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Windmills of My Mind

 

Astrid and I fly to Atlanta tomorrow for some time with my children and grandson.

Far away but not in our thoughts.  See you in two weeks, maybe before.

 

On Texel Island, Netherlands.

 

 

Windmills of My Mind

 

Astrid and I fly to Atlanta tomorrow for some time with my children and grandson.

Far away but not in our thoughts.  See you in two weeks, maybe before.

 

On Texel Island, Netherlands.

 

 

comments (69)

GInnie, very nice peaceful scene and the windmill adds to the composition. Have a great trip home. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Frances. I always enjoy going home and then coming back again. smile
Very unusual windmill. Wave as y'all pass by Raleigh. smile
Ginnie Hart: We will definitely wave, Larry! smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Oct 2011, 01:12
She's a beautiful structure, Ginnie, and would be proud to see herself as you have illustrated her.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ray. Still don't know if it's a piece of art or an actual playground structure. No one was there at the time.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2011, 04:07
sure is an unusual windmill.. nice capture though..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. I've never seen one like it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Oct 2011, 04:45
The light is beautiful, but then we had so much luck with the weather that weekend.
You can tell by the trees that there is always wind at the island, beautiful picture.
Wonderful picture, 24 hours to go and we will fly like the wind......
Ginnie Hart: Harstikke bedankt, MLMA. It was such a surprise to see this...something I've never seen before. I still wonder if kids get to play on it? And yes, 24 more hours and we'll be on our way. I'm so ready....
You have left us with a great picture to ponder over as a parting gift Ginnie... may you and Astrid have a ball with your children and grandson... keep safesmile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, thank you, and thank you, Peter! smile
That's a wonderful image- I love that Windmill! I give a warm welcome back to the States - even if for a brief visit! Enjoy your family!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Elizabeth. We're really looking forward to our trip. It was a year ago that we went back together at this same gorgeous time of the year. AUTUMN.
Oh, we are in Nederland -maar wat heeft gebeurd met de windmolen? Een vredezaam sfeertje! "A piece of art" I have just read!
I hope that you both will be arriving in the US safe 'n' sound- and I wish you both (!) a delightful and lovely time together with your family!
Ginnie Hart: It does look like an art sculpture of some kind, Philine, doesn't it. But what a shame if it can't also be climbed. I hope so.

Thanks for your travel wishes for us. We are really looking forward to our time with the kids!
Wow Ginnie - I've never seen a windmill like that before. Is it all wood? I love the tones in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Thomas. It appears to be all wood and hopefully more than just an art sculpture. I hope kids can climb it, though none were around when we were there.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Oct 2011, 07:28
A different looking windmill enjoy trip see you soon
Ginnie Hart: As different as they come, Vintage. Thanks. smile
impressionnant ce moulin en bois où ces chevaux le protègent
Ginnie Hart: The horses there reminded me of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, l'Angevine. grin Merci.
Have a wonderful time with your family Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. We do intend to!
I always wondered what a working brain looked like.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Richard. It doesn't get much better than that.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2011, 08:24
Love the windmill! I assume that this was built as a sort of fun observation platform rather than a proper mill. Good work by someone, though.

Have a great trip back to the US.
Ginnie Hart: An observation platform or a jungle gym for the kids? I keep wishing for the latter, though we saw no one around. Probably just an art structure! Thanks, Alan.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2011, 08:25
An amazing structure! Hope you and Astrid have a wonderful holiday smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Anne.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2011, 08:32
GREAT!
As i lived in the Netherlands, i´ve visited Kinderdijk. Very cool. I love mills...
Ginnie Hart: Aha! So you know about this wonderful country! Thank you, Luiza. Kinderdijk is a heaven on earth!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2011, 09:02
That windmill was built by Chad Mills from the look of it Ginnie. Have a lovely time: I shall be thinking of you both

