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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,a grandmothe and 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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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ruby Tuesday Rock the Boat ...

This is a photo meme I love to play. Find a picture with some ( or a lot of ) red in it and post it to your blog. Each week I find myself looking for interesting subjects with red in it.
When I saw the rowing boats at the pond last week, I was not satisfied with only one picture, like I was used to do before. I made sure I photographed them from a few different perspectives.
My favourite one is the last one, and the one with the fishing guy I published on Sunday.

Speaking of photo memes I'm very proud to introduce my very own photo challenge . It's going to be played on Wednesdays, so if you're interested, grab your camera and play along!!
I've designed a button ( courtesy to Thom who sent me this link ) for you to use in your posts, feel free to grab it now and use it when you're playing! I'd like to call this meme "a Thousand words in Idioms" and I dedicate it to my late grandmother. Her colourful way with words inspired me for this ...

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a new photo challenge. The idea is to pick an idiom, or a saying, ( even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. Each week we'll cover two letters of the alphabet, okay?
We covered our first edition last week with A and B, it's here if you need some inspiration. We'll continue tomorrow with C and D.
If you haven't played yet, you can either catch up and do all four this week, or join in and start with C and D, I leave it entirely up to you, okay? I'll even add a Mr Linky ( if I can get it to work?) so you can all join in, and we can all visit each other, okay?

This is going to be so much fun!!

But that's for tomorrow.
If you want to see more Ruby Tuesday pictures, hop over to Mary the Teach's Work of the poet now and visit some of the other players there, okay?

Oh and um ... the voting is still on over at Sweetsauer's.
Anyway, my own Scavenger Hunt pictures are here. And if you want to vote for me, click here .
Thank you so much for your votes.


Auntie E said...

Do you go out in those boats? Nice old boats. Reminds me of fishing with my belated father-in-law. Post Rudy tuesday on http://auntieegarden.blogspot.com

Marie Reed said...

The last one is my favorite too! I want to hop right in and spend a relaxing day fishing:)

Unknown said...

Boats. I love boats. And I love your pictures - which are always SO good.

Sherrie said...

Very nice photos!! The boats look like they are just waiting for someone to come along and hop in! Have a great day!


Nessa said...

I did vote for you. Can't remember if I said.

Beautiful boats.

Melli said...

I voted! I voted! It only let's us vote ONE time each... I know... I tried to vote again... it don't work!

I'm in the process of catching up for tomorrows IDIOM day...

I LOOOOOOOOVE this RT! Of course I do! Boats and water... totally ME! Beauuuuutiful!

Jerralea said...

Love the photo of the boats! I really love pictures with water in them.

Thanks for commenting on my blog post "20 Favorites". I do love May and I bet May in Belgium is beautiful! Although I really love the April Belgium pictures you have posted!

Tatersmama said...

I love these! They're all so peaceful and relaxing , and they make me want to just sort of drift away...

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Love the pictures, they take me back to my Nova Scotia living. Thank you for sharing. When I read your title today I immediately thought of this and listening to it on the Radio in the 1970's,

"Rock The Boat"Thak you for sharing and bringing back a Happy Memory

Anonymous said...

I so love those boats. Excellent photos as usual. And I the link I passed to Jientje I got that from Quilly. A Big Mahalo for that. Excellent post Jientje. Happy Cinco De Mayo and Happy Boy's Day :)

Alida said...

Love the boats. Hey I've joined Ruby Tuesday!! It's on my old blog. www.alidaibis.blogspot.com
Thanks, you beautiful pictures have inspired me.

Maggie's Mind said...

I just love the shots of the boats. There is something so serene about them all lined up like that. Beautiful shots.

Willow said...

Thanks for the meme award! It looks like it'll be fun to do :)

tiarastantrums said...

how did you get your wordle so big - I tried this once but it was so tiny!

Terri said...

Oh my gosh, these look just like the old boats I learned to row in when I was a kid! I loved those old boats!

I've been incredibly busy the last few weeks and more to come for a couple of weeks, with travel and concerts, so I haven't been a'visiting much either. I've missed hanging out with you! I do look at your wonderful photos every day though!

Gattina said...

When I see boats I always remember how difficult it was at Art school to design them ! Nice pictures !
BTW I hopped into your Idiom game ! I found a very nice webpage with German proverbs translated into English. So it makes it easier !
and .... mine is up ! I am an early bird !

Jama said...

I love all the pictures of the boats!

Jientje said...

@ Auntie E: I haven't, but they are still in use, yes. Nice memory!
@ Marie Reed: I agree.
@ Lou: Thanks. You're such a sweetheart!
@ Sherrie: That's because they are!
@ Nessa: Thanks for the vote!
@ Melli: Thanks girl and yes, only ONE vote is allowed, that's right!
@ Jerralea: thank you for the compliment!
@ Tatersmama: I like them too!
@ Bill: Thanks for the link, that was exactly what I was thinking when I added the title!!
@ Happy Boy's day? I must have missed something?
@ Alida: Ooooh, sounds like fun, I'll be right there!
@ Maggie: peaceful and serene, yes.
@ Willow: Join in, it's MUCH fun!!
@ Tiaras and Tantrums: I took a screenshot. Email me if you need further explanation.
@ Terri: Ohhh, that's good, because I missed you too! I still need to catch up on yours too by the way!! Busy busy busy!!
@ Gattina: See!! I told you you could do it!!

maryt/theteach said...

Great Ruby Tuesday post, jientje! I wish you all the best in your contest! And success with your new meme! :)

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