SEASONS – LOCAL JOCALS IN jUNE

SeasonsSmall2WidgeBlueYelSunset_4269 copy Hello SEASONS bloggers,

A LOCAL JOCAL is a slang word for someone who lives in your community – hope the spelling is correct:)

Really, I am amazed what all of you are posting! Am honored to be connected to your blogs!

Last week there were some eye-opening informative posts – worth your while – you can go back to last week’s link list and click on their photo. Sorry I couldn’t get the names of everyone.  If you like to get your name on here, please let me know!
Beauty/nature 
Norah (3), Sharon (4,) Ulrika (6), Ruby (7,) Chandra (8), Betty L (12), Nick (pages ) (15), Jill (16), Nick M (17), Sherry (18), Marleen (19,) Pattisj (22), Denise (25),  Charles (27),  Traudel (29),  Photogeography (31),  Jarek (32)  Kasztanki (33)  Ida (34)
City/Travel _
Jim (10), Nick Va (14), Al (23), Srivi (26)
Educational
Lisa (2) Pat M (11), Brokenbarn (24), J S (30)
Special activities/days/people –  
ladymanilla (5),  Kelleyn (9),  Jandi (13), Debbie (20), Jackie (21), Pat T(28)
Oh, and (1) is Jesh StG, not Jeannette -thanks!

Wow, give yourself some applause!

IT’S JUNE – Fathers Day and Summer on one side, and Winter on the other side of the globe!  Some random comments:
Our third child, son, was born on Fathers Day, and every so many years, like 2016- his birthday coincides with Fathers Day.

According to calculations of wordpress, not far from running out of space at this blog, so I give you the url for my next blog.  ArtworksfromJeshStG.wordpress.com I’ll repeat this info for a few weeks.

Email: jeannette.coevorden1@yahoo.com
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Local Authors – When I was 10 years old, I read at least 5 books of over a 100 pages a week. You won’t be surprised that my first part time job as a teen was in a library

 

 

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Local Jobbers – whatever it is – be proud of your job, and if you’re not, get training to do the job you love.
It’s never too late! I was pregnant with my third child in my mid thirties when I attended a seminar about a specific  approach to treatment in clinical psychology (so, I’m not this nurse:) ), and I finally felt this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was 12 years further when I finally reached my goal, but to help people change was worth all the hoops I had to run through.

 

 

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Local Knitting.        Life is not only work! You only live once, so you might as well enjoy it:)

We all have different ideas about what enjoyment means. For some it’s growing a plant from seeds, for another it is riding the waves, scaling mountains, under water photography, etc.. These ideas may change over time. Right now am in the SEASON to make something from scratch (meaning no patterns, instructions, music, or anything pre-made) that will look, sound, move, or taste good.

Even though you may not have a photo exactly  describing your personal season,
 Your turn to tell your own Local Jocal Secret by clicking on
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” below in red

 

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TRAMS and BRIDGES and Such Things

My new header is a fountain in Irvine Center where we used to shop when living in Southern California (own photo)

WEEKLY BLURB: As in my previous posts of the Open Air Museum in the Netherlands, close to Arnhem, near the German border. Not only buildings and living conditions of the previous centuries, but also things to eat back then – such as candy, pastries, breads, next to today’s fast-food. Also, games, and skills like weaving, black smith, farming, wood logging, etc. A great way for kids to learn about history.

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THE GOOD: & Sky Watch, Pink Sat. & Good Fences). Draw bridge. Since Holland was originally 3/4 or more water, you see  many canals and bridges. Front gables of the roofs  17th-18th century. Look up  on Google “Zaanse Schans” if you like to see more of this area

 

 

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In memory of the people who were killed Sunday morning in Orlando, Fl. Wishing strength for their grieving families.

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THE FUN: Doors of an old tram – love to ride the tram. Pleasant memories. (Tue Treasure, Tue Travel)

 

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THE RANDOM: How to thatch a roof – seen in Open Air museum near Arnhem (Tue Texture, Trees & Bushes).

 

 

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Old-fashioned feeding trough
Friday Hunt:
begin with X: Fancy feeding X (trough) legs
Week’s favorite: drawbridge
Wet (water): pond below

 

 

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Two chickens from my daughter’s stash:) The only photo not taken in The Open Air Museum (Sat. Critters)

 

 

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Windmill – front (on right) & back (on left) – getting energy from the Wind and streaming water.
The middle part of the roof has the same finish as that of a thatched roof.  On the bottom is where the miller and his family have their living quarters. ( Weekend Reflect, Blue Mon, ABC Wed.)

