Now Christmas passed, however it was, good or bad, today is another chance or opportunity, to live fully in the now.
In need of blue skies, and hope your NEW YEAR will be filled with many of them!



The DOORS of the Holiday Express in Sacramento (Thurs. Doors)





The Fun:  Ready to get on board? And a GATE in the distance! (Tue Treasure, Travel Tue, Randomosity))





Hydrangea Bouquet at a December wedding
(The Good: R., Tue Treasure, Floral Fri Foto)



*From your tree to mine – for Tue Texture and Fri Greens *




Friday Hunt
Begin with any letter: Reflection
Weeks Favorite: sunset trees
Celebrate: Painting Reflection



Reflection of a tree in a puddle of the riverbed
in Yosemite Nat. Park
(Nature Notes, ABC Wed. – Y, Weekend Reflection)






© Oil, Reflection of Tree in Yosemite Nat. Park, St Germain

Wherever I travel, I take a souvenir with me: a plein air oil painting  This one a reflection of a tree in a Happy Isles puddle in Yosemite Nat. Park
(from a slightly different angle than the above image).
I always smile when people tilt their head, because they think it’s shown upside down. (Travel Tue, ABC Wed.-Y)






Winter sky – a red glow on where the last sun rays of the day are on these trees.  Some of these (at least 60 feet) trees have been cut since last year, because of infestation of the beetle, so this is a historic photo-
colors are not edited! (Sky Watch)


Join the fun in a New Year with ALL SEASONS

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Every Week from Sunday – Wednesday with a photo
of your experience on the Link List



Thanks to All the Hosts of these Wonderful Memes/Challenges
Blue Monday  Randomosity  *  Our World  *
Nature Notes Tue Treasure  * Tue Texture  *  Tue Travel  *
ABC–   * Outdoor Wednesday  *  Communal Global  *
Thurs. Doors Floral Fri Foto  * Sky Watch * Thankful Thursday  * Fri Greens  *
Weekend ReflectionFri Photo Journal   *  Fri Hunt  * Pink Saturday *

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Tamar says:

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  2. Tony McGurk says:

    That’s a wonderful looking train.

  3. Love the old train. How fun!

  4. I always enjoy railcars! Thanks for sharing this week…Happy New Year.

  5. Fun60 says:

    What a stunning reflection.

  6. Felicia says:

    that is a wonderful old train.

  7. narami says:

    Beautiful collection jesh! I love the tree! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  8. rebecca haegele says:

    I love hydrangeas. And when I saw the reflection I thought is looks like a painting and then I saw the painting. Perfect!

  9. Klara S says:

    I really like reflections od the tree. Happy New Year.

  10. Al says:

    I hope you had a great Christmas and have a wonderful 2017. I love that train!

  11. Lisa Isaacs says:

    The photo, Reflection of a tree in a puddle, is gorgeous but your painting is even more special! How wonderful!

  12. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, pretty shots of the sky. I love the train and the Christmas tree. Wonderful collection of photos.

  13. Eileen Wise says:

    PS, enjoy your weekend! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice ones. Unfortunately I missed our holiday train again this year 😦
    Hopefully I’ll catch it next time. Have yourself a safe and happy new year 🙂

  15. Wonderful pictures as always J….. I love to take pictures of what I call “upside down skies” — the reflection of clouds in the water, so many times they are prettier than the actual sky is… but I think your reflection painting is the best I’ve ever seen! Lovely. Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

  16. bettyl - NZ says:

    I would have so enjoyed the train! I wish you a fantastic new year.

  17. Your reflection photo and painting are wonderful. Peaceful. Thanks, Jesh, for your generous words of encouragement these past few months. It means a lot to me. I missed your deadline for ALL Seasons this week. I’ll try next. A peaceful and joyful 2017 to you!

  18. Your painting of the reflected tree is lovely!

    I like that train door, and train. The color gray is unique for a train I think. I like it.

    Happy New Year to you and J, and your family! xx

  19. We both did a bit of red today, Jesh. I love the train and of course, your painting is lovely. Happy 2017!


  20. Michelle says:

    I do love the train and those hydrangeas! Thanks for linking up today!

  21. Villrose says:

    Love the Hydrangea and trees (outside and inside)!

  22. Fun60 says:

    What a beautiful reflection and painting.

  23. tanya breese says:

    Great pictures! Happy New Year!

  24. I like the train too! And all your lovely photos. Happy New Year!

  25. scotiaspinner says:

    A wonderful painting! I love that reflection shot, and also the sunset trees! All the best for a wonderful new year!

  26. LovelyGishi says:

    The train is so adorable, and the reflection of the tree on the river was priceless!!
    Happy New Year!!

  27. James says:

    The reflection photo is great and the painting is even better. Happy new year!

  28. jesh stg says:

    Had a second look at your lights, and especially the one of “home of the free, because of the brave” touched me! Hope that many who are fearful of the new direction will read (or have read) that one:)
    So, what major is your study?

  29. LovelyGishi says:

    Thanks! I hope so too! 🙂
    It’s Civil engineering.

  30. jesh stg says:

    Wow, you are brave – I have zero talents in that direction:):) Enjoy your Christmas break!

  31. LovelyGishi says:

    Thank you, and you as well! 🙂

  32. jesh stg says:

    Thank you so much Sally for your kind comment about the reflection -it was a challenge to think upside down:) The holidays were great – thank you! Now I have to check if wordpress sends m message to typepad!

  33. I love the reflection painting and all the cheery photos… Michelle

  34. jesh stg says:

    Thanks Gordon! It was a challenge to think upside down:) A happy New Year to you and your wife!

  35. Teresa says:

    I just love the doors on the train! Beautiful painting. I do hope you had a good Christmas. Thanks so much for joining in Friday’s Hunt. Happy 2017!

  36. What a wonderful white hydrangea, Jesh!
    Thanks for joining us on the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  37. pattisj says:

    You did a lovely job capturing the likeness of the rocks and tree. We love trains!

  38. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Patti:)

  39. Lovely post, Jesh! Wonderful Christmas tree and I really like your painting.
    Thanks for your contributions to this meme in 2016, hope to see more of your green photos in 2017!

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