Sometimes Astrid and I go for a joyride out in the polder just to find weathervanes. Seriously. It so happens she has been riding her bike recently for long (45 km) trips, and when she comes home will say, "I want to drive you on my bike route so you can see all the weathervanes!"
So, we did just that this past Saturday and had a blast: 48 weathervanes in less than 2 hours. THAT'S a bonanza!
The first thing I did was divvy them up into manageable groups/themes.
First, the arrows. Did you know there could be so many different styles?
Then all the birds. Okay, there's also an animal,
but that's my first parrot, I think.
Sometimes I even get a real bird, freeloading (middle-left).
I suppose these are birds, right?
But usually you don't see such a good variety on the cock theme.
More freeloaders on a couple of these animals.
And then, everything else!
I can't always get a good angle on a vane and have to take what I get.
I decide it's better than nothing, of course.
I should mention that I DO take pics of anything else that grabs my eye,
like these sheep who just yakkity-yakked 100 mph when we stopped to visit them.
And then there are still impressions, wherever we go.
I was almost too late in grabbing the two ladies (bottom-right)
who seemed to be having their own sweet yakkity-yak, side by side.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
On another note, Nicholas received the photo book on Tuesday of his visit here. This is what he wrote me:
Hey Grandma, the book finally arrived today! I waited for mom to get home to open it. The book looked really good on the outside. We read and looked at every single page and it was very fun to see everything again. I loved the book and I can't wait to show everyone else! By the way I loved the last page of the book it made me laugh! Haha
How does it get any better than that!