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Aug 19Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

๐ŸŒป Thank you Alexander,

On the photo it looks like the grass has been mowed. perhaps for hay?

The Dutch have always been very resourceful . . . growing agricultural products on sand is amazing (-:

Are the Dunes still growing? (With men's help?)

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Aug 19Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

Love hearing more about the islands the dunes and bountiful nature.

So much background and history! Thank for the information.

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Aug 20Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

Drawing through places and details. Distances, slopes, plains, lines and shapes. Nature narratives. Even words can design landscapes.

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Aug 19Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

๐ŸŒปโ€‹ Hi Judith Hubbart, try this for a fly over๐ŸŒป๐Ÿš via Google Earth (-:

If you like a birds eye view try Google Maps or Google Earth which is now available in a browser version. Here is one: https://earth.google.com/web/ (I used Firefox browser here).

Launch Earth

search for Burgh-Haamstede in the Netherlands and zoom in (-:

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Aug 19Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

And a lovely butterfly. You share such engaging material I now must investigate "castle grounds" immediately.

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Very nice text, very interesting... which makes you want to go and find out!๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ

Human intelligence and ingenuity have left lasting marks on nature for centuries, which we can enjoy today.

These landscapes are so wild and fascinating!

Could the generations that preceded us imagine that one day we would need these places of unspoiled nature, places so precious to recharge our batteries...?

In France, along the Atlantic Ocean, all the work of our ancestors to fix and hold the sand and dunes in place by planting lots of pines and maquis, has been wiped out by the construction of seaside resorts over the past 2 last centuries. , holiday resorts, many of which have already (sadly) been eaten away by sand, opening up paths for ocean wavesโ€ฆ

Fortunately๐Ÿ™, many of our coastal regions (and there are many of them in France) have been protected for a long time by very strict coastal protection laws, thus keeping intact the beauty of the places, the traces of the activities of our ancestors and the beautiful geography. of our country ! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŠ

Knowing how to live in harmony with our land... it's so essential!

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Aug 20Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

Dunes fascinate me. Wish we had some. Thanks for sharing.

Love your pictures and your explanations. I can just see the farmers swearing and trying to get the sand off their land. Must read up on dunes in general and inland dunes.

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Aug 19Liked by Alexander Verbeek ๐ŸŒ

Iโ€™ve been studying the structure in the center of the second photo at the end of the center tree line; wondered if it were a home, shed? Otherwise the green bursts forth so clearly in the trees, grasses. So pure in every way. Untouched it would seem. No wildlife. ? Recall earlier posts elsewhere I suppose of the ponies that were fascinating.

Rena speaks of castle grounds? Reading again more slowly....

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