Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Golden clouds behind the mill

Now it's evening here. I made a picture of the view from my window. My phone doesn't  make sharp pictures, sorry for it. But I love the golden clouds behind the old mill today. It's true, yes its true! The Netherlands may not be known for its beautiful weather. But it is known for its beautiful skies! Look at the Clouds of the famous 17th century Jacob van Ruisdael

Nederland staat niet zo goed bekend om z'n mooie weer. Maar wel om zijn mooie wolkenluchten. Ja toch???

 
Het is avond nu. Ik maakte een foto van het uitzicht vanuit mijn kamer. Jammer genoeg maakt mijn telefoon niet zulke scherpe foto's, sorry. Maar ik hou zo van die gouden wolken achter de molen! Iedere keer weer een verrassing!

44 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous view you have! Glad you shared it.

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    1. Elizabeth, YOU on my blog. Thank you so much.

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  3. Prachtige lucht, het geeft een mooi sfeertje zo.
    Groetjes Tinie

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  4. Oh my but this is a lovely sight to see from your window! I love the golden cloud as it silhouettes the windmill !

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  5. Heej Christine, I was on your blog!

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  6. That is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. There are so many beautiful things in the world. Enjoy, Sherry. I LOVE your blog.

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  7. So beautiful! I like seeing all the colors and the windmill.

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    1. I was also surprised by the colors, yes. Thanks for your comment again.

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  8. Beautiful colours here! Thank you for the kind comments as well. - Tasha

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    1. I hope you get well soon. Anyway, your drawing was awesome!

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  9. Oh that is a beautiful sky and the windmill is a bonus. Beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you. A bonus, yes. That's is so cute to read. For me the mill's something from my everyday life. We have two in our village.

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  10. A view of a sky to rival, or even surpass, Jacob van Ruisdael. My grandfather’s family farmed the Haarlem Polder in the mid 19th century. It must have been from soon after Haarlem Lake was drained. Although I have never been to the Netherlands your photo has a few of my Dutch genes humming.

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    1. Speaking of weather, I was just thinking about the time I met, here in Southern California, many years ago, a person from Belgium. It was a clear, warm, sunny day: typical for SoCal. My new acquaintance said, “We had weather just like this once in Belgium. It was July 23, 1957, between 10:00 am and 11:15.”

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    2. Hallo! What a surprising commentary. You have Dutch roots. I have family living in North Holland. It is a flat area with many dikes and ditches, water and long rows of trees. Beautiful but flat. If I ever am there (2 hours by car), I will take pictures for you. Wow, your new acquaintance has a very good memory.

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    3. I believe he was being facetious (grappig), meaning that such normal weather for Southern California was so rare in northwest Europe along the North Sea as to occur only for only a few minutes once every few decades (or so it must seem). Anyway, he meant such weather was extremely rare along the North Sea. Well, that is where you are living. May I ask, how often is the weather in your area clear, warm, sunny, and dry? Was that brief acquaintance of mine exaggerating too much in order to achieve a humorous effect?

      P.S. (“...new acquaintance...” at the time, then, many years ago.)

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    4. According to the climatology we have warm days with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees or more from April / October. In July and August 20 degrees is reached most often, respectively 22 and 23 times. Total there are in a year around 85 warm days. In 2015 it was one day 38.2 degrees above zero. Very warm and NOT funny. Tomorrow it will also be a warm, clammy day in the Netherlands (28 degrees)

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  11. It's a wonderful photo. I love sunsets. Almost every day I see one outside my window and just can't resist taking more photos. So beautiful.

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    1. Me too Nonnie. I will see your photos :-)

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  12. Gorgeous photo, Jedidja! Check the comments on my blog about Hoppin' John Salad. Have a good evening!

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  13. A window into the end of the glorious day

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  14. A great capture of a gorgeous sunset! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, for visiting me again. Have a great Wednesday too!

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  15. Hoi.

    Prachtig uitzicht heb je met de molen.
    Dit is een hele mooie foto van de lucht en de molen er zo op.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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    1. Dank je wel. Ik vind het iedere keer weer zo mooi. Ikhou van een strakblauwe lucht maar die wolken zijn ook mooi.

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  16. Beautiful. Great photo. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  17. A beautiful sunset. So cute!!
    Besos.

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  18. Oh my the golden sunlight and the windmill just are so lovely together.

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  19. Prachtig met de molen erbij
    groetjes Geert

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  20. A very cool photo! Love the windmill! Aloha!

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  21. it's beautiful indeed..love the contrasting sky and the windmill...

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  22. this is stunning... beautiful~

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