 2014, 07:00
Tout le monde est rentré
JP
Ginnie Hart: HA! So it appears, JP. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Apr 2014, 07:03
I like the paintings on the clogs - a chicken?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine...according to Astrid, and she must know. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 30 Apr 2014, 07:16
The corner is getting a bit clogged up Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Chad! smile
Well used clogs by the look of them Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure of it, Bill...at the sheepfold!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2014, 08:05
Wooden clogs used to be worn by the mill workers where I grew up in the North of Manchester, but the local design was for a leather upper with a steel or tin toe cap. I understand they are still used, but now are mainly associated with clog dancing!

We too have inside shoes and outside shoes ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I've seen street workers wear them here, Mike, and I think what great protection they must be for them. When you get used to them, Astrid says they're very comfortable.

I can definitely see the value of inside vs. outside shoes. Not a bad idea!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Apr 2014, 08:43
Yours and Astrid's? I'm working from home today and usually work harder (no interruptions or distractions!) but I will find time for a beak - ah... like what I'm doing now. Oh dear...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Caught in the act. Good for you, Alan!
Just the advice I needed grin A warm and fine shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Good, Martin, and thank you. smile
I will do that after I come home from work.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Mary! Have a great day.
He he.. Which pair is yours?
I can't wait to see you in boots! No I mean Dutch clogs. wink
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, LC, I bought a pair of wellies 3 years ago but have never had to wear them yet! grin
I will try to Ginnie! only that I can't now!
A lovely image to accompany your message
Ginnie Hart: As long as you take a break at least sometime today, Ronky, that's all that matters. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Apr 2014, 13:11
Dad and mom are both home by the looks. Thanks, I need the break.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I assume so, Louis. And enjoy your break, if you can take it.
Your usual fine composition and striking colors...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Larry.
I had my break (snooze) just before looking in to SC.,we also have indoors and outdoors shoes, but not lovely clogs like these.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Brian, on both the snooze and the indoor/outdoor shoes!
  • Shane
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2014, 15:46
I want to see fridays smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You guessed a series and you were right, Shane. smile Thanks.
I wonder if the soles have much grip in the wet?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, John. I'm guessing their heaviness helps? I'll have to ask Astrid....
It makes a lot of sense to remove your shoes before entering the house, Ginnie, especially if you have a baby crawling around the floor. In some cultures this is a traditional custom.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Beverly. Just think of all the cleaning bills and elbow greese we would save if we all did it!
I follow your advice Ginnie! Very nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: hank you, kind sir.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2014, 19:51
Great advice Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. smile
Vraiment ravissants ces sabots. Bonne fĂȘte du 1er mai Ginnie, je te souhaite beaucoup de bonheur
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marie. It's hard to believe that it's aleady MAY!
smile smile can't i move in instead - really love how the colours almost pop out at you. Really pretty
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't that be nice, Belinda! Thank you.
Are they chickens on the red clogs, Ginnie? Love the texture of the bricks.
Ginnie Hart: Apparently they are chickens, Pauline, according to Astrid. Thanks.
Love the reflections! And the painting on the clogs is just adorable! Perhaps some future close-up shots?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin, and good idea about the close-up. You'll remember that you mentioned it when you see I've taken your advice. smile
lovely colours ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sarah.

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