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photoblog image A  Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Rain or shine, a break is good for the body and soul.

(out in the Dutch polder near Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Rain or shine, a break is good for the body and soul.

(out in the Dutch polder near Gorinchem, NL)

 

 

 

comments (26)

A great collection of bovine-hood...
Ginnie Hart: Nothing quite like the Dutch bovine-hood scenes, Larry!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 12 Jul 2017, 01:44
Contented coos give milk that makes sweet cheese...
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure of it, Ray!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2017, 04:29
And raining it does. You are right, it is good to take off the heat every once in a while. These cows seem to digest it very well... Great shot and I love the 'faded' background. Near Pannenkoekenhuis?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Astrid. This was across the street from our favorite pannenkoeken restaurant out in the polder...on another rainy day. It's raining now as we speak! smile
Oh....what a treat that was for me! Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. The Dutch polder is so calming for me!
Very happy cows! I love the misty backdrop!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Astrid has told me that when you see cows lying down you know it's going to rain...because they keep the ground dry underneath them! smile It WAS rainy that day.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:16
Most of the cows here are expecting rain
Ginnie Hart: Exactly! They're sure getting it now...lots of rain these past two days.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:20
Good for the soul to see a damp landscape after so much hot sun, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure of it, Lisl. The rain is so cozy right now....
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:40
Beautiful pastoral scene Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
great shot, Ginnie. i like the trees visible in the distance.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. it was one of those rainy days which I love here in Dutchland.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Jul 2017, 07:16
D'un côté les noires, d'un côté les blanches.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Very true, Martine. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jul 2017, 07:17
What a wonderfully quiet and pastoral scene with some mist- You know I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Philine. The next time you come perhaps we can give you some sun? smile
Très belle photo , elles meritent surement aussi le droit de se reposer ..
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Claudine. Yes, indeed!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jul 2017, 07:53
Cows sat down never look very comfortable especially if their udders re quite full. The grass here still looks quite lush; the rains obviously helped. Here, it is all quite brown where we had had so little rain and very strong strong for a lot of the time.
Ginnie Hart: We're having enough rain right now, Alan, that surely we could lend you some?
The rain yesterday was most welcome. Now the air feels fresher. I see you are in Lady P territory, the delightful polder
Ginnie Hart: We're all enjoying the rain, I see, Bill. And yes, this is Lady P territory!!!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 12 Jul 2017, 08:23
i thought cows slept standing up??? that's where cow tipping came along right??? i been lied too!! lol i love this picture, those look like happy cows.
Ginnie Hart: It's not about sleeping, Elaine. It's about rain! They lie down when it's going to rain so that they can keep their bellies dry, apparently?! Or so that they have something dry to lie on before it rains?
Great shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
This lovely area of Polder looks very similar to meadows in our eastern counties such as Lincolnshire in the area we call the Fens.
Ginnie Hart: Then you know how wonderful it is, Brian!
Those cows need some fattening. Next time yo go for pannenkoeken you might save a bit for the cows. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good idea, Mary. Well, I suppose they're fattening up during these summer months?!
That is such a relaxed looking shot.

I might not get on to comment some days. I have been evacuated from might home because of forest fires and am staying 150 miles away.
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Michael. That is such distressing news for you. God have mercy on your home and surroundings...and may you get back quickly.
What a pleasant scene, Ginnie, I like that tree.
Ginnie Hart: Thank yiou, Frank. The Dutch polder is known for it's willow trees.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jul 2017, 21:25
Even the cows have to take a break from eating and crapping. Beautiful image of rest in progress.
Ginnie Hart: That's true about the cows...and every living thing, I'm sure, Louis. Thank you.
Yeah let's just sit down and enjoy the rain smile

Now, I just need to find my comfy slippers.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You have such a good memory, LC. smile
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 13 Jul 2017, 00:17
They are definitely taking advantage of the situation and getting some rest in. Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: We have much to learn from our 4-legged friends, Steven, don't we.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 13 Jul 2017, 18:58
Ahh the life smile Lounging in greenery and enjoying a snooze
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Emily. Something we all should do more often. HA!
A very leisurely scene.

I have been feeling a bit like that myself lately ;-)
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how there are times of the year that seem to "give us permission," Cherry, to just relax from it all.
It looks very peaceful and all that green is good for the soul smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Charles!

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