Hello All Seasons Bloggers,
The link this week is from Sunday April 8 through Wednesday April 11 to 7 pm, Pacific time.
You are genuine friends, if you log on to All Seasons on an Easter Sunday. Am blown away by your support, and how highly you value All Seasons! Many many thanks!
Also I could tell by contributing myself to various memes throughout this week, many are away from their computer. If you were away, welcome back and let’s “do” Spring or Fall. In California they don’t say, “Lets have some lunch,” or “let’s go for lunch.” They say, “Let’s do lunch.”
The calendar of April shows several special days –
April 1 – Easter
April 11 – The Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 22 – Earth Day
April 25 – Anzac Day (Australia)
April 27 – Arbor Day
Please let me know if you know of other events or celebrations
Hope you all had some good things going on Easter weekend:)
Last time we were in the Netherlands, we met with more young people than the ones of our own age. But that is general not unusual for us. In between two art workshops we went with a Dutch couple we had met in the States. To Giethoorn for a day out.
(ie is pronounced as ee, such as geethoorn. oo means a long o, as in over)
Translation on the board: the most beautiful spot in Giethoorn
Orange : this must be Venice. Have fun and shop (not a literal translation, but this is what it means)
Do you see it has a thatched roof? In historic places you will see several. The red-white gargoyle window shutters are very typical for Holland.
Giethoorn is known as the Northern Venice, since most of the “streets” are water ways. All the locals have more than one boat. And many houses (more than 18o wooden bridges) are connected with another street by a wooden bridge over the canal. The size of the town and the crowds are not comparable to the Venice in Italy, but this is still a tourist town. Very popular with Chinese (between 150 thousand and 200 thousand yearly) and other foreigners.
We most often rent a car when going to our country of origin, just for the sake of time, and saving energy. Good, because Giethoorn is in the middle of nowhere (like Las Vegas, very touristy in itself, but takes some effort to get there). It is between Zwolle and Leewarden or Groningen, just to give you an idea, it is in the N.E. of Holland
Whatever boat you fancy ! (45 min. away in Kampen) you can’t escape boats in the Netherlands:)
A station to get your boat repaired. a must for a town like Giethoorn !
Imagine this front yard to be yours …
What ever floats your boat in April, take courage and do it! Am also talking to myself here, because the subject of my last large painting is a controversial one and is almost finished. Now I need to find out in which ways to show it.
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