Saturday, April 29, 2017

Out to Pasture

Wednesday was the day

The door opened and the milk cows could go out

running and jumping, looking at me

real close

they love being outside

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mill Race trail

Marg, Joanne Irene and I went for a little hike

saw a Musk Rat

this area is quite wet 

pretty flowers

Red Wing Black Bird



Chickadees close to the bridge

The old bridge is still used

in the summer the train to Elmira goes here

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

congratulations from the Mayor and the King

Monday was the day of the 60th anniversary
flowers from town-hall

cake made by Denise

an engraved vase from Gemeente Westland

given by the mayor (Sjaak van der Tak)
 who came for an official visit

and we had a few family members there too

it was a fun morning

the photographer Jaques Zorgman took a picture for the paper
Huib is doing a great job holding the flowers

the photographer sent me the original

and a letter came in the mail from 
het koningklijk huis (the administrative office of the king)

Monday, April 24, 2017

60 years

there is a party

friends lining up with presents

my parents are 60 years married

some people drove a distance to come

family came

they enjoy each other's company

it was a nice get together

we took a family picture
the result in another post (it needs some editing)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gnomes or Kabouters

My cousin collects gnomes 

she has hundreds 

large and small

this one has the most details in it's face
it looks like the drawings of Rien Poortvliet

here the difference between a "real" and a Chinese replica
The "real" one has different eyes 

a few really big gnomes 

my cousin doesn't like to have her picture taken
so I took a picture of the dog

Friday, April 21, 2017


on the bike to Delft

Coffee at the Waag

to cold to sit outside

Bikes at the visbanken

Delft has so many pretty places, 
saw lots of people with cameras

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Arjo ar SV.CO

I like to see where my family works

Arjo works here at SV.CO
main product is kalanchoe and Chrysanthemum 

started the tour with these ladies

planing the chrysanthemums 

the pots all got showers to 
stabilize the young plants in the potting soil

on to the greenhouse

there are different transport lines going, here another line
and someone taking the plants off the line and spreading on the floor

all space gets used, people walk on the transport system
when the space is all filled

little cards tell when the plant was planted and moved
these are ready for harvest

another transport line brings the plants in the packing area

long lines ready to be packed and shipped

filling orders

matching packaging with the colour of the plants