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photoblog image Eat Mor Chikin *

Eat Mor Chikin *


You know me and weathervanes!
(in the Holland polder)

* for those of you who don't know, this is
Chick-fil-A's slogan, used with cows

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Eat Mor Chikin *


You know me and weathervanes!
(in the Holland polder)

* for those of you who don't know, this is
Chick-fil-A's slogan, used with cows

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (38)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2008, 00:28
Eat more Chicken, I love it and well spotted you ! I hope you get to shoot this again when the weather is brighter and the sky is nice and blue, then it'll be a fine time for some yard bird smile J
Ginnie Hart: I will definitely go back and take this same walk again at a brighter time of the year, Johnny. Astrid has already promised me a day in the sun. smile Thanks.
Very cute! A silly thing to put on your roof!
Ginnie Hart: Some people really get clever and inventive with their vanes, Jewlya. Don't you just love it?! smile Thanks.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 17 Mar 2008, 01:41
well composed ginnie

a tad dull on my screen though
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now you know why I was converting almost all of last week's images to sepia, DrAW. smile January was pretty dreary here in Holland this year! But today the sun is out! YAY.
lol - now that is too cute! Doesn't it almost seem like it belongs in Switzerland???
Ginnie Hart: I wouldn't know about Switzerland, Jen, except for all the cheese, right? grin So funny.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 17 Mar 2008, 04:58
If only this farmer knew that his weathervane is famous now....., you did a great job, love the colors in it, on my screen the colors turned out just beautifull, I love the sky, so it does not distract from the vane......Thanks for the link.
Ginnie Hart: I told DrAW that you have promised me a day in the sun, Astrid, which I will hold you to, of course! Then we'll see what these places really look like. My eyes will be wide open, as though I had never seen them before. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Mar 2008, 07:28
Seeing the cow I experience some deja vue. But don't know from where. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Dig deep, Louis, and maybe you'll come up with it. In the meantime, eat your chikin. grin
  • navin
  • India
  • 17 Mar 2008, 07:58
Which way to the dairy?
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Only the nose knows! HA!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2008, 08:00
Don't think I've ever seen a cow on a weather vane before! I like the jaunty composition.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It's fun and whimsical, Ingrid, isn't it! I could do a book on weathervanes alone! Thanks.
First time I am such a weathervane! I love it. You captured it very well Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. The farmer needs to know how famous he now is! Thanks, Richard.
So this is how they all know which way to stand in the field ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Mike. Exactly. smile
A good thing you were not in Atlanta with the hurricane there!
This is a nice one: cows tend to direct their behinds towards the wind. This one its nose.
Ginnie Hart: It was hard seeing the news yesterday, Wim. You always want to know everything when you're away. Thanks for your thought.

