Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My world Tuesday

Since my camera doesn't work properly I had a look at the old pictures and slides my husband has digitised recently. It really was a walk down memory lane. Wonderful. I came across these photos of Freudenberg in Germany where we spent our holidays in 1974 when we were on leave from Australia. This is a beautiful little town with characteristic houses built of wood and clay.
I wonder if anyone knows if it is possible and how to improve these old pictures? They all look a bit hazy.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My World Tuesday

This is our world today. I wonder if we'll have a white Christmas. Would be the first this century.

That was last Saturday

An then on Sunday we had a blizzard that left about 15 cm of snow.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My World Tuesday

This morning when I woke up the world looked magic. We had the first frost last night and the garden looked as if covered with caster sugar. Unfortunately my camera did not work properly so I can't show you a photo. Instead I show you some pictures of one of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands, Zuid Limburg, situated like a wedge between Belgium and Germany. The photos show the Belgian country side but were taken from the Netherlands. There is no formal boundary anymore so while driving you don't hardly realize that you left your own country and have entered Belgium.

The electricity poles and wires show that it is Belgium for we don't have those in the Netherlands. Electricity wires are all led underground in our country.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I thought this was a nice picture for today. Looks like shooting clouds. I took it in our garden on a rather clear day. A good contrast to the cloudy and gray skies we have had for some days now.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My world Tuesday

My world or rather THE world seems a little confused. Usually this time of year should be freezing cold with all plants retired and all leaves fallen off. And when we have our garden ready in October grass won't grow and weeds don't pop up anymore. Not so this year. Lots of rain and a temperature of around 15C keeps grass and weeds growing and our geraniums flowering. Wonder if we should take the lawn mower out again.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Part of the skyline of Cologne in Germany at sunset. Just an every day picture I guess but I loved the way the towers of the cathedral stood out in the darkening sky.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Rain is pouring down. So there is enough water around on this watery Wednesday. I'll show you a photo of better times, the path to the beach. Taken last Oktober. It was rather cold and windy then but at least it was a dry day and the right weather to enjoy a walk on the beach.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My world Tuesday

The weather has been really bad lately. Gails and heavy rain so I'd rather stayed at home than go out to take some pictures. Instead I'll show you some pictures taken last September in the Alsace in France. It is a part of France with a beautiful scenery and lovely little villages. These pictures are taken in Ste Marie aux Mines.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I did some sky watching last week and this is the result. A Dutch 'polder' (flat land below sea level) Do you see the wind mills at the horizon? They are mighty poles but to be honest I like the old wind mills much better. They really belong in a Dutch landscape. If you can't see them clearly just click on the pictures for a better view.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

My World Tuesday

No excitement here today. After being away for a month my world is very small.

Friday, November 13, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Waiting for a spectacular sunset at sea yesterday.

This was the best I got.

Then turning around to the South I saw this. Clear blue sky with only a few clouds!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Surf at the South shore of Iceland. I love the contrast between the real black beach and the wild white foaming water. A fascinating sight I can't get enough of.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My World Tuesday

Last Saturday we visited another old town, Woudrichem. Beautiful and romantic at dusk. You would expect horses and coaches riding by, but we only saw rows of metal. The difference between then and now!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Today it was raining cats and dogs while driving through the country. I saw impressive and mighty clouds but..........I left my camera at home. Forgotten. The photo I chose for today is one of my favorites. It never happens that a plane flies over our house so low that we actually see it. Usually it is only a dot with a white stripe. But last summer this one flew over and I was lucky enough to have my camera at hand.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Watery Wednesday

A few years ago I went to Iceland with a friend. I got the impression that there was more water on Iceland than ice. I took this photo of one of the numerous waterfalls during a trip along the South shore.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My World Tuesday

This is my first 'My World Tuesday' posting. I really enjoy showing some photo's of the world around me whether it is water, sky or earth. Everyday pictures I catch with my camera.
Yesterday my husband an I went for a walk through Bergen op Zoom in the South-Western part of the Netherlands. It is a very old and very pretty town. It was an important place in the Middle Ages and it still shows. Look for yourself.
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Sky watch Friday

I took this photo yesterday while driving through the polder in Zeeland on the island of Tholen with a view over the Oosterschelde. It was a hazy day and my eyes could not distinguish the line between water and sky. There was no wind and the water was calm like a mirror. But the photo shows it perfectly by reflecting the clouds in the water. I love that light because it is not foggy and it is not bright. It belongs to this time of year where nature is retiring and getting ready for winter.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new blog.

To keep both my hobbies seperated I decided to start a new blog for my photo's. I have discovered several wonderful blogs wich offer the possibility to sign in and post special pictures on fixed days. I like the idea. Last week I joined SkyWatch Friday and enjoyed the many visitors to my blog and visiting all the other blogs. I'll have a look around the different blogs and intend to join more of those blogs.

I found a blog called Watery Wednesday. I like that idea as well. The elements 'Sky' and 'Water' are among my favorite objects. And because it is Wednesday I might as well start immediately!

Though our country has absolutely no lack of water the first photo I post I made in Bouillon, Belgium, last summer. I am not staying at home for a couple of weeks and I only have my laptop with me. Most pictures are stored at home. Hope you don't mind and enjoy the calm stream.

I need to dress this new blog and make it personal yet. It will come as soon as I have time.