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Proost!

 

Happy New Year

As Astrid says, more Dutch you cannot get!

 

Seen in Den Bosch, Holland, on a very cold day in November.

 


Proost!

 

Happy New Year

As Astrid says, more Dutch you cannot get!

 

Seen in Den Bosch, Holland, on a very cold day in November.

 


comments (60)

You have a painterly quality to your images. Very evocative as well. Thank you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Doug, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Dec 2010, 04:55
..... and 'proost' it will be, MLS.
At midnight (18 hours from now) we will proost to a New Year (with new chances I always say wink )
grin I do realise I do have many quotes along the way....
A great picture and Doug has a nice way of saying it.
this is what proost means...I think this will cover all the languages spoken by Shutterchangers http://dionysus-dagboek.blogspot.com/2008/11/proost-in-verschillende-talen.html
Ginnie Hart: We're lucky to experience the jaarwisseling together another year in a row. Have a great last 2010 day at work and then home, MLMA. Bedankt, mijn vrouw.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 31 Dec 2010, 05:29
Happy New Year.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule, and the same to you.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 31 Dec 2010, 06:32
A nice picture, very dutch indeed.
Have a great newyear's eve and a very good 2011!
Proost, op een goed 2011!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio. Goede jaarwisseling en Gelukkig Nieuwejaar.
"Kippis ja kulaus!" to you and your New Year!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thank you, Pekka, in any language.
The flowers seem having drunk the Pommery Champagne colour!
Thank you for your wishes Ginnie.
Wishing you a Happy New Year to you and Astrid.
Ginnie Hart: Nothing like a satiated Dutch tulip, Richard. grin Merci.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 31 Dec 2010, 07:07
Very nice photo to end the year with...

Have a good new years eve and see ya in 2011!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal! The same to you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Dec 2010, 08:15
Beautiful and funny at the same time.
Proost, op je wenkbrouwen naar de oost.

Old dutch saying. All the best for 2011. One message for both on Astrid's blog.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Louis. Goede jaarwisseling (my favorite Dutch word right now) and Gelukkig Nieuwejaar!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2010, 08:22
This is as Dutch as a very Hollandish thing Ginnie. A happy new 2011 to you both too
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris. smile Thank you!
Happy New Year!!!!!! Ginnie, all the best for you and all your family
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. If 2011 is as wonderful as 2010, I'll be on Cloud 9. smile
Proost, cheers, bottoms up, whatever! Happy new year

Nice picture by the way!
Ginnie Hart: All of the above, Bill. And many thanks!
awww very pretty, i love to see a field of tulips, don't you?? lovely image, my friend, sooon to be happy New Year!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elaine. A field of tulips anywhere, yes! Goede jaarwisseling!

BTW, did you know your name has been Elaline for the last many days now?! grin I smile every time I see it.
Nice subtle yellow complimenting your sepia world Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. You've got me pegged. grin
Un bon cru! Une très belle photo pour annoncer la nouvelle année !
Tous mes voeux à toi, Ginnie, pour cette nouvelle 2011.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Olivier. The best to you and yours!
  • rem_la
  • Villiers sur Marne
  • 31 Dec 2010, 08:47
superbe ce bouquet.

Mes meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année 2011
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Rem. This was fun to see. smile Happy New Year.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2010, 08:55
Ja, dit klopt, Astrid is right - a fine, fitting picture, and I'm sure you both will enjoy this jaarwisseling while drinking Pommery Champagner -Proost/Prost/Prosit (het zou van nut zijn!) ook voor jullie beiden en een heeeel gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

For the con templative among us:

Prayer (by Eduard Möricke)

Lord, send what You will,
love or sorrow;
I am content that both
spring from Your hands.

