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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

This past Saturday was the warmest November 1st since the Dutch recorded weather in 1901.

It made a glorious, sunshiny day out in the polder.

(near Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

  Have you ever seen cows move so fast?  Or jump like sheep (at the end)!

(sorry about the jiggly spots)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

This past Saturday was the warmest November 1st since the Dutch recorded weather in 1901.

It made a glorious, sunshiny day out in the polder.

(near Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

  Have you ever seen cows move so fast?  Or jump like sheep (at the end)!

(sorry about the jiggly spots)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (30)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Nov 2014, 00:26
Yes, our autumn break felt like a summer break. The cows in you photo are lapping it up ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I think it was kinda late for what we call an Indian Summer, but it sure made for a beautiful day, Cherry.
  • Toks
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2014, 00:57
It's a beautiful day. fine capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Toks, for stopping by and commenting here.
They are adorable! Love your video!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Robin. smile I love the Dutch cows almost as much as the Dutch sheep.
And there's one reason for that warmth in your image, as some have argued. They are a funny sight though.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I am learning to love the Dutch cows almost as much as the Dutch sheep. HA!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Nov 2014, 04:27
Did you notice the heron at the left end of the cow? More Dutch you cannot get.
The cows are happy to see the 'boss'. They are like little dogs, they know it is milking and feeding time. The farmer knows the cow by name, the cows are recognized by the pattern of the black spots, they are like fingerprints.
Fun video smile and wonderful Polder picture.
Ginnie Hart: OMG. NO, I did NOT notice the heron. WOW! (Sometimes I amaze myself by what I DON'T notice!) I love how you have described the video. I am learning to love the Dutch cows almost as much as the Dutch sheep. (I'm repeating myself.)
A wonderful pastoral scene Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I LOVE the Dutch polder because of scenes like this.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 06:05
She didn't want to be left behind, Ginnie - clever you, enhancing the photo with the video
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes I totally forget about the video option on my camera, Lisl, but when I remember, I'm almost always like a little kid. smile Thank you. (And yes, I owe you an email.....)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 06:24
It was as warm here too Ginnie, now it's winter!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris. The weather turned on a dime for us, too. It did make for a delightful day on Saturday, however! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2014, 07:24
You are right - more than 20 degr. warm here - oh, I love your polder photo - no Dutch cannot be more - and your video!
Ginnie Hart: As I have told others, Philine, I am learning to love the Dutch cows almost as much as the Dutch sheep. And yes, more Dutch you cannot get! smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Nov 2014, 08:19
It has been wonderful here too Ginnie, isn't global warming great?
Ginnie Hart: It was nice for a day, Chad, but I'm very glad we're back to "normal" temps. I would actually love to see a cold, snowy winter. (I know, be careful what I wish for!)
the cows look happy in the video, thanks for adding that in smile wasn't tonight the night? hmmm? you forgot about me!
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning to love the Dutch cows almost as much as the Dutch sheep, Elaine.

And NO, it's tomorrow...Thursday morning my time. I think you might have jumped the gun? sad
I like the casual one that has no intention of being rushed grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! There's always one in the bunch, Bill, right? grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2014, 08:49
I love the black-white Dutch cows even more than the brown cattles. You are right "more Dutch cannot be"!
I'm sure you know this gedichtje in het Nederlands (by Schippers):

De koe

Een koe
is een merkwaardig beest
wat er ook in haar geest
moge zijn
haar laatste woord
is altijd
boe
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine. And I still smile when I think of the cows saying "BOO." smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2014, 09:16
It was a glorious day in southern UK, too; we were out biking in the New Forest. I think the running and jumping cows were hoping that the grass really IS greener on the other side of the fence.
Ginnie Hart: I think that must have been a happy-go-lucky day in a lot of places, Alan! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 5 Nov 2014, 09:21
Cette forme panoramique va bien à  ta photo
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP!
The farmer knows how easy it is to get milk cows from one place to another. Love this.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary, I'm sure you're right! smile Thanks.
Lovely pastoral. I like cows, particularly the black and white
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marie. I do, too. smile
First time I've ever seen a gambolling cow. We are having a lovely day at my place today, not like early winter at all, hope it lasts.
Ginnie Hart: It did bring a smile, Brian. Don't we love it when the animal world shows such emotion. smile Enjoy your lovely day while you have it.
I love when we get a bonus of a nice warm sunny day in late Fall, Ginnie. You've certainly captured the feeling with these lovely pastoral posts.

Thought you might get a kick out of this video of cows:-

http://face-indir.com/cows-running-after-remote-control-truck-street-fx-motorsport-graphics.html
Ginnie Hart: What an unbelievable video, Beverly! OMG! Cows acting like sheep...or dogs...or??? You know they all slept well that night! grin
what lush greenery here. no wonder they all have their heads down, busy munching
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Ayush. I can't imagine cows being happier than this! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Nov 2014, 13:39
Many years ago I saw the same on my uncle's farm. Cows running for their late afternoon extra and skipping a bit, along the way.

About the picture - it is so Dutch, I can almost smell the cow patties.
Ginnie Hart: "More Dutch you cannot get!" I knew that was true, Louis, and you have confirmed it. smile
Glad to see you are enjoying an indian summer too Ginnie. Lovely shot
Ginnie Hart: Well, it came and went very quickly, Janet...but at least it happened on a Saturday! smile Thanks.
Wonderful light, Ginnie. It shows everything so perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pauline. It seemed like a perfect day in every way!
Très belle prise.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sabrina. Merci.
  • Pat
  • France
  • 5 Nov 2014, 20:00
All work necessary to provide for the production of fine cheeses from Holland
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling you nailed it, Pat! smile
That is a gorgeous photo. Love the deep greens.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Michael.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2014, 06:45
Love the Blue Heron with the coos, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And to think I never saw it till Astrid brought it to my attention, Ray!
belle image rurale!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: I love the Dutch polder, JP. Merci.
it's a wonderful image of the cows the farm buildings in the background... our Nov 1st dropped a bit of snow on us...
but life is still good here in the north....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: The difference in temps from one place to another in the Western Hemisphere blows my mind, Peter. I hope it doesn't mean our winter will be too warm and your too cold?! Probably not since we're already in the 40sF these days.
Those are some happy cows!!!! And lovely shots!! Gave me a good smile!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I haven't yet seen any creature UNhappy in the Dutch polder!

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