zondag 31 mei 2015

Wildflower meadows











































































About two weeks ago Fleur, who I know through her blog In de Polder, sent me a text saying that the fields near her house looked absolutely magnificent and that I was very much welcome to come and see. Because of an extra day off work, I was able to say yes straight away. Lucky me!  It's always a joy to spend time with Fleur and she lives in one of the prettiest places  I know.

We cycled along the tow path to a nature reserve nearby called Vlietlanden, where we parked our bicycle at a marina and set off on foot through the fields. I have never seen anything like it. It looked truly spectacular. There were Gillyflowers, wild orchids, nettles, rhinantus, cottongrass and lots of cow parsley and rapeseed. I wish my photo's would do the fields and it's abudant display of wild flowers more justice.

Fleur, thank you once again for a fabulous day!

If you would like to see more photo's of Fleur's home and the surrounding countryside. Please have a look at her Instagram account. It's called indepolder. I did a post on Fleur's home last year as well. If you haven't seen it yet, you may enjoy having a look.


Wishing you a lovely week ahead!

Madelief x

* Does anyone perhaps know how to get your photo's sharp on your blog? Somehow the quality has deteriorated a lot recently.














54 opmerkingen:

  1. Leuk om dit te zien. Mijn ouders hadden vroeger een boot daar. Ze gingen er elk weekend heen. Zo krijg je van een mooi blog toch nog de blues. Groetjes, Hetty

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  2. Wat lief dat Fleur je uitnodigde, maar ze wist natuurlijk ook dat jij en bloemenvelden een hele mooie combinatie zijn. Het ziet er ook daadwerkelijk prachtig uit, daar kan Fleur met regelmaat een boeket van samenstellen. Ze woont er zo mooi!

    Fijn dat jullie zo genoten hebben!

    Veel liefs, Ingrid

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  3. a serene and beautiful setting - lucky Fleur! It reminds me a lot of the Broads here where I live in the east of England x

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  4. Dit is echt grandioos!
    Hoewel je een prachtige tuin hebt, is het bloemenleven in de natuur ook geweldig! En zeker zo op het platteland.
    Fijn dat je zo'n mooie dag hebt gehad!

    Liefs, Gerry

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  5. Hello Madelief, I am happy you accepted Fleur's office of a day in her countryside. How beautiful, wild and natural.
    Have a great week
    Helen x

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  6. Lieve madelief, bedankt voor al je mooie foto's en je berichtje over onze gezellige ochtend! Het ziet er door jouw
    camera prachtig uit! Het was ook precies op t mooiste moment daar in de polder! Wat knap ook dat je alle engelse Namen van al de bloemen weet zeg! We doen t zeker nog eens! Liefs fleur ☺

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    1. Fleur, I do miss your blog, and hope to someday connect with Instagram. It was lovely to see these views of your part of the world via Madelief's post. xo

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  7. Oh my goodness . . . you could never turn down an invitation like that . . . her home is beautiful. The meadows filled with wildflowers are breathtakingly gorgeous, as well as the boats and the water. Heaven on earth:)

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  8. Oh what a grand day you and Fleur must have had amongst all those wildflowers! From following Fleur's blogs for years before she adopted the Instagram approach, I have always had the feeling that the Polder was a little bit of paradise!

    Madelief, I know what you mean about the blogger photograph quality. I keep thinking that it is one of those tech sort of things that is going through some sort of hiccup phase.

    xo

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  9. She lives in a lovely area.
    Merle..............

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  10. She looks like such a lovely friend. Your walk was so beautiful. I'll pop over and meet her now. Thanks for another pretty post. Hugs, Deb

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  11. Marvellous landscape, marvellous flowers, and marvellous Fleur ! I went to see his photos on Instagram, they are magical ! I love all the pictures of animals.(I know his blog)
    Wonderful country !
    Thank you Madelief for share all these photos
    Nice new week !
    Hugs

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  12. Dear Madelief,

    How delightful to go out for a day in the countryside with your lovely friend Fleur and I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos. The wildflower meadows are so dreamy and must be a lovely place to wander.
    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. Lieve Madelief,
    Dat was wel een heel bijzondere wandeling tussen prachtige bloemen. Wat een kleurenpracht en ook erg leuke, spontane 'happy' foto's van jullie beidjes.
    Liefs,
    Mariette

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  14. What a glorious sight! Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Ich lese auch gern ihren Blog, er ist wundervoll und die Fotos strahlen eine Ruhe aus - herrlich.
    LG
    Tinka

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  16. Prachtige heerlijk gezellig lieve foto's XX Esther

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  17. I love these meadows, this time of the year is such a delight. Especially when sharing with a friend, what a lovely invite.
    Hugs Lynn xxx

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  18. Good morning beautiful Madelief! I am so thrilled to now be in on Instagram and ALSO to finally realized that I don't need to stop my blog completely. I see how many of you post on Instagram AND post occasionally on your blogs. I will be doing the same as I spend a much needed summer vacation reorganizing my priorities for work and writing pleasure.

    These fields.....my dear, dear friend, they are abundant in color and texture, awe and beauty. And to think you can bike through many of the paths with a FRIEND? How perfect is this. We are fortunate here in our state that there also are many areas where we can enjoy nature, and we too took advantage of this this weekend. I must go visit Fleur and see her Instagram; I am sure I will click and follow!

    Happy day dearest friend, Anita

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  19. Heerlijk zo'n dag met een blogvriendin ,mooie foto's hoor !!..fijn zulke dagen toch?...liefs van mij.....x!

