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The Sound of Music

 

The boats are waking up.

 

Gorinchem, Netherlands

(where we live)

 


The Sound of Music

 

The boats are waking up.

 

Gorinchem, Netherlands

(where we live)

 


comments (54)

Lovely!! Lovely!! Really Ginnie Style! And if take all in consideration, netherlands is a very beautiful country, quite frankly!!

Thanks for all your support in the past year on my blog. It was a pleasure and highly appreciated!!! Hope to see you on my new blog.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marion. I absolutely love where we live! I have no need or desire to live anywhere else at this point in my life. Every country has its challenges but you can be proud of your country of birth, The Netherlands!

As you know, I have already found you at your new site. I wish you all the best there. Please don't be a stranger, as we say.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 18 Mar 2011, 00:36
Very idyllic. (I see a person has to drive a silver or black car to live there...lol) I've noticed in parking lots at times that people tend to have the same color of car. Ours is silver so I could drive over to see yousmile
Ginnie Hart: Our is granny-smith-apple green, Sherri (and therefore called Granny Towanda!), and we do stick out like a sore thumb. HA! I'll have to pay attention now, but yes, you're right. I think everywhere there's a preponderance of silver and black cars. Come over whenever you can and we'll help you feel right at home. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2011, 01:00
such a picturesque place.. you guys are so lucky to live here.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I feel very-very lucky to live here, Rian. It's a delightful city...not too big and not too small. Just perfect for my likes. smile Thank you.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 18 Mar 2011, 01:34
Lovely Ginnie. Peace
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Etomi!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Mar 2011, 04:36
Picturesque is the word I guess. Very very nice. I should see more of holland when next I canter around smile
Ginnie Hart: You would love this city, SAVO. Not too big and not too small. We live in the citadel part, surrounded by water. It takes 45 minutes to walk around it, which I do often.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/havik/4603827686/
  • Paule
  • US
  • 18 Mar 2011, 05:01
Makes me feel spring is on it's way.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: It is indeed, Paule! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Mar 2011, 06:26
Looks absolutely beautiful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tony. It's a beauty city where we live. We're in the citadel part surrounded by water. It takes me 45 minutes to walk around it, where I see parts like this.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/havik/4603827686/
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2011, 07:22
Just looked up the garden Ginnie: everything's waking up - it's full of blossom today that wasn't there yesterday
Ginnie Hart: The hills are alive with the sound of music, Chris. I love it! grin (Even if it's still very cold here at night!)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2011, 07:40
.....and so are we, we are about to wake up out of our winter-sleep.
As Rian says, we are lucky to live her, yes we are smile
Thanks for showing this wonderful place we live in, it is almost living in a painting....
(we live just left from the windmill, for the ones that will come by for a kopje koffie, just ask for 'Ginnie and Astrid' grin)
TGIF.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, MLMA. I love you to death. Yes, some of them know who we are by now. grin I do love this place where we live...but you know that!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Mar 2011, 07:57
this is a very beautiful and cheerful picture, but yes i do feel like weeping
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elaine. Weeping may endure for a season, but joy comes in the morning. I have a feeling a lot of good will come from this horrendous tragedy.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2011, 08:00
Yes, I can picture how beautiful Gorinchem must be - "a citadel, surrounded by water", a promenade leading around (like our Lindenpromende), a mill, boats ... all we are expecting in such an old picturesque Dutch town! The trees will soon be green, the colours will come back... Spring is wakening up indeed!
Ginnie Hart: It's a miracle that happens every year and we are surprised, like it was happening for the first time. That's what I love about Mother Earth, Philine. She helps us never forget.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 18 Mar 2011, 08:18
here too, I live near the harbour
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Chantal. It's a rite of passage every year!
I notices all the silver/grey cars on Chads post yesterday and again here. They certainly are popular
Ginnie Hart: Yes they are, Mary. Our granny-smith-apple green car stands out like a sore thumb. grin
  • didier
  • france
  • 18 Mar 2011, 08:50
un calme et une douceur magnifique!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Didier. Merci.
Looks a lovely place Ginnie. Even has the obligatory windmillsmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Bill. That's the one that's almost in our backyard. smile Thanks.
Today, je vais écrire en français, superbe photo Ginnie, je t'embrasse bien amicalement, passe un bon week end...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pierrot. Fine weekend to you, too!
  • Frida
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2011, 09:45
A sign of spring smile I love the architecture Ginnie. It must be so nice to have all that around you every day.
Ginnie Hart: Every day, Frida! I love it here, as you know. Thanks. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Mar 2011, 09:47
If I remember, the first lines go:
"The hills are alive,
with the sound of music ..."

