Tuesday, May 1, 2012



Yesterday we celebrated Queensday here in Holland.  Queensday is a special holiday to celebrate the Queens birthday. It comes with a lot of festivities in the whole country during this day. One festivity is free-market. At first it was planned for children to sell their old toys or whatever on the streets and make some pocketmoney but these days many market sellers are also there to sell their goods. My grandchildren were selling their stuff also this year so of course we were there to buy something from them. I only have a photo of Mike(grandson) selling me some orange  gerbera’s. They came from a friend.

There is a lot of orange on this day  as  our queen is from the Orange family. Many people wear something orange during this day as you might see on a couple of photo’s. The streets are full of people during this day and we were so lucky to have the most beautiful weather so they were  even fuller now but everybody was happy and enjoying themselves.




And how about these beautiful ostriches. They were parading the streets . The top photo I made special with picasa. I never saw this before.



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Het lijstje van brocante said...

Wat een gezellige boel....met prachtig weer.....zo te zien een super dag!!!!
Met lieve groetjes,

"Création" said...

Heerlijk altijd met Koninginnedag al dat gerommel van de kinderen, en de hele sfeer rondom. Zo gezellig.

Schitterend die dames als struisvogel, lijkt me erg vermoeiend trouwens want volgens mij lopen ze op stelten toch???

Geniet van een fijne week lieverd,


jeanne said...

Hi Riet, my comment is belated but this post is darling so I'm glad I am here today. What fun all of your photos are sharing. Having fun with your grands is the most special time of all.

Happy sunny days to you and yours.

Dorothy said...

Great pictures of your special day! Cute grandson, too! I know it must have been a fun day!

klaproos said...

mooie koninginnedag geweest riet,
leuk om te zien hé.

biebkriebels said...

Leuke foto van je kleinzoon en de vrijmarkt, hoop dat hij nog wat verdiend heeft. Wat apart die struisvogels, heb zoiets nog nooit gezien.
Groeten, Marianne

Juliëtte said...

Kijk, daarom vind ik bloggen zo leuk!
Heb ik toch weer even dat oranje gevoel!
Wat een heerlijke kleinzoon heb je!
Gezellige foto's hoor Riet!

Liefs, Juliëtte

Riet said...

Wat een mooie gezellige foto,s Riet.

Kay Ellen said...

Looks like a fun day! Adorable grandson :)
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Kay Ellen

Virginia said...

Oh I love the ostriches! How clever is that. And the collage is fun. I do that in Picasa someimes when I just have so many photos I want to share. A fun day .

Helma said...

Hoi Riet,

ik was voor het eerst in 10 jaar vrij op Koninginnedag. Ik moest er een vakantiedag voor opnemen maar ik wilde ook eens vrij zijn op deze dag.

Heerlijke dag met bovendien prachtig weer. Je hebt de Koninginnedag ook heel mooi weergegeven in je fotocollage.

Hartelijke groetjes, Helma

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your photos are wonderful and those ostriches are amazing! What unique looking animals! WOW! I've never seen anything like this! It looks like a very fun celebration!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Queen's Day amazes me. We have nothing like it except the 4th of July in the USA. But so much oRANGE? xo Jenny

Ann said...

What a fun celebration, darling grandson. The orange so pretty and those ostriches are amazing--the creative detailed work is fantastic. Great pictures.

Jessica said...

very cool, love the ostriches

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looked like a very happy Queensday, Riet! Your grandson looks so much like you! He's a very handsome boy.

Jennifer said...

Hi Riet, It looks like you had a beautiful day for Queensday. Your grandson is very handsome and I love those ostrich. I bet the all the kids thought they were wonderful.

Anita said...

Wat een gezelligheid overal.
Dit is met recht een dag met een oranje randje :-)
Groetjezz lfs mij

Carola said...

Funny ostriches. Looks like you have had a great day.
I like the possebility in Picasa too.

Catharina Maria said...

Wat een leuke foto's zijn dit Riet .
Knap wat daar gedaan wordt !
Lieve groet ♥RINI♥