Although the green fields around Rotterdam are rapidly disappearing, there are still areas to be found where the countryside is breathtakingly beautiful. Fleur, from the blog 'In de Polder' lives in one of those areas. Today I paid her a visit together with a mutual friend. We had a delightful day.
Fleur's house is situated on a dyke, on the outskirts of one of Rotterdam's neighbouring towns. The house has an amazing garden, sloping down from the canal to the fields below. The fruit trees, geraniums and an ancient pink rhododendron were in full bloom. The view of the surrounding countryside so very beautiful.
We made a walk along the tow path and across the fields. Along the sides of the canal cow parsley and swede rape were growing in profusion. It was all soaking wet, due to the huge amount of rain that fell last night. We had to be careful not to step on the little black snails. They were everywhere. While we could hear the call of the cuckoo in the distance, we saw a family of geese taking a swim....
Fleur thank you once again for your hospitality, your delicious home made cake & soup and for explaining to me how to crochet my granny squares together the way it should be done :-).