No hills wink But I do see a boat for Boat Friday smile

Great picture as everyone says. It has me on a short mood trip sad
Ginnie Hart: No hills here almost anywhere to be seen, Louis, as you know. But the sound of music is everywhere. I love my new country! It's a BIG mood trip for me. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Mar 2011, 09:56
This looks a quiet area Ginnie, I can't hear the music.
Ginnie Hart: Even quietness has its own music, Chad, as you know. smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 18 Mar 2011, 11:12
Postcard from Holland !
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Sidney. Thank you. smile
A lovely peaceful looking place Ginnie. It's all waking up there too then
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Janet. A tree outside our front door has buds growing bigger by the minute! Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2011, 11:29
i'm trying to wake up too .. ! i would love to live along this canal!
Ginnie Hart: It's a beautiful place, Dennis. You'd love it here. Thanks.
Not so simple for my ginnie apple, one hour of attempts kiss, good weekend...
Ginnie Hart: You did a great job, Pierrot. Congratulations again.
  • Pixeluz
  • Brazil
  • 18 Mar 2011, 11:54
A typical dutch street/canal with your typical post-processing smile
Ginnie Hart: Very typical indeed, Pixeluz. Thank you kindly.
Une belle ambiance pour ce lieu paisible...
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Olivier. Merci.
Beautiful Ginnie simply just beautiful. Must be a wonderful place to live with such lovely scenery surrounding you and now that spring is on it's way it must be a pleasure just sitting there and watching the boats drift by. Have a lovely sunny weekend.
Ginnie Hart: It happens to be raining right now as I write, Laurette, but the rest of the weekend should be nice. The buds are starting to grow before our very eyes on some of the trees. I love it. Thank you.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Mar 2011, 12:56
You canal is certainly beautiful, Ginnie. Great image.
Ginnie Hart: I love it here, Ray. I feel very fortunate! Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2011, 13:02
Lovely morning scene. Perfect for a stroll along the canal.
Ginnie Hart: You got that right, Rob. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Mar 2011, 13:14
Great tone windmill and boats what more could you have
Ginnie Hart: I know, Vintage. Exactly. Thanks.
It does look like a great town and a great place to walk by the canal. Silver and black seem quite tasteful and neutral when it comes to cars smile
Ginnie Hart: It's a great place to live, John. You'd have a heyday here. Thanks.
Oh, Ginnie, you proved it again!
See, you don't have to be Maria to solve "the" problem!

To me, she's not the problem. The nuns are! Ha!

"...I'd like to say a word in her behalf
Maria makes me laugh..."

