Spring in The Netherlands

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Still cloudy, but what beautiful clouds!

At the end of last summer (2007), I bought a digital camera. Since then, I published an autumn blog and a winter blog. Fortunately, time keeps moving forward and winter changes into spring. In fact, the meteorological spring started March 1. Therefore, this blog is a celebration to spring.

 

Spring is a time of hope, promise and expectation. A time of rebirth, calf-love and youth. The flowers and the trees show signs of things to come: the careful forming of buds, the first bulbs popping their head out of the soil, birds flirting and mating.

 

All this is due to the sun that shows itself more often. The first magnificent sunsets are a perfect ending to days with beautiful clear blue skies. I could go on for hours about the beauty of spring. For me too, it awakens a sense expectation. I know the spring will be followed by summer, and I can hardly wait… However, not all days are glorious of course. Some are dreadful, grey and rainy. Some still very cold and spring in the Netherlands is also known to have a few storms.

 

As this blog is a celebration of spring, you won't find too many pictures of grey days. All others, you can see below. Though these pictures are taken in different locations, for your convenience I've set them all to 'The Hague'. In the caption you'll find the right city / place.

 

Enjoy! :)
Sunflower300 says:
Rudolph, I have stayed up way past my bedtime looking through your stunning photos. Time and again I am amazed by their beauty. STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING (or not doing) AND START SELLING YOUR WORK - NOW! You have one customer right here.

I am really looking forward to seeing your summer blog. ;) I neeeeeeeeeed more of your photos.

I'll be dreaming spring tonight. :)
Posted on: Jul 30, 2008
motacek2 says:
OK...Thats it I going! great pictures!
Posted on: May 03, 2008
ewooce says:
I am amazed by your pictures!!!
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008
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Still cloudy, but what beautiful c…
Still cloudy, but what beautiful …
Water coming over the harbour wall
Water coming over the harbour wall
All this splashing of salt water c…
All this splashing of salt water …
High waves are coming our way
High waves are coming our way
Beacon to mark the harbour entranc…
Beacon to mark the harbour entran…
Waves pounding the pier...
Waves pounding the pier...
... and engulfing the starboard be…
... and engulfing the starboard b…
Daffodils in Eindhoven
Daffodils in Eindhoven
Misty mornings are part of spring
Misty mornings are part of spring
Hazy morning
Hazy morning
It still can be cold in the mornin…
It still can be cold in the morni…
Still a bit too early in spring fo…
Still a bit too early in spring f…
Lone tree in misty field
Lone tree in misty field
Each wave competes in the highest …
Each wave competes in the highest…
Strong currents in the water
Strong currents in the water
Guess what business this grower fr…
Guess what business this grower f…
The Cornela is sprouting
The Cornela is sprouting
first blossom Ive spotted this ye…
first blossom I've spotted this y…
Grooming before courting
Grooming before courting
Ament
Ament
young leaves opening up to the sun
young leaves opening up to the sun
Crispy young leaves
Crispy young leaves
Sappy green leaves
Sappy green leaves
The sun is still low in the sky in…
The sun is still low in the sky i…
Once the mist clears, you can look…
Once the mist clears, you can loo…
Daffodils give colour to Eindhoven
Daffodils give colour to Eindhoven
Crocuses in abundance
Crocuses in abundance
The first fruit bearing bush
The first fruit bearing bush
The colours of spring
The colours of spring
Green and yellow are also the colo…
Green and yellow are also the col…
Crocus in moss.
Crocus in moss.
first leaves emerging
first leaves emerging
As soon as the sun comes out, terr…
As soon as the sun comes out, ter…
Lovely spring day
Lovely spring day
No leaves on the trees yet
No leaves on the trees yet
Springfield (not Dusty) ;)
Springfield (not Dusty) ;)
People are confused; some are wear…
People are confused; some are wea…
A (semi-) sunny day ensures crowds…
A (semi-) sunny day ensures crowd…
Sun shining through daffodil petals
Sun shining through daffodil petals
Daffodil
Daffodil
three different growing stages of …
three different growing stages of…
We have birds migrating north beca…
We have birds migrating north bec…
A day in spring
A day in spring
Pink blossom on blue background
Pink blossom on blue background
Looks like a buttercup, but is is …
Looks like a buttercup, but is is…
Buttercup like flower close up
Buttercup like flower close up
Reflections in a pond
Reflections in a pond
Catkin
Catkin
snowdrops are the first sign winte…
snowdrops are the first sign wint…
White crocus
White crocus
The yellow stems contrast beautifu…
The yellow stems contrast beautif…
All varieties on one hill
All varieties on one hill
tightly packed bunches of crocuses
tightly packed bunches of crocuses
Golden yellow crocuses
Golden yellow crocuses
wide open to catch even more sunli…
wide open to catch even more sunl…
Now doesnt this picture say Spri…
Now doesn't this picture say 'Spr…
You can see where the sun comes fr…
You can see where the sun comes f…
Alone but not lonely
Alone but not lonely
Reflection of a tree
Reflection of a tree
even the statues seem to have spri…
even the statues seem to have spr…
Sunset in spring
Sunset in spring
Field of snowdrops
Field of snowdrops
they look so delicate
they look so delicate
Snowdrops up close and personal, t…
Snowdrops up close and personal, …
Almost ready to burst out of their…
Almost ready to burst out of thei…
Besides spring, love is also in th…
Besides spring, love is also in t…
The neighbourhood is blooming
The neighbourhood is blooming
another variety of daffodil
another variety of daffodil
yellow petals, orange heart
yellow petals, orange heart
Virgin white magnolia
Virgin white magnolia
beauty lies in the heart
'beauty lies in the heart'
spring for sale 2
spring for sale 2
eclectic spring mix
eclectic spring mix
let me point out the tulips
let me point out the tulips
Magnolia
Magnolia
blooming wood is what we call this
blooming wood is what we call this
Scilla Siberica
Scilla Siberica
Scilla Siberica by the bunch
Scilla Siberica by the bunch
on top of the world
on top of the world
an explosion of pink blossom
an explosion of pink blossom
Heartwarming sunshine makes everyo…
Heartwarming sunshine makes every…
Proper gardens nightmare, queen …
'Proper' gardens nightmare, queen…
whoopsy daisy
whoopsy daisy
I would say, look at those ugly du…
I would say, look at those ugly d…
Only a few hours after they hatched
Only a few hours after they hatched
Cherish the cherry blossom
Cherish the cherry blossom
Let it bee
'Let it bee'
Look how fast I can swim mama...
Look how fast I can swim mama...
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