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Sunday, November 20, 2011


For MellowYellowMonday
For Ruby Tuesday
For Midweek Blues
For Watery Wednesday

Fall can be nostalgic as well as temperamental. The first few days
of our Holland trip a few weeks ago, we had (some of the 23 days per year) sun! 
I was mesmerized by the sea of yellow in the street of our  Amsterdammer friends.

the clouds

If one meets a stranger in the US one likes to be friendly to, one could ask. 
"How are you dong?" 
In the Netherlands one would say in that case,
"Isn't the weather nice (or bad)?"
that's how important the Dutch weather is - a point of contact!

Soon the weather turned again to the usual cloudy and rainy weather. 
(not a dirty lens, but rain drops on our car window)
These willows may probably like the ones Vincent van Gogh sketched and painted

Sketch is from the book "Van Gogh's Letters" published by
Black Dog & van Leventhal Publ.), p. 123)

No matter what weather, Hydrangeas do well!
Here, in this small front yard, the blue gate stands invitingly open. 

But I should be thankful my eyes which are used to Californian sun at least got to see a sunset!

happy thanksgiving



VioletSky said...

That first shot of the tree lined street is gorgeous. I well remember those November "dark days before Christmas"!

loveablecasandra said...

Beautiful pictures...

Visiting for MYM! Hope you can visit mine too:)

Ranu said...

love the first pic.... The yellow leaf tree lined lane is breathtaking.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for these glorious glimpses of autumn!


Whenas in red my Julia’s clad,
Then, then (methinks) she’s wicked bad—
Like Hester Prynne, but not so sad.

Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
Those crimson skirts flow full and free,
Her sweet seductions taketh me!

(With apologies to Robert Herrick, 1591-1674)

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red Lichen

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great photos ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you ~perfect for RT ~ namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Genie said...

The first shot is lovely...and the page from Van Gogh’s sketches is divine. I went to Arles to see the yellow house and it was a real treat. I also loved the museum in Amsterdam. Oh, how I wish I was a painter. Your final sot of the sunset is awesome, too. Such a wonderful series. Superb photography. genie

The color yellow
It soothes my soul and spirit
Nature's gift to me

jeannette said...

I notice things more now I haven't lived there for so long!

Thank you for your visit! (love your name and I wonder what meaning it has?)

Thank you! It was almost overpowering! Thanks for your visit!

Thank you! And have great Thanksgiving!

Thanks Carol! Wishing you also a great Thanksgiving!

Wish I had come Arles, but too many other places were "distracting" me:) Wishing you a great Thanksgiving!

Pearl Maple said...

Your creativity and art is beautiful, happy thanksgiving to you and the family

California Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jeannette!

I've never seen red hydrangeas before. Never and I love that flower.

The yellow trees in Amsterdam are poetically beautiful. That's a framable photo.

Leah H. said...

Nice shots!

Visiting late for Ruby Tuesday! Hope you can visit me too:)

Leah H. said...

Visiting back for Ruby Tuesday~ hope you can visit me too:)