Walking along the river Laak this afternoon, where the river and city on the left is on higher ground than the water and the fields of the polder on the right. A somewhat typical Dutch occurrence, seeing water flow higher than surrounding land.
Such a beautiful morning today, sunshine and some lingering fog with the sun’s rays coming through. This heron, Y and I encountered in the park around the corner from our home, while cycling to the shops. We stood there for a few minutes watching each other.
It’s a crappy photo, shot from my bicycle, but it shows what I enjoy about cycling our daughter to school in the morning (at least when it’s not raining): on most mornings I encounter a heron, or swans, or as today both together, somewhere along the path.
Someone in our part of town has pumpkins growing through their garden fence. This pumpkin has its own makeshift support structure 🙂
(Encountered during an afternoon walk)
It’s definitely September: Plucked the apples in our tree, and then pruned the apple tree.
We hadn’t had much blossoming in the spring. Just a small harvest this year therefore, about 20 apples total. Quite a difference from last year, when we harvested a first batch late August and another one in September.