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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Don't forget to greet your neighbors during this busy time.

(looking across our Merwede River in Gorinchem, NL, to our sister city, Woudrichem, on November 15)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Don't forget to greet your neighbors during this busy time.

(looking across our Merwede River in Gorinchem, NL, to our sister city, Woudrichem, on November 15)

 

 

 

comments (31)

A nice peaceful scene Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Bill. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Dec 2014, 00:54
I think our Bangkok neighbours are night folks, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That would definitely pose a problem for me, Ray!
Happy midweek everyone!
Ginnie Hart: The same to you, Larry!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Dec 2014, 01:30
how lovely, is that a tiny island? i want to build a tiny house on it lol
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. I think that's a wee break-water, actually, though I don't know for sure. It could also be a bit of a nature reserve for the fine birds around here. I'll have to ask Astrid. The big Merwede rive on the other side has LOTS of freighter traffic going back-n-forth to Rotterdam.
November 15th and still Autumn in NL Ginnie...this is a lovely scene....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: We have had very few days below freezing here, Peter, which has extended Autumn quite a bit, yes. But then, it really isn't officially winter yet, you know. smile Thanks.
Nice layered composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Dec 2014, 04:32
I never get tired of this scene. Often the windmill will 'work' and that means that the miller is grinding grain. I enjoys our trip to the mill to buy the flower for the bread.
Great picture, love the soft colours.
Ginnie Hart: I never tire of this scene either, MLMA. I always want to wave when I see the windmill!!! smile Bedankt.
That is a lovely landscape. Beautifully composed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A wonderful and peaceful scene Ginnie. I like the layers!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. I never tire of looking across the river like this.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Dec 2014, 05:42
I thought to see a weather vane on that tower, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Aha! Now you hsve me wondering, Lisl. I'll have to go back to my closer-up pics to see. That brings a smile. smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 10 Dec 2014, 06:21
I get the feeling the pronunciation of the word Woudrichem is going to sound, to an Englishman, like somebody clearing their throat Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: That would be Gorinchem, Chris. HA! Woudrichem is pretty tame by comparison, with no gutteral sound at all. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Dec 2014, 07:31
Oh, I recall our walk along the promenade around Gorinchem one year ago ...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Philine. I don't remember if it was too foggy that day to see across the river. It was definitely foggy the day we visited Woudrichem. I'll never forget that! smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 10 Dec 2014, 08:01
An attractive quite soft photo where the colors of the autumn are still present.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. We aren't having cold enough days to get rid of autumn yet, I'm afraid. Many leaves are still hanging on. We need many night frosts and freezing-cold days before we can say winter has arrived.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2014, 08:11
Still hints of autumn here. I can see the top of a windpump (or mill?) and a church, too.
Ginnie Hart: We still have hints of autumn here, Alan, because we're not getting enough night frosts, I'm afraid. I sure hope it starts getting colder soon (as in below freezing), so that the canals can freeze for ice skating!

The windmill grinds grain and is where we get flour for Astrid's bread machine and cornmeal for my cornbread. The church is right next door!
He he... Hi neighbours!
I hope you both are keeping well. wink
Ginnie Hart: We do wave across the miles and waters, LC, don't we, LC. I like that. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 10 Dec 2014, 09:05
Un joli paysage d'automne
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Autumn still isn't completely over here, because it's still not cold enough. I hope we start getting LOTS of freezing cold weather so that the canals will freeze for ice skaing. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Dec 2014, 09:33
It looks very watery Ginnie, but then I know we are in Holland. Thee is a windmill too, trust you to sneak that in.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chad. I remember that you and Chris were quite surprised by all the water! Every timne I see that windmill across the river, I always wave. smile
Hello there, across the pond.
Ginnie Hart: They're waving back, Mary! smile
A peaceful autumn scene from Holland Ginnie. Lovely. We are in for a bit of rough weather I hear
Ginnie Hart: We are still hanging onto autumn, I'm afraid, Janet. We need many night frosts in a row, as well as below-freezing days. The Dutch are so eager for their canals to freeze again so they can go ice skating. Maybe you could share some of your "rough weather???"
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2014, 10:32
Delightful Ginnie, the bands of colour with the sails of the windmill in the background peeking over the trees evoke Autumn perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mike. We're still hanging onto sutumn, I'm afraid. The Dutch really are hoping for a hard winter one of these years...so they can go ice skating again!
A lovely peaceful landscape, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pauline. It's one of my favorite spots on our citadel walk!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Dec 2014, 11:29
The one neighbour is sometimes visible and that would be the one that'll be away for Christmas smile I know my neighbours, have spoken a couple of times, but in general it is a quiet neighbourhood. But I will follow your tip and keep on greeting when I see them.
Ginnie Hart: It's a good practice, Louis, isn't it. We've become quite "isolated" midst our hubbubs, sadly.
We also still have hints of autumn about the place but sadly my little town doesn't have a lovely river like this to go and look at, just a small brook running through the fields.
Ginnie Hart: Autumn just isn't letting go for us yet, Brian, but then, it IS still autumn, isn't it. Once winter arrives, I do hope it'll get cold enough for the Dutch to go ice skating!
  • Pat
  • France
  • 10 Dec 2014, 12:31
Beautiful sweetness of midweek! Have a good day
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Pat.
Love the soft pastel look you've given this charming scene, Ginnie. Your framing is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beverly. You're a sweetheart.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2014, 19:04
Not much between river and lake, the fisherman would be spoilt for choice smile
Ginnie Hart: ...except for the freighters going back-n-forth to Rotterdam, John!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Dec 2014, 12:04
A lovely autumnal view
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. With the gale-force winds we've been having the last two days, it's possible all the leaves are gone by now! smile
tres bel endroit!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: It really is, JP. Merci.
nice limited colors and a calm look smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Joshi. Calm, cool and collected. smile
Oh it's lovely! I love how the windmill is just about hidden in the mist - but still makes itself seen!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I always feel it's waving to us from behind the trees. smile
Love your neighbors! I so love mornings like this!
Ginnie Hart: When you come back, we have some new places to take you!!! smile

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