Thursday, 30 September 2021


Nature area Balloërveld is located about 10 km south of Zuidlaren, consisting mostly
of heathlands. There are several open spots with sand-drifts as here on the photo. It's a
wonderful area for hiking and cycling.  (photo 26Sep21)

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Insect hotel

A large insect hotel at the edge of nature reserve Tusschenwater (photo 10May20)

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Next left

View towards the Stationsweg with the Brink O.Z. on the next left. (photo 4Oct20)

Monday, 27 September 2021


With the leaves gone the potatoes are almost ready to be harvested. (photo 25Sep20)

Sunday, 26 September 2021


One of the local bakeries, known for their 'real Zuidlaarderbollen', 
round breads made from rye and wheat flower and filled with
dried grapes. They are a local speciality and very tasty. 
(photo 18Apr21)

Saturday, 25 September 2021


The generous flowers of one of the Hydrangeas in our garden. (photo 1Sep21)


Friday, 24 September 2021


View from the Oude Coevorderweg towards the auditorium of the Walakker 
cemetery. (photo 2Oct20)

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Grand café

Grand Café Zuidlaren at the Millystraat. (photo 29Aug20)

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Social distancing

It has been officially declared that the 1.5-meter distancing rule is no longer 
required in our country from September 25. This sign was spotted at the entrance 
of a nearby camping site, measuring the 1.5 meter distance in dolmens. 
(photo 22Jul21)

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Noordlaren mill

The gristmill 'Korenschoof'' (meaning 'sheaf of wheat') in the town of Noordlaren
 dates from 1849. (photo 12Aug20)

Monday, 20 September 2021

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Straight on

One of the signs of the 'Hunzeloop wandeltocht'  that took place
yesterday on September 18. It's an organised hike starting in Zuidlaren, 
with several distances to choose from.  (photo 17Sep21)

Saturday, 18 September 2021

The entrance barrier..

..of bungalow park De Vijftig Bunder. (photo 21Aug20)

Friday, 17 September 2021

Walrus happy stone

Another happy stone found in the Zuides neighbourhood. (photo 10Mar21)

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Waiting room

Waiting for my dentist appointment. (photo 15Sep21)

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Grey skies

Grey skies above the south side of the brink. (photo 1May21)

Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Watching the grinding process of cinnamon ('kaneel' in Dutch) 
with a small mill stone, inside De Wachter mill. (photo 24Jul21)

Monday, 13 September 2021


The central square, known here as 'brink'. (photo 19May21)

Sunday, 12 September 2021


It's really a mystery to me what this is. Maybe a piece of industrial heritage?
Photo taken in the Dennenoord area. (photo 19May21)

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Drentsche Aa river

Cycling through the Drentsche Aa NP.  (photo 23Aug21)

Friday, 10 September 2021


The leaves of the Bergenia Crassifolia in our garden, 'Schoenlappersplant' in Dutch, 
are colouring to a deep red. (photo 1Sep21)

Thursday, 9 September 2021


One more photo of that rainy day last month.. (photo 27Aug21)

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

And slowly..

..Autumn is getting near. (photo 1Sep21)

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Lawn mowers

..recruited once more by the municipality of Tynaarlo to cut the grass short along the
Oude Tolweg. (photo 1Sep21)

Monday, 6 September 2021

Little Swan

Guest house 'Zwaantje', or 'Little Swan' is located at the Stationsweg.
 (photo 29Aug21)

Sunday, 5 September 2021


This Helichrysum italicum, aka 'curry plant', has been flowering in our garden
the whole Summer and still does. (photo 1Sep21)

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Morning walk

..following the Oude Tolweg on my long legs 😉. (photo 26Aug21)

Friday, 3 September 2021

Miniature sheep

These are the miniature sheep I mentioned in yesterday's post. (photo 9Aug20)

Thursday, 2 September 2021


Another photo from the archives, taken during the same hike as yesterday's shot.
The bodies of these sheep are made from small boulders, and their heads and feet are 
made from steel. We have some miniature versions at home. (photo 22Feb21)

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Entrance sign

Long before we ever dreamt of moving to Zuidlaren we occasionaly came
here to hike and/or enjoy the scenery. I took this photo back in 2015 when we
passed The Wachter mill museum on foot.  The sign on the wall 'Ingang
means 'entrance'. (Photo 22Feb15)