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connievanwinssen
08-05-2005, 01:33 PM
Well folks,

Sorry, I'm a bit early, but I cannot wait any longer! :(

Here are the pictures. Please do not comment in this thread until all (18) pictures are posted.

1. a very old Late Gothic church from the 14th century. I took this photo from my hobbyroomwindow.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-2.church.jpg

2. an old mill. It's called De Kraai which means The Crow. Until about 10 years ago it was still working.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-3.molenklein.jpg

3. Westbroek, view on our village. This is a typical traditional Dutch landscape.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-4.westbroek.jpg

4. Wetlands, rare protected area's, almost unique in the world (I think besides us only in Poland ). They were used in the past to collect peat. The water well up through the ground.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-5.landscape1.jpg

connievanwinssen
08-05-2005, 01:38 PM
5. Pollarded willows, also typically Dutch.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-6.pollardedwillows.jpg

6. An old willow on our grounds, fallen but not dead.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-7.old_willow.jpg

7. pear blossom (we planted some appletrees and peartrees last year.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-8.pearblossom.jpg

8. hydrangea in our garden.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-9.hydrangea.jpg

8a. a rose (squeezed in at the last moment)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-9a.rose.jpg

connievanwinssen
08-05-2005, 01:43 PM
9. Cows, right behind our house.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-10.cows.jpg

10. Stork in our garden. We have a lot of storks in our neighbourhood. Sometimes we have up to 10 storks sitting (and ****ting) on our roof.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-11.Stork.jpg

11. Rowdy and Hedwig. My youngest son and daughter, about 16 years ago. Hedwig had cut her own hair at the time, so I had to cut it very short in order to have it look decent again.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-12.Hedwig_and_Rowdy.jpg

12. statue in bronze in our garden.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-13.statue_in_bronze.jpg

13. stone cat between weeds in our garden (you know I don't have green fingers)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-14.stone_cat_between_weeds.jpg

connievanwinssen
08-05-2005, 01:51 PM
14. A huge arty thing (larger then I am) which DH and I made of left over bricks of our house and some old gardengatepoles. In the larger spaces between the bricks, there are succulents. This spring some birds were brooding in it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-15.reclycling_art.jpg

15. Korfbal. Which means basketball, only it's very different (We have basketball also). It's also very Dutch. Almost every village has it's own korfbalclub. It's the only mixed teamsport in the world. It's played with two teams, each excisting of 4 boys and 4 girls. This is our local club, with my eldest son in the orange shirt.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-16.DOS.jpg

16. Small Woodpile against our barn.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-17.woodpile.jpg

17. bicyclists. We have more bikes then people here. From the age of 4 everybody cycles till their dying day. Big groups of cyclists go to school every day and of course we have a lot of recreationcyclers. Holland is perfect for them, because we have a lot of special paths for them, and Holland is very flat.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2005/42792-18.bikers.jpg


18. As you know I made a selfportrait early this year. I would love to see yours!!! So please make me a selfportrait.



Sorry the numbers don't match anymore. I squeezed in an extra picture, because I feared the images weren't interesting enough.

Well that's it. I hope you have fun with these. I look forward to seeing what you make of these! :)

ottwork
08-05-2005, 01:53 PM
These are great Connie! (Can you tell I've been sitting here waiting??) I've already got a couple I want to do - and maybe I'll even tempt fate and try the self-portrait, too...I've been putting it off!!! Thanks!

lorna12
08-05-2005, 01:57 PM
Not interesting enough???!! Hardly the case...they are WONDERFUL!! Thank you for hosting Connie!

My grandkids are just on their way here, so we will be a bit delayed in getting started, but we shall return!!:D

bjcpaints
08-05-2005, 02:01 PM
Connie,
These are wonderful! You certainly live in a beautiful place - I can't believe the views you have right from your own home. Love the cows!! Love the stone cat! Love the church! Adorable children. Hmmm...self- portrait? I don't think I'm anywhere ready for that but I think it was a great idea to throw in the WDE. Thanks for posting early - I will print 1 - 2 to take with me on vacation - packing tonight!
Barbara

BeckyMc
08-05-2005, 02:15 PM
Great photos, Connie! My kids are gone - (FINALLY....) and we're back from holiday in Costa Rica, so I'll be joining in this weekend, once I'm home from work.

YYcat
08-05-2005, 02:16 PM
You have beautiful pictures Connie. I waited for it. It is a challence to do someting of my own country. I will do my best for you.

kordelia
08-05-2005, 02:24 PM
i couldnt wait either, so i was just kinda checking in at 1;30 my time... and THERE YOU WERE!!!.... they're WONderful.... i have 4 i LOVE and will try to get to tomorrow.... tell me the good looking orange shirt far LEFT is your son....yes? .... does this have to be a NEW self portrait?? i think that might be a good idea... i just submitted to "secret self portrait".... hmmmmm... let me know.............. GREAT shots, and thanx for inviting us along!! Kory :wave:

Helen
08-05-2005, 02:48 PM
Great photos... lots of interesting choices. This is going to take me some time which I won't have until Sunday... Have to narrow it down some as there are several that got my attention.

