① memo 20180921 ~ Quay between Mills #2 and #3 ~ Walking the quay (dutch ‘kade’) along the waterway – close to the ‘siphon’ – between Mills #2 and #3 of the quartet of windmills together dewatering (regulate the water level of) the polder west of the village Aarlanderveen (Alphen) – draining the surplus of water into the Old Rhine – last sunday in the Green Heart of Holland .
① memo 20180918 ~ Pearly Mussel Shell ~ Pearly interior of freshwater mussel shell , last sunday , on the quay of a polder waterway near Alphen in the Green Heart of Holland .
① memo 20180917 ~ Path ~ Multi-use path for use by both cyclists and pedestrians , around Alphen , Holland
① memo 20180916 ~ Mill #2 ~ The second mill of the quartet of windmills working together to keep the polder dry west of the village Aarlanderveen (Alphen) in the Green Heart of Holland . The waterway drains into the Old Rhine nearby.
Mill #2 (dutch ‘Molen 2’ or ‘middenmolen’) is not turning in this video .. it’s the nearby model mill that is turning.
These are the only mills in the world that are still being used as main dewatering for a polder.
Recently the dutch decided to start using again such historic polder water windmills everywhere in the Netherlands to assist the modern electric dewatering pumps if needed .
① memo 20180914 ~ Windy Day ~ Another cow portrait on the border of a polder ditch , that windy day earlier this week in the Green Heart of Holland
① memo 20180913 ~ Cows - A Group Portrait ~ This week in the Green Heart of Holland
① memo 20180911 ~ Curious Cows ~ Polder grassland around Alphen , Green Heart , Holland