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"The fog comes on little cat feet ..."

 

Fog

By Carl Sandburg

 
The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
 

But the Dutch fog remained for two days in Gorinchem/Gorcum and its surrounding polderland. It doesn't matter - quite the opposite, for Ginnie and me it was an unique, almost adventurous, new experience to see Holland completely covered with thick fog, and all the familiar buildings and places looked a bit different. This picture was taken during our lovely and informative walk along the walls which are surrounding the old fortress city. 

It was for all of us a wonderful time with good talks, much fun and many delights. I cannot imagine better hosts than Ginnie & Astrid!

"The fog comes on little cat feet ..."

 

Fog

By Carl Sandburg

 
The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
 

But the Dutch fog remained for two days in Gorinchem/Gorcum and its surrounding polderland. It doesn't matter - quite the opposite, for Ginnie and me it was an unique, almost adventurous, new experience to see Holland completely covered with thick fog, and all the familiar buildings and places looked a bit different. This picture was taken during our lovely and informative walk along the walls which are surrounding the old fortress city. 

It was for all of us a wonderful time with good talks, much fun and many delights. I cannot imagine better hosts than Ginnie & Astrid!

comments (23)

The fog lent to a truly beautiful image, Philine! I'm sure you had a really wonderful visit... Terrific company and an apple tart! smile
Philine: Yes, you are right -I loved the completely changed sight of all the things - and fog has often some poetical flair in my view. I enjoyed Astrid's apple tart met slagroom and her spinach lasagne - not to mention all the other delights - I'm sure you,too, will visit Astrid & Ginnie one day in Holland - together with your 'lieverd'!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Nov 2013, 03:17
gobsmacked
Philine: Oh, I know your special word- and thank you kindly for it, but the fog can be so kind to photographers.
Superb image with the wisp of a windmill in the distance Philine... i remember this poemgrin....petersmile
Philine: Thank you kindly, peter- oh, I remember wonderful fog photos taken by you!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2013, 06:50
I'm sure you had as wonderful a time as the British contingents did Philine. Your picture today, like Ginnie's, is full of mystery & atmosphere
Philine: Yes, I really enjoyed the time together with the two very kind ladies! For me, who knows Nederland rather well, it was a completely changed situation, but even the Nederlanders themselves were amazed to experience such a thick fog. Good that you both and Bill & Ange had sunny, bright weather to visit this watery lower regions for the first time. Thank you kindly, Chris!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 20 Nov 2013, 06:57
A gorgeous photograph Philine. As a child I loved the fog, its playfulness in hiding us and hiding others. The way it seeps into every corner and adds a little mystery to the world.
Philine: Thank you kindly, Chad! I like reading that you too loved the fog like me. I remember a holiday on the East-Frisian isle Langeoog together with my mother and we felt a bit lost or in the middle of nowhere while walking through the thick fog. Here in Nederland at least we could notice the outlines of some buildings, tree, boats ...For me it was a wonderful, poetical experience.
I'm sure you watched yesterday night the 'Klassiker' as the football game is called in our country, but not the best performance as Mr. Löw said, na ja!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Nov 2013, 07:19
You were such a trooper to take the fog in stride, Philine. Of course, there wasn't anything we could do about it...but it sure was special, wasn't it. You saw our city wrapped in magic! Thanks for enjoying it so much with us.
Philine: Oh, ontzettend bedankt, Ginnie! Yes, I really enjoyed the fog and the atmosphere around and and ...it was a wonderful time together with you both!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2013, 07:24
Fog is not always welcome, but how it enhances your picture, Philine. I am so pleased you had a great weekend
Philine: Fog has often something mysterious, poetical in my view, and I really enjoyed this new experience. I know Nederland from many visits - for first-visitors it might have been a bit difficult to figure out some things. I wish you both a sunny, warm time when you will be visiting Gorinchem ...next year. Ginnie & Astrid are great hosts! Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Nov 2013, 07:38
This is a wonderful picture of the windmill and the fog makes it a small world.
