NOT ONLY the weather aka nature goes in cycles of seasons, but also our lives.
In recent months I listened to youtubes of Dr. Kevin Zadai, first a flight attendant (IQ 106 average IQ, which jumped after this experience to 159 IQ, genius level)  He actually he was dead for 45 min. during a dental procedure. He did not feel dead. On the contrary, he tried to talk to the doctor, to the dental assistant, but they all “ignored” him. He tried to get back into his body, but

then Jesus came into the room and talked to him for 45 minutes.
One of the most amazing things he told Kevin, was that before he became a seed in his mother’s womb, God wrote a book about him, which would become his life scenario of
all the things he would do in his life.

This is the same for every one who is alive on earth! Not predestined, because man has a choice to do something or not.
If you are troubled about this time and have many questions, have no fear. Especially when you serve God, Psalm 91 says that pestilence (plaque, like the Cornona virus) will not come to your door.

Remind God of his promise. Have no fear. You will go to heaven, whenever your book says. He takes care of you
every moment of your life (Ps.23). What a comfort and hope.

Spring so bright! Almost need to put my sunglasses on!
(no edits!)
Floral Fri Foto, FOTD


Wordless Wednesday, DND, Sunday Tree



Is this mustard or rape? In any case it is yellow, and cheerful
Sky Watch, Makro Tex: April




Any season has something to enjoy. I love to come back
to the busy Hacienda style of Southern California in summer.
The actual door hides behind the fence.
Did not feel comfortable hanging over the fence
to try capturing it.
People in the city like their privacy.
Thurs. Doors




WHAT?? WHY can’t I open my package??
For some moments she believed the prank
her dad tried to play on her. Then she pouted
and defiantly tore into the paper.
One Word Sunday, Pictoral Tue



Getting to my One Liner
For you who wonder what it looks like to paint for an audience, but hesitate to ask.

Could not foresee at the time this photo was taken, but turned out to be the week before the order of “stay home” came! Will be glad when the end of April comes, and  can resume painting in front of an audience.

this is what it looks like.


Since I haven’t painted many waterfalls, I did not trust myself to know how parts of rocks would look like, coming out, and the water would flow around it, so I had
a photo of this scene clipped to the paper.

22 x 30 Pastel, Coming home, © St. Germain
A soldier, after his duty is over, coming home and getting those heavy boots off,
enjoying to give his feet a reprieve.

A pastel on watercolor paper.
The Arches (the best cold pressed) paper)
is actually a little too rough,
but I kind of like the “rough” effect.
The blue of the water is more blue on my painting,
but does not come out here , because of the
heavy contrasts of the other colors.
Someone asked me afterward what all these white dots were.
He first didn’t want to believe me, that it was the paper,
until I did a few strokes of pastel next to each other for him.
Say Cheese, Weekly Smile



Happy that Hubs does not mind posing for the reflection pic:) This was last yearin the Huntington Library Gardens
in Pasadena.
Weekend Reflection, , Travel Tue, Dutch GTN



SHARE THE FUN of your Spring with us!

Photo link open from Sunday – Friday noon


Thanks to All the hosts!
Wordless Wednesday * One Liner * DND *
Thankful Thurs. * Thurs. Doors * Sky Watch *
PhotoAWeek * Floral Fri Foto *
Fri bliss * Weekend Reflection *
One Word Sun Sun Tree * Sun Best *
Our World * Weekly Smile * Macro-Tex: April *
Pictoral Tue * Say Cheese * FOTD *
DutchGTN * Travel Tue *


  1. Lovely photos once again, Jesh. Yes, I agree, we may feel fear, but at the sam time that fear can be overcome and bee turned into something constructive.
    Thank you for taking part in the My Sunday Best meme.


  2. All joy, colorful eggs, white sheep,
    smile without a leech and delicacies in the cheesecake of fat sausage and a nice atmosphere
    I wish all your family for Easter


  3. Lovely shots! Glad you got in that ‘last’ before the order came…I’ve been thinking about mine too. It’s such a funny thing really. Hopefully the numbers subside for everyone around the globe!


  4. Awwww…that’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Let’s live gratefully and love like there’s no tomorrow. To your point, let’s enjoy spring, let hope springs! This too shall pass!


  5. Hello, beautiful blossoms and I love the hacienda style home with the wood gate. Great reflection capture! Lovely post. Take care, stay safe! Have a great new week!


