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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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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Weekend Reflections, the Pond by the castle


The pond by the castle had just started to thaw a little around the edges. A perfect opportunity to make some Winter reflection photos. I hope you enjoy.






The kids from the village used to meet in this corner of the pond to go swimming. My husband was one of them. There even was a diving board and cabins to change clothes way back then. You did have to be careful not to jump too deep or you’d end up with your head sticking in the mud!

More Weekend Reflections photos at James’ Newton Area Photo


Anonymous said...

A trio of beauty. I like them all but the stately trees in the last make the most powerful composition.

Carletta said...

Lovely landscapes!
The second one with the tree's reflection in the corner is my favorite!

Kat said...

These are all beautiful, but I especially love the light in the first one. Lovely. Kathy

Regina said...

Lovely one!

Happy weekend.

Loree said...

I really love the third photo. It looks like a very peaceful place for a swim.

Kathy said...

Beautiful, yes the second photo is genius Jientje and a cute story. I am catching up after taking two days to undecorate. Happy Weekend, Kathy.

Wanda..... said...

I love the first photo of the tree slightly leaning and it's branches reaching out toward the lake!

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous place! These shots are wonderful.

kayerj said...

love the gold tones in the first picture. What a beautiful place.

Hilda said...

Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, indeed.


Anonymous said...

Love photos with memories attached to them! Beautiful shots, Jientje!!

quilly said...

Lovely photo. Judging by the square corners, I would guess that this is a man made pond.

Robin said...

Beautiful scenes. You're having a lot of fun with that big camera I think.

James said...

The reflections are beautiful within their wonderful frosty frames.

Jientje said...

@ Rebecca : Thanks!
@ awarewriter : That one is my favorite one as well!
@ Carletta : Thanks Carletta, it's a very beautiful place indeed.
@ mbkatc230 : The light was even better in real life.
@ Regina : Thanks! Happy weekend to you too!
@ Loree : I think so too but it's probably forbidden now.
@ Kathy : Two days? DUH!!! I prefer decorating for two days!
@ Wanda : It was even prettier when I saw it with my own two eyes.
@ The Retired One : It is, I love it there.
@ kaye : It's very pretty, it's the first time I saw it during the Winter season though.
@ Hilda : Happy weekend to you too!
@ Paz : Thanks!
@ Ida from South Africa : Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed them.
@ quilly: You could be right, I've never though it!
@ Robin : Ooooh YES, I AM!!!!
@ James : Thanks for hosting this meme James, I had fun with this!

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