Dutch Winterscenery

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Rosalyn Hilborne on February 5, 2012

Poor man!! Looks like it's a bit of a tradition to skate on the canals...we are not so brave! A lovely picture Karin. It was -4c yesterday and snow, now today its 6c and no snow...crazy! A big like. Best wishes, Rosa.

Marina Volcova on February 6, 2012

Dear Karin! Such anomalies .... so .... Global warming ..... :))))))))

K@rin on February 6, 2012

HI Johnny thanks Sunny but cold here -12C this morning while driving to work .. I only stand on the ice, I dont skate.. my son is in here , first boy on the right ! this is almost in our backyard ... :))

K@rin on February 6, 2012

Hello Janusz, Imre , Norbert and Maxou thanks for the lovely compliments and likes, best wishes to you all

K@rin on February 6, 2012

Hello dear Rosa as soon as frosty weather is forecasted the whole of the Netherlands get's the ice-fever .. we even have a special Newsbulletin about the thickness of the ice because we have this great event in Friesland , the Elfstedentocht, a skatingjourney over 230 km !!!! which does not take place a lot only when there is severe frost for a couple of weeks and NO snow, because if snow is on the ice the icelayer cannot grow up to 15 cm which is needed if thousands of skaters want to skate this tour, at the moment there are still a lot of warnings for not to skate at certain lakes because is still to dangerous, some people already had an accident or drowned .. because they came into a weak place , went through the ice and underneath it , these particular little waters are so safe , they are only 30 to 40 cm deep and quickly frozen , the boys had been busy since friday to get the snow off, best wishes to you we still have -12C at morning and colder in the night

MarioTs on February 6, 2012

Interesting event this skatingjourney..you ever do?

K@rin on February 6, 2012

NO Mario I don't skate ... 230 KM ... :)) have to start at 5.00 at morning ... besides that you have to be a member of the Friese Elfstedentocht, Friesland is a very special province of the Netherlands , their own language .. and most Frisians are a member for life , is hard to become a member .. sometimes other people use a membership of somebody else to get in the event , even our Crownprince has skated it some years ago .. I have not been skating since I had a surgery to my knee , that was some time ago already , besides that my ankles are to weak can only skate at skates that are OK for figure skating , they have good tight shoes around the ankles.

Rosalyn Hilborne on February 6, 2012

I heard about this from a Dutch chiropractor I went to many years ago! As long as they are safe...keep enjoying :-) Is that your windmill you are restoring in the background? I visited a windmill in Somerset yesterday! Off out now, have a lovely day and keep war, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on February 6, 2012

Dear Karin...that should have read, keep warm!!

K@rin on February 6, 2012

HI dear Rosa yes is our Windmill and Church is also visible , I keep warm .. am in the office , coffeebreak.. :)

got the War Horse Movie from a collegue ! he downloaded it .. and has put on USB-stick for us , so am going to see it this week

K@rin on February 6, 2012

:))) Yes I understood ! Make warm ... not war...:))

Burkhard Foltz on February 6, 2012

Ach wie schön!!! Wunderschöne Winterlandschaft, sicherlich ein beglückendes Stück "DUTCH WINTER"!!

LIKE 15 !!!

Best regards Burkhard

春賀Haruka on February 6, 2012

K @ RINさん スケートが出来るほど の寒さなんですね 息子さんの姿もあり 楽しんでいるようですね 良いショツト!   Like 

Greg Swinfield on February 6, 2012

Hi Karin, wonderful to read your stories and to see this typical Dutch scene. like

best wishes

K@rin on February 6, 2012

Hello dear Marina yes perhaps Global warming ... although we don't have such severe winters usually, sea-climat .. , now we have the wind from east .. Russia cold flying to us :))

fuat yuksek on February 6, 2012

Very beautiful photo

ramtto on February 6, 2012

K@rin, like¡ buen tiro, saludos raM

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 6, 2012

Really impressive winte scenery.Like 18. Have a nice week, Best regards Canpao

Judit Losonciné Zana on February 6, 2012

Dear Karin!

Beautiful compositio.

I really like it.

Kind greeting, Judit

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