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  20. Oh Madelief,
    Your photographs are spectacular and show just how beautiful it is….. BUT, a photograph is never as good as being there. XXXX

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  21. Heel herkenbaar Madelief, ik wandel daar ook soms; ik woon er niet zo ver vandaan.
    Het is zeker een prachtig gebied; je hebt het super mooi vastgelegd!
    Mijn hart maakte een sprongetje, want op de eerste foto staat het huis waar mijn vader
    is geboren (het meest rechtse).
    Lieve groet, Linda

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  22. PRACHTIGE FOTO'S HEB JE WEER GEMAAKT>...
    Ziet er uit alsof het een fantastische dag was

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  23. Hoi Madelief,
    Wat een heerlijk gezicht, al die mooie bloemen in zo'n veld. Vlietlanden ken ik wel een beetje, heb daar een keer met mijn dochter gewandeld en ook rond het meertje dat net ten zuiden van Vlietlanden ligt. Daar is ook een heel leuk vogelspothuisje, van waaruit de ongezien de vogels kunt bekijken...
    Liefs,
    Mirjam

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  24. Dear Madelief, I love the little vignettes you've captured on your day out as well as the lovely fields of wild flowers! Our weather is horrendous right now, blowing a gale and with dark clouds overhead...here's hoping we have a much nicer month than May with lots of sunshine!

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  25. Wat geweldig om De Polder van Fleur door jouw ogen te zien, prachtig al die wilde bloemen en de weidsheid van het veld en de polder benemen je gewoon de adem.


    Lieve groet, Eefie

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  26. Een waar bloemenparadijs in de Vlietlanden. Ben er lang geleden ook wel eens geweest, een mooi gebied, maar zo heb ik het niet gezien, geweldig!
    Groetjes, Janneke

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  27. How wonderful! What a glorious way to spend a day off work.
    Such a beautiful abundance of wild flowers.
    Your photography is always awesome Madelief
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie x

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  28. What a wonderful day you had with Fleur in that glorious countryside, Madelief! Your pictures are fascinating....I love the scenery, but also the objects and the colourful flowers you found to capture with your camera...just lovely!
    Happy new week.
    Helen xox

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  29. What a great place to meet up with your friend! It really is beautiful isn't it! xx

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  30. Fleur has a beautiful place and I remember your post from last year too.
    So glad you got to enjoy a day there again.
    Have a good week,
    Carolyn

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  31. So beautiful and enchanting Madelief. It must be fun to be with Fleur to view the flowers and the fields.

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  32. Just lovely.I would like my yard to look so beautiful, wild and free.

    xo J

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  33. You have a wonderful eye for photos, Madelief. The wildflowers are so very beautiful, growing freely in the wild for all to enjoy. What a great day to spend with a friend.

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  34. What a great friend to have.. and what a beautiful place to visit! I enjoyed all the images.. a favorite is the boat harbor. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  35. I wish I had something brillaint to say, but I can only come up "Beautiful," which seems so underatred. I know there are places here at home just as beautiful and stunning, but we seem to take our home for granted, especially when we see a fairyland, a land that we have read about in fairytales and dreamed about. Do you ever think that you live in a magical land? Well, old as I am and a realist as well, I think you live in a wonderfully romantic and magic place, as a princess or duchess. But I know the reality. You are a working girl taking lovely photos of wonderful places and friends. Still. . . I dream.

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  36. Lovely colorful photos and beautiful flowers with interesting write up. Very enjoyable.

    Best wishe

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  37. Dear Madelief, what a beautiful little corner of the world! How lovely that you were able to take Fleur up on her offer and enjoy a fun day together. Thank you for sharing, the photographs are wonderful. Much love, Linda xx

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  38. Wat super zeg......Volgens mij heb je ondertussen ook al aardig wat dames ontmoet vanuit de blogwereld.....
    Ha nu wij nog ;)

    Heerlijke beelden van volgens mij een heerlijke tijd....

    Fijne avond

    Liefs

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  39. Prachtig Madelief, het is altijd genieten van zoveel groen en lente.
    Liefs
    Erna

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  40. I am in love with wildflowers and your photos are just beautiful!

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  41. hello there!
    what gorgeous photos, that meadow! oh my goodness, i would be so happy there. thank you for sharing your visit with the rest of us.

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  42. Oh how wonderful it all looks! A real 'I wish I was there' post.

    Re. your photographs, do you have auto enhance switched off? If not this might help

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  43. Those last words are a live link, just thought I should say :)

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  44. Beautiful, dear Madelief. I love this post.
    Wish you a great weekend
    Hugs from here

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  45. Lovely...so lovely...I wish I could go there and just feeling good! Beautiful pictures too...
    Have a happy weekend, take care!
    Titti

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  46. The wild flowers are spectacular this year, and yours are so pretty. How kind it was of Fleur to text you and let you know.
    I agree with Annie if your photos have changed recently it sounds as if blogger has switched on auto enhance.
    You can check out whether blogger has you on auto enhance and undo it by looking on the internet for help or check out this youtube guide to getting rid of it:-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-YT_rMpBYs

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  47. The wild flowers are so beautiful! Your photos are stunning! Thank you and Fleur for taking us to this special place. Cheers from DC

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  48. Spectacular countryside Madelief - but then I knew The Netherlands scenery would be amazing and I was thrilled to see some of the array of wildflowers for myself in Kinderdijk, which I posted on recently! Lovely, lovely!
    Mary -

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  49. You were lucky to get a day off and enjoy those wonderful meadows with Fleur. I miss her blog posts so it was an extra treat to see her lovely surroundings with you. Sarah x

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Thank you for your lovely words.