Friday, 23 January 2009

Winter activities


28 comments:

RuneE said...

The first one had a very nice composition with all the horizontal lines and the people breaking the pattern. But do they have so small windmills in the Netherlands? I have seen something like it in Sweden. They could be turned by hand. It looks like this could perhaps be too.

sandyshares said...

brave little ice walker sandy

June said...

I really like that first shot's composition! And too, never saw a short little windmill like that before.

Aggie said...

You certainly capture the chill factor. I love the first shot with the little windmill ... if I were a child I should love to play "house" in it.

Dina said...

Hi again, Dick. What lovely people and land pictures!

dot said...

I like both of these. The windmill is not something I see much of here and when I do it looks nothing like yours.
Cute little toddler in the second shot. Maybe just learning to walk.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I am always amazed at these windmills. I also love the last one as well.

Amrita said...

The first one is truly Holland and the second speaks of parenthood, care, gentleness and relationship also trust.

april said...

It looks very wet. - What is this nice little windmill for? For children to play in?

Nihal said...

Oh my how lovely shots, Dick. You'd not present -esp the first one because made me go back and reminder those lovely memories I got in beautiful Holland...
Oh baby baby cool! Second photo, super, Sir:) Because I love photos if there is a good mix of people inside.

I see no spring signs yet there:( I just felt how cold it should be your area. I won't tell you how blue and wonderful our weather is:)

Donna said...

WoW!! These look Cold!! Looking forward to seeing flowers in that field!!hahaa...Happy picture taking Dick!!!hughugs

dot said...

Only one??????? How unusual.

Dick said...

This little mill stands in a small polder and was used to pump the water out. There are a few of them, I guess they are not operational and there is not much left of the original. This area is now given back to nature, in former days they harvested reed here.
See (http://www.texel-plaza.nl/texela-z/show.php?id=174) I'm sorry Dutch text.

Dot - You could have made it two, why didn't you?

Andrea said...

It does look like a Dutch windmill. I have seen a low to the ground in Helen, Georgia which is like a little Dutch town. All other windmills I have ever seen are higher up to catch the wind.

Leni Qinan said...

Thanks for the explanation, Dick.

I didnt know windmills were also used to pump the water out of hte polders. All the windmills I saw in the Netherlands were huge (classic or the modern ones).

That windmill pic looks like the very face of winter -cold, not much to do outdoors but walk when it's not too cold, sit and look far away, waiting for the spring to come.

And the other pic is very lovely. That baby running on ice and the mom/dad caring. It's a very lovely image of tenderness.

Very enjoyable images, Dick, as yours always are. ;)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That first picture is really beautiful!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The other one is cute and poignant.

dot said...

Ok, now there are two. But only two??

RuneE said...

Thank you for the comment! In fact, the Snowdrop is called "Sn√łklokke" in Norwegian, which I guess is pronounced much as your "Sneeuwklokje" is (a Norwegian can "stotter" through a text written in Dutch without too much trouble. And I guess vis versa.

Anna said...

Hey Dick cool photos, yes two of them. I really like the second one, so cute. Anna :)

KOSTAS said...

I like this post because it has two splendid photographs!
The first one, the persons they look at the depth of landscape and in second we look at the depth of… time!
Bravo Dick!

thyme said...

Wat een klein windmolentje!? Staat er bij jullie niet zo veel water in de polders? Die van ons zijn veen groter! Maar ja, hier is het hoogteverschil wel een meter of zes...

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

ha dick ,
prachtige plaatjes, vreemd dat het weer zo kan varieren he? Texel een mooi eilan, schittende foto vd man met kindje, heel sprekend...

Nice pictures, yes weather is varying in middle Holland it differs , from where you live...last one from man with child is saying enough...

JoAnn's D Eyes/ Holland

Reader Wil said...

Bedankt voor je comment. Je hebt zelf heel mooie foto's gemaakt! Is de eerste foto genomen in de Slufter? Wij zijn vroeger heel vaak op Texel gewest. Mijn zwager was predikant in Oosterend.

Ted Roth said...

It's hard to look at the first shot without entering the medittion of the people on the bench. Well done, and the camera is not generally friendly to flat landscapes. The second is one of those touching moments. The gesture is beautifully caught, heels up, hand on hood.

ANNA-LYS said...

You talk like no one else can
with photos, You have really captured emotions.

(( hug ))

happyone said...

I'm finally back on line again!!

I could have used a pair of those nice warm fuzzy looking boots this week while walking!! :-)

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