Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Water? What Water? Monthly Theme Day


You might think we're trying to play an April Fool's joke -- this month's theme is "Water" and we're giving you "Sand."

Truth is, the sand dunes that separate Wassenaar from the North Sea couldn't be more important to the area's residents as far as water is concerned.

The dunes naturally filter water, which becomes the water supply for 1.2 million customers. The natural filtration means that the water undergoes minimal processing before it's distributed.

The local water authority (Duinwaterbedrijf Zuid Holland) is also responsible for the conservation of the dunes.

As often happens with theme days, the "water" theme will inspire posts for some time to come, so check back often.

There are currently 178 (!!!) blogs signed up to participate in April's "Water" Theme Day:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Paja, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix - Bostonscapes, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by 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23 comments:

Lezard said...

I'm on my way to Meijendel for my weekly walk, I was nearly sure you would have come with the dune water. Nice shot!

Ineke said...

Great choice and nice post!

Bergson said...

i like your choice :-)

Jilly said...

Great take on today's theme. You need the dunes to keep the water out, not in! So fabulously original posting. Super. Love the photo too.

Gordon said...

No it's not an April Fool's trick; but I did check to be sure!

Dune water is something i was not familiar with - you learn so much on CDP. A great post.

Olivier said...

en effet la sécheresse est un des thèmes les plus important quand on parle d'eau. très bon choix

Indeed drought is one of the most important when we speak of water. Very good choice

Chuck Pefley said...

An important insight about water. So appropriate ... and not that obvious with casual observation. Makes one think a bit. Thanks!

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Most original choice for today's theme.

Denton said...

My first thought was that the water is on the other side of those dunes. I would not have had that though had the location been anywhere other than the Netherlands or New Orleans ... Great interpretation of the theme.

gizelle said...

Just by hearing Wassenaar I already think of water (Wasser:German) I am not sure what it is in Niederlandisch...=)

Unique choice indeed! Happy theme day!

Ben said...

Yes, dunes a re important. At our Tahunanui beach, we have the sign post to protect dunes, the council try to plant glass to protect them but nature is winning so far. I mean the beach is expanding.

alice said...

Great choice! Yes, water can be an ennemy in your country...(it reminds me of this book I read when I was a child about this boy who put his finger into the hole in a dam, I think you know it)

Jackie said...

That is a really clever interpretation of the theme - I really like it (and the photo!).

Thanks for your comment at Glasgow DP :)

Sally said...

That's a fantastic photo, and really intresting ....and who could ever think of The Netherlands WITHOUT water. Dune protection is sooooo important as well.

riniroo said...

I love your interpretation of the theme. Thanks for the insights!

Andrée said...

That is so interesting, thank you. Your sand dunes are so green: the dunes on the Atlantic here in New England are sand. Beautiful, with saw grass. But yours are beautiful, too. There must be many fascinating things to photograph there.

Poly said...

In Mexico we say: "La pura verdad" (The honest truth).

Very nice photo.

http://mexicodailyphoto.blogspot.com

Chris said...

How interesting! I had no idea there were dunes there.

brian said...

Nice post - good selection for the theme day!

Marie-Noyale said...

A choice taht make you think!! Good point and original.

magiceye said...

very interesting and a good take on the theme!

maria elisa said...

We keep learning.

Neva said...

I am learning a lot from you again..had a friend go to Detroit for the weekend and he came back shocked at how run down downtown looks. I tried to warn him!