But you make me laugh too. wink
Ginnie Hart: Now you've got me really singing big time, LC. Gotta love that movie. grin Thanks a million.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2011, 15:33
Looks like a nice place!
A beautiful photo.
Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio. I love this city! smile
Well summers on the way here too, spent the afternoon sprucing up the garden, ps hate the sound of music , no French maids in it.[grin].
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! You make me laugh with your French Maids, Mick. grin There's a tree outside our front window that is growing its buds before our very eyes. I love it.
Beautiful perspective and leading lines Ginnie. It looks like such a lovely place for a stroll! Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: It's a great place to live, Doug. We feel so fortunate. Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 18 Mar 2011, 17:47
This is so beautiful! Great treatment too, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sil. Grazie. smile
I like the look of this, a place to stroll down arm in arm with Maureen and meet you two on the corner to go for a coffee and cakes.
Ginnie Hart: That sounds idyllic, Brian...all of it. smile Maybe one day.
It gives the impression that Gorinchem is a wonderful little town...or is it a city?
Ginnie Hart: It's a city of about 35K people, Larry, so not too big and not too small. Just the 'sight rize.' smile Thanks.
Lovely composition Ginnie. Does the residents park on the right and than long jump over the river to their homes??
Ginnie Hart: HA! A good long pole comes in handy, Elsabe, doesn't it. grin Actually, there's a road on the other side of the buildings on the left for them. Thanks.
Yet another evocative image, brings back happy memories of Holland
Ginnie Hart: Glad to be jogging your memory a bit, Martin. smile Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 18 Mar 2011, 20:28
You have captured the flavor of Holland perfectly Ginnie....i am jealous that you have spring and we had 5 inches of snow last night....my plow guy was back again this morninggrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: More snow! It blows my mind, Peter. Of course, it's possible to still get snow in April, as we all know. UGH. But your time will come, trust me. And then you will have a heyday.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2011, 21:24
hi ginnie! long time no post on your site. i really like the angle on this image. i can stand there and take photographs for days upon this view. hope you are doing well!
Ginnie Hart: It's good to see you again, Liang! Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your comments!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 18 Mar 2011, 22:50
Ssssshh! Some of them are still sleeping in their craddle of water...wrapped in a blanket of arm silence... beautiful place to live...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, somke of them are still sleeping, Lina. I know that as a fact. smile But not for much longer. It really is a great place to live. Always so much to see. Thank you.
Oh, wow. I would love to be there.
Ginnie Hart: You'd have a heyday here, Michael! smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2011, 04:00
i love the image. It is really nice to see the past and present side by side.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kanyi. That's one of the things I love about Europe...the past and the present side by side!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2011, 08:58
So good to see unfrozen water..and - of course - signs of life re-awakening!t
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marcie...especially for you from the frozen NE. This spring will be one to remember, I'm sure, after your horrendous winter.
Heel mooi Ginnie! You're beginning to see the photo-possibilities of a Dutch town.
Ginnie Hart: Beginning? grin I LOVE this Dutch town and have been so full of it for over a year now. Maybe it's only now that I'm finally showing it? You'll be seeing more of it, for sure. Bedankt, Wim.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2011, 15:30
What a wonderful walk along the canal. smile Lots of people watching, I'm sure.
Ginnie Hart: I love this place, Kay...and I especially love seeing you here again. smile Thank you.
What a lovely image. How enjoyable it must be to walk along that sidewalk. I had to laugh when I read the title; I can imagine somebody walking along with an umbrella singing "raindrops on roses". smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Mark...all of it (the movie, too). grin Thanks for the smile.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2011, 18:34
100% Ginie Style! I like
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Oscar. smile Gracias.
Nobody enjoying a stroll on the quayside? A nicely balanced picture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Everybody else must have been at work, Graeme. Lucky me for being retired, right?! smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2011, 23:03
A gorgeous atmospheric scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherie.
You do know that when you hear boats creaking and making tiny, indescribable sounds at their mooring, they're only doing the boat-y equivalent of stretching their arms and saying, "Oooummmm...ahhhhh" as they greet the day?!
Ginnie Hart: Doing their morning Ommmmm mediations, then, Linda? I like that. smile Thanks for the smile.
What an idyllic spot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That windmill is only 2 blocks from where we live, Pamela, so you can just image how idyllic it is, indeed. Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 22 Mar 2011, 18:12
No leaves on the trees, but the light has a spring-like feel to it - and I really like the windmill sails peeping over the top of the roof line.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. That windmill is two blocks from where we live!

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