The nose knows which way to turn! smile
so cute!! beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. Thanks, Paola. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2008, 09:31
I love weathervanes too, especially this beautiful, pastoralone with the white-black- pink cow and the direction-arrow, a fresh wind is a pretty phenomenon, but we also remember the last storms Emma and Kirsten in Europe -and now I'm reading about the horrible tornado in the centre of Atlanta, my thoughts are going to VZ...
Ginnie Hart: The storms were more in the downtown area, south of Viktor's office area, but still too close for comfort, Philine! It was hard to watch the news yesterday. Thanks for your thoughts and kind comment.
  • Chris Phillips
  • Europe
  • 17 Mar 2008, 09:32
That's another Dutch thing Ginnie - cows!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Chris. I love seeing them...and the sheep, especially!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2008, 09:34
Flying cows!
Oh dear! Better shelter under an industrial-strength umbrella.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I think I just saw a flying nun go by, too. grin
Ha ha! LOVE the cow.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. You're a sweetheart, Christina. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! smile
Back to your old ways Ginnie, , and a nice bit of rust on cap as well. Well seen
Ginnie Hart: Make new friends BUT KEEP THE OLD! Yes, Les. The old ways are the best. smile
moo vellous. richard
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. I love it, Richard. Thanks. smile
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2008, 11:33
A classic `Ginnie` shot. Love the lichen on the chimney-stack, and the tones in the metal cover. Love the cow standing there, looking so full of purpose. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: It's been a wet winter, Roz, with plenty of lichen and rust to grow! I first converted this to B&W/sepia but changed back because of the lichen and brust. Thanks for noticing. smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Mar 2008, 11:33
I like the pattern on the roof, I miss a blue sky though...
Ginnie Hart: You'll get some blue skies soon from Utrecht, Chantal. Astrid and I were there on Friday and had a beautiful day. The sun is out here in AMS today, too. WOW.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 17 Mar 2008, 11:34
Love this Ginnie, nice colours and that cow is so cute.
Ginnie Hart: You can't help but smile at a cow on a weathervane, Aussie. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 17 Mar 2008, 12:14
May I say this is a cow of a photo lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Vintage. Thanks.
  • Bernie
  • Stoke
  • 17 Mar 2008, 13:08
Strange Ginnie - don't think I've ever seen a cow on a weather vane before!
Ginnie Hart: Me, neither, Bernie. I love stuff like this! smile Thanks.
Sometimes a bird with feather
that tells you the weather
Standing tall and proud
mooing high and loud
this one´s made of leather
smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You are very good, Magnus! WOW. Thanks for making my day. smile
nice colour & well compose. someone paint the cow surereal. this is first ever cow i've seen over the roof.
Ginnie Hart: Over the moon, maybe, but not on top of the roof, right! Thanks, Mandau. smile
Very interesting shot Ginnie and just right against the bald sky. Blue sky and fluffy clouds would have ruined in my opinion.
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Brian, not that I could have done anything about it! grin Thanks for your vote of confidence.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2008, 14:52
Ah, a classic weather vanesmile Beautiful image. The grey skies worked for you in this capture.
Ginnie Hart: It was a very gray day back then in January, Sherri. You have to live with what you get, don't you! smile Thanks!
Interesting shot, Ginnie. Don't think I've ever seen a cow used on one of these before. Interesting roof too. Great image, always nice to see something different.
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to see, John. It make my day, along with everything else I saw! smile Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 17 Mar 2008, 15:21
Very cool shot and title. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you kindly, Reza. smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2008, 15:38
That's a detailed one! Nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth! smile
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 17 Mar 2008, 16:33
LOL, I guess we were past due on of these on your blog. And this is a good example.
Ginnie Hart: You're actually gonna get two this week, Martin. When it rains it pours. smile Thanks.
  • Ron S
  • On the sofa
  • 17 Mar 2008, 17:26
Photography is all about light and when you don't get decent light you struggle to get decent pictures. Despite that you manage to find and present interesting sights for the rest of us and with such great technical quality. I'd have left my camera at home and missed the interesting and unusual that you seem to find everywhere. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You have such an encouraging way about you, Ron. Thanks a million!
Crane tomorrow? grin Love the roof tiles
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not in the polder, Bill. Not yet, at any rate. That'll be the day!!! Thanks.
  • Kay
  • my desk at work
  • 17 Mar 2008, 20:01
Very cute add to your collection of vanes, Ginnie! How's the weather holding up in Holland, btw?
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Kay. One of my favorites thus far. smile Holland is always one to get its wind and rain...but this trip we're actually getting some sun, too! It's been wonderful. Thanks.
One more for the collection. You can never go wrong with cows in an agricultural country. A lovely shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Am I ever glad to see YOU, Lady!!! It's like you haven't missed a beat! Wow. Thanks for stopping by, Mary.
Good perspective, but personally, this photo does not speak to me! Opss!
Ginnie Hart: No problema, José-Angel. Not all photos speak to everyone, as we know! I guess that's what makes the world go round! smile
Funny and well done, a big smile looking at it !
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Zeb. smile Thanks.
This is cute.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Helen. Thanks.

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