Hello All Seasons Bloggers,
There’s nothing more satisfying than to read all of your lovely, interesting, and witty posts with beautiful images!
Feel for you who already had some frost – keep safe and warm!
Am back, finally. It was a Southern Californian adventure, but there are not many areas that can rival the beauty of the forest and quietness of our house, that fell like a blanket on us, as soon as we opened the door!
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Before we went back to the Northern part of the state we went to the
Huntington Library for a few hours. The plants, flowers,
and buildings are organized by the parts of the world
in which they are seen.
The Chinese garden has a river and a lake,
to display their white stone and their bridges
and their beautifully paved path ways.
The Huntington Library Gardens at Pasadena, USA are similar to the
Open Air museum at Arnhem, the Netherlands
in that they show historic plants
in the first, and historic interiors and living in the second.
This flower was at the Indonesian “yard”
together with a building to show how they lived in those days.
You might think, what does Indonesian culture in a Dutch museum?
It is because Indonesia was for more than a generation a colony of Holland.
So, people inter-married, and began to accept customs of both cultures.etc. (Open Air Museum)
Blue Delft on the shelf, it cannot be more Dutch than that!
Fun to visit the factory (it’s more like a shop) where
the Delft Blue dishes are made and painted by hand.
You also see two kettles hanging?
(Open Air Museum)
A tip to differentiate the real Delft Blue from the fake:
with real Delft, the blue increases in color with time,
whereas the fake lightens.
Is there a part of the world are you attracted to?
My top choice (right now – it may change tomorrow:)) – it is the South of Europe ….
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