Thursday, April 5, 2012

Verhildersum



This afternoon, Lya drove north toward the sea, to a grand old house called Verhildersum. It is surrounded by a moat and big gardens (although there was little blooming this early in the spring).






The gardens have some lovely sculpture.




The inside of the house was open, but is undergoing restoration, and photography is not permitted.













Forget-me-nots:







Before we got to the house, we toured some small roads into the countryside in search of what Lya calls "trees with eyes," which are birch in rows along a country road.


















7 comments:

  1. I've been enjoying all your photos. I smiled at the one of the 'eye' on the tree. an idea for an art quilt maybe??

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  2. What an interesting place, and would make a fun inn.
    Love the eyes on the trees.

    Debbie

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  3. Fabulous photos, what a smashing looking place it looks to be.
    And those eyes are divine!

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  4. Fabulous photos, what a smashing looking place it looks to be.
    And those eyes are divine!

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  5. Thank you for all the gorgeous photos of your trip through beautiful Holland. You are so close to my country: France! Hope you get to teach there too some times.
    Bon Voyage,
    Annick

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  6. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! I see lots of inspiration for future art quilts! I love the trees with eyes.

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  7. I have enjoyed your travel journal of the Netherlands. Amazing photos. Love those trees with the eyes - so incredible. Thank you so much for sharing!

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