Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I am just back from Holland again. Had to do some paperwork, and of course, I stayed a bit and visited friends. As a child we always went to Zeeland for our summer holidays. We stayed in a wooden summer house, just behind the dunes. The house belonged to one of my father's brothers. I remember having a great time over there. It was in the area of Koudekerke, near Vlissingen. We visited, (when it wasn't beach weather !!!) a lot of lovely places. One of them was the idyllic Veere. 


Beautiful small, typically Dutch, houses 


On the other side of the street the sailing boats. They didn't have to wait for wind to sail out! The weather was very cloudy and the wind was blowing with quiet some force!!


On our walk through the village/town? I spotted this beautiful garden. 


I love hortensias. In my garden in Greece I have a few, in the soil and in pots, but the climate doesn't really suit the plants. The flowers are small and not exactly abundant. But...... 


This is the one in my friend's garden in Ouderkerk a/d Amstel !!! Wow !!!  



She has not only an enormous pink one, but also this lovely white one, which I think is called Annabella. Aren't they beautiful !!

This time it wasn't Koudekerke I was staying in but Scharendijke. In the few days that I was there, my friends showed me also parts of the Delta Werken. Very impressive! And, although the weather was cloudy and rainy, I managed to have a long walk on the beach. We started from here, on top of the dunes.


 

I don't know the force of the wind that morning, but it was high! The curls were blown out of my hair! I have a picture of that, but I am not going to show that one. !!!!!


 
 
 

11 comments:

Gerry said...

Fijn dat je hebt genoten in Zeeland!
In Veere ben ik ook wel eens geweest, tijdens een fietstocht door Walcheren.
Je hebt wel net de slecht weer periode gehad, we hebben ook veel warmte gehad.
En de hortensia's komen in veel kleurschakeringen voor in de tuinen. Ik heb ze ook geprobeerd op het balkon, maar daar was het te warm en dat lukte niet goed.
Geniet nog lekker na!

Lieve groet,
Gerry

Janneke said...

Wat het weer betreft heb je het wel slecht getroffen Ada, we hebben juist zo'n mooie zomer. Maar na de hitte van Griekenland vind je het misschien juist fijn om eens heerlijk uit te waaien in het mooie Zeeland.
Groetjes, Janneke

Nifty Quilts said...

Thank you for the tour! It's like a leisurely stroll through some neighborhoods in Holland. I have never been there.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ada,
Guess you were in Zeeland at the same time my youngest brother was on vacation with his family.
Oh, it can be very windy and I don't blame you for not posting your forced 'hair-do'!
Lovely homes indeed.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

nieneke nia said...

O ,wat heerlijk om weer in Nederland te zijn ...
en wat een mooie foto's ...ook van de hortsensia's die woorden bij
mij ook niet zo groot ook al staan ze in de schaduw ....
Veel plezier ,,,groetjes

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Ada, I had popped over to visit Mariette when I noticed your comment so I thought I would visit you and say hello.
I loved the garden which you photographed... actually I loved it so much I have pinned it.
It was fun strolling around with you and I smiled when you said your hair was wind blown... I agree with you, I wouldn't have shared that photo either haha.
Enjoy your day.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip "home" and had the opportunity to do some tourism.
Lovely photos of the garden and the flowers
Hilary

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