Thursday, 23 October 2008

Thinking of Holland





When things are spectacularly dreadful; when things
are absolutely appalling; when everything is superb and wonderful and
marvellous and happy - say these four words to yourself.

They will give you a sense of perspective
and help you also to make the most of what is good
and be stoical about what is bad.

This too will pass

Claire Rayner


 
 
 
 
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45 comments:

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hello again Wil. You must have posted shortly after I left a comment on the previous post. I love the Dutch windmill. They are so fascinating. I had a small wooden one in my flower bed in Florida, but the strong wind storms tore it up. I now have a plastic one with metal blades and little solar panels on top which lights it up slightly in the evening. I liked my wooden one better. Can't have everything!
Lisa

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful views you have

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE or HERE. Thanks

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent and relaxing pictures. Love your soft clouds and the depth in the shots. Well done

naturglede said...

I love your photoes. The last one is my favorite today:)

Anette said...

Thanks, I will remember to tell myself:
This too will pass!

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome series of shots!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photos, Wil. Thanks. I like them all but especially enjoyed seeing the windmill. (I'm fascinated by them.)

I also very much appreciated your comments concerning "This too shall pass." It's a reminder that I've often called upon.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The countryside in the Netherlands is so lovely. It looks restful, even though it takes a lot of energy to keep a place looking so nice. ;-)
Happy Sky Watch!

Sandra said...

So many beautiful pictures of sky - your country is very pretty indeed. Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia

ellen b said...

These are just fabulous. I like them all! What great scenery...

Photo Cache said...

I hope these beautiful clouds will linger, because we know these too will pass. Thanks for the reminder.

vincibene said...

Wunderschöne Serie mit fantastischen Wolken!

Coloradolady said...

The clouds look like cotton. Lovely photos. Happy SWF.

Bradley Myers said...

A very nice series of photos for sky watch, thank for stopping by.

bobbie said...

Gorgeous photos. Gorgeous skies. A very nice job!

Lapa37 said...

Great shots wow this weeks sky watch has so many wonderful pictures I am running out of comments for everyone.lol

Texas Travelers said...

Great series of skies and wonderful photos.
I really liked them a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our , Backpacking in the Rain.
Troy and Martha

Louise said...

Very nice photos. The second one, with the rolling hill, is my favorite. Quite pretty.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Lovely scenery, Wil. Well done.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh wow i love them all, those clouds are heavy and the scenery is a place i would like to sit and enjoy those clouds

Rebeckah said...

These pictures are SO absolutely lovely, like always! They make me think of Summer time! I also LOVE that thought. It is always so important to remember those words! I pray you have a lovely Friday tomorrow and a delightful weekend! Many blessings to you!

Louis la Vache said...

Fine Sky Watch images!

Thanks for the reminder of "this too shall pass."
How easy it is to forget that!

Yen said...

WOW! Those photos are breathtaking~ Thanks for sharing:)

Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy SWF!~

Woody said...

Excellant Photos Wil...

Aisha said...

Awesome fluffy clouds! Love your shots!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great shots, love the windmil and the overpowering skies in all

Aileni said...

Glorious sequence.
Dear old Claire Raynor.

Gretchen said...

Those clouds are absolutely gorgeous! I think that's my word for the day. There have been so many stunning photos, it's hard to say anything else. Plus the pain killers are making me very mellow :)

Jeanette said...

Gday Wil, Beatiful Photos of Holland love the rolling hills and my favorite is the one with the windmill.

kjpweb said...

Hihi - someone said Hills in Holland! ;) Beautiful images! Wonderfully done! That would have been perfect for MyWorld, too!
Cheers, Klaus

Gramma Ann said...

I have enjoyed my visit to the Netherlands. I don't think I've been here before, if I have I don't remember. The pictures are lovely, and I will be back often to enjoy your beautiful photos.

Janice Thomson said...

Love your photos today as well as your gentle reminder. The clods and rolling hills are much like where I was raised. Beautiful.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Lovely photos, I'll have to remember those four words, This To Will Pass.

Have a fabulous week-end.

TSannie said...

I visited your wonderful country and stayed for about a month - a lifetime ago.....wish I could remember the town's name I stayed in. The Grommer family was just wonderful to me and showed me just about all of Holland. Your excellent photos bring back many wonderful memories. What a great SWF post!

And Claire Rayner's word are so needed for the here and now. Thank you.

Robin said...

Lovely photos of some beautiful skies. I enjoyed the quote too. :)

Itravelhereandthere said...

These are gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.

onangelwings said...

Really awesome shots of a beautiful view.

Arija said...

Lovely landscapes featuring water, water giving depth and dynamism to the stillness of the countryside.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful skies and one of my all time sayings that i use most is this too shall pass! but sometimes in the thick of it it sure gets overwhelming :)
Happy SWF!

thyme said...

I think I made those photos...!

Anette said...

I've borrowed the poem from you, and made a link to your blog in a post. Hope it's ok!

Wren said...

True words, good advice, lovely photos - thanks so much for joining us.

Rose said...

A very nice set of photos for Sky Watch! Love days with clouds like the ones you show here.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shots of the sky and clouds. and the qoute was poinant.
This too will pass
Cheers

RuneE said...

Flat, water and windmills - it must be the Netherlands!

PS Not Napoleon - Lord Nelson on Trafalgar Square.