I am glad the fog was not as heavy the next day, we were able to see some more of the surrounding.
Thank you fr your kind words, it was a delight to have you as our guest smile
Philine: Ja, de windmolen in de achtergrond - ik hield/hou van de nevel/mist - en het landscap zag een beetje mysterieus eruit idd - en ringsom er was zo'n heerlijke stilte , alles verstild, voor mij het toepasselijke weer om een nieuwe ervaring te hebben, ook Ginnie hebt dit zo gevoeld. Heeeeel bedankt voor je erg vriendelijke gastvrijheid -en heel bedankt voor je commentaartje, lieve Astrid!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Nov 2013, 08:09
A likey. I was sure that the foggy weekend will bear great pictures.
Philine: Heel bedankt voor je vriendelijke reactie! Ja, ook de Nederlanders waren echt verbaazd over deze dikke nevel ringsom. Morgen zal ik de wilgen vertoonen van die ik ook zo hou. Ik ben al vaak in Nederland geweest, maar dit was een nieuwe ervaring voor die ik erg dankbaar ben. But the first-visitors of Nederland should enjoy sunny, bright weather like the three stooges did.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Nov 2013, 08:11
My wife says she wants to make a canvas print of this - is that possible?
Philine: Yes, it is. I'll send you the picture, and then you can make of it whatever you want to do.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2013, 08:13
I've just seen Ginnie's image showing the mist. This is glorious, too; it adds a very special atmosphere to scenes that may be familiar but change completely in such conditions. I like the words by Carl Sandburg. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time with your genial hosts.
Philine: Thank you very much for your kind words, Alan! You are completely right, and I'm sure you, too, would enjoy such a weather - for one or two days, of course. As a cat lover you might like the Sandburg poem, it is wonderful indeed.
Perhaps you, too, can visit Astrid & Ginnie one day. In Nederland you would enjoy biking for miles!
On Saturday I'll show a Dutch sheep, and I thought of you as I said to the both ladies.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun first rises in England
  • 20 Nov 2013, 08:37
This is terrific image Philine ... and as you might have guessed I know the poetry of Carl Sandburg very well.
Philine: Yes, it is a wonderful poem- so few words -and all is said -that is great poetry! Fog were no challenge for a fine photographer like you. Many thasnks, Richard!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 20 Nov 2013, 10:11
Fog certainly does make a beautiful atmosphere for the photographer. Your shot is gorgeous!
Philine: Thank you kindly, Mary! I have just read on Ginnie's blog that you, too, can enjoy the poetic atmosphere of foggy weather.
I love this one, Philine. Just the ghost of a windmill through the fog. Beautiful.
Philine: I like always your words- many thanks, Pauline!
This is just as atmospheric as Ginnie's picture today. It's good you had a nice time despite the fog, and it also gives you an excuse to go back again another time when the sun is shining.
Philine: Thank you kindly, Brian! I know different parts of Nederland rather well and I'm oftener there, so I know also the country when the sun is shining. For me - and also for Ginnie- it was an unique experience to see the polderland and the towns or village covered with fog. I could indulge in my poetic mood.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2013, 15:32
Very atmospheric and a lovely poem
Philine: Yes, the poem is a gem. Many thanks, Anne!
A wonderful and atmospheric shot, Philine! Good to hear you enjoyed your stay in Holland smile
Philine: Many thanks, Martin Robbins! I'm often in Holland or -better- Netherlands, but I have never been in such a foggy time there -a new experience.
What a wonderful atmospheric shot Philine! Well done indeed.
Philine: Merci beaucoup, M. Richard!
Ginnie and Astrid are wonderful generous hosts. I know another generous host in Munstershire, who with her brother and friends made 3 Englishmen feel very welcome.

I love this picture Philine
Philine: Thank you kindly, Bill, for your words! Welterusten!
Fog is wonderful for photographers, as long as it is not too thick. You made wonderful use of it here: een super-plaat!!
Philine: Ja, dit klopt -ik herinner me ook an enkele foto's van Wim van der Meij - heel bedankt, Meneer!
This fog capture is mysterious. A good capture.
Philine: Many thanks, Jacquelyn!
Beautiful shot - you and Ginnie are on the same wavelength today!
Philine: Yes, we were also on the same place at the same time - in Gorinchem/Holland -and we both were impressed with the fog wrapping up the whole land. Thank you much, Herr Prof. Wilson!
I love everything about this, Philine. A definite Likey for me.

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