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Smile and Say CHEESE

 

More Dutch you cannot get...for our mid-week koffie break.

 

Gouda, Netherlands

 


Smile and Say CHEESE

 

More Dutch you cannot get...for our mid-week koffie break.

 

Gouda, Netherlands

 


comments (45)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2011, 01:16
LOL so very true
Ginnie Hart: smile I love it, Vintage. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Mar 2011, 02:09
Is that grape hyacinth, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Ray. Astrid says they're blauwe druifjes = blue grapes, literally. You're good. smile
A wonderful light on this image and I find this charming way of presenting your famous cheese! I love the shoe flower! A great decorating idea!
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch sure know how to present themselves, Mathilde! smile Merci.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 16 Mar 2011, 06:00
une belle composition !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. Merci.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2011, 06:51
Bring on the cheese, l love the stuff smile
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Tony. It's like I can never get too much. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:11
Cheese koffie and doughnuts Ginnie, what a feast.
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't that be fun, Chad! smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:43
Superdutch!
I like it smile
Thanks for your application!
Have a great day.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio. En graag gedaan. smile
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:47
great Dutch still life


Have a great day!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal. Jij ook.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:52
So sweet and spring is definitely here, Have a nice day Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Frida, it is! Thank you. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2011, 07:59
Yes, and "ons gebak": een appelpunt met slagroom hoort ook erbij
(You know that I connect with Dutch other things than cheese, clogs, tulips...- For me personally first and foremost Netherlands is a fascinating very modern land full of social, economical, technical....changes/Umbrüche facing in a practical and sensible way all the problems we are confronted with in our modern world -and of course, a land of a great history and culture, too!)

Netherlands has only one atomic plant whereas France 58(!), Germany 17, GB 19... -and they are planning to build up some more???? -but NL has the problem 'water'...)
Ginnie Hart: I just Googled this, Philine, and found out The Netherlands sees the use of nuclear energy as a controversial issue in politics. I do love that there are so many other things they are known for. Dutch technology is unsurpassed in so many areas...especially when it comes to water! smile Hartstikke bedankt.
I love the planted clog! Enjoy your koffiesmile
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch are ingenious when it comes to their clogs, Bill. grin Thanks.
Will join you later for koffie when we nip into Blackpool later today.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I'll want to hear all about it, Mick. That'll make a good koffie. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2011, 08:33
How can I not smile, I don't have to say cheese to do so.
Great light and things like this really make me smile.
(ons gebak: = our pastry)
Ginnie Hart: This is when I'm really proud to be 'Dutch,' MLMA. smile You know I love your smile....
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 16 Mar 2011, 08:51
love the sun shining on the warm tones, very beautiful picture, and what do you mean 'maybe there's hope yet'? are you saying my photography has been hopeless for a while? lol
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine.

What I meant was....because your image was so delightful, in spite of being titled 'Radiation,' maybe that meant there was hope for the world after all. Does that make sense?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Mar 2011, 08:58
'Ons gebak' - ja, lekker zitten aan de koffie.

I see you, or someone, is reflecting on the menu. Hope you made a good choice.
Ginnie Hart: We didn't actually eat there, Louis, but we did stop elsewhere for our koffie and appelnotentaart. smile
Don't the shoes make wonderful flower pots! I would enjoy that cheese.
Ginnie Hart: Those Dutch clogs have so many uses, Mary. I love them. smile There's a cheese store there in Gouda that let's you taste the different cheeses. We were in heaven...and bought a boatload of different cheeses. Gotta love it.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2011, 09:34
Lovely subdued warm tones in the sunshine.
Ginnie Hart: It was a gorgeous day in Gouda, Ingrid! smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2011, 09:44
"The Netherlands sees the use of nuclear energy as a controversial issue in politics." Yes, you are right - like in our country where a new heavy discussion about nuclear energy has just broken out, two old nuclear plants have already been stopped to work. -I very wonder that there are hardly reactions about the catastrophes in Japan on SC blogs as if life would go on like before... -but I understand well we don't have the words to describe what we are feeling and sympathizing... and I remember a word Bill wrote me some days ago: "to count the blessings" we still have ...
Ginnie Hart: I have been listening to CNN Int'l every day, Philine, listening to what's going on in places like Germany, in particular, in reaction to what's happened in Japan. I have been seeing artcles and discussions on non-photo blogs...and I myself will allude to this on Monday for my V&V post.

