Friday, 16 December 2016

The Wind in the Willows

Because of my low energy level, I regularly sit by the fireplace, the last days. And take half an hour time to put my husband's pictures on the blog. He made all the photos on his way home in one of the polders. (POLDERS, wow ... is that really the same word as in my language?)

Vanwege mijn lage energielevel, ik ga regelmatig bij de haard zitten, de laatste dagen. En neem een half uurtje tijd om mijn mans foto's op de blog te plaatsen. Deze foto's hij maakte onderweg naar huis, in één van de polders.

One side of the bridge

The other side of the bridge
The landscape is very flat. With many ditches and streams. Stone bridges and beautiful grassland. And willows along the water. Typically Dutch. I love willows and wrote about it in one of my books. Here a link to my Writers Blog 
  • What is your favorite tree?
Prachtig landschap, gekoesterd door de middagzon. Geen hectiek. Ik houd wel van dat vlakke land. Knotwilgen vind ik geweldig. En dat weet mijn man, vandaar die foto's. Ben ik blij mee. In één van mijn boeken heb ik ook een stukje geschreven over de wilgen en hoe de Germanen er vroeger tegenaan keken. De boom was vroeger een symbool van de dood. Heksen rustten in de kruin van de wilg. Daarom maakten ze vroeger fluitjes uit het wilgenhout om de heksen op een afstand te houden. Mijn hoofdpersoon had zo'n fluitje.

Joining Deb's Friday Foto Friends


  1. Beautiful photos! I didn't know what a polder was, so just looked it up! Your landscape is so similar to the are where I come from in the UK... no wonder we were once attached to Holland!

    1. Thank Lisa. Yes? Is it a bit similar? Only one of my daughters visited the UK. I dream of visiting Scotland. I am placing a (polder)link now

  2. ...a fabulous landscape...I'd love to visit!

  3. Lovely photos. I didn't know what a polder was and so I looked it up. Here is what I got: pol·der: noun
    a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, especially in the Netherlands.
    My favorite tree is a Maple Tree and it turns the most beautiful color in Autumn. No snow here yet until tomorrow but it is very, very cold -2 degrees this morning. Have a day of blessings Jedidja

  4. Beautiful photos- I've never heard of a polder- now I have learned something new today. My favorite tree is the aspen, especially in the fall, when it's leaves turn golden.

  5. Great photos. I like any tree that has beautiful colored leaves in the fall. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  6. New word for me...polder!
    Beautiful the 'other side of the bridge with the sunlight.

    My favorite tree? Aspen

  7. Love the photos of the landscape. I didn't know what polder is, so I'm glad he others took the time to look it up. I didn't know you are an author! My favorite tree in the fall is a sweet gum because it is gorgeous. I love aspens, but in the summer, a red oak is beautiful, as is a live oak.

  8. This is a lovely landscape with polders & your hubby caught great reflections in the water!
    Thanks for your comments on my post today with the swans & just to let you know that the swans seem comfortable with people close by & being fed too!

  9. Lovely photos. I love the stone bridge!
    My favorite tree is the Sugar Maple

  10. Your landscape is very similar to Polish one

  11. The photos are lovely. I like the reflections in the water, very nice. Polder was a new word for me too. I guess you taught most of us a new word today. :)

  12. Lovely, serene scenes here. I love that second photo, with the sunshine coming through the branches of the trees, so pretty. - Tasha

  13. My favorite tree? I've never really thought about that, but I do love Maples, especially in the fall. Thanks for sharing your ruby's photos. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. Take care of yourself.

  14. My favorite tree in the Spring is the weeping cherry. These are wonderful photos of willows and polders.

  15. Now I too know the meaning of polder. I love the pictures. So many beautiful tree, it would be hard to pick a favorite. I do love the maple and the big big majestic oak trees.

  16. Polder is a new word for me too.
    I'd have to say a Maple tree is my favorite. Great shade in the summer and the prettiest color leaves in the fall.
    All the photos are beautiful.

  17. How wonderful to see your part of the world! Hubby did a great job with the photos.

  18. Ha Jedidja, Mooi zijn de polderfoto´s, Oer Hollandse met de knotwilgen.
    Groetjes Kees.

  19. Thank you for teaching us a new word - Polder. Where I live in the United States, "Pennsylvania"
    is in the mountains. I would love to live where it's flat!
    The Maple is my favorite ♥


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