HRH Goldie
08-05-2005, 03:09 PM
Lovely images and so full of atmosphere- boring sheesh have faith Connie.
BTW we have peat bogs or wetlands here - in fact they found a prehistoric man in them quite a few years ago and of course called him Pete (Peat) lol.
If my memory serves me right he had been garotted and was perfectly preserved. They were even able to examine his stomach contents.
I believe it was down south but it was a good few years that I did this topic in History! :p Must be 30 years ago now lol.
Hmm self portrait - that will scare the birds. :wink2: Decisions decisions oh and how marvellous you shared the cows with us - love them all.

Orchidacea
08-05-2005, 04:30 PM
Connie, THANKS for the great pics! It's such a pleasure to get a glimpse of life in a different place. My family has Dutch heritage form way back, so I've always been interested in Holland.

I have to work all weekend so I don't know if I'll get to these, but I'll really try!

Stushnov
08-05-2005, 05:08 PM
Wonderful pics Connie!!! Thank you so much for hosting this week!

There are a few that I'd like to attempt, but I think the first one will be the self-portrait. I've been meaning to give it a go for a little while now. Okay, so if anyone had happened by my house this morning I'm sure they would have phoned to have me committed! There I was, sitting by the window taking snapshots of myself. More difficult than it sounds! I kept chopping off my chin or getting nostril shots!!! :D I think I finally managed to get a couple I can work from, but it won't be until later this evening. Oldest dd just dropped in and I haven't seen her for a couple of weeks, so we must have a visit and I've got a few other commitments before I'm free.

I'm so excited! I can't wait to get at it!!!:clap:

cmwynn
08-05-2005, 05:09 PM
Decisions, decisions. So many good choices, I don't know where to start. Thanks for showing us your part of the world.

Charlie's Mum
08-05-2005, 05:12 PM
Delicious! - well, delightful rather!!!
Great selection - and now I see where all your cows come from :D:D
I'll definitely do something - but next weekend - couldn't miss these.

Enjoy your hosting - I know you will.:wave:

watercolorbill
08-05-2005, 07:41 PM
Wonderful,wonderful images Connie. I want to do a few. But ! One has caught my eye instantly. So.......... Off to the paints

khourianya
08-05-2005, 08:12 PM
and now I see where all your cows come from :D

Yep - she gets them when the cows come home :evil:

great images Connie - Now I have to chose one...hmmmmmm....this will be a toughie.

artbyjune
08-06-2005, 03:30 AM
I really enjoyed those views of Holland. You are lucky to live out in the open countryside!!

silverflagon
08-06-2005, 07:59 AM
Some great images Connie, I've chose 2 and I might also have a go at the self portrait but don't hold your breath LOL! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Oh and make sure you screen has strong glass just in case my image breaks glass :)

Ginger Lee
08-06-2005, 10:00 AM
Connie, these are wonderful pictures. Now that I'm fully moved I think I will try to sort out my art supplies and give one or two of them a try. Thanks for sharing them with us.

sgio
08-07-2005, 12:13 AM
If you think these are NOT interesting, it just goes to show that we all need to appreciate our little corners of the world. These pictures are great! Lots of variety in subject matter, mood, color and texture! Its too late tonight but I'll paint one tomorrow.

Cherie Carter Magee
08-07-2005, 12:44 AM
These are lovely pics. Hmm two in particular - maybe one watercolor, one drawing ...self-portrait ah well ...I've been thinking I should give it a try anyway since I can't get the DH to sit for me (except last week, for 15 min before dinner came at Macaronni Grill - they have paper tablecloths and a box of crayons! - I had a "captive" audience - but he wasn't happy about being "caught" !) so I'll try to do a quick self-portrait this week sometime.

stoney
08-07-2005, 05:01 PM
Lovely images and so full of atmosphere- boring sheesh have faith Connie.
BTW we have peat bogs or wetlands here - in fact they found a prehistoric man in them quite a few years ago and of course called him Pete (Peat) lol.
If my memory serves me right he had been garotted and was perfectly preserved. They were even able to examine his stomach contents.
I believe it was down south but it was a good few years that I did this topic in History! :p Must be 30 years ago now lol.
Hmm self portrait - that will scare the birds. :wink2: Decisions decisions oh and how marvellous you shared the cows with us - love them all.

Might be a different one that I recall reading about. Part of his body had been chopped off by a peat cutting machine. He had been killed with a hefty club to the skull and tossed into the bog.