Monday, March 29, 2010

MyWorld Tuesday

The pictures show Kasteel Hoensbroek one of the largest castles in the Netherlands. It is only a 5 minutes drive from our home. Our part of the country has a rich history. Our province (Limburg) has been occupied by almost any European tribe from Romans and even earlier tribes to Germans, French etc. That's why we are surrounded by castles. They were built by gentry or nobility to defend themselves from enemies. If you would like to know more about the castle please click here.
The castle contains over 60 rooms and is now used as an official marriage location, for conferences,as a museum, for parties etc. I am not sure if there are families living in the castle nowadays. I remember that a few families lived there some decades ago among which was a welknown Dutch writer: Bertus Aafjes.

The entrance

The cour (courtyard)

Seen from the south


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday

The last signs of winter and the first of spring. I really love those old bare oak trees. They are so much more interesting than when covered in leaves.

A tit has found a place to start a family. I could not see if he/she was feeding or still building.

And only 20 steps away a couple of geese were walking their babies. Dad got really nasty when a duck came to close.

These were the first photos taken with my new camara. Again a simple Kodak EasyShare.

For more interesting SkyWatch pictures click here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sky watch Friday

All that water scares me sometimes. This is Holland, two provinces at the coast and below sea level. Fortunately I live in the 'safe' part of the Netherlands far above sea level. Far right you can see part of the Delta Works the huge project to keep the water out. If you click on the pic you'll have a better view.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My World Tuesday

No spectacular buildings or views to show. I went to a quilt retreat last week end with 45 women. You probably can imagine that I need some time to get myself back again. If you are interested in a girls week end out click here

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My World Tuesday

We had strong gales last week end which caused a lot of damage. Roofs were blown away, trees fell over etc. We were rather lucky. Only the fence collapsed. But it seems that the snow has finally gone ;-)