SeasonsWidgetBlog2_4269 copy    Hello Seasons Bloggers       Sept.25-28, 2016

Another week passed and the Season has now officially turned:) This time is often a time of new things giving direction to us in our life in the coming year. For the people in USA it is an intense time, for a new president will be chosen  in November

Thank you much for taking time to share your experience at SEASONS and all your lovely shots and posts last week!
How is this Fall for you -any particulars?

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Always good to see the boats & ships. This one at the Harbor
of Old Town Sacramento – a 1/2 hour from where I live.

Love ships. Maybe unusual for a female, but it has a history. When I was five years old, I made the month long boat ride on an ocean liner from S.E. Asia to Holland, as did hundreds of others. A coup had taken place after Indonesia had become independent of the Dutch, and Indonesia became a muslim country.
That was the trip of my life  Delicious food, entertainment, friendly people who served. Saw snow for the first time. Thought it was cool, to live in a cabin.  Months after that, I still felt the rhythm of the ship on the water in my body.



It rained on Wednesday (for a few minutes:) ) The Hibiscus showing off it’s beauty. You’ve got to understand – in California, rain is an event!




Turning of the Season …

Now have fun with sharing your experience!


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28 Comments Add yours

  1. handmade by amalia says:

    I love ships as well, their practicality, their history, and of course the water.

  2. tgeriatrix says:

    I love ships as well, especially old sail boats! Like your hibiscus and the leave!

  3. facileetbeaugusta says:

    beautiful flower and fall has just arrived 🙂
    Have a nice weekend

  4. I can see you love boats. I do too. Perhaps because the first years of my life we had a view to a harbour with lots of boats and ships. The season we are entering is a bit scary for many reasons. I will turn 60 (strange), you are electing a new pesident, and the winter is unpredictable. Sometimes too early, too hard, and days of chaos to get to work…
    But I look forwards to a cruise trip in November, from Barcelona 🙂

  5. Ah, the beauty and romance of sailing ships!
    Lovely to see the opening Hibiscus….

    Thanks for hosting – enjoy your week!

  6. Abrianna says:

    I do like those old sailing ships.

    I tired on two different computers to link up today and both windows XP and Windows 10 tell me the linky can not be found. Here is my link:

  7. Ugh. Rain. Everything is wet here. But, on the other hand, still green.

  8. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, the ship is beautiful. I love the pretty flowers and the fall colored leaf. It is still mostly green here, not many colors to be seen yet. Thanks for hosting. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  9. It was so interesting learning about your childhood voyage from Indonesia to Holland — you were part of history without even knowing about it at the time! I imagine your parents were a little more worried about the whole thing while you enjoyed yourself. And I certainly can well imagine feeling the motion of the ship for quite some time after hitting dry land. (It takes me a few hours even when we’ve taken a lunch cruise on our small boat!) Lovely signs of Fall around your home. Thank you for hosting Seasons.

  10. jMo says:

    That’s some life changing story, J. I can see how you’d love ships forever. Have u written a story or done a painting of the trip? I don’t have those cool ships but lots of boats in the harbor down the block. Just makes me wish I had a boat (ha, I’m such an ingrate). I noticed the first real signs of fall today even though it was kind of steamy out.

  11. Pat says:

    What an interesting memory you have of being on a ship as a child, while your whole world changed. My maternal grandmother arrived by ship from Europe to Ellis Island when she immigrated at age 18. It was the first time she saw the ocean! I often think how brave she was.

    Rian is an event here, too. It has been quite awhile since we had good rainfall.

    Have a wonderful week, Jesh!

  12. Ohmydearests says:

    That journey sounds life changing and like such fun! Your images are just stunning!

  13. Lovely shots, as always, Jesh! Our Spring is slow in arriving this year, but our cool, wet weather makes coffee drinking inside cosy City cafés very enjoyable.

  14. My Desktop says:

    Thanks for hosting, Jesh!

  15. Mitzi says:

    OOOH….wonderful collection of images!

  16. Abrianna says:

    Success at last – I was able to link up.

  17. Lisa Isaacs says:

    Wow, you have an interesting story! Lovely photos. Looking forward to the rain. It is still warm here, though we have had a very few drops. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  18. I love a beautiful ship! Sounds like quite the adventure for a little girl. Glad to see that you received some rain. Our nephew is in San Diego training to be a Wild Land Firefighter after having finished his tour with the Marines.

  19. Mascha says:

    Famous hibiscus with diamonds… oh, I like ships too, but I don’t often see them…
    Greetings from Germany

  20. Good morning Jesh, Thank you for your sweet comment about my post. I am sorry this comment is so late. We are visiting our son and his family about a 6 hour drive from our home and he is moving into a new home with our help. There has been no time for my computer.
    I too love ships and your story about spending a month on an ocean liner. What a thrill for a five year old girl. Even though you were young, the memory has stayed with you. That is amazing.

    Our Fall here in the NC mountains is always beautiful. My favorite time of the year. I am glad to hear you had some needed rain. A blessing for sure.
    Have a wonderful week.

  21. Tamar says:

    Old ships are so great! Gorgeous shot!

  22. DeniseinVA says:

    Wonderful to see signs of the changing season. And those boats make a terrific shot. Great post Jesh and I have linked up. Thank you so much for the link.

  23. Wonderful shot of the ship in the harbor, a very pretty flower & my favorite this week, the autumn leaves – gorgeous.

  24. Cheryl Ann says:

    Speaking about ships, my husband has a LONG Drake line…Yes…THAT Drake family. Sir Francis would have been his ancestor’s nephew.
    I have a couple of sailing lines myself. I have a LONG Ringo line (yes, that Johnny Ringo) (he was a nephew of my ancestor). They came from a Dutch … PIRATE who was lost at sea and buried in the Atlantic Ocean. Another line is my Stevens line, from the captains of the Mora and the White Ship (alas…) I’ve always loved ships. Guess it is in my blood!
    Cheryl Ann

  25. jesh stg says:

    Wow, what an impressive background! Tried to get to your blog, but failed, so am giving you an email, since I don’t know if you get my comment or not on your blog.

  26. Interesting story. I like short cruises but long ones bore me.

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