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photoblog image The Jaarwisseling = Changing of the Year

The Jaarwisseling = Changing of the Year

 

We have now safely crossed over from one year to another!

I love the Dutch word:  jaarwisseling = year changing/turning.

 

Taken at Kinderdijk, Netherlands, on Christmas Day, 2010.

 


The Jaarwisseling = Changing of the Year

 

We have now safely crossed over from one year to another!

I love the Dutch word:  jaarwisseling = year changing/turning.

 

Taken at Kinderdijk, Netherlands, on Christmas Day, 2010.

 


comments (59)

This is a nice view Ginnie, and very symbolic. Nice shadows too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sheila. It was such a beautiful, sunshiny day!
Good symbolism.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pekka.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 3 Jan 2011, 06:21
magnifique ce paysage !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Rem.
I've never seen a windmill in the snow. Belle image. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Valérie, isn't it! It was my first time to see the famous windmills of Kinderdijk in the snow! Thanks. Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2011, 06:32
I love the long shadows and it is a wonderful place to be.
A wonderful picture and I am looking forward to 2011.
Ginnie Hart: It was such a spectacular day and a great gift for the end of the old year. I'll never forget it in the snow. Thank you telkens weer for thinking that up for us on Christmas day!
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2011, 06:44
Lovely view Ginnie and we are over the bridge now!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kala, and yes, we are! Happy New Year again.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jan 2011, 06:55
Ja, dit is een fijne, symbolische foto om de jaarwisseling (we kennen het woord 'Jahreswechsel' ook in onze taal) te vertonen - een fijn idee -en de schaduwen/weerspiegelingen op de witte sneeuw en de ijs zijn ook heel mooi!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. It was so wonderful to see Kinderdijk in the snow...one of my best gifts of 2010! smile
  • Paule
  • US
  • 3 Jan 2011, 07:10
I like the idea of crossing over a bridge and the New Year.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule. It did seem appropriate! smile
what a lovely picture and symbol of crossing, i love it Ginnie, Happy New Year!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elaine. Don't we love how we feel like it's a new slate before us!
How very apt, nice composition. I like the low saturated colours of the sky
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ayush.
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 3 Jan 2011, 07:52
this is a really lovely way from one year to the other. Nice to go for sure smile
All the best for you, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Grapf.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2011, 08:18
I always feel relieved when the new year arrives Ginnie: whether the old has been good or bad. Lovely shot here: like the textures
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris, and I know what you mean. It always feels like we have a clean slate in front of us!
It has the sound of something that is good for you. I just had a nice Jaarwissel grin

I love the picture, feels like a really old colour picture
Ginnie Hart: It's a word that reminds me of "Here we come a wassailing," Bill. grin I love it. Thank you.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2011, 09:03
een heel gezond, gelukkig en vrolijk 2011 Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, lieve Scarlet! The same to you and yours.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2011, 09:09
This picture is super! I love this composition. The people fit in the picture very well.
OT: I simply get my quotes by Googeling: "quote fireworks" for example. And then in the results click these two sites:
thinkexist, brainyquote and maybe some more. It's fun to do.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Fokkio. Bedankt. And yes, sometimes I, too, will Google for a quote. I love what you can come up with when you just search!
Super image with a message. I Googled Kinderdijk and found the fascination old story relating to the naming of the area from the 1400s
Ginnie Hart: It's wonderful, Martin, isn't it! May we all be children at heart. It's one of my favorite places in the world. Thank you.
I prefer clockclunking but there you are.
Ginnie Hart: Clockclunking. Dear me, Chad! smile
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 3 Jan 2011, 09:44
Jaarwisseling, het is ook wel een mooi woord... niet zo verwarrend als in de VS waar het New Years Eve heet, dat bij ons dan Oudjaar is... en niet Nieuwjaar.
Ginnie Hart: This is what I love, Chantal, about the differences between the two countries. Everything is seen in a new, fresh way when it's a bit different from what you're used to. Bedankt.
No curves ahead, and only small little bumps. Good symbolism.
Ginnie Hart: Or if there are curves and bumps, Mary, may we be prepared for them and not lose control! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jan 2011, 09:57
Now, this is a lookable picture. And you brought some symbolism into it. Keep the leash on this new year smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis. smile Let's all hold on to our hats and slow down enough to smell the koffie. Inderdaad.
Lovely shot!! The bridge really leads the eye into the picture. Great shadow and light!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marion. Hartstikke bedankt.
All change for the best we hope Ginnie..I like the symbolism of this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ron, indeed. Thank you!
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 3 Jan 2011, 11:51
Great photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
Beautiful lines and subject. Hermione is right, it is unique to see a photograph of a windmill in the snow.
Ginnie Hart: That day was heaven for me, Doug. Windmills are so soulful for me anyway but the added snow took me off the chart in thrill-factor. smile Thanks.
A beautiful picture Ginnie, I like the meaning in the picture smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. It seemed appropriate for this time of the year. smile
Quintessentially, Dutch, Ginnie. A happy, bright image. Almost expect to see the figures crossing over the bridge into the New Year dressed in traditional garb and kicking up the snow with their wooden shoes.
Ginnie Hart: You have a perfect imagination, Beverly! smile Thank you.
Great picture! Greetings!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Pedro. Gracias.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2011, 14:40
Very pretty. Looks cold, but obviously not so bitter to stop people from venturing out.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri. I recall it was just below freezing and therefore not horrendously cold. With the sun shining, it felt glorious.
The years keep changing and turning Ginnie, and always will, but being able to cross a bridge and see this very famous windmill it makes me quite envious of you having such a great thing near you both.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Brian. I still pinch myself to this very day! Thank you.
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester
  • 3 Jan 2011, 14:58
Are you suggesting ''what a difference a day makes '' ... wonderful optimism Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Richard. grin Otherwise the number on the year would be changing all the time. HA! (Just call me the eternal optimist...one in every batch, you know!)
Let's all hope it's a change for the better... But, with the UK government's policies I think things can only get worse!
Ginnie Hart: On this day the sun was shining, Tom, and I felt super optimistic. I know not everything will go the way we want, but I tend to be the eternal optimist, expecting the best and often getting it, believe it or not. One person, one day at a time.
Good winter scene, happy new year Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear John, and the same to you and yours.
Love the snow on the bridge & that ladder-like shadow (i'll post one this kind - no snow - with a little boy soon wink, luminous & how i love those windmills of yours...
Ginnie Hart: It was such a joy to see this famous place covered with snow like this, Karine. I really was a kid in heaven. Merci.
C'est une passion les moulins, Ginnie!
Tu as raison d'en abuser...
Nous en profitons bien!
Ginnie Hart: You are so encouraging, Olivier. Merci.
ah the windmills now, wonderful shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Derek. Yes, the windmills...so soulful to me.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2011, 23:04
Snow on Christmas Day, I love it smile
Ginnie Hart: A White Christmas after all! Thank you, Cherie.
The only way to have Xmas Day, snow and sunshine.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Mick! Thanks. smile
What a wonderful country setting in your part of the world Ginnie. Lovely wooden bridge with the curving rail and shadow that leads the eye into this beautiful scene with the windmill. Hope you have a great year in 2011.
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine what your photography would look like, John, if you lived over here! Thank you. Happy 2011.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 4 Jan 2011, 03:44
beautiful, the windmill looks amazing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Krunal. I absolutely love the windmills over here!
lovely atmosphere!!1
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Aussie
  • a very flooded Rocky
  • 4 Jan 2011, 09:37
like the light and shadows, lovely image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
  • tede
  • France
  • 4 Jan 2011, 10:19
The wings of the mill turn like life! Very beautiful image and superb landscape. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I do like the way you put that, Tede. Thank you for that symbolism. Merci.
Very nicely composed shot and it seems that you can never go when there is a windmill included.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. It's definitely hard to leave when there's a windmill included...if that's what you mean?
People often say that Dutch language is like a cross between English and German.

