17 May 2009

WEEKLY WINNERS - Waterloo, green fields


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When we moved to Waterloo it was a tiny little town, more a big village without any supermarkets, and a lot of fields around. There probably were more cows than people.

33 years later it has changed tremendously. All big shops are now also settled in Waterloo, only Ikea is missing, there are supermarkets en masse and boutiques and shops for everything.

So when I walked our neighbor's dog Yanouk, he pulled me in a direction where I haven't been since at least 30 years and was happily surprised that this area hadn't changed a bit. While the field with the cows behind our house has disappeared and we now have human neighbors, here the time stood still.

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my guide

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different greens and yellow

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my beloved cows

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and even the bridge over the railway hasn't changed and is still the same
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It was a real pleasure to see all these variations of green. This only happens in spring.

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After one hour of walk, my guide needed rest and I too !

8 comments:

diane said...

It is lovely for you to still find an area of green fields. I love your guide.

SandyCarlson said...

Your guide is quite the go-getter! Great shots.

DianeCA said...

Isn't it fun to have another guy to hang out with for awhile! He takes you on such lovely dates into the country side :-) Dogs are good companions, we cat people have to admit that!

A Lady's Life said...

Yanouk looks pooped lol I think his Mom knows the secrets to a doggies heart lol
What a nice place to play.
:)

Melli said...

Isn't it nice to come across a space that HASN'T been touched by earth movers!? I live in the country - and it's getting harder and harder to FIND country around me!

EastCoastLife said...

That is a huge space you can explore with Yanouk for many lovely walks to come. :P

claudie said...

I can say my village Ollioules has changed too! Year after year it becomes nicer and the middle age center becomes very nice! this dog is very cute!

TorAa said...

Pays vertes, sans doubt.

And that was your May 17?

Here in Norway: Very different. LOL