Sunday, November 23, 2014

Autumn.

It is autumn here. Falling leaves everywhere. Not my favorite time of year but thank goodness it is not really cold yet.
Also a  busy time . Getting ready for the holidays, keeping up with the wishlists of the  family and trying to get it all done in time. At least I can try . lol.
Can you see this this country has lots of bicycles. We all have at least one so that will be  about 17 million, wow.

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34 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love seeing all those bicycles , Riet! Bicycling is very popular here in Colorado, but even so I've never seen so many bikes in one place before!

Sara D.B. said...

What an interesting mosaic! So many bikes... and you don't seem to have any snow yet!
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my! That's worse than trying to find a silver car in a parking lot here. :) You'd never see that here although we are trying to make our cities more bicycle friendly and to encourage biking over taking a car in the milder months. Great photos.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It would be wonderful to have safe, designated lanes for bicycles. Some exist here, but cycling is not a part of the daily life as it is for you. Such a pity, really!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Net als jij vind ik het heerlijk dat de herfst tot nu toe relatief warm is verlopen. Volgens mij wordt het de aankomende dagen een stuk frisser. Als dat zonder regen is, vind ik dat overigens niet erg. Wat is het nog steeds een mooi gezicht hè, de rood oranje kleuren van al het blad aan de bomen!

Ik wens je een fijne week, Riet. Liefs, Ingrid

"Création" said...

Fietsen, fietsen en nog eens fietsen, wat en giller hé lieve Rietje. Nederland is inderdaad
echt en fietsland. Toen ik nog in Amsterdam woonde was het ook al
zo erg, en nu in het noorden bijna
nog erger.

Heb weleens met de jeugd te doen. Om op school te komen
moeten ze vaak 20 km. of meer
fietsen en dat dan door weer en wind. De dorpen en stadjes liggen
gewoon ver van elkaar verwijderd.

Vind het wel een grappig straatbeeld geven. De herfstkleuren zijn wel prachtig
hé, maar van mij hoeft het niet kouder te worden, haha. Ben heel benieuwd of we dit jaar winter krijgen, voor mijn gevoel niet.

Fijne week lieverd,

Veel liefs,
Josephine

Ruth Hiebert said...

Yikes! That is a lot of bicycles.Have a great week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's wonderful to live where bicycles are the usual mode of transportation. I can only wish .... (we don't even live in places with good public transportation and that is something I regret.)

This really is a busy season -- I'm glad it isn't too cold where you are ... I am not a winter lover; in fact we are leaving soon for Florida and you know what their 'winters' are like ;>)

Lynne said...

Happy Autumn . . .
Liked the falling leaves, bicycles . . . even if Autumn isn't your favorite Riet . . .

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Great photos, Riet! I love all of the bicycles. When we were in Amsterdam,I couldn't stop taking pictures of all of the bikes!

biebkriebels said...

Ja de bladeren vallen massaal van de bomen hier ook. Ik heb geen hekel aan de herfst, houd eigenlijk wel van elk seizoen, lekker afwisselend.

Jim said...

great shots

Jim said...

great shots

SmilingSally said...

Hello Riet,

Wow, so many blue bikes! What a perfect picture to share. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

Happy Blue Monday and Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Riet,
I love your mosaic with those gorgeous photos of the bicycles. I didn't realize it was Autumn in The Netherlands. I live part of the time in North Carolina, where it's beginning to get chilly. I will head home to Massachusetts where it's cold and snowy already.

Lovely to see you again.

Karen

Zimbabwe said...

I love the colours of autumn, I just hate the thought that it means the cold weather is arriving. Lovely shots. Have a good week Diane

ann said...

Bicycles are popular here, too, especially in the cities. Beautiful fall colors in your photos.

Lorrie said...

My daughter and her husband visited the Netherlands a couple of summers ago and enjoyed riding bicycles throughout the cities. Such a wonderful healthy way to get around. My son rides his bike to work every day here, even in the wet and cold.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Riet
More countries need to take on the serious travel of using bicycles for health and clean air. It would be terrible if one forgot where they chained their bike!
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Mary Kiss said...

These many bikes remind me when I was in Singapore last year. They had many bikes there too and love going around with bikes just could not do it here in my place. ^_^

Mary, MI

carol l mckenna said...

Great series of photos and collage ~ Love all the bicycles!

Happy Thanksgiving in the USA
artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

La Maison said...

Jouw ogen zien dingen waar de meeste mensen aan voorbij gaan. Al die bladeren, al die fietsen, jij maakt er hele mooie plaatjes van. Ik denk vaak, waarom heb ik daar geen foto van gemaakt, want echt ik zie het wel, maar doe er verder niets mee.
De rode lucht in je vorige post, PRACHTIG!!
Lieve Riet, je bent een kei.

Hermine

thesegreenwoods said...

Lovely images, so many bicycles.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful mosaic, Riet! Bike riding is a healthy exercise too. Have a happy week!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm amazed by the number of bicycles! A few Ontario towns are working towards making themselves more "bicycle friendly" - a very positive thing to do.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images. I like the cycle parking.

Jill Harrison said...

I haven't stopped by your blog for a while. Life has taken over. But I am glad I visited today, and seen a little corner of your autumn world. Stay warm, enjoy your last days of autumn, and have a wonderful week.

Pink Veen said...

Hallo Riet! wat een prachtige foto's! Ik werd meteen getroffen door al dat .....blauw! Wat een geweldig land eigenlijk hè, met AL die fietsen!
Je kunt me bijna dagelijks op de fiets aantreffen! Heerlijk! en ik houd wel van de herfst met al die mooie kleuren.....! vast omdat ik in de herfst ben geboren?!

Lieve groet!!! Pink

Willy said...

Leuke collage. Je zal maar vergeten zijn waar je fiets geparkeerd staat. Lieve groet

Donna said...

Pretty fall pictures and I love that everyone has a bike...wish we could bike more places here.

June said...

Now this is A LOT of bicycles dear Riet! I imagine in your country it is safer on your roads for cyclists than here. American drivers are fast and careless when it comes to watching out for them. I always worry about my daughter who rides hers a lot in Boise.
sending love today...

Jeanne said...

Hello Riet, I remember all the bicycles when we visited the towns along the Rhine. We saw people of all ages riding their bikes. I am not sure I would be safe riding a bike at my age. HA! Love your photos as always. I also think your FB profile photo is beautiful. You know your way with a camera. Me, not so much.

Fall is gone here in the mountains and we have had a snow fall on Thanksgiving. Our grands made a tiny snowman because there wasn't much snow. They had fun, considering they lived in Fl all their life.

Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Jeanne

Linda said...

Wonderful photos!

Janean said...

Simply lovely, Riet! Bicycles are so charming too. Hugs!