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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Time to break out of whatever holds us back!

(Kinderdijk, NL, on 26 March 2015)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Time to break out of whatever holds us back!

(Kinderdijk, NL, on 26 March 2015)

 

 

 

comments (31)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Apr 2015, 00:13
In Australia this is popularly known as Pussy Willow...a fine herald of Spring.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I grew up calling it, too, Ray. I had no idea they "bloomed," however. My first time to see it.
break on through to the other side... [the Doors] smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Larry. smile
What an amazing flower, Ginnie!
I will live by your quote this week... smile
Ginnie Hart: I always called this a pussy willow growing up, Elizabeth, but had no clue it ever "flowered" like this! It caught me by surprise.
what a wonderful composition of the flowers breaking out and the windmill so nicely out of focus in the background Ginnie... i love it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. Do you call these pussy willows, too, I wonder? I had no clue they "blossomed."
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Apr 2015, 04:31
More Dutch you cannot get. what an amazing picture. Love this 'outbreak' very much. Great POV and wonderful DOF.
Ginnie Hart: You know how much I love Kinderdijk, MLMA, but to find a pussy willow there this time was like a cherry on top of the whipped cream. msmile
What an amazing flower Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Richard. Thanks. I never knew a pussy willow "bloomed," did you??!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2015, 06:18
A fine spring image Ginnie, and very Dutch too
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid says, more Dutch you cannot get, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Apr 2015, 06:22
You are on the same page as Astrid - wonderful to observe the break-out of the spring" - the 'Weidenkätzchen'! Oh, we are in Holland!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Philine. The pussy willows have been turning their yellow-green colors for a week now. It's one of my favorite trees ever!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 8 Apr 2015, 07:02
Jolie macro-paysage
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
Lovely aren't they? Funnily enough I took a couple of pictures of some yesterday evening
Ginnie Hart: Birds of a feather, Bill (we're both Gemini!). smile
Poor little kitty, it's her bad hair day! Bathe her properly, would you? wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Good one, LC. grin
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 8 Apr 2015, 09:51
I like this a lot Ginnie, the softness of the - whatever it is growing - and the softness of the focus on the windmill.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. This is a pussy willow, which surprised the heck out of me, since I didn't know they actually blossomed!
Your pussy willows are almost past. We hope to find ours in a month.
Ginnie Hart: I love the weeping willows in their soft yellow-green colors right now, Mary, all over the Netherlands. What a beautiful tree. In a month you'll be as excited as I am now. smile
among the almost dry looking background this looks so striking smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi. Rain was in the forecast! smile
Welcome to the spring !
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Marie. Indeed!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Apr 2015, 11:50
For once the mill is in the background smileI like the focus play you used here. Katwilg must be the Pussy Willow.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis (and welcome back!) They're calling them 'Katjes' in our Dutch FB group. But, yes, Pussy Willow!
Had no clue the buds would open up...but it makes sense! Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: How is it that we've never seen them open in the States, Robin! We're not the only ones who have said so. Thanks.
I like the use of several subjects, especially the pussy Willow, and it goes without saying the windmill. I'm quite envious of your walk among the windmills on your latest In Soul posting, your knee must be coming along very well.
Ginnie Hart: I don't think there is anything more soulful to me than a windmill, Brian, so I am definitely in the right place. Thank you. And, yes, my knee is coming along as prescribed!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Apr 2015, 15:47
A lovely macro Ginnie, I was hoping to take some pictures of pussy willow at the weekend but the damp weather had made them very soggy
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. This was a first for me, to see the bloom. It still boggles my mind that many of us from America never knew they blossomed!
a bright, cheerful exposure, Ginnie, given the recent wet, windy conditions.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. This was just before the rains hit in our area. I was lucky.
  • Roland
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2015, 19:32
Amazing flower, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: And to think I never knew it bloomed, Roland! Thank you.
Lovely shot of a pussy willow bursting out.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Tom. This was new for me!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2015, 22:16
I love your quote and inspiring image to go with it smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherry.
What a great post Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jacquelyn.
Gorgeous. They are pussy willows here, too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I think we all love them. smile
i should put this as my desktop smile i so love pussywillows!!! sorry i wasn't here yesterday, i was working super super super hard on making a healing pic, it's on my site if Astrid wants to use it to look at every day
Ginnie Hart: I'll have to go check out your site, Elaine. And yes, don't we all love pussy willows! smile
Lovely shot of it bursting forth Ginnie and a perfect image for the quote
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. I've decided this is a common sight for Europeans but we Americans are totally new to it (based on my Facebook comments).
jolie composition!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
belle avec ce moulin à  l'arrière
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Angevine. The mill was an added gift. smile
Trés belle photo. Belle couleur.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Sabrina.
Now this to me is just awesome, I would have it framed were it mine.
Ginnie Hart: How very kind of you, Martin. We in America have never seen these pussy willows in bloom. I don't know why. It seems to be something Europeans are totally used to.

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