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Book Worms

You're never too old to learn.
Whether for fun or otherwise, do enjoy your studies

(As seen at Chatsworth House in England, back in April.)

Book Worms

You're never too old to learn.
Whether for fun or otherwise, do enjoy your studies

(As seen at Chatsworth House in England, back in April.)

comments (44)

  • rian
  • United States
  • 21 May 2010, 03:15
that's one good way to relax.. great capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: It looked very peaceful to them, Rian. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 May 2010, 04:20
I like to read at home...too many distractions in other places.

Great shot, though.
Ginnie Hart: It would have to be a very good book to NOT be distracted in a place like Chatsworth, Ray, for sure. Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 21 May 2010, 04:58
Inspiring. So how are the classes going?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kanyi. Today's my 4th day this week and so far so good (Wednesdays are off). I'm allowed to go at my own pace...which is not always good, since then I can get obsessed. But I am trying to pace myself and keep a life! That part is important, too!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2010, 05:31
I remember seeing that couple, I had to check though if they were not in the water with their feet...grin... No, not yet....maybe in a month or so.
You are doing more than fine at school....en ja, het is vandaag vrijdag, morgen is het weekend. smile
Ginnie Hart: Vandaag is het vridag. Morgen is het weekend...met Maandag ook! grin See, I'm learning. I love it. As Winnie the Pooh says, I'm a good speller, even if I don't get all the letters in the right place.
They do look so relaxed. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Ginnie Hart: And they seemed totally oblivious to the rest of the world around them, Michael. The marvel of Chatsworth House is that you can stroll the grounds free of charge. If you live nearby, what a place to go for the day to relax!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2010, 06:11
You enjoy yours too Ginnie: weekend and studies!
Ginnie Hart: It's a long weekend for us, Chris, with Pentecost giving us Monday off. We both plan to take advantage of it!
it may be true
one is never too old to learn
but why do some people
never learn or
have to learn the same thing
over and over again.
but... wonderful photo, ginnie.
they look like they are in their own world. together.
Ginnie Hart: Good questions, Seraphine. And why does history keep repeating itself???? Thanks for stopping by again....
This is a lovely candid Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bill.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 May 2010, 07:16
i'm having fun learning how to make money lol i'm a great researcher smile love this shot!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe so, Elaine...the learning how to make money part. smile I've now finished one week of school and I'm still alive and kicking. grin Thanks.
What a nice soft image, of 2 people lost in their own world.

Glad college is going well.
Ginnie Hart: They really were 'lost' in their own world, Sheila. How fun to do that out in Nature, the early days of spring. Thanks. I have just finished my first week of classes (4 days...off on Wednesdays) and am still alive! smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 21 May 2010, 08:10
I also took a picture of thses two, they were so engrossed in their books and I guess you are too. Have a good weekend and thanks for the card. I will be opening it tomorrow.
Ginnie Hart: Since I don't post tomorrow, Tracy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So glad you got our card in time. smile We have so many memories together, don't we...the Three Musketeers! smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2010, 08:22
I couldn't study here - woudl be too busy relaxing.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing they were doing relaxing reading and not studying at all! HA! I know what you mean. Thanks, Brian.
a very fantastic atmosphere,I believe there is no better than this to relax!!! nice weekend Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Mother Nature somehow makes everything a bit better on a day like this. Grazie, Fabrizio.
There's something very appealing about this. Two people alone with their books, but still together.
Ginnie Hart: In their own separate worlds but sitting side by side. I know, Odd. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2010, 09:56
Oh, Ginnie, a book often belongs to my delights of weekeend! The couple looks very English- and I could imagine that he is just reading:

William Wordsworth

Chatsworth! thy stately mansion and the pride
Of thy domain, strange contrast do present
To house and home in many a craggy rent
Of the wild Peak; where new-born waters glide
Through fields whose thrifty occupants abide
As in a dear and chosen banishment,
With every semblance of entire content;
So kind is simple Nature, fairly tried!
Yet he whose heart in childhood gave her troth
To pastoral dales, thin set with modest farms,
May learn, if judgement strengthen with his growth,
That not for Fancy only pomp hath charms;
And, strenuous to protect from lawless harms
The extremes of favoured life, may honour both.

I wish you both a lovely Whitsuntide/Pentecost- Pinksteren, een van mijn lievelingsfeesten - morgen ga ik pinksterenrozen op de markt kopen en op zondag zullen we genieten van asperges en aardberen -ik wens jullie beiden mooie dagje-uitjes naar Hoorn en Edam... (twee jaar geleden ben ik ook daar geweest- prachtige stadjes!)!
Ginnie Hart: What a perfect poem for this image, Philine. Yes, "the staely mansion and the pride of thy domain!" That fits it to a 'T'. We are so looking forward to the long weekend and will make good use of a day trip morgen. All the time in Amsterdam I never went to Hoorn. It was meant for now! Mooie dagen voor jij ook....
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 21 May 2010, 10:44
Must be nice to read your book in those surroundings!
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Nadiuska! smile Hartstikke bedankt.
I can think of nothing much nicer than relaxing in the peaceful grounds of Chatsworth with a good book, and Maureen of course smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, I totally agree. It's a beautiful, calming, expansive place. Good for the lungs! smile Thanks.
Great to see the reading habit is still going strong . I'm mildly suprised that they they are reading when there is so much to absorb on the in the grounds and house Of Chatsworth.

