Summer in Delft

Since we went back to Greece earlier this Summer, we get to experience the Netherlands during August. We have been here before in June/July/August and I can assure you that the previous three summers the weather has been particularly cruel with expats coming from the Mediterranean, Mexico, India and in general hot summer destinations. It was rainy, it was cloudy, it was cold. As in “we need to open the heater” cold or as in “I need to wear my coat” cold. But this year has been different. During the week it was up to 31 C, but we had to work, so we could not head to Scheveningen, as we would like.  But I had big plans for the weekend! Guess what? The temperature dropped. It is still around 23, but for me this is not “I will go into the sea (ocean)” temperature. Still it was sunny, so we decided to visit Delftse Hout, which is much closer to our place. We went there on foot to get some exercise as well, as our office lives do not exactly offer many opportunities to use our body in the way it was meant to be used.

I decided to post this short photo-post in the Travel category, as we might not be traveling to Delft, but other people might be interested to do that. And I do recommend it.

This is how I see the world through my sunglasses. I assure you that the lenses are brownish, so I am not sure where all the pink comes from. All people look sun burnt as well.

This is how I see the world through my sunglasses. I assure you that the lenses are brownish, so I am not sure where all the pink comes from. All people look sun burnt as well.

That's what you see when you lie down at Delftse Hout, on top of you. I am a big fan of looking at the sun through foliage.

That’s what you see when you lie down at Delftse Hout, on top of you. I am a big fan of looking at the sun through foliage.

The tree we were talking about, it's the one on the right. Plus lake, plus blue sky.

The tree we were talking about, it’s the one on the right. Plus lake, plus blue sky.

Cute little flower, about the name of which I am clueless.

Cute little flower, about the name of which I am clueless.

View from one side of a bridge in D.H.

View from one side of a bridge in D.H.

View from the other side of the bridge, sun reflections and all.

View from the other side of the bridge, sun reflections and all.

Look at all these orange things! (whose name I also ignore)

Look at all these orange things! (whose name I also ignore)

Water lilies.

Water lilies.

A flock of ducks. I think they are a gang. We run away fast (kidding. Not.)

A flock of ducks. I think they are a gang. We run away fast (kidding. Not.)

And some teenage swans with their mom.

And some teenage swans with their mom.

A heron.

A heron.

A male non-hip hippie.

A male non-hip hippie.

A female non-hip hippie (in the painful process of growing out her hair.)

A female non-hip hippie (in the painful process of growing out her hair.)

P.S.: I know I look like that. Or that. Or that. Have fun with it, while it lasts.

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