Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Houwaart ...

... 'Den Hagelander' (1999)by Luc De Blick ...

... Saint Denis, holding his head.statue at the portal
of the St Denis church in Houwaart ...

Saint Denis ... (EN)
... is a patron saint of France and, according to
the legend,was the first bishop of Paris..

... According to the Golden Legend, after his head
was chopped off, Denis picked it up and walked two miles,
preaching a sermon the entire way. The site where
he stopped preaching and actually died was made into
a small shrine that developed into the Saint Denis Basilica,

which became the burial place for the kings of France ...

... Saint Joseph, patron of the Belgians, pray for us ...

Thymus vulgaris ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: thyme - NL: echte tijm
FR: thym commun - DE: Echter thymian

Solanum tuberosum / potatoes ... (EN)
... are the world's fourth largest food crop,
following rice, wheat, and maize ...

... panoramic view from the Houwaart hill ...

vineyard / wijngaard Den Houwaart .... (NL)
... surface: 5000 m².
grapes: pinot noir, dornfelder, rivaner,
kerner, bacchus, siegerrebe ...

Convolvulus arvensis ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: field bindweed - NL: akkerwinde
FR: liseron des champs - DE: Ackerwinde