Monday, 25 May 2015

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, T for Tenella Plas in the Netherlands.




In 2008 one of my friends was celebrating her 84th birthday. Her sons had organized a party at a place of outstanding beauty near a small lake. Last year she died at the age of almost 90. She had been paralysed for 10 years. She had always been an enthusiastic sportswoman and in just a few minutes she was paralysed from her head to her feet. She managed to get use of her hands again and her speech.

 

A "Plas"is a pool or a small lake









We spent a whole afternoon in this park. The weather was fine and we all enjoyed walking along the lake, where we saw coots and mallards. 

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with T.

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!

 

 

26 comments:

Fun60 said...

Looks like there is a lot to admire in that park.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful park indeed!! Wonderful captures for the day, Wil!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your new week is off to a great start!!

carol l mckenna said...

Your friend who passed sounds like a courageous woman ~ great photos ~ especially like our 'web footed' friend!

Happy Week to you!
artmusedog and carol

Amy Franks said...

Happy Birthday to your friend :-)

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely spot for the party. Love the cute ducks and the pretty scenery. Happy Birthday to your friend. Have a happy week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful Plas indeed. Your friend was very brave and I know you miss her.

Kay said...

I'm so sorry your friend had to suffer through the paralysis in her later years. That had to be terribly frustrating.

What a beautiful place this is.

Adam Jones said...

Some lovely ducks.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place! Such a sad story though about your friend.

Gattina said...

Looks like a very beautiful place ! Sad for your friend !

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Mascha said...

Lovely series! My favorite is the duck on the water.
Greetings from Germany

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the natural beauty!

ROG, ABCW

Rajesh said...

Great shots from the beautiful park. Thanks for sharing.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Beautiful series...my condolences for your friend♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/trucks/

Reader Wil said...

Dear Laurie it is so difficult to reach your blog. I got this message : Profile Not Available. Anyway I want to thank you for your comment.

Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team

Jane Hards Photography said...

The loss of a friend is always a sad time. One reason I take so many photos (both work and personal) is to keep a virtual memory alive. Lovely post.

Norma Ruttan said...

What a beautiful place to celebrate a birthday. I like your tribute to a good friend; it's hard losing such a friend.

lotusleaf said...

What a beautiful place! Your post is a touching tribute to a beloved friend.

Trubes said...

Hello Dear Wil,
What a lovely peaceful place and so fitting that your friend, who seemed
to have suffered so much, should spend her final birthday celebrations there, surrounded by loved ones and friends.
I do like the stripy shiny duck picture, particularly his webbed feet.
I hope you have a good week and weekend too,
Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Hildred said...

Beautiful photos, Wil, - a lovely serene spot. So sorry about your friend, - sometimes I feel that the ten extra years medical science has given some of us are not always peaceful and happy ones, and I am eternally grateful for good health to enjoy them.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

are there a lot of timber in Netherlands. I see the building is made of timber. That black and white beak water fowl, we have the exact one. I forgot the name. They say it migrate from Australia. Is it the coot?

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry about your friend. However, I'm glad you were able to keep some memories through the gorgeous pictures of the place where she celebrated one of her birthdays. Blessings!

Ann said...

Such a serene and gorgeous place to visit. Such a special picture of the Mallard.
Ann

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like a beautiful place. I am so sorry for your loss, she sounds like a very courageous woman.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Looking at your photos gives me a sense of peace. Thank you.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

jeannettestgermain said...

Beautiful pond with waterlilies, Wil! It is interesting how certain places make us think of particular people:) Hoop dat je nog steeds gezond bent?