Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sky Watch, Weekend Reflections, The Netherlands

 
 
 
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On 24th September we went for an autumn walk in the polders. A polder is a piece of land surrounded by dikes and kept dry by an electric engine, which pumps the water into a canal, and then into the river. In former times, when we had no electricity, the windmills did this job. Don't forget that this country is for a large part lying below sea level.But it has a certain beauty especially when the weather is fine like it was then.

Sky Watch is hosted by Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia
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Weekend Refections was started on 27 September 2009, by James. You can join this meme at some time during the weekend. Just post your photo and go to James to tell him that you are on, or click on the logo in the sidebar.This meme is created for any type of reflection.

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty place! Gorgeous skies and the reflections are beautiful. Fantastic photos! Happy skywatching!

Arkansas Patti said...

Your reflections are always so wonderful. I have yet to capture one.
Interesting about the polders. The Dutch had to be great engineers to thrive below sea level.

Anya said...

Ons mooie landje :-)

Schitterende reflecties !!!

Wanda..... said...

You captured extremely beautiful reflections of the trees in the canal!

Arija said...

Wonderful skies and reflected willows Wil. Your country is so beautiful with it's canals and waterways.

Gattina said...

That looks very much like the flemish part of Belgium !

ladyfi said...

So very pretty and peaceful looking!

George said...

Thanks for the explanation of 'polders'. But I want to thank you even more for these magnificent pictures. I really like your first photo, and the trees and their reflections in the last photo are marvelous.

FotoAnna said...

Prachtige spiegelingen!
Fijne SWF en groetjes van Anna

Rajesh said...

Beautiful scenic place. Thanks for sharing.

Steffi said...

Wonderful landscapes!I love the Netherlands especially the Noord and I miss it.My last holidays to the dutch North Sea coast was already in year 2008!I hope next year again ...
Have a nice weekend!

Groetjes,Steffi

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely skies and reflections, Wil! And you always have such wonderful captures for the day! Thank you for sharing the beauty of your country and its skies with us! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Karen said...

Oh lovely reflections!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful and just as I remember it. Dreamy reflection in your first picture.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Cloudia said...

yes, I know about living below sea level Ha Ha.

Lovely country well captured, Dear Wil

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Dianne said...

These captured remind me of Flemish paintings - something tranquil and peaceful about them!
Enjoy your week-end Will. xx

Rosey said...

That first photo made me want to relax in a rowboat with a sandwich.
Beautiful water scene!

hannah said...

That takes me back...
Very pretty scenes.

A Scattering said...

Love the sky reflection in the first shot. Looks like a lovely spot.

Indrani said...

The last shot is fantastic. So well taken.

chubskulit said...

I love the reflections on the water.

Skywatch at my page. Have a nice weekend.

Lina Gustina said...

Love the reflection and the place...

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Stewart M said...

Hi there - great pictures - all that water must make your country a bit of a wonderland for reflections.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia.

PS: nice pictures of 'roos in the earlier post!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pictures. I hadn't heard the word polder since I was a child. I love it.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.
Reflections in the water are great.

Regards and best wishes

Tammie Lee said...

that looks like a wonderful walk to take! Your photos are wonderful.

Lesley said...

This all looks so lovely. You could probably get some (other) great reflections without threat of waves disturbing.

'Tsuki said...

That is a very peaceful place, Wil... The reflections are just perfect.

jeannette said...

Love your new header, Wil! Have a great weekend!

Kim, USA said...

The landscape of this place is beautiful! Looks very peaceful and quite. And the trees along the canal is awesome love that.

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Ann said...

such great reflections, are the polders muddy?

Valerie said...

What an awesome set of shots! Such tranquility and sharpness of reflections. Congratulations Wil

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful reflections, Wil. The second photo is also rather fun.
Mara's part of your country is reclaimed land. She says she lives at the bottom of the sea.
Mara and I sure had a great time exploring a bit of Alberta with my dog, and we talked about you and my visit with you at the windmills earlier this year.
— K

James said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for adding this wonderful post to Weekend Reflections!

Live2cherish said...

I love the reflections. Hopefully i will master that art with my camera too.

Vicki Lane said...

That third picture of the line of reflected trees is WONDERFUL!