But may you wish with neither joy
nor sorrow
to overwhelm me!
For in the middle
lies modest contentment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kbouDcHTpc
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE that poetic sentiment, dear Philine, and find it to be most suitable for those of us of a certain age, where the extremes are not so helpful anymore. Somewhere in the middle sounds very good to me. smile Hartstikke bedankt. We're thinking of you this jaarwisseling!
  • Alan
  • Nidderdale
  • 31 Dec 2010, 09:03
It must be Holland with the tulips. Happy New Year to you both.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Alan. So perfect for the occasion, I thought. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 31 Dec 2010, 09:23
Happy New Year Ginnie & Astrid!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida. Goede jaarwisseling en Gelukkig Nieuwejaar!
The best to you in the Ney Year, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. Also to you and yours!
Happy New Year Ladies.
Ginnie Hart: And also to you, dear Mick!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Dec 2010, 10:17
Happy New Year Ginnie. Proost to you both ;o)
Ginnie Hart: And likewise to you, Mike and Ingrid!
Heerlijk !
(from my very limited vocab.)
Question for you both - when I spoke poor Dutch in Holland in the 60s people appeared to understand me, when I now speak equally bad French in France every one looks at me like I'm 'speaking in tongues'.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Heerlijk is a great word, one of my favorties, Martin. My HA is in relation to what you said about the French. Uh, erm, well, I guess that's their reputation, right? grin
Happy New Year!
Ginnie Hart: The same to you, JP!
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2010, 12:59
Proost - and all the best for you in the New Year, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Grapf.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 31 Dec 2010, 13:22
Superb photo with a excellent framing. HAPPY NEW YEAR Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Hei Ginnie! Beautiful image!

Anyway, dropping by to greet you a happy new year! I hope the new year will bring you and your family more blessings and good health!

P.S.
I'm still on blog break that's why I'm not around lately. I'm engrossed with finishing my book.
Ginnie Hart: THANK YOU, Charles, for stopping by. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!!!
I think I'd prefer it with the original contents, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Spoken like a true believer, Tom. grin
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 31 Dec 2010, 14:02
Tulips are dressed in Champagne! That's great!
I wish you a great New Year Eve, Ginnie. All the best for 2011!
Ginnie Hart: It was a perfect sight for a Dutch greeting, Didier, for sure. Merci.
Tulips in November. We'll get daffodils in December next! smile

Happy new year to you both. Enjoy your party.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm guessing 'they' grow them all year 'round in many places in Holland, Sheila. It's fun. We had a great time at our party and a quiet day yesterday with friends in Den Bosch, where this image was taken a month ago.
Happy 2011 Ginnie, great picture, surely the Tulips aren't out over there already.
Ginnie Hart: No, the tulips aren't out yet in real Mother Nature, Brian, but I'm guessing there are those who do still grow them all year around. Always a market for them, you know. smile Happy 2011!
Tonight there will be no flowers in my ice bucket, but champagne. Happy New Year Ginnie. Bz VAL grin
Ginnie Hart: I hope you're right, Valérie, and that you had a great celebration! Happy 2011!
Can't wait until I can tip-toe through the tulips again, because that means we have SPRING!!! Jay!!

A very happy New Year for you and Astrid! I forgot to buy champagne!! We will have to do our proost met een gewoon wijntje grin

Ach, het gaat om het gebaar!

Vrolijk nieuwjaar, lieve Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Marion, we had no champagne Friday night or yesterday. Red wine was good enough for us both and the new year had no problem with it. smile It's here! Happy 2011.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 31 Dec 2010, 16:23
Such lovely soft colors!! And - all the best to you too! May your year be filled with everything you wish for..and so much more!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie. So far, we're off to a good start. grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Dec 2010, 17:39
Happy New Year smile

I hope it is a good one smile
Ginnie Hart: For all of us, Cherie, I wish the same!
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 31 Dec 2010, 21:24
Very nice picture!
Happy new year to you too, Ginnie and Astrid! Auguri di buon anno from Italy! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sil. We're now off to a good start! smile
Happy New Year!
One thing: those tulips are not orange enough... wink

May 2011 be another wonderful year for you.