XX
Ginnie Hart: Chad Mills? Hmmm. Google didn't help me with this one, Chris. Maybe you can enlighten me?! But thanks for your thoughts while we're away. We're really looking forward to ti!
have a great time, we miss you
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Chantal. I'll post when it's my turn at V&V on the 24th, just before we return.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Oct 2011, 10:42
Old Don Quickshot got hold of this windmill. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It was fun to see, Louis. Thanks.
What a great find and such lovely little horses in the foreground. Enjoy your visit back to your other home, both of you, God's speed and a safe journey, see you back here in two weeks time.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Brian. We're really looking forward to our time away...yes, at our other home. smile
Lovely parting shot Ginnie. Hoping you both have a wonderful time seeing the family again.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Janet. We're really looking forward to this trip.
  • Miles
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2011, 15:44
What a fantastic windmill / sculpture, well composed with the horses Ginnie. Have a safe trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Miles!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 12 Oct 2011, 16:53
What a weird looking windmill Ginnie, I have never seen such a wonky one. Still if it does the job...
Ginnie Hart: Wonky is as wonky does. Thanks, Chad. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 12 Oct 2011, 17:23
una escena preciosa, como si el tiempo si hubiera detenido. Bravo
Ginnie Hart: Kinda like Don Quijote and Sancho Panza! smile Thanks, Oscar.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2011, 18:08
I hope both have a wonderful time smile
Ginnie Hart: hank you kindly, dear Cherry. We're really looking forward to it.
That is the coolest windmill I have ever seen! Great one for your 1000th post. Have a great time with the kids!
Ginnie Hart: Oh wow! I had no clue this was my 1000th post, Mary. Awww. Thanks for pointing that out to me. smile And thanks for your good wishes for our time with the kids. That means a lot to me.
Some very nice whimsy. A surrealist windmill Just needs some burning Giraffes smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love the way your mind works, John. smile
Have a goood holiday Ladies.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mick. We arrived yesterday safe-n-sound.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2011, 00:37
have a safe trip. enjoy family time.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Maria. We started off with a bang, taking Nicholas to the county fair right after we arrived! It was our only chance and we didn't want to break the tradition...his 10th time in 11 years!
You're welcome...
You're welcome...
You're welcome...Ginniesmile
....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: THANK YOU, Peter! grin
  • crash
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2011, 02:58
never seen a crooked windmill before! very dod!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Dennis! It reminded me of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza. smile
excellent image with a most unusual windmill. have a good time ahead
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush. So far so good. smile
What a funny windmill!
I wish you a wonderful time with your loved ones. Come back safe!
Ginnie Hart: This windmill tickled me to no end, Wim. It reminded me of the Dutch version of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza. grin Thanks for your kind wishes.
  • Mark
  • Germany
  • 13 Oct 2011, 10:51
Have a good trip
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mark.
Your image is such a post card perfect depiction of the Dutch countryside. Beautiful. Have a wonderful trip Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Doug! Thank you.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 13 Oct 2011, 13:34
Have a great time! Love this pic, Ginnie, especially the crooked wind mill!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sil. We arrived yesterday and immediately took Nicholas to the county fair...our only chance. smile And yes, the crooked windmill is a delight!
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 13 Oct 2011, 16:17
Love this windmill! Safe travels
Ginnie Hart: Thanks and thanks, Rob. We're now on your side of the Pond. smile
I haven't seen a windmill like this before Ginnie. The bare bones smile
Ginnie Hart: It was my first, too, Pamela. I like the "bare bones." Thanks.
Have a wonderful trip, you two.

I love this. It looks like Dali designed it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I can definitely see the Dali design! smile Good thought.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2011, 05:29
Have a safe flight!
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, Rags. We did! grin
Me gusta el virado que le has dado a la toma te ha quedado genial.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bernardo. Muchas gracias.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2011, 10:04
I love this quirky windmill with its rustic sails! Looks like a wobbly drawing of a windmill that someone's used as plans to build one.
Ginnie Hart: It sure grabbed my attention, Penny! I love this kind of creativity. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Oct 2011, 11:28
I see only now that it is # 1000. Way to go!
Ginnie Hart: I had no idea till someone mentioned it, Louis. It makes a nice milestone...especially with a windmill! smile Thanks.
  • Stacey B
  • Canada
  • 15 Oct 2011, 05:38
Have a safe trip you two! Enjoy the fall weather there.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks for popping in, Stacey. Next time leave your link so I can catch up on you. I hope you're doing well!
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2011, 07:23
Gorgeous pastoral image with wonderful light and tones.

Hope you and Astrid have a lovely visit.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kala. We're here safe-n-sound in Atlanta and have already done a lot! smile
  • ahmad
  • Iran
  • 15 Oct 2011, 09:10
an excellent shot !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ahmad.
Just back from New Orleans and able to comment again - Internet connection in the conference hotel was dreadful!

