Friday, October 22, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

We had some incredible sunsets this week but with the lack of horizon (as Jan calls it) this is all I can show about it.

Today was a wonderful sunny day. It really makes the trees in our street shine.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

Last Sunday we went for a drive to the country. The region where I spent my childhood is close to the highest point of the Netherlands. And would you believe I had never been there? So we drove to the watch-tower on the Vaalserberg. It is located on the spot where three countries meet namely  Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. While writing this post it suddenly occurred to me that the pictures I took on Sunday are historic now. Since 10.10.2010 the highest point of the Netherlands is Mount Scenery on the isle of Saba. Saba was part of the Dutch Antilles which ceased to exist last Monday. Curacoa, Aruba and St. Maarten chose to be independent countries while Saba, St. Eustacius and Bonaire prefered to stay part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Officially the three islands together are now a Dutch municipality.

Untill last Monday this was the highest point of the Netherlands, 323 m above NAP (sea level)

Typical for this region are the slim pointed church towers. You see them everywhere in the villages between the hills.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

 We have had some lovely autumn days this week. Temperatures around 20C and beautiful skies. Last Monday we had a nice sunset but bricks were in the way again.

Tonight's sky

This little critter was catching the last sunrays too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My World Tuesday

A fast changing world just around the corner, only a three minutes drive if there is no traffic jam. The first picture gives an impression of how the area looked about 30 years ago except for the Kentucky Fried Chicken in the front. The other pictures show how it is now. Could be anywhere I suppose! Same shops, same restaurants anywhere.
It was a misty day which shows in the photos.

Friday, October 1, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

There is not much happening in our sky these days. It is misty, rainy etc. Autumn is here. I really don't mind the weather but a few sunrays would be nice to take some pictures.

Last Saturday at sunset I saw a balloon over our house.

On Monday I saw this hole in the sky. It was only seconds then it was all cloudy again.

And finally yesterday I saw some sunrays at sunset. Not really spectaculair but anyway I saw the sun.