 

At the same time have fun with SEASONS – Local Jocals

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the photo link is open from Sunday June 12 to Wednesday June 15  7pm, US Pacific Time
The post SEASONS – Local Jocals will be posted late Friday.

 

Thanks to All the Hosts!
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Weekend Reflection* Todays Flowers * Fri Greens *  Fri  Photo Journal* Fri Hunt *
Maleviks Rosen * Pink Saturday * Saturday Critters  * Our Beautiful World *
Blue Monday Randomosity * Mundane Monday* Our World  *
* Nature Notes * Trees & Bushes * Tue Travel* Tue Texture * Tue Treasures *
ABC Wed.- W  *  Outdoor Wed.Water World * Communal Global *

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SEASONS – JUNE’S FARMERS MARKET

SeasonsSmall2WidgeBlueYelSunset_4269 copy  Hello Seasons Bloggers,
This week’s link is open from beginning midnight on Sunday June 5  till Wednesday June 8  till 7pm, US-Pacific time. Visit some others in the coming days  if you can:) & don’t forget to link up your photo!

Am happy most of you start feeling confident enough not only to post about nature but also personal experiences!

Last weekend  (Memorial Day weekend) was really the first warm weekend here in N. California – In Sacramento  temps reached 93 degr. F -up the mountain still a nice 78 degr. – but not anymore -the heat came the next days to our altitude, and the green meadows have turned brown. This Sat. it turned in Sac. to 101 – oh joy!
With my family lots of “going to the next level” – son in law finished his teaching certificate and is waiting for a job to come through, just heard this Monday my son passed his dissertation in Barcelona.  He’ll start looking for a job, probably in the Netherlands or elsewhere (after his BA graduation), Grand Izzy graduating to junior high – phew – what else?

So, what is happening with you?

 

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Foam swirling around the rocks – don’t think I want to do anything else today

 

 

 

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If you can’t afford to go far, it’s the little trips that prevent from life becoming humdrum.
Love the atmosphere of the Farmers Market in Folsom with organic food and handmade things, such as beautiful baskets. We treated ourselves to a scrumptious pastry in one, and an (expensive, but good) coffee in the next booth. Yes, of course the organic veggies too:)

 

 

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Always in the mood to see new sights – on the road between Sacramento and Los Angeles. It really looks like this near sunset! (only adjusted light balance PS)

 

This was my beginning of the month June. Now it’s your Turn
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LUCCA and YOSEMITE

INFO: My Summer Header is a fountain in Irvine Center, Irvine, California – own photos
Side bar: R. Mac Wheeler’s book, Recently released

 

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The city as well as nature have interesting things to offer. We are happy as long as we do not have downtrodden preplanned trips, tours or cruises. This  little shop is on Gia Via Del Biscione in Lucca (Tuscany), Italy. The outside of this tile maker’s shop belies the inside. Beautiful handmade tile and ceramic (dishes) work for 20+ years. This must be next door to Paradise:) Sorry couldn’t get the door to stand out more.
(For Thurs. Door, Tue. Travel, Tue Treasure)

 

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THE GOOD
Beautiful in simplicity
whispering with the breeze
of the wind
to go higher
always higher

 

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my eyes sizing up
plants gripping tightly
to this massive chiseled wall
(W- entrance)

 

 

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THE FUN
looking for shade
jotting down the details
of sun and shade and texture
only to discover the windows’
tale-telling of sun’s delights

 

 

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reflections aka Views of the forest

 

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Always unexpected
moving in the shadows of the trees

 

 

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to go back after lunch
finding prickly
dried out
grasses and branches
small streams conquering
big rocks
(WaterWorld)

THE FUN: Fri Hunt
Start with W: Wooden Fence
Weeks Fave: Lucca, Italy
rough: water -photo above

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protective boundaries
for  rough water
and undercurrents
(Good Fences)

 

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layer
on layer
to catch the breath of heaven

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AT THE SAME TIME have some fun at SEASONS

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 have a look and link- open from Sunday 12am to Wednesday 7pm US Pacific time
in the post June’s Farmers Market

Thanks to all the Hosts
Little Things  *  Good Fences Thurs. Door  * Sky Watch  * Floral Fri Foto *
Weekend Reflections * Todays Flowers * Fri Photo  Journal  * Fri Greens  * Fri Hunt  *
Maleviks Rosen  *  Sat. Silhouette * Saturday Critters  * Our Beautiful World *
Blue Monday  *  Randomosity  *  Mundane MondayOur World *
Nature Notes Trees & Bushes  * Tuesday Texture * Tue Treasure* Tue Travel  *
ABC – V   *  Water World Outdoor Wed.  * Communal Global*

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SEASONS – A VIRTUAL VACATION (end of May)

SeasonsSmall2WidgeBlueYelSunset_4269 copyHello SEASONS Bloggers,

This Sunday is in memory of the fallen soldiers in the USA, called Memorial Day Wow, this has come such an international site- love the many comments on your favorite kind of vacation/holiday. This and next week you can show a photo of this (your photo can be from another season)!

