SUBTROPICAL

  Palm trees, subtropical flowers, high rise buildings, freeway signs, big mall areas are so much the pleasant part of the Los Angeles basin where I lived for three decades. The less pleasant part are the traffic jams, waiting for more than an hour at any restaurant in the weekends. A few weeks ago I heard…

SEASONS – SEPTEMBER EXPECTANCY

        Hello SEASONS bloggers (Sunday Sep 4 – 7) Loved all of your entries last week- really nice getting to know you better this way! Thanks for linking and commenting:) It looks as if summer really is ending. Already have seen some bright colored Fall leaves on some blogs. And the last…

ON UTAH’S ROADS

  Read in the ABOUT section (right side underneath the header) about this new header Amazing skies and mountains – I have grown to love our yearly Yosemite Nat. Park visits. Yet, very different stunning skies and Impressive (ABC Wed.) red and white mountains – that is Utah for me.       Seen from the road: Burnt tree…

SEASONS – ALREADY THE END OF AUGUST?!

                     Hello SEASONS bloggers, Happy for the turn out of last week of all of you! And loved reading all of your posts – incredible:) When trying to get my thumbnail pic for the linky list last week, I had an interesting and happy thing. Four times I filled in the info….

A CLOSER LOOK

This HEADER image is The Magere Brug (The Skinny Bridge) – an icon in Amsterdam, the story goes that there were two sisters Mager. One lived on ones died of the water, and the other on the other side.They were supposedly rich, for this bridge was built. This is only a small detail of the…

SEASONS – BEGIN THE FOURTH WEEK OF AUGUST

    Hello SEASONS bloggers, Sunday Aug. 21- Wednesday. Aug. 24 Had a great time listening to the grand kids last weekend, what new classes they were going to have, new school, etc., etc Wishing all you ones who are somehow involved in, or effected by education –  wishing you a great school year/season and…

SNIPPETS OF ART ADVENTURES

At the end of Wednesday just saw that Central Italy was hit this day with a 6.earthquake and at least 120 people died. My thoughts are with them. No matter where I am, the world is full of beauty, whether I am in Italy, or near my house. Reflection and sand bank – into Italy…

Coast but Not Coasting

Hope you discovered with this theme you don’t have to click on the title to leave a comment:)   Ebb and flow – a process of being in between one or the other I’m there most of the time On Pacific Coast Highway with a view on Laguna Beach, the city hubby worked for many…

SEASONS – FITTING into AUGUST (7-10)

Hello SEASONS bloggers,  Really appreciate the time you spend on linking up a thumbnail to share your experience! A slice of my own life: recovering from the triple digit heat-looking forward to the next weeks- we have 7 grandkids who go to school, from Kindergarten to college (!) plus son in law teaching-  How about your…

DETAILS of a CULTURE

There are so many small details that make up a culture. Details not found in tourists’ shops. Here are some of them. How you get lost in your own country is when you listen as a Dutchman – being used to American English – listen  to a British guide- and try to figure out what they mean…

SEASONS – END JULY and BEGIN AUGUST

Hello SEASONS bloggers, July 31 – August 3           Can you believe it? On Monday it’s AUGUST! We are having 4 birthdays in one week in the family with mine is on Wed. All beautiful, creative, informative, and lovely posts last week and great photos – thank you! The logo above shows the heat here since…

LITTLE ENJOYMENTS

  Summer is my most favorite time. Long days. No coat, open shoes, shorts, sleeveless tops, endless salads, and ice cream This bend is on my way, where the trees form a perfect arch   The more up in years, the more I love parasols. (Fences, W. Reflection, THE GOOD) R MacWheeler ‘s newest book will…