Any time there is a change in our lives,
the courage for the old is not enough.
We need a new courage, assertiveness, however you want to call it.
Coming to this house back then