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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

STILL LIFES OF FALL


Almost like a still life of early morning
condensation of  water on the window,
as well as condensation on the inside of the lens of my camera 
(oops, forgot to take the camera out of the trunk of the car at night
when temps were dipping below zero Celcius or 32 degr. F).


The blue curtain of this kitchen is for Midweek Blues, hosted by Rebecca, and the condensed water for Watery Wednesday, hosted by 2sweetnsaxy  and the reflection of the clouds  moved by the wind on the mountains for Weekend Reflections , hosted by James (scroll down to end of post if you like to log on to their sites!)
Also, you would like to glance over the post below on what I did last week "It Doesn't Stop"


A forlorn picnic table
waiting impatiently for Spring


Streets adorned with a bouquet of leaves, flowers and grasses

 
The reflection of clouds moved by a fierce wind blowing over the Grapevine mountains  
with leftovers of a dusting of snow (two hours North from Los Angeles)
for Weekend Reflections





40 comments:

Betsy Grant said...

I love the autumn still life. The view is obscured, yet inviting. The scarves are lovely too.

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous photos! the window shot is beautiful!

Kerry said...

Wow these are great. That is a dreamy picture of the window and curtain, really beautiful.

Karena said...

Fabulous images depicting Autumn perfectly!

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Twain12 said...

gorgeous pictures ...love the window and the mountains

jeannette said...

Betsy,
the view is intriguing, isn't it?
Thank you -am glad the scarves turned out nicely:)

Luna,
Thank you, the condensed water helped set the mood:0

Kerry,
These pics portray the mood I was in -waking up in a warm bed, and coming into the freezing cold...


Karena,
Thanks for your visit -glad you like the pics!

Twain,
Thought that Fall is the perfect season for still lifes -thanks:)

Gunnar said...

Very nice autumn images, and I did like that window image very good.

Reader Wil said...

Interesting photos! Very much like the end of the year! We have had snow already and some enthusiastic skaters were already trying the ice. In Friesland they actually skated on nature ice, though I think it's dangerous. Skaters are advised not to go by themselves.

Cezar and Léia said...

You have a blessed talent, these pictures are wonderful!
Fabulous artwork!Congratulations!
*** my favorite : the first one! BRAVO!
Léia

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I really, really like the top photo best. As you say, quite artistic.

My Watery Wednesday Photo Hope you find time to visit with me.

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi Jeannette,
Thanks for commenting on my entry. The last photo is breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

EG Wow said...

LOVE the window still life! Very nice, Jeannette!

Rebecca said...

First that ascent and descent piece is beautiful! As are the Grapevine mountains! Love that old window too.

Dianne said...

stunning shots
the window is beautiful
and the clouds are magnificent

NatureFootstep said...

I love that window. :)

Woody said...

I've come to really appreciate photographs of windows lately, very nice.

Judy said...

I love that shot of the window, with all the condensation!! I never would have thought of it...
You asked whether Annie went through the ice - yes, but it was only a couple of inches deep, so she was fine. Being half terrier can be an advantage... Sometimes...

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful shots! I really like the window pic!

Jim said...

I like your window scene, Jeannette. It tells of security indoors on a cool wet morning. The blue color helps it to look old.

About your "when temps were dipping below zero." I suppose you meant 'below zero degrees Celsius?' That would be 32° F which is the freezing point of water.

We got down to that cold this morning. That won't happen very often during a winter here in Southeast Texas.
..

Lyndsey said...

I like all the photos. My favorite is the first one of the window with the condensation.

My daughter's birthday falls on Thanksgiving once in awhile too. She was born the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

jeannette said...

Gunnar,
Thanks for visiting!While at your blog I looked at all of them -your shots of the children and the snow are stunning!

Reader Wil,
Of course I immediately passed on the news about skating in Friesland to hubby (hij is een Fries). When my brother was here, he related to me that last year was "een ouderwetse winter"!

Leia,
Thank you, Leia! You are always so kind:) Have a great rest of the week!

H. Anni,
Thank you and also for the visit! I visited yours and like your blog:)

Y. Ikeda,
You are welcome -you always have an interesting perspective in your photos! With my last pic it took me a while to figure out what was going on!

