Saturday, 31 July 2021


A travelling stone on a sign near the village church. (photo 24Jul21)

Friday, 30 July 2021

Packaging machine

..delivering neat hay packages on a field in the Drentsche Aa National Park. (photo 22Jul21)

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Zuidlaren in Lego (2)

Another photo of the exhibition 'Zuidlaren in Lego' by Erik Oosting, with his creation
of the Zuidlaardermarkt, the annual horse and country market. For more photos see
the Zuidlaren in Lego-website HERE. (photo 24Jul21)

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Zuidlaren in Lego (1)

'Lego master' Erik Oosting has created a Lego version of his birth town Zuidlaren. 
His work can be seen until October in the lobby of the Brink Hotel. The photo shows
part of the Stationsweg near the Brink. (photo 24Jul21)

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

A table with flowers

...near the entrance of the shop at care farm De Stiep. (photo 22Jul21)

Monday, 26 July 2021


I like the look of those red doors. (photo 22Jul21)

Sunday, 25 July 2021


Lots of sorbus trees and shrubs can be found along the sandy roads 
in NP Drentsche Aa. Here the berries are slowly colouring from green 
to red. In Dutch we call them 'lijsterbes'. (photo 22Jul21)

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Friday, 23 July 2021

Stiep bieb

A little free library ('minibieb' in Dutch) at care farm 'De Stiep'. 
(photo 22Jul21)

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Vegetables for sale

It seems most of the goods were already gone that day. There were still some endive
(andijvie in Dutch) and broccoli plants however, as well as rhubarb. (photo 4Jun21)

Wednesday, 21 July 2021


La vita è Bella is an Italian restaurant in Midlaren. (photo 24Jan21)


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

A cow..

..on a gate near the small marina in Noordlaren. (photo 7Aug20)

Monday, 19 July 2021

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Mind your speed..

..and watch out for kids and bikes. (photo 22Jun20)

Saturday, 17 July 2021


Instead of a mowing machine sheep are deployed to keep the grass short. 
I passed them on my morning walk. (photo 8Jul21)

Friday, 16 July 2021

Sailing forbidden

Sailing forbidden

Photo taken on a cycling trip through the Drentsche Aa Nat.Park. (photo 19Apr21)

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Books on wheels the nearby town of Noordlaren. (photo 18Aug20)

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Rain shower

A rain shower was coming towards me and it caught me during
my morning walk before I reached home. (photo 6Jul21)


Tuesday, 13 July 2021


Passing an old bascule bridge on a bicycle trip. (photo 29May21)

Monday, 12 July 2021



A statue of a fisherman in the town of Kiel-Windeweer. (photo 29May21)

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Watch tower

This neat structure is a look-out at the north shore of the Zuidlaardermeer.
(photo 4May20)

Saturday, 10 July 2021


One of the stone suns in our garden. (photo 25Jun21)

Friday, 9 July 2021

Bye bye primary school

On their final day at primary school the oldest kids have their moment of fame
while they are woven goodbye one by one by the rest of the school. They clearly
enjoyed it as there was lots of noise and laughter.  (photo 6Jul21)

Thursday, 8 July 2021

School's out

On their last day at primary school the oldest kids who will go to secondary
education have a festive day and are preparing here for a ride on their decorated 
bikes. Luckily it just stopped raining.  (photo 6Jul21)

Wednesday, 7 July 2021


..growing along road sides everywhere. This photo was taken along the Leemkuilenweg.
Ragwort is called 'Jacobskruiskruid' in Dutch. (photo 2Jul21)

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Monday, 5 July 2021

Green and blue

A wheat field along the Leemkuilenweg. (photo 2Jul21)

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Hanging baskets

About every other lamppost along the Stationsweg is decorated with
a hanging basket. (photo 2Jul21)

Saturday, 3 July 2021

A Summer nuisance


A common sight during the Summer months: oak trees that are marked for having
the oak processionary on them. These caterpillars do not just cause damage 
to the oak by eating its leaves, they are also a human 
irritant as their hairs can cause skin irritation and asthma. (photo 2Jul21)

Friday, 2 July 2021

Pieterpad 2021

On top of the wooden pole with the B&B sign -see yesterday's post- 
was this happy stone. (photo 22Jan21)

Thursday, 1 July 2021


A wooden post along an unpaved road halfway Midlaren and Zuidlaren 
advertises for a B&B and is (most of all) meant for people walking the Pieterpad
This popular long distance walking route from the north of the Netherlands to the 
south, runs 498 km and passes Zuidlaren. (photo 22Jan21)