SPRING MAY WAIT A WHILE

 

 

When in December it snowed two days, I realized afterwards I had let an opportunity go by. Luckily I remembered,
a few weeks ago, that now was my chance to paint snow  in all its glory,
being inside, so I wouldn’t turn into snowman/woman.

On the canvas appears the front entrance of our property. Turned out better than I expected. Now I still need an attention grabber leading into the trees, but not something gaudy or trite, because it would not fit with the  fickle branches … maybe mailboxes …
ABC Wed: Ipaint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am mesmerized with this elegant celebrity in its own right!
My plan is to paint the ones I posted
for All Seasons’ birthday a few weeks ago.
Will have to wait sometime before this columbine will bloom
FOTD, Floral Fri Foto, Fri Bliss

 

 

on our way to Sacramento
Weekend Reflection

 

 

Corner Door hunting  in Auburn with Hubby and son
while waiting for my daughter and family
to come home. This little town
is very artsy – about 10 galleries there! Since I haven’t
visited these yet, I cant give recommendations yet:)
Thurs. Door

 

 

 

Saw this fabric looking – although it’s a painted  – skull,
the end of Oct. when   in Old Town’s park
San Diego,  and was reminded that it was
the day of the dead. I know that it’s a tradition,
but never actually understood  death needs to
be celebrated, since t is an enemy of the living!
At least, this decorated, fabric looking decoration
is  not macabre.
One Word Sunday, Tue Travel

 

 

 

Anyways, many took a walk through the park …
Sun Best

 

 

Armada of Clouds
Sky Watch, Sun Tree, Makro-Tex: March

 

 

 

Thurs. Door * Thankful Thurs. * Sky Watch * Wandering Camera *
Weekend Reflection * Fri Bliss * Floral Fri Foto * Fri Phot Friends *
One Word Sun:  Skull   *Sun Tree * Sun Best *
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Our World * Makro Tex -March
Tue TravelNature Notes * FOTD  * Say Cheese *
ABC Wed. –  I * CorneroftheWorld * Sun Snap *

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43 Comments

  1. jammy7000 says:

    I like the skull, it makes death look almost ridiculous, something that should be laughed at – what we laugh at doesn’t scare us – a good way to veiw death.
    Thank you for joining the “Travel Tuesday” meme.

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  2. A lovely selection of shots, Jesh! The park photo is delightful, but my fave is you as the artist at work!
    Many thanks for taking part in the “My Sunday Best” meme.

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  3. Roger says:

    I find most people can’t draw snow, or fireworks or rainbows. Photos are definitely hit or miss. I mean I have NO skills in art, but even otherwise skilled folks struggle. So good for you.

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  4. betty - NZ says:

    Thank you for linking up to My Corner of the World!

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  5. I’ve never understood Day of the Dead either! I have a friend who has a mobile phone cover with one of the images on it. It’s quite fashionable round here at the moment to have the images on bags and T-shirts.

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  6. Debbie Smyth says:

    I like your non-scary skull, Jesh. Very decorative. The Day of the Dead is a fun rather than gloomy remembrance of those who have died, so the two match well.

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  7. I sure hope not…. last week we had a new weatherrecord overhere…. tuesday, …the days after, all cold and wet… brrr I long for spring to come back like 10 days ago ;-0

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week at https://abcwednesday.com
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    1. Junieper2 says:

      it’s not that cold now (after the snow) but it feels like Holland – rain, rain, rain!
      Thank you for adding my link and writing me – I appreciate it!

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  8. pienilintu says:

    Lovely photos!

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  9. Fun 60 says:

    Love the photo of you painting with the snow scene as your background.

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  10. ewok1993 says:

    It has been awhile since I went photo hunting. You gave me a little push here.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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  11. Prior... says:

    so much to like here – but the folks in the tree is my fav – and that painter lady (ha – kidding _ i know it is you)

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  12. becca givens says:

    Lovely selection!

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  13. James says:

    That’s a beautiful reflection! The snow looks wonderful!
    No snow here but it’s been the coldest, rainiest Orange County winter that I can remember. I’m enjoying it! 🙂

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  14. riitta k says:

    What a lovely photo of you painting the snow! Snow can be quite beautiful but then you get so bored when it is snowing day after day 🙂 Aquilegias are so delicate – in all of their shapes and varieties.

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  15. Love the variety of shots. That skull is very interesting #wanderingcamera

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  16. betty - NZ says:

    I love seeing what others feel is worth of photos and yours are just gorgeous, especially the corner door.

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  17. thomas says:

    Love the last shot

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  18. I think with that corner door they can’t quite make up their mind what color they want the surrounding brick to be!

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      As sophisticated buildings and residences can be in the cities here, the country is quite different (am still perplexed after 5 years moving to the country side – my Dutch family would say, how did they ever get permission to do that??) The story is that they do it here without permission – it depends how strict the building department in that town is, if they will give you a fine or not:) .
      Was reading also your introduction post to Albania and was quite shocked of all that country went through, and under how many governments they were taken advantage of – indescribable:( It took me some time to comprehend it all.

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    2. Once we left the Port at Durrës, it was totally different. The cities where there is now work are very different from the countryside. I liked the countryside better, but probably only because I knew I was a visiter. It would be another thing living there.

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  19. Michelle Keltner says:

    I like that door and I always search for them to photograph. What does that mean? I do not know! lol Thanks for linking up today!

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Michell, it’s okay NOT to know – especially when it’s outside the class room:):) Have a great and resttul weekend!

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  20. Peter B. says:

    Beautiful sky shot with the armada of clouds. Love the opening pic of you painting. Very pretty light coming in the window, and looks like you have a lot of snow out in the yard!!

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  21. Norm 2.0 says:

    If you want to make a real snowman we have tons of snow we could ship you; just send a refrigerated truck 😀
    I do love that corner door, it’s one of my favourite types of door.

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      I send you three of my grands – they came this morning (Friday) thinking they could sled at my house, and were little disappointed seeing all the snow had melted! Am glad you still can joke about snow – I don’t if I could, when it would effect my life that much!

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  22. Dan Antion says:

    I love that corner door, and it was a nice treat to see you painting!

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      The colors made this door stand out for me, and I love how they jumped out in how the camera captured it. Thank you Dan, what I like is how the image reveals the snowy view from my window:)

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  23. I liked seeing you painting another of your lovely pictures. How wonderful to be able to paint so close and yet be warm. Although I enjoy winter, I’m ready for spring this year.

    janet

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Thank you Janet! I am in the stage of (and don’t know if that is common for artists) having a whole list of things I want/need to paint:):) Maybe some artists have a hard time shutting off their inspiration. This winter is a mixed bag for me – I loved the snow, but I didn’t love it went together with storms and power outages, lol. Oh yeah, I could have done without the cold!

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    2. Our coldest day this year was -50 with wind chill. That was colder than I ever need it to be!! My uncle the artist is like you–he’s always painting and he’s 92!

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  24. Fabulous photos, Jesh. Your snow painting looks lovely, great opportunity to capture it ‘live’ and not from a photograph. I love the corner door, the entrance looks like it has been made smaller about three times over the years to what it is now. The skull is fab, too.

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Thank you Jean! It’s scary how much you know about how an artist thinks! (I recognize it, when clients would tell me, “HOW do you know that? Did someone tell you?”) About the smaller door – I have no idea about its function:)

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    2. I loved painting in school, Jesh, maybe when I retire I’ll take it up as a hobby. For now, I try to capture what I see by taking a photograph.

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  25. Ally Bean says:

    Nice corner door. Most unique and weirdly inviting. I wonder what goes on behind 1590!

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      While I was at your blog I read your post “You shall not doubt” – I smiled because you really caught how they talk (also in China) – the middle class, that is.

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    2. Ally Bean says:

      That’s an interesting observation. I’d guess that the restaurant owner is about as middle class as can be. He’s a good guy, but always straight to the point.

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  26. nice to see you working on your snow painting.
    We have only had a few mild winter days with some snow in January. This week temperatures rose untill 18ºC in our garden. it’s crazy!
    Armada of Clouds in your last shot. We’ve had mainly grey or clear blue skies in February. I haven’t seen the middle way of a beautiful cloudy sky this month.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Thank you Jan.:) Wow, 18 degr. – you are right – crazy – hope it was accompanied by sun! It’s these grey-grey skies in the long Dutch winters that tripped me up. Here, everyone begins to complain when there is a cloud cover for a week. Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Klara S says:

    We wait for the spring too…
    I can read your comments now on my blog. Thank you
    xoxo

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