Looks like an early effort at windmill building!
Ginnie Hart: I think the person who created this windmill had a Don Quijote dream. smile Thanks, Tom.

Good to see you back. What a bummer when the internet connection is dismal. I know that feeling! Right now we're in America and have a good connection at my daughter's...but now we're busy all the time. HA!
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2011, 19:05
great photo. That windmill looks a bit rickety!
Have a good trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Debb. Rickety is a good word! smile
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Oct 2011, 20:17
Wow, again!
Have a great time there!
A beautiful scene here with this fantasy windmill.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Fokko. It really IS a fantasy windmill, isn't it! I fell in love with it.
Very strange and arty windmill - and I like the horses leading me to it
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. The whole scene reminded me of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza. smile
Hello! How are you?
What have you been up to lately?
Went to Kuala Lumpur last week.
Had a great time there.
Tomorrow, will be going to Singapore.
Next week, will be flying back to London.
Ginnie Hart: We're in Atlanta with my children and grandson, LC, having a great time. But as vacations go, we'll be back home before we know it. You're traveling, too, I see. Travel mercies to us both. Thanks.
Very nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you kindly, Victoria.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2011, 19:50
What a gorgeous old windmill. I don't think I've ever seen one quite like this. Wonderful scene and capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I have never seen a windmill like this anywhere, so it was a huge surprise for me. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2011, 05:20
You find th ebest windmills.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Or they find me, Paule! smile Thanks.
looks so classic!
Ginnie Hart: Something least expected, Joshi. Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 17 Oct 2011, 21:56
Fun sculpture - with shades of the wonderful Heath Robinson!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. It certainly took me by surprise. smile
That windmill is brilliant smile Enjoy your visit with your family.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. It's hard to believe our time is almost gone...leaving back for home tomorrow, arriving on Wednesday morning.
Beautiful scene, the windmill is amazing! Excellent photograph!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei. It was such a fun treat for my eyes.
Hello my Ginnie, I am satisfied to find you, I had lost your link, always beautiful photos to you, it is beautiful. I kiss you, good day...
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad you found my link again, Pierrot. smile Merci.
I love the song that your wonderful title is derived from and your fabulous image is perfectly matched!! Great stuff Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan. smile
  • Frida
  • Germany
  • 21 Oct 2011, 09:12
Have a nice time with your family. I'll be thinking of you. Love this windmill haven't seen anyone like it before.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. It's been a good trip with family and friends. It's hard to believe it's time to leave tomorrow! And yes...I have seen lots of windmills lately but nothing ever like this one!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 21 Oct 2011, 17:32
magnifique atmosphère.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 21 Oct 2011, 19:07
what a lovely photo. I love farming photos, i think they are always my favourite. Something about the calmness and the whole atmosphere to these types of images. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Emily. I totally agree. Someone once told me that the Farm is in all of us...deep inside! I agree. smile
Love this old time windmill and country scene. Beautiful capture Ginnie! I'm sure you will enjoy your family visit, have fun!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. And yes, we've been having a great time. We fly back tomorrow, arriving in the Netherlands on Wednesday morning.
Hello Ginnie! I just returned from a wonderful stay in Amsterdam! How different from us in France, in everyday life! As soft and zen to me that your image of the day. I saw these mills far into the surrounding countryside but not as original as yours! It's on! I will return one day, there are so many things to live and see! WE Ginnie good.
Ginnie Hart: If and when you return, Mathilde, make sure you let us know. Amsterdam is a "must" city to see, of course, but it's nothing like the rest of the Netherlnads. We'd love to show you around. smile Merci.
Bella stamps! Nice place ... Regards.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pedro, for stopping by and commenting. Gracias.
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 24 Oct 2011, 12:43
Original ce moulin,un peu décharnu,mais bon,il a certainement son utilitée...Jolie photo et tout aussi joli le petit traitement qui donne de magnifiques couleurs...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jany. It was such a fun surprise to see this. Merci.
This one is wonderful too...
You are a Great artist, please keep on posting these amazing images.
Un saludo.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Eduardo. Muchas gracias.
Nice tones and great atmosphere! good work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurens.

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