Tuesday January 15. Winter Wonderland in Holland

Written by Jack van Ommen on January 15th, 2013

It started snowing last night. I had just come back from a visit to my distant cousins in Ek en Wiel. We are related through my maternal grandmother. I visited them for the first time in the spring of 2011 and you might remember the picture of the mating storks, see https://cometosea.us/?p=1833 on their farm. It was sunny and frosty and a beautiful ride through heather fields, old farms and the well preserved¬†medieval town of Amerongen, just a ferry ride across the Lek river to my destination.¬† Karel and Ankie are going skiing for two weeks and they twisted my arm to house sit from next week Thursday. This gives me a couple days after I leave here from Soest to check on the boat and have a choir rehearsal. We will be singing Faur√©’s Requiem mass for Easter. And I might join the choir for a four day trip around Ascension to go to Rome where we will be singing the liturgy for one of the Ascension Day services in the St. Peter Cathedral.

I wen to 10 a.m. mass. This time there was a priest, an excellent small choir and more of the faithful. Corrine came by train for a visit and my sister and her husband also came in the afternoon. It was a beautiful cold crisp day for a walk with Blanda in the woods.

 

 

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  1. Carolyn says:

    Wow… what a thrill that will be for you to sing in a choir in Rome! Hope you get to do it.
    Lovely snow pictures!