ACROSS THE POND

 

All photo taken in the Netherlands, most of them by hubby,
except the one of the restaurant is in Italy.

According to hubby, on the left of the white part it’s undoubtedly a door.
He went into an explanation
I didn’t understand, but allez, I believe him
since he knows about buildings, and I nothing:)
Thurs. Door

 

Thinking the above  was too minimal of a door presentation,
so added this view in Italy of a door and
gate/opening in the building in the back
Thurs Door

 

Flowers everywhere. The tulips are also blooming
in April/May.
Taken in Hortus (a Botanical Garden), Groningen


A treasure for the storks – a platform at several places
for the storks at the Open Air Museum
close to  Arnhem. Dutch little kids are told
that babies are brought by the storks!
That means that storks are immensely
important birds!
Sat Critters, SunTree, ABC Wed. treasure

No post from the Netherlands without a windmill:)
Asked hubby what kind of windmill this is.
This is what he told me.
The bridge to the right indicates  this is a windmill
that scoops and moves water to another place
when the water level somewhere is too high.
Of course the WIND is the actual power source.
One Word Photo: power

Working with wood (at the windmills) can be messy!
The logs seem pretty straight !
Makro-Tex: Messy,

Weekend Reflection. Wordless Wednesday

Views of a golden sunsets, last time in Holland,
putting this California fan to shame:)
Sky Watch

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Thanks to All The Hosts

Thurs. Door * Thankful Thurs. * Natur donnerstag *
Sky Watch * Weekend Reflection * Photo A week *
Fri blissFloral Fri foto *
Sat. Critters* Sun Best * One Word Sun : Power*Sun Tree *
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Our world * Makro-Tex:    * Weekly smile *
Tue TravelNature Notes2* FOTD *
ABC Wed.: Treasure * Sun Snap  *Wordless Wed.*

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44 thoughts on “ACROSS THE POND

  1. Beautiful shots, Jesh. I had to do a bit of hunting around to find your entry as the link you supplied was incorrect 😦
    Thanks for taking part in the “My Sunday Best” meme.

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  2. Good to see they provide storks with nesting perches. I remember paddling on the Willamette River in Oregon and seeing perches for osprey to keep them away from power lines. – Margy

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  3. Nice photos. I’m not sure what it is about old windmills, but they are very cool. Most of the ones I see were for milling grain, but if half of your country is below sea level, I’m sure you have a lot of them to move water….

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  4. Hello, wonderful photos from your trip! I love the stork. The sunset is beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great weekend.

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    1. Welcome to my neighborhood – I happen to live in the midst of vets, all very social and helpful! I AM Dutch, so i am biased about Holland:)

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  5. I came from reflections. I like yours. I think we had a pizza at one of the back door tables there in Rome. We had a language problem and ended up with an egg cooked in the middle of the pizza.
    ..

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  6. Nice shots of the Netherlands. Except for the wood sawmill all pictures look familiair in a way.
    I have made some shots of the sunset on the secxond of May, that looked very similar to this one.
    Greetings to your photographing hubby, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Jan! You caught on – he is the photographer, I am just taking pics, lol! The capture of the wood sawmill was taken in the Openlucht Museum near Arnhem.
      About your other comment, it would be a new thing for me to have adult children living close. The closest lives one and a half hours away!And the furthest away, our son in the Hague.

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    1. Hey Jazz, be my quest about the stork platform, and thanks for coming by. When visting you I also saw for Wed. that beautiful rose!

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  7. I like seeing the stork platforms. Here in America, storks bringing babies is a popular story, too. Thanks for linking up!

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  8. That sunset would rival any here in CA! Love the shot of the windmill. I wonder if the story of storks dropping off babies originated in the Netherlands?

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  9. Such a lovely series of photos. BTW, google+ is gone now so the statement at the comment section no longer applies ;-)Have an awesome weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Janet, I think that first house might have been captured, because it’s an impression of a particular building style, since Hubs was into buildings. In Italy, a lot of restaurants only go open for the evening (till late) and this was taken in the afternoon.

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    1. Ah, that’s a nice surprise – I already wondered when I saw your last name if your were Dutch – I’ll look up your blog later:) Thank you for the visit!

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    1. Thank you Donna! -it’s really handy for photography to have a tall person with you:):) The main reason when I’m asking to take the pic for me, for I am not tall enough for the angles I want in my images:)

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