I like series involving the reading habit as you will rememeber I'm sure Ginnie.

Ginnie Hart: I wonder if there are people who live nearby the grounds, Richard, who visit often, since the grounds are free for strolling, picnics, etc. It really is quite astounding, when you think of it. And yes, I do know that the reading habit does catch your eye. smile Thanks.
One of my favourite pass times reading in the warm sunshine, really nice shot Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Mine, too, Linda, if the urge to nap doesn't overcome me, as it's wont to do, whenever/wherever I start reading. smile Thanks.
They look like a couple of book addicts Ginnie. Not a camera to be seen. Nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Book addicts in this day and age are almost a lost commodity, Janet. It was good to see! Thanks.
lovely and poignant, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A great image of the English countryside as it should always be.Would that i'd have more time to sit like this wink
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Wim. We were always saying, "This is so Bristish!" grin Hartstikke bedankt.
Lovely study - literally and photographically!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
This is an amazing image, Ginnie! I love the selective focus and desaturation, and the peaceful nature of it. It does leave me wondering if there is something down there they are sitting on!
Ginnie Hart: We never went over to check them out, Mark, so we''ll never know. But I'm guessing they were sitting on something since the ground appeared to be fairly damp. It was also early spring. i loved the sight! Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 21 May 2010, 17:54
Great capture and superb composition. Colours are very beautiful. ////Ginnie for find my latest photos, click on PHOTO in my blog and number 44 + X X
X. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. And yes, I have finally figured out how to find your latest images. smile DUH.
Fancy reading a book with all that history to explore around you at Chatsworth. Amazing just what people do. Well spotted Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling these people are frequent visitors, Les, and love to just relax there now, feeling like royalty. smile
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 21 May 2010, 20:39
Lecture studieuse...

Studious reading

good week end
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, LoLO. Now it's time for a nap. smile
You should have tried the Farm Shop while you were there, Ginnie - an amazing place for goodies smile
Ginnie Hart: We were definitely in the Farm Shop, Tom, and loved it. And the prices were actually good! smile Thanks.
Excellent shot portrait, i like Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Roland. Merci.
So true!!
great catch!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 May 2010, 11:38
A wonderful peaceful..pensive image. Love how you've framed this..the shapes and forms.
Ginnie Hart: It reminds me of the good ol' days, Marcie, when I used to find a beautiful, peaceful spot outside to read...but usually NOT in the sun. smile Thanks.
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • 22 May 2010, 14:44
What a great find. Beautiful composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Virginia. They did catch my eye. smile
The moment you decide to stop learning you are too stupid or definitely dead.(by the way the sentence is a quote from Einstein)
Ginnie Hart: HA! That Einstein sure knew his stuff, didn't he! Thanks, Albert.
It's great they both share the same passion for the written word. You've captured the scene perfectly, Ginnie. Chatsworth is another place on my list of historic spots to visit if I ever have the opportunity to tour England.

Glad to hear you are progressing so well with your language studies; keep up the good work.
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely worth a visit, Beverly, as are the other places like Windsor, Buckingham and Kensington. I feel so lucky. And yes, I'm amazed at how much I've learned in one week of classes! Thanks for your encouragement.
Is it true that too much reading will make you lose your hair? smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I'd hate to find out, Larry. grin
Such a tender image of love and togetherness...the light and tones are just perfect Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It does feel tender, Pavan, doesn't it! Thanks.
I'm a book worm so I can relate to this picture - looks like a great place to read
Ginnie Hart: I love to know there are still book worms around, Aksel. Good for you!
Beautiful moment shared. Well seen. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Very touching, Valérie, for sure. Merci.
Hi Ginnie !
Hope you're fine and that your dutch classes are not too difficult.
A lovely PP, a nice hint really which evoks peace and silence.
Beeing definitely busy at the moment, I just can't find time to post but I'll back very soon.
Warmest regards Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I had a great first week of Dutch classes, Flo, and can't believe how much I learned. Sounds like you need to take time to rest a bit. I hope you get the time soon! smile Merci.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 24 May 2010, 12:31
Such a tranquil and cozy image. Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks again, Sil. It would be fun to compare notes in person one day. smile
neat capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Heather!
  • Esther
  • Malaysia
  • 25 May 2010, 04:52
So well composed Ginnie - you captured the serenity of the surroundings and how absorbed they are in their books! I could only enjoy my book in bed - no distraction! But each to his/her own smile
Ginnie Hart: But in bed...I'm guessing it puts you to sleep, right? Or is that the point! smile Thanks, Esther.
Lovely capture. Together in their own world!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard. Merci.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 25 May 2010, 10:05
love this one !!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Petra. Makes me want to read something right now. :

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