To live and enjoy every day to its fullest, use my gifts to help others, I travel to wherever passion finds me.

What Will She Paint?

So many friends I met here...!

Monday, February 06, 2012


For Watery Wednesday   For Alphabe -    For Sky Watch   For Floral Friday 
For Flowers from Today   For Weekend Reflection
For scenic Sunday 

Three Boats 
a Still Life 
of a Good Life
so easily forgotten
that constant worry or toil
won't make life easier

to envy my neighbor's yacht
won't make me richer,

Live a Little
Live a Lot
fragrance of petals ever lingering
 taking the thorns in stride

                                                    the golden end



Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful pic :)

Jake said...

Really nice photos.

Thanks for dropping by!

DawnTreader said...

Thanks for the reminder of summer... We've been having very cold and snowy winter here lately!

Stephanie V said...

I like your poetic sentiment - envy is a waste of time. The photo is wonderful.

Betsy Grant said...

I love your pics and your thoughts to go with them. A bit of wisdom... Visit me when you have time to enjoy the new music videos I'm making.

beagleAnnie said...

I love both pictures, especially the color combination of yellow, blue and orange of the first one.
So beautiful, Jeannette.

Liz said...

I love both photos! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ MCN

Maria @ LSS said...

Lovely pics!

Ebie said...

These are cute little boats. I have never been to Balboa Island.

When you have time, go visit the Arboretum, start early because the place is so huge, one day is not enough. The cactus garden is so pretty too.

jeannette said...

Thanks so much, Tina!

You're welcome! And thanks for visiting here:)

Hate to tell you this, but these photos were taken 2 weeks ago in January (that's why everyone makes fun of the Californians when they talk about "winter"!)

I so agree with you - it seems the older I become, the more I'm "so done" with keeping up with the Jones'!

I sometimes forget that a musician does the same thing as a painter, creating all the time! I'll visit soon:)

Thank you Annie! That whole piece of coast was like that:)

Liz and Maria,
Thank you both and also for visiting here!

It's quite a busy island (like the city), but the coast is nice to take pics:)

lina @women's perspectives said...

Love your words and pics :)

Gattina said...

The boat picture is really a typical still life, ideal for a painting !

LadyFi said...

Glorious light and composition in that first shot with the boats.

Jenny said...

What a beautifully evocative picture and poem.

This was truly lovely.

Thank you for sharing it.

HansHB said...

Nice photos! I love the boats..

2sweetnsaxy said...

Hope you're having a wonderful WW! Thanks for sharing! :-)

lisa said...

These are beautiful images Jeannette.
I just love the color of that rose!

Rebecca said...

I guess the tide was out! It looks funny!

Shydub said...

the first picture reminds me of the life back in the province during the low tide in the afternoon, nice shot

Our World Tuesday | New York City

jeannette said...

thank you for you kind comment, and also for visiting here!

Yes, I tend to take those kind of photos, because painting keeps in the forefront of my mind:)

Hope that I'll eventually become as good as you are in taking pics:)

Thanks Jenny -you are a truly kind person who always finds the best in the people you encounter:)

Hans HB,
Thank you -I love boats -any kind:)

You had some ups and downs with your posting it seems like -lately -hope you're doing all right?

Yes, you're right -it was thelow tide:)

Happy that the pics brought you happy memories. You mean the Provence, as in France?


So a photo from a novel cover about the sea. And your flower?----love the colors.

WALKING IN SUNSHINE is my Wednesday Link.

Dianne said...

beautiful scene!!!

NitWit1 said...

I love the colorful boats, which could be construed as work or play, both certainly less than a yacht. We have a fishing boat and its upkeep for it the amount we use it, it might as well be a yacht.

Leah H. said...

Beautiful and interesting photos..

Visiting for MYM! Hope you can stop by:)

Leah H. said...

Great shots!

Visiting for RT 2- hope you can stop by:)

Pierre BOYER said...



Pierre BOYER said...

Very nice...


jeannette said...

A novel? I really like that! It seemed only this rose fit with the sea scape:)

This scene evoked my imagination:) Thank you!

Oh my, I didn't know the little boats required so much upkeep!

Leah - 2 times,
Thank you so much -I've got to go to your blog!

Pierre - 2 times,
Merci, Pierre! Am looking forward to see more of your art:)

eden said...

Beautiful photos. Love the rose.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

I love the warmth in your shots, because it's still very cold overhere in the Netherlands.
Enjoy your weekend.

Serline said...

Beautiful golden light.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Southwest Arkie said...

Nice photos and poetry!

NatureFootstep said...

the flower is stunning. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely series -- each picture (and your words) makes me smile!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Great stuff! Easy Rider doesn't look like it's riding so easy.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wonderful series! Don't know which one to pick! Love them all!
Thanks for sharing, Jeannette;o)

Have a fabulous weekend****

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful pictures it is hard to pick :-) love them all :-) Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Really like the composition with the three boats.

James said...

The tide is rarely that low when I go to Balboa Island. Nice shots!

jeannette said...

Thanks so much, and also for visiting here!

Just heard from my son who lives there that the Elfstedentocht was cancelled:(

The bright sun and skies help a lot here!

Thank you, you're always so encouraging! Have a great weekend!

Soutwest Arkie,
Thank you, and also for visiting here!

All I had to do with this one, was click the camera:) Have a great weekend!

jeannette said...

You're always so positive and encouraging!

The boat will stand up to it's name when the tide comes it:)

Thank you Friend! You don't have to choose. Have a great weekend!

Same to you -don't have to choose:) Wishing you a great weekend1

That's exactly why I walked around in circles till I found the right position:)

I didn't realize -it's only the 2nd time in a whole year I came there:)

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful pictures especially the flowers :-) visiting back this time from Ruby Tuesday 2, hope that you can return the visit too.

NixBlog said...

Lovely series of photos and also a beautiful header!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

jeannette said...

Thanks so much for your comment!

Thank you much! I like your floral blog, so you're welcome!

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