As always, the above is a suggestion and you can do a totally different subject. Visit some others after you linked -really worth seeing their whole post!

 

For you at blogspot – if you comment by clicking on the “cloud” top right, your comment will not show on the bottom, (I see it on the top though).

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When you travel things do not always work out! Last time in Europe, at the museum of  Matisse, we hardly saw anything , because they did an overhaul for a new show in August. The guard we talked to, suggested jovial, “Well you can always come back next year!” We looked at each other, knowing he thought we were Americans, and all Americans are rich (haha), so we responded, “Maybe!”

Instead, we went across and had some fresh pastries and Tonic with lemon in the shade on the lawn (in Europe they drink Tonic as a soft drink). Nice (pronounce: Niece) is in the South of France at the Mediterranean sea. Similar climate as California, many of the same plants and flowers.

 

 

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We can’t always have what we want, so now I rather be … painting a water fall on the right (Bridal Veil Falls) or a nature spot – 3 1/2 hrs. away. If I’m not mistaken these are the Cathedral mountains in Yosemite National Park

 

 

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Or somewhere at the ocean ( near Corona deal Mar, Calif.) – fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, cruise, sailing ….

 

This photo link is open from Sunday May 29 – Wednesday June 1
Have fun seeing each others Virtual Vacations
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THE RED BRIDGE

 

 

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(1) THE GOOD: Sometimes one small marker is worth the attention … when you go around the corner, you have that red bridge ….with that kinda messy fence …                   (THE GOOD:, Good Fences, Fri Greens, Tue Treasure)

 

Fri Hunt:
Starts with V: View on El Capitain (7)
Weeks Favorite : Agapanthus (6)
Sunshine: Sun and shadow (1)

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(2) THE RANDOM:, Thurs. Door and Weekend Reflections

Written on the Menu board –
Delicious with your Coffee:
–  waffle with whipped cream
– dollar size pancakes (poffertjes)
– apple pastry
– piece of cake

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(3) THE FUN But even better is a cup of Joe at home while painting
For Beautiful World

 

 

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(4) Visiting our young friend who worked with children – recovering from a brain injury. She just moved on this beautiful property of a horse farm with several houses on it.  At that time it was a puzzle how she could make a living now. She could bake well -very well, we discovered. That started a new period in life for her. Undaunted, at Meadows House
For Sat. Critters and Nature Notes

 

 

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(5) Little mountain stream
For Trees & Bushes and Water World

 

 

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(6)For Todays Flowers, Blooming Friday, and Floral Fri Foto*

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For Sky Watch,Tue Texture, and Tue Travel

 

Have Fun with SEASONS

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SEASONS – A Virtual Vacation will be going on at the same time,
photo link open from Sunday May 29 -Wednesday June 1

 

Thanks to All the Hosts
Little Things  Good Fences * Thurs Door Sky Watch*  Floral Fri Foto *
*Weekend Reflection  * Todays Flowers *  Blooming Fri * Fri Photo Journal Fri Greens  * Fri Hunt  *
*Maleviks Rosen * Sat. Critters Our Beautiful World  *
*Randomosity * Mundane Monday  * Blue Monday* Our world *
*Trees & Bushes * Tue Texture Nature Notes  * Tue Travel  * Tue Treasures *
*ABC Wed. -U *  Water WorldOutdoor Wed.  *  Communal Global  *

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SEASONS – THINKING ABOUT VACATION (May 22-25)

SeasonsSmall2WidgeBlueYelSunset_4269 copy                     Hello Seasons Bloggers,
Haven’t decided yet on a change of the title of SEASONS:)
For some who go by the educational system, it will soon be summer vacation! Hurray! In the USA that is. In Europe most years it’s the around the first-second week of June. Don’t know what the dates are in the rest of the world! It would be fun for one of the next two weeks to link up a photo what would be your vacation of choice – where you would LIKE to go. For me, I would like to go to Europe, but that’s not possible for a few years, but since that is my LIKE, one of my pics next week will be of Europe.

As always, the above subject is a suggestion – go ahead if you like to do another subject!

