Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The song for a windmill.............

Am back!!!! In Florida after a whirlwind of vacations.....married to the man I've loved and cared for more than half a decade now :) And back on the blogscene with this Quixotic li'l piece (remember "tilting at windmills", anyone????) from the pristine northernmost part of the Netherlands..........One of the most romantic part of our stay in the charming Groningen province (and city) was the sight of windmills almost singing with the breeze!!! Sigh!!!! "Up with the sun, the breeze arose, Across the talking corn she goes, And smooth she rustles far and wide Through all the voiceful countryside. Through all the land her tale she tells; She spins, she tosses, she compels The kites, the clouds, the windmill sails And all the trees in all the dales......................" (RL Stevenson) We cud not make it to the ever-popular Kinderdijk to witness the beauty of a score of windmills in action and this one is no Moulin Rouge (Red Windmill).......it was fascinating a place, nevertheless. The landscape refuses to fade from the memories I will cherish all my life.....the rivulets, the dykes, the sea, the canals, picturesque villages, the pastures .................................... Our li'l "Dutch treat" :) Wud have loved to shoot this at sunset too.....but Sunshine was a rarity in the parts we were staying at this time of the year. On a tangent, can you spot the two ppl framed with the windmill in the shot???? They seem dwarfed by the mill, don't they ..the pic's here for the two of them....:)....they are two of my fav ppl or as i call them Los Muchachos :)

20 comments:

Jen said...

Well congratulations again! Hopefully you will be able to post some pictures of the ceremony and more of the trip afterwards too...sounds like the trip was magical - even moreso being that you could share it with the one you love:)

Manuel Tendero Gil said...

HOLA UNA FOTO ESTUPENDA ENHORABUENA UN SALUDO

Kunal said...

bhelcome ji!!!

sandy said...

Hellooooo *jumps up and down* Welcome back MRS. Moi :-)))))

Love the windmill shot and your "Los Muchachos" do put a great perspective on the size and bulk of the windmill.
and thanks for the poem too.
Looking forward to more great memories and photos Moi.

Joel Reynolds said...

wow - great pic!
I love the scale with the figures beside the windmill!
Awesome.
Joel

Daniele Marioli said...

Ciao!!!
Thanks for have linked my blog!!
You have always beautiful shot!
Bravissima!
Ciao!!!

Moi said...

jen: thanx again :).....had a real good time ....shall put up a few pictures from the wedding once i have them..still waiting for them to be sent by my parents in India.

manuel : greetings to u too and thanx for the compliment :)

kunal : dhonyowod....(that's thank u for u with all a's rollled into o's :DDDD)

sandy : thanx for the exuberant welcome :DDD haha!! here's to the new year and sharing of tons of new pics n thoughts :) .....

joel : thanx a ton!! wish u, Andrea and Issac a great year ahead :)

daniel : :) so do u

granati said...

congrats on the marriage. how was kolkata and the festivites? my brother-in-law just got back from india on tuesday.

Moi said...

granati : thanx :)......it was good fun.....all went well and as expected..that was a big relief, considerig how spread-out the wedding was.....hope u and ur family had a good time back there :)

Chad Oneil said...

Cool image.

Kanishka Agiwal said...

Mrs. Swati Bhattacharya (hope i got tht right),
Netherlands, winter, snow, winds, mills, soulmate, candles, hot coffee, and more. More or less sums up all that was foggy and romantic. Almost reminds me of Bachchan walking with Rekha in a foggy place in Silsila.

Terribly romantic.

All the best!! :)

jshishir1 said...

welcome back and happy new year to u too and now i can finally say Mrs. Swati..see my guess work long time back finally paid off....good luck to both of u

granati said...

oh yeah, we did. planning on goin' back again sometime this comin' up fall (maybe october perhaps).

Sarad said...

Welcome back! how was your trip and how is Arka? What all places did you visit?
Don Quixote viewed the windmills as Giants, didn't he? What does this windmill in your photo blog symbolize?

Still said...

A superb picture!

Anonymous said...

:)

your's truly!

Moi said...

chad : thanx :)

kanishka : now that its back to books and regular Mon to Fri grind, the memories are the only way to stay "terribly romantic".....:) and i'm guessin' that u strayed to this blog coz the other blog of mine stays non-updated :DD

granati : wow!!! u seem to b india more often than I am :) good luck and keep up the good work is all i can say :)

Moi said...

shishir : thanx a ton :) hope to see u arnd more often...:)

sarad : thanx..all's well here..arka's busy donning the role of a "responsible husband"...well trying to atleast :D...travelled a li'l in europe and visited Calcutta for the first time ever....:)..u r right abt Quixote...and my windmill is here for the romance it evoked...my first ever sighting of one....:)

Moi said...

still : thanx

anon : well why is "my truly"...spreading such cheer arnd...am beginning to get worried now, truly!!! :DDD

Suzana said...

Welcome back, Swati! And congrats again. I'm happy for you. And glad your trip went well. Nice pic BTW. I like the tiny figures beside this massive windmill.