Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Apple blossom time! - Part one

The Easter long weekend holiday is behind us but I wanted to share our day out in The Betuwe, an area of Holland where the fruit orchards are. It is apple blossom time in Holland and with the sunny weather we had over the weekend, it was a great day out for our Easter holiday.

We used the ferry to cross the river and stopped at the first farm that is a tea room. It is called Hofstede De Koningslinde in a village called Eck en Wiel. A link to the farm's website can be found here. The farm is open as a Bed and Breakfast and also as a tea room. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed sitting in the sunshine while enjoying a piece of Yvonne's homemade apple pie. Take a moment to enjoy the slideshow for an impression...

Next time, more on apple blossom time!

Note: Thank you for the many comments about my new header photo. The quilt is one that I did make myself. Some of the blocks were given to me from ladies in my quilt group when we held a log cabin block swap.


Nancy said...

Hey, I don't think we ever went to this place. Hummmmmmmm. We crossed rivers on ferry boats, but maybe not this one.
It looks really nice. Glad you had fun.
Love you, Mom
PS: Hope you are ok after your fall yesterday

Tam said...

Just lovely Heidi! It has been such a slow start to Spring here in PA. Thanks for sharing your Spring.

Susan in SC said...

How pretty! Makes you ready for Spring to make her arrival with all of her glory! I just love spring!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh how lovely! It must have been a wonderful little outing.

And yes, Congratulations to you on your lovely new Header. Soooo pretty!

'Aunt Amelia'

Linda said...

Heidi...I so enjoyed the slideshow, this is a beautiful spot. The orchards are lovely and how nice to sit and enjoy your tea and apple pie right in the middle of Mother Nature...hugs, Linda

Happy @ Home said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the slide show, Heidi. That looks like a perfect spot to visit right about now.

I think your header is just stunning. That is a beautiful quilt.

Tracy said...

What a wonderful place...thanks for taking us along, Heidi! The glories of spring unfolding and unfurling...nothing like! Happy Days :o) ((HUGS))

Terri said...

My apple trees aren't even beginning to bud yet! Soon though, I hope!

Come help me in the garden Heidi! I am starting from scratch at the Victorian and I could use a hand!

Nancy said...

THAT IS TOOOO CUTE. I told you to find the song and boyyyyyy did you ever. That is from your Gramma's time. LOL.
Love you, MOm

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

Well, seeing those beautiful blossoms everywhere is certainly Celebrating The Seasons, isn't it? I think it's the most beautiful time of the year.

Bye & hugs, Carolien

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