One thing is for sure...the entire world is affected by the news out of Japan!
Absolutely Ginnie the wooden shoe and the cheese that is so Dutch. Lovely composition.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love the Dutch, Laurette! smile Thanks.
  • didier
  • france
  • 16 Mar 2011, 10:56
aarghhhh !! It's too much for me !! smilesmilesmile cool picture !!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! It's enough for all of us, Didier. grin Thanks.
I like this one a lot! Wish I can have that shoe tongue
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rainboy, for stopping by and commenting. It's a fun shoe, isn't it! smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 16 Mar 2011, 11:59
Indeed... 100% Dutch smile
Ginnie Hart: It's hard not to love Dutch ingenuity, Sidney. smile
  • crash
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2011, 12:22
mmmm ... gouda
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Dennis! smile
Yeah it seems to lovely tongue gift me please lol
Ginnie Hart: If I could, I would for sure, Rainboy. smile
almost all the magic Holland, in one click
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Fabrizio. I love when that happens. smile
Nobody does Dutch better than you, G. wink
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. What a sweet thing to say, LC! Thank you. smile
I just love the clog being used as a planter, sadly Gouda is not one of my favourtie cheeses.
Ginnie Hart: I love how many uses those clogs have, Brian. So fun. For me, I don't think there's any cheese I don't like. smile
It has that effect, nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. It made me smile. smile
"Klompe" en Hollandse kaas. Moordadig.
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Elsabe. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
At least I only have stuff growing on the outside of my boots!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! When we have that much dirt on the inside, we need to check to see if we're dead and buried, Graeme. grin
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2011, 23:54
I hope that the wooden shoes is NOT made of gouda smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now wouldn't that be something, Maria. Now that you mention it, I don't think I've seen any cheese here carved into something.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2011, 01:03
hehe.. makes for a cute flower pot though.. nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: I love when I see clogs used like that, Rian. smile Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 17 Mar 2011, 01:14
Nice composition Ginnie i just smiled back at yousmile ....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. So sweet of you, Peter. smile
Nice reflection Ginnie. Looks like you're getting a break from the cold weather. Beautiful shot, such a wonderful mood and atmosphere.
Ginnie Hart: It was a sunny, gorgeous day but still cold (just above freezing), John. Thanks a million.
You just need a windmill in there somewhere.
Ginnie Hart: I was trying like the dickens, Michael. grin
I will wait ;D hahaha
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, indeed. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 17 Mar 2011, 12:05
Well it worked Ginnie - it certainly made me smile...
Ginnie Hart: Aww, shucks. Thanks, George. smile
So much charm and warmth captured in this image. Looking at that large wheel of Gouda, Ginnie, certainly makes my mouth water. I don't know about Holland but here in Montreal it would cost a small fortune to buy cheese of that size.
Ginnie Hart: I can't believe I never asked or found out how much a wheel that size would cost, Beverly. We were in the big cheese shop (for tourists!) and bought lots of cheese...but I never asked about an entire wheel. I'll see if Astrid knows. It would feed an armuy, I'm sure! smile Thanks.
Lovely Dutch atmosphere to go with your koffie Ginnie. I haven't had any gouda for ages but will give it another try.
Ginnie Hart: I love all kinds of cheese, Janet, so we were definitely in the right spot at the right time. smile Thanks.
I enjoyed the old Dutch cheese, when pared off the round it was almost like dry wood shavings but very tasty.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE cheese, Martin, especialluy the oud/old cheeses that ARE like wood shavings. HA! Very tasty, indeed.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2011, 21:41
Love the light in this one and it brings a smile to my face Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kala. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2011, 23:04
So cute smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. smile
Very nice composition, so typical of the Netherlands. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Valérie. So Dutch. smile Merci.
Bread and cheese - food fit for the gods. People, too! Do you have blue cheese, roquefort or a similar cheese there? Half-and-half with real butter, on a rustic loaf - yum!
(Can you tell it's lunch time?)
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Linda, the Dutch leave the roqueforts to the French! grin Surely there's a good exchange between the two countries...or maybe the French stick up their noses to gouda? Hmmm. Now I need to ask Astrid when she gets home. smile I don't care where it comes from...I LOVE cheese!
Wow. I love the vintage feel and the reflection of the man. What an amazing photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cassie, for stopping by and commenting here. smile

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