Posted in Outside in

Along water and reed

Now that we can no longer carefree roam whenever and wherever we want to due to the coronavirus, now that we work from home and keep our social distance when possible, I want to share photos that bring the outdoors inside. I will describe what made me take those pictures and the way they made me feel. They will be collected under the category OUTSIDE IN. Feel free to join in!

This photo was taken back in 2016, on a bright March day, just like today. The steel-blue water rippled peacefully under a clear blue sky and the farm was safely hidden among the trees, their branches already budding. See how the reed lazily waves in the spring breeze? Can you feel the sunlight on your cheeks? And what would it be like to dip your hand in the cold water…

Come, walk with me through this Dutch landscape.

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Posted in Photo challenge

CBW: Signs in the Dutch mountains

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This week the photo challenge calls out for all sorts of signs. I love the atmosphere in this photo, which I took at the Buitengoed Slavante in Maastricht. This city is located in the south-east of the Netherlands, twenty miles from where I was born. And guess what. Holland is mostly flat, but this part of our country has mountains! Well, they are hills really, but we are so proud of them that we like to tease the rest of the Dutchies with ‘our mountains’.


Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge! 😀

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Posted in Silent Sunday

Lost Moors

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People want to measure:
moors in hectares,
canals in meters,
peat in blocks,
barges in convoys.

In separating rectilinear
we are masters:
strips, plots,
rivers, ditches.

And once in a while
nature helps us
and divides
the landscape.
Already winding.

— Geert de Kockere

 

(I translated the poem of the rusted art column below.)

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Posted in Six Word Saturday

Evening sun wrinkles the Amsterdam canals

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Posted as part of Six Word Saturday.