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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Summer Stock Sunday, Up in the Air …

Heartbeat, sky high,
Tell you that I'm gonna fly.
Peaceful, weightless,
Rainbows watch me passing by.
Up in the air, there's no need to hurry,
Wind through my hair, no time to worry.
And though I'm falling through the clouds,
Oh, I'm shouting out loud.

Up in the air, there's no time for sorrow,
Just here and now, no fears for tomorrow.
High jump, sky dive you won't stop me, I'm alive
Fearless, head strong knowing that I will survive
Up in the air, there's no need to hurry,
Wind through my hair, no time to worry.
And though I feel like a butterfly
And you're the only reason why.

Open your heart, don't wait any longer.
Let me be yours, together we're stronger.
Up down, high low.
Watch me flying', here I go.
Take my hand, and where we're going,
No one knows,
Up in the air, there's no need to hurry
Wind through my hair, no time to worry

And though I'm up here in the sky,
Oh you are making me fly.
Up in the air, there's no time for sorrow,
Just here and now, no fears for tomorrow.
Bright day, sunshine,
Tell you that I'm feeling fine.
Knowing doubtless you will be forever mine
Up in the air, there's no need to hurry
Wind through my hair, no time to worry

And though I'm falling through the clouds now
Oooh I'm falling through the clouds now.
Heartbeat, sky high.
Tell you that I'm gonna fly.
Peaceful, weightless
Rainbows watch me passing by.

Up in the air, there's no need to hurry
Wind through my hair, no time to worry
And though I'm falling through the clouds now,
Can't you see?
And oh I'm falling through the clouds now, baby
Heartbeat, sky high
Tell you that I'm gonna fly.

Artist: Martine Bond
Song: Heartbeat
Country: Netherlands

Find more Summer Stock Sunday posts at Robin’s Around the Island.

Visit tomorrow’s Weekly Winners to see how a hot air balloon gets prepared for launching. To be continued …

22 comments:

Quilly said...

I liked the second shot best. It was wonderful. And wouldn't you like to be in that balloon? I would!

Avril said...

What came to my mind when I saw the first photo was ... "Up up and away .. in my beautiful balloon .. " - artist's name escapes me for the moment! Beautiful shots!
Love your Fave Five - your patio plants are magnificent! Your definitely have green fingers! Love the plate (my kind of plate!)

Wanda said...

That third shot did it for me...made me feel the HEIGHT!!! Nice combination of photos and song Jientje!

moneythoughts said...

Beautiful photos as always, and I enjoyed the poem or song.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful shots and poem! Have a wonderful weekend, Jientje :)

Melli said...

Is today SUNDAY??? I must have missed a day! LOL! I have always SO wanted to go up in a balloon! I ALMOST scheduled it when we went to Texas a few years ago... but then I read the fine print! NO REFUNDS. If the weather is bad, you can reschedule for another day - but no refunds. It's verrrrrrrry expensive and was not worth the risk while on vacation. SOMEDAY though... it's on my bucket list!

These are wonderful pics Jientje! I'm with Quilly - that 2nd one is FABULOUS! But they are all good! Tomorrow maybe we will see the fire?

Goes out singing... Up up and awaaa-aaay in my beautiful, my beautiful balloooooon...

James said...

Wow, great shots and a nice song to go with them. :-)

The French Bear said...

I like the second shot too, it really makes you realize what you are going to do, ahhh go up in a balloon!!! He he! What a nice poem to go with it!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Margaret B

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful words to go with those fantastic balloon pics!

Maria said...

Hi! Wandered over from Wanda's ;o)
Beautiful post... I LOVE going to hot air balloon festivals... I feel five again!
All the Best! ~Maria

Jientje said...

@ Quilly: So would I!!
@ Avril: I've got a song in my head now!I love tending to my plants on the patio. And MY kind of plat too, I LOVE it!
@ Wanda: You're right about that.
@ ROSIDAH: You too Rosidah!
@ Melli: No, today is not SUNDAY, and I did not skip a day, I'm merely cheating a bit. I do my SSSunday on a Saturday, I don't like multitasking too much.
@ James: Thanks!
@ The French Bear: Have a great weekend yourself margaret!
@ Lisa: Thanks!
@ Martia: Nice to meet you, Maria! All the best to you too!

Robin said...

Oh how I'd love to do that someday! I love the angle and the wonderful colors and crispness of that third shot - great stuff Jientje. I'll link you up for Summer Stock too while I'm at it, since the linkie just went live.

Ellie said...

It is wonderful! At first I thought you are in - then I though you are flying next to the balloon to make thise pictures :) I agree - it is so fascinating to watch those lift off!

2Thinks said...

I love your camera and your photographic abilities. I am too afraid to go up in a balloon, but I love to see them up there floating.

Your U.S. blog tour is getting close! I read that on another of your posts, but didn't have time to comment. How exciting!

Thom said...

I have never been in a hot air balloon and one day would love to go in one. These are excellent my friend :)

kaye said...

that was a terrific launch . . .

Bim said...

Such fun photos. Weren't you tempted to jump in with them?

ilanadavita said...

This series and the next are wonderful. I am not sure I'd enjoy it to travel but they are beautiful to look at.

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing the ride with me: Once again your photo stories are amazing.
Joyce

Julia Smith said...

My favorite is the 5th shot, with the big trees in the foreground. Gorgeous.

These lines are great:

'Up in the air, there's no time for sorrow,
Just here and now, no fears for tomorrow.'

Jientje said...

@ Robin: Thanks for linking me up Robin! And I want to do that too someday!!
@ Ellie: No, too bad. I was not in one of them, and I was not flying next to one either. Had both feet firmly on the ground!
@ 2Thinks: I would have loved to be in one, but I wasn't! Yes the tour is getting closer each day. Still want to meet up? I would!
@ Thom: Thanks, I'd love to do that one day!
@ kaye: It was.
@ Bim: I sure was!
@ ilanadavita: I love seeing them, but I'd love to try it one day too!
@ Joyce: You're welcome, I had so much fun!
@ Julia Smith: Thank you, it came out really well that one, I agree!

Thom said...

Too bad they don't have them over here...we could do it when you came for your visit :)

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