xx from London.
Ginnie Hart: Orange tulips would have been so perfect, LC, you're right. grin Thanks...and we're now off to a great start to 2011!
  • Aussie
  • a very flooded Rocky
  • 1 Jan 2011, 00:39
wishing you a wonderful year for 2011.
I know mine can only get better.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, Aussie...you'll never forget the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. You're right...it can only get better and I pray it will get there soon! Please take care.
Happy New Year to you and Astrid smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ellie. We're now off to a good start. smile
What a lovely bunch you offer here, may each of this yellow tulips be a wish or dream 2011 will realize for you & yours, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: What a beautiful thought, Karine. Thank you and the same to you and yours. Merci.
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 1 Jan 2011, 14:37
Happy Happy!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, indeed! smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 1 Jan 2011, 18:00
Happy New Year Ginnie to you and your family, great picture for 2011. Kiss.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Tede. Merci. smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 1 Jan 2011, 18:25
Happy new year Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We're now off and running, Oscar! The same to you and yours. Gracias.
Isn't Pommery a champaign brand?
Happy New Year!
Ginnie Hart: Pommery is indeed a champagne brand...from France. smile Bedankt, Wim. We are now off and running into the new year!
happy new year!!!
Ginnie Hart: And the same to you, Olivier. Thank you.
Fantastic composition of a great idea. Happy New Year 2011smile!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Foto'S. The best to you and yours in 2011.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 1 Jan 2011, 21:07
The same to you and Astrid and i hope that you at least drank the Champagne before using the bucket to hold your beautiful Dutch Tulips Ginniegrin

Penny and .....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: The funny thing is, Peter, we had no champagne Friday night or yesterday, but red wine did quite well for the occasion. smile Thanks.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 1 Jan 2011, 22:31
H A P P Y New Year with lot of colors

Firendly LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a milliin, LoLO. The same to you and yours. Merci.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 1 Jan 2011, 23:00
Happy new year! I hope your year is blessed with good tidings...and flowers!
Ginnie Hart: What a sweet thought, Rob. Thank you. The same to you!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 2 Jan 2011, 00:13
well, a happy new year to you guys too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian. We are now off and running. smile
Happy New Year!
Ginnie Hart: The same to you and yours, PixeLuz!
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 2 Jan 2011, 00:44
Happy New Year to you too! Beautiful shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you ever so much, Krista, for stopping by again and commenting. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
What a wonderful treat to have sitting beside your table; a feast for the eyes. Wishing you and Astrid the very best in 2011.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, isn't it, Beverly. It was fun to see. Thanks. The best of the New Year to you, too!
Very lovely Ginnie and just perfect for a New Year's first image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan. I was delighted to see this. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 2 Jan 2011, 14:03
You could have added a pair of clogs - a windmill - and a big round cheese from Alkmaar.

Anyway I hope Ginnie, that you and Astrid have wonderful decxade of New Years.
Ginnie Hart: What a great smile in your comment, George. Thank you. smile
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 2 Jan 2011, 14:11
Excellent photo!
Happy new year!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland, and the same to you.
oh i am not sure, no windmills or cloggs to be seen.smile

happy new year to you both
Ginnie Hart: No windmills yet, Derek. You'll soon see plenty of them. smile Thanks, and the same to you and yours.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jan 2011, 18:31
happy 2011!!
Ginnie Hart: The same to you, Petra! Thsanks.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 2 Jan 2011, 19:57
beautiful. Happy New Year
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Krunal. The same to you and yours.
Tulips and snow - so evocative. Growing up in Iowa, we often had snow up to the tulip blossoms - but they persevered!

The colors are beautiful here. I've been thinking of painting the bath, and the color of those tulips would be perfect! How wonderful that I can print out the photo, take it to my paint store and have them duplicate the color by computer!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. I love that thought, Linda...of the tulip color in your bath! Thank you for that.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2011, 09:03
Hilarious!
Ginnie Hart: It sure made ME smile. smile

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