EGWow,
Thank you, Friend! Those windows "kept speaking to me" every time I came at my daughter's house:)

Rebecca,
Thank you, Rebecca:) No snow in your neck of the woods yet?

Diane,
Living in California have made me appreciate clouds much more (in Holland I never paid attention to them, LOL)

Naturefootstep,
Thank you! The Scandinavian blog friends seem to all be very good photographers!!

Woody,
So have I -maybe because one of hubby's specialties is to put in windows and doors.

Judy,
Thanks for telling how Annie ended up! Even though I've seen dogs swim, in the pic she looked small and forlorn in the water.

Southern Sass,
Thank you! I'm curious what your pics will be for the Christmas season!

Jim,
sorry, I keep moving in and out my past European and recent American experience:) I meant zero Celsius!
Guess what, in the 70ties I went to college in Waxahachie, TX about 20 miles from Dallas.

Lyndsey,
Thank you,and also for visiting! A birthday during those days makes it extra special, don't you think?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Jeannette, those are absolutely beautiful pictures. The reflection in the window is dazzling. Thanks for sharing.

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful photos...I love the blue haze on that window. Thanks for the lovely memes as well. I'll have to check them out.

Kim, USA said...

I love your photos here. Thanks for sharing!
Sky Watch

crochet lady said...

I like the bits of subtle color in the leaves and grasses photo. I enjoy looking up close at natural things and picking out the beauty in the simplicity of a leaf.

VioletSky said...

Grapevine Mountains - love the name as much as the image.

anjoe playhouse said...

Your windowphoto is very speciel. It tell us a story ;-)

jeannette said...

Sally,
Thank you! One of those happy accidents! Maybe one day I'll make a painting of it.

The Write Girl,
Thank you! You have an ambitious blog! Curious how you found me...

Kim,
Thank you, bloggie friend! These turned out well:)

Jen,
Yes, I'm with you -those little subtle things give me joy!

Violet Sky,
The Grapevine is a treacherous course of mountains where cars in the summer often overheat, or get stranded in the snow (since people don't know how to deal with snow in this state:) ), but... everytime we go by there my camera keeps clicking!

Anjoe,
Yes, it is a story of my daughters blue and white kitchen:) Have a great weekend!

Sheri said...

Beautiful, love Calif. scenery so much. That's one thing I miss.

clairz said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Very lovely photos! I love the one of the Grapevines.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful! Your photos are like paintings.

'Tsuki said...

Grapevine mountains seems to be such a lovely place ! Your shot of shadow of clouds is really beautiful... I like the first one too, with the condensation on the window in the morning... Very nice sharing indeed !

Serendipity said...

I like the mountains best, lovely reflections :-)

Springman said...

Sweet reflections!

knitwit said...

Beautiful photos. The one of the window really speaks to me!!!

Melissa B. said...

Beautiful, artistic captures. Bravo!

jeannette said...

SORRY PEOPLE, I AM SO BEHIND WITH MY REPLIES!

Sheri,
The landscapes of CA never tire!

Lotusleaf,
Thank you for the compliment! And also for visiting!

'Tsuki,
Thank you! I'm not a photographer, but I know what I like:)

Serendipity,
Thank you for visiting! I love the mountains because I come from a flat country (Holland)

Clairsz,
sorry, I went out of sequence! thank you for your visit! I regularly come by there to go to my kids.

Springman,
Thanks! Did I tell you before? My son in law is a firefighter.

Knitwit,
Thank you! -it tells a story like someone else said.

Melissa,
Thank yo for visiting my blog. Glad you like the pics!:)

noel said...

aloha,

thats a very unique skywatch for today, the landscape art is beautiful

thanks for sharing

jeannette said...

Noel,
thank you for visiting! Hope you know that when you click on the photo of the painting right under the header, it will bring you to my art blog with a larger version of the image on this blog:) Have a great weekend, and hope to see you more!

Becky Chalet said...

I love the window shot sooo much!
The mist on the window makes for a perfect picture frame.