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CULTURE or TRADITIONAL: Since one of my very close friends introduced me to teas, and my best study friend married an Englishman, I have been in love with teas, and organized them for 20 to 25 people. Now, my middle daughter had a tea for Peach’s 4th birthday. In June her youngest daughter Mackenzie will have a 4th birthday tea. These little kids have an American tea –  more of a party than the teas in the UK.
What I like about the latter is that it’s not exclusively for women. We stayed once at a restauranteur’s house in Sussex. He made the tea, not his wife:)

 

 

 

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Don’t have to tell you, that as a painter, I love galleries. Our first time back in Europe – after my studies – we took our young teenage kids to four galleries in a matter of 11 days: the Rijks Museum and van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, and the Louvre, and a smaller Picasso museum in Paris.

 

 

 

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ACTION: Teas or galleries would be utterly boring for some and you would like something more active like this

 

Your turn to tell what YOU would LIKE for a perfect vacation!
The photo link of SEASONS  opens  Sunday May 22 – Wednesday May 25
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STRAIGHT FORWARD

WEEKLY BLURB: Could not believe my ears, while making my lunch that day – I heard and emergency message on my stationary phone: “So-and-so went out of his residence this morning, May 12, description of weight and height.
“He is armed and dangerous. Do not approach him. Just call!” Was this the movies, or what? No wonder people have guns to protect themselves. There’s plenty of space here in the mountains to hide!

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(1) THE GOOD: Unexpected, but NO Pannini here in St. Inez, CA 🙂
For Thurs.Door *Good Fences* Weekend Reflection* Tue Treasure*

 

 

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(2) THE FUN: From a bouquet my (middle) daughter gave me
Already as a teen she had the gift of generosity!

 

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Sometimes, I like things to be straight forward, not embellished, or making it more appealing to the eye. This was one of those times. Also, sometimes I show my quirky side:) So, this is “My Happy” for our Beautiful World

Fri Hunt starts with U: Unexpected (1)
Weeks Favorite: Sunset (5)
In the morning:  Bird Walk early in the morning) (4)

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(4) My Bird Walk early in the Morning. I am Tireless!

 

 

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(5) THE RANDOM: At some places in Holland it’s hard to avoid water, like Giethoorn. Also called the Venice of the North. They take advantage of offering tourists a ride in their boats, instead of having to walk all the way to down town:)
Fri Greens * Trees & Bushes * Water World*

 

 

 

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(5) Sunset fading out shapes Sky Watch * Pink Saturday *

 

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At the same time as this post,
HAVE FUN WITH THE SEASONS- a photo link up from
Sunday May 22 to Wednesday May 25
, till 7pm, Pacific time

 

* Little Things * Thurs. Door   * Good Fences * Sky Watch  *
* Weekend reflections * Floral Fri Foto Todays Flowers  * Blooming Fri * Fri Photo Journal* Fri Greens* Friday Hunt * Fri Photo*
*Maleviks Rosen  * Pink Saturday  * Silhouette  Sat.  * Sat. Critters * Our Beautiful World  *
* Blue Monday  * RandomosityMundane Monday* Our World  *
*Trees & Bushes  * Nature Notes  * Tue Texture* Tue Treasure  * Tue Travel*
*ABC Wed.-T  *  Water World * Outdoor Wed.* Communal Global *

SEASONS – COME what MAY

 

 

SeasonsSmall2WidgeBlueYelSunset_4269 copyHello Seasons Bloggers in the Middle of May,

Last week was a blast with so many awesome captures as well as stories! Hope you visit some this week!

Am thinking about changing the name of SEASONS  a little bit (adding to it)

WHAT DO YOU THINK: TOP of the Season, BEST of (or: in) the Season, DETAILS of Seasons,  BEAUTIFUL Seasons, ENJOY the Season, or maybe you have another suggestion? Let me know!


Personally this year is like 2014 – so many changes, it’s hard to keep up!  These are my messy pics, and goes to show you, SEASONS is not only about flowers or weather:)
Now I am going to paint, having to stand on on scaffolding! If my late parents would see this, they would not get over the shock!

 

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One of our neighbors has the tradition to go to Napa Valley and give the first strawberries of the year to his neighbors:) That was a month ago. Finally now, I saw this strawberry patch in our area opened (higher altitude)

 

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In the background is the residence. You see the roof of the barn is almost as high!
Two hardworking people from Honduras. Later we discovered why that country – they had a political coup some years ago.

 

 

 

 

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now we have to figure out what to do with the heaps of soil:)

A studio on the left for my painting. A few weeks ago in my “SEASONS – What’s up in May” I showed you the “bones – beyond my dreams to have all this space and height to do art!

 

 

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Whatever your dream is, it can happen THIS  SEASON!

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The Photo Link of SEASONS opens and runs from
Sunday May 15 to Wednesday May 18 till 7pm, Pacific time
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