I think that's right... I know year is "Jahr (sp?)" in German. And the ~ing is similar in English. Very interesting! smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess that's one way of putting it, LC. smile I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the smile.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Jan 2011, 12:11
Beautiful winter scene. Not exactly what we are used to see from Holland/the Netherlands.
Ginnie Hart: I've gotten to the point, Frida, where windmills are my first thought of Holland! smile hanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 4 Jan 2011, 13:08
What a wonderfully symbolic image. And - always - I love your windmills!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I hope I always have a windmill somewhere nearby the rest of my days, even if only in my memories.
A typical Dutch landscape, isn't it? Like the word you focused on smile
Ginnie Hart: In many ways, yes, PixeLuz...very typical. And soulful for me! Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 4 Jan 2011, 15:46
A fine day to walk and reflect upon the past and look forward to the future.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rob. Thanks.
beautiful! You're so fortunate to enjoy the winter season with snow on the ground. smile
Ginnie Hart: It was the 6th time in 100 years that middle Holland had a White Christmas, Heather, so YES, we were very fortunate. What a Christmas gift for us. Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 02:36
nice shot! i like how it rolls out of my mouth.. lol! grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's a wonderful word, Risn. grin Thanks.
  • Daisy
  • Belgium
  • 5 Jan 2011, 13:19
Echt een mooie winterse plaat met het zonlicht erbij. Daar wil ik nog altijd eens naartoe! Wie weet komt het er dit jaar wel van!
Ginnie Hart: It's such a wonderful place, Daisy. One can never go there too often. Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting!
  • yvan
  • Slovenia
  • 5 Jan 2011, 17:30
Great capture and some wonderful pictures in your blog, congratulations!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind to stop by and comment, Wan. Thank you.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2011, 19:06
This is so cool Ginnie. Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richa, for stopping by and commenting.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 5 Jan 2011, 23:18
Great minds do think alike Ginnie, even if the interpretation is totally different.

I love the flat open landscape of the Dutch polders, and the wonderful vertical features of the windmills. You've composed this image beautifully - a great start for 2011.
Ginnie Hart: You're always so very encouraging, George. Thank you kindly!
Are the canals frozen for skating now, or is it too early? Perhaps the weather hasn't cooperated. I dream of skating the canals, but I'd better get with my resolution to get in better "shape" - I certainly couldn't do it now!
Ginnie Hart: The canals were frozen that day, Linda, and Astrid was even out walking on the one here (I totally missed the opportunity and we're both hitting ourselves). By now, however, they're much too weak after temps above freezing for sevberal days. Regardless, as soon a snow is on the ice and then freezes, no one can skate on the canals unless someone shovels them hard. So, to answer your question, no real skating yet this year. I grew up ice-skating in Michigan and am dying to skate at least once on the canals. Astrid is concerned, however, because it's rough ice and the skates are more like hockey skates. I already have no cartilage in my left knee. She doesn't want me to lose it in my right!
  • Will
  • Japan
  • 6 Jan 2011, 06:55
Great image, love the composition, I can imagine it in a travel guide for Holland.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Will, for stopping by and commenting. I'd love it if one day any of my images could end up in a travel guide for Holland! That would be the day! smile
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 6 Jan 2011, 14:35
Wonderful capture! I like the inimitable vintage effect you add to some of your frames. Have a nice day.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Didier. Thank you. Merci.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2011, 12:56
Lovely Composition Gin.
I've been away too long smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, DrAW, and YES. You've been away much too long. Happy New Year to you and yours.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2011, 09:03
Very crisp!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray.

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