  6. Wonderful photos Jesh! It is hard not to be afraid or feel anxious in this dreadful situation. We are fortunate in Finland that we are allowed to go out in the nature to calm us down. Wishing safe weekend.


  7. Jesh – long time no “talk”! Joining you from Friday Bliss! As always, you have a terrific collection of photos and original artwork. Well said about faith. It is a rock for me in these times. Stay well!


  8. I guess even I would pose for a reflection and I do not like my picture taken. Beautiful and vibrant violet blossoms, it will be interesting to see if they let people visit the blooms in our local arboretum. Of course there were just two bodies dumped there so the charm of “the arb” is tarnished.
    Did you really lean over the fence to take the photo, lol? You are a true photographer.
    Beautiful painting! Not sure when things will be back to whatever normal is and you’ll be able to paint in front of a crowd, but you are brave to do so, maybe because you’re so talented there’s no reason to be shy.
    I’m glad to see you taking solace in nature, nature here is way to crowded for me these days.
    Take are and stay safe, J.


  9. Beautiful photos and message, Jesh.
    We have to remain hopeful that we stay well and that a vaccine and successful treatment will be developed for this novel coronavirus. I am staying at home except for an hor’s walk on noncrowded trails near my house. I need exercise, fresh air and seeing nature.


    1. Pat, you are doing all the right things, and that is all we have control over. The rest we need to let God work out in out lives. Great you can have walks. I too have to get back to excercise, lol.


  10. I really really needed that words you said about letting God control and putting trust in His plan for me. I’ve been pretty okay this past 18 days of the lockdown but my anxiety does kick in from time to time and it’s hard. Wishing you beautiful spring days just like that you shared with those beautiful flowers!



    1. Thank you for your honesty! We all have these moments, just don’t let let that spiral you downward. God always has the best for his children in mind, even in this kind of a storm! Be blessed -He loved you, even before you were born! Plan on a beautiful weekend!


  11. Really? Where you live I’m surprised you’re on complete lockdown! Stay home and self-distancing should work where you are surly.

    You’re not far from wonderful creeks and streams with rocks to study. I have struggled with painting rocks for years. Yet, your painting is beautiful! I love this theme and story. I can well imagine a soldier taking off their boots and cooling them in a stream of cool water…what a relief and how grateful they would feel!
    Something most of us take for granted non?

    Stay well!


    1. Officially on complete lockdown, but I have seen stores open that I would call “non-essential.” today we made a grocery trip to Sac. – yes, that is now an “outing,” Seems stores are trying to lover their prices, and have more sales.Trader Joe is now giving our their paper bags for free, while before (10 cts. each). Gas price is also going lower!
      You coming from your background probably have more compassion for what soldiers go through!
      True, rocks in watercolor is hard, because the shape depends only on subtle color differences. Try it in pastel or oil first, maybe (definitely easier to make them look like rocks)?.
      Also with water color, it helps to create tiny (white-paper) boundaries by lifting the brush for a few millimeters, before starting on a different color, and to make the colors brighter than you see them. You will notice that if you are smoothing an thinning out the color with water, the rock color looks more “flat.”.Let me know which solution works the best for you!

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    2. Did you read my email and share it with J?

      Pastels! I think I would like those. I gave an art set to #1 Grandson that had a 12 piece set included and I tried them and really liked them. I am saving up for a set of my own. Rocks are hard. I love watercolor paints though so am not ready to give them up completely. I’ll keep plugging away. I don’t I’ll ever master them in my life, but I’m having fun trying. Thank you so much for your support and tips! xx I need them keep them coming! I hope one day I’m able to “see” well enough to transfer what I see onto my paper or canvas like you do!


  12. Spring colors are here, but the temps are still coolish. I’ve only been on walks around the neighborhood so no real desire to snap pics of the colors. Maybe over the weekend it’ll get warm outside and we’ll go to a large park, staying 6′ away from people, while enjoying spring. Now that’d be fun.

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    1. Thank you Ally, today in the sun it’s in the 60ties! And I saw poppies along the way – I am feeling spoiled and pampered:):) Today went to Trader Joe (grocery store) and they are even regulating how many are inside the store. As someone comes out, the next in line can go it, but … free bags (10 cents a piece), they don’t want you to use your own bags!

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