Hart & Soul

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I'll Be Back!

I AM back...where I belong!
It sure feels good.

(Taken at the Loevenstein castle across the river from us in Holland.)

I'll Be Back!

I AM back...where I belong!
It sure feels good.

(Taken at the Loevenstein castle across the river from us in Holland.)

comments (50)

  • Helen
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 00:37
Nice tone here, Ginnie! It looks like if they take a step back they are going to fall off.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Helen. smile Thanks.
lovely Ginnie....as usual smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Toni. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 00:58
Looks like a story is about to unfold here.

Nice to see you're back "home".
Ginnie Hart: She be coming' around the mountain when she comes...HA! Thanks, Maria.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 02:45
Nicely composed and wonderful tones, traveling is fun at times but its always good to get home in the end isnt it wink
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE to travel, JJ, but it IS always good to get back home, yes. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 May 2010, 03:34
There is a hill in Holland...wow!

Ginnie Hart: LOL, Ray. Yes, there a a few here and there, especially when they're man-made for the soldiers'bunkers! smile Thanks.
  • Yinks
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 04:54
Well. Welcome backkkk! Looks a good scenery there smile
Ginnie Hart: They're on top of one of the bunker hills outside the castle, Yinks. It's a fun place to be. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 05:24
Very nice image. i am glad that you had a safe trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi. It's good to be back home.
Glad you are safely home Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kind sir. So am I!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2010, 07:34
Welcome back Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Back where I belong. smile
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 May 2010, 07:35
no answers at 7.34
i WONDER why !!!!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And talk about timing with a national holiday today! grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2010, 08:07
tongue....I am the one who is very very glad too that you are home again...yes, where you belong, Happy Anniversary, today three months......
....I am glad you do feel at home with me.....
and......as you know in the Netherlands we celebrate our Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day) and it is a day off from work to me, talk about timing coming home.....gringrin
Ginnie Hart: I love the timing! I couldn't have planned that if I had tried! In this case, the volcanic ash was our friend! grin
My husband had a party at the castle there a while back, he lvoed the location. I myself have never been there.
Ginnie Hart: It's so close to us here, Chantal, across the river...almost in our backyard. I was glad to finally see it up close and personal. It would be a great place for a party.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 May 2010, 08:25
Always good to be home smile
Ginnie Hart: Good to go away and good to come back Agreed, Tony. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • Ghost Train
  • 5 May 2010, 09:08
They are certainly watching their step. Glad the return was a lot more straightforward than the leaving.
Ginnie Hart: It had its moments, Mike, but I did get home WITH my luggage, and that's always good news! Thanks.
stairs in the grass, looks a bit odd to see stairs in the middle of a hill, but that could be coz i'm stoned on painkillers smile nice shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: The hills around the castle are man-made bunkers, Elaine, made easier to navigate, I'm guessing, because of all the tourists. They make for fun shots.

Painkillers??? I hope you're okay???
Superb photo with a very framing. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine. smile
Perfect realization, of very beautiful color, beautiful capture, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Marion
  • Ireland
  • 5 May 2010, 10:22
Are the two of you living across het kasteel van Loevenstein??? Oh, now I am envious, cause now I know exactly where you live, and that place is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!

This picture is lovely, you have created a great mood!! Flux filter??
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Marion. When we walk around the citadel of Gorinchem, we look across the river Merwede and see Woudrichem's church and windmill...and in winter we can even see the Loevestein castle. See, now you'll have to come see us one day. smile Actually, I used no filters for this image...just a Multiply layer in PS.
  • Marion
  • Ireland
  • 5 May 2010, 10:22
Oh, and welcome back of course!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks, Marion. Thank you. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 5 May 2010, 10:27
There is no place like home AND home is were your heart is.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Frida. Exactly! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 5 May 2010, 10:39
Glad you feel holland is home now
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Vintage. It's where my heart is!
So welcome back home Ginnie ! A lovely hint conveying a very nice mood to this walk.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Flo. I love the mood of coming home. Merci. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 12:37
So glad you're back safely!! Such a wonderful..welcoming image. Love the warm tones..with just a few spots of pretty flowers. Excellent!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie, and thank you. This image seemed to fit my mood for coming home! smile
This image has special meaning for me, Ginnie. One of my uncles who fought in World War II is buried in Holland. Sadly, I don't know where. I wonder if there are many such bunker areas scattered throughout the country.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, there are, Beverly. In fact, here in our own citadel city there are several bunker hills that we see whenever we take a walk. I sure would love to know what those days looked like! Thanks for sharing your little story.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 5 May 2010, 13:41
Welcome home !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! It's definitely good to be back.
Congratulations Ginnie. You got there and back in a not very friendly flying time.

Nice shot. This is so "lets go down here and have a look"
Ginnie Hart: I'm getting too old for the 3 different planes...and then the train...for these long trips, Janet. But at least I got home in one piece and with my suitcase making it all the way with me. Thanks.
Welcome back Ginnie, just as airports are starting to close here again in some areas.
Nice tonessmile
Ginnie Hart: I heard about the closing airports after I got back, Linda, so I see I was very lucky to fly in and out of London! The Universe was watching out for me.
Glad you arrived back o.k.Ginnie. This is a good shot of this couple, lady first in the polite manner of course, and the castle looks interesting on the link.
Ginnie Hart: This couple reminds me of you and Maureen, Brian...especially since you love going out-n-about! smile Thanks.
  • The Garden of England, Kent.
  • 5 May 2010, 15:10
Glad you are where you wish to be, Ginnie, that's nice to hear of your happiness. Neat shot and your use of layers works a treat.
Ginnie Hart: You know, Paul. You know. Thanks. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 5 May 2010, 16:27
They are few hills in Holland!! Nice picture and superb tone. Good evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And these hills are man-made bunkers for the soldiers around the castle, Tede. smile Thanks.
Great capture, seems to be a page or image from one story. Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: 'm sure there's a story to be told here, Andrei. smile Thanks.
Now you can settle and enjoy the coming summer..Welcome home Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm very much looking forward to it, Ron!!! Thanks. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 17:27
glad you got back safely.. smile this is one nice candid capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. This image made me feel I was coming home. smile
Starting is always a little death, provides an Italian song!!! welcome back Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure there are lots of songs appropriate for this image, Fabrizio. smile Grazie.
Welcome back Ginnie, nice photo
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Derek!
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 5 May 2010, 19:53
What a pleasure to find you. Have you taken a nice picture!
What adventures will you count us in pictures.

Glad your back, although friendly

Quel plaisir de te retrouver. As tu pris de jolies photos !
Quelles aventures vas tu nous compter en images.

Ravie de ton retour, bien amicalement LoLO
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, LoLO. Merci!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 5 May 2010, 21:29
If not for the people it would looks like steps to nowhere. Nice.
Ginnie Hart: ...especially if the people had been walking in the opposite direction! I hadn't even thought of that, Sherri. Thanks.
Hmmm!!! I really love the composition on this one!! The mood is well captured. However, I would have added a little bit more contrast
Ginnie Hart: I see your point, Sola...and usually I do! It must have been my mood that day. smile Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 May 2010, 00:51
Heck I thought they have one of those golf ranges at Loevenstein, then I saw they are flowers. Great symbolism to go with the title.

Hope you had a good time, no doubt about being back.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can just imagine a golf range there, Louis. grin And yes, it is very good to be back where I belong. Thanks.
Glad you made it back to your love safe and sound...
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Larry! Thanks!!!
You definitely put on a lot of air miles Ginnie. Glad you had a safe trip. Beautiful image, like the mood with the couple and the warm landscape.
Ginnie Hart: Let's hope those miles count for something, John, when I need them! Thanks a million. It is good to be back where I belong. smile
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 May 2010, 03:02
you know, every time i see this photograph i hear a little voice in my ear saying 'go on, push her, you know you want to' !!!!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I just KNEW you had that streak in you, JIM! grin
welcome home ginnie!

i love your photo. it's rather dark and serious. i'd be wearing a scarf too-- and humming to make enough noise to reaffirm my existence.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Seraphine, but it got up to 70 here while I was gone but is now back around 50 F, so I AM wearing my scarf again! Sigh. But I know it's just a matter of time before things will warm up and I'll experience a new season here where I belong. It IS good to be home again!!! Thanks. smile
Lovely scene with a great mood. I am left wondering if this couple is tourists seeing this for the first time or if they take this path every day.
Ginnie Hart: They're tourists, Mark, I assume, or at least Hollanders who enjoy visiting the castle from time to time. It's a definite route that goes to nowhere else, so they'd have to go there "purposely." But wouldn't it be fun if it WERE on a daily path from here to there! Over hill, over dale... smile
A wonderful composition with lovely tones and sense of scale..very strong mood in this lovely image Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 6 May 2010, 14:46
Welcome back! Great image, Ginnie. Love all the space surrounding the couple. Really tranquil scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Silvia. t's very good to be back!
Nice composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom.
Welcome back Ginnie, reading between the lines "Liberation Day" will have a whole new meaning!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, George. We couldn't have timed it like that if we had tried. smile Thanks.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 7 May 2010, 17:49
I like the composition and the processing
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, lieve Petra.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2010, 11:23
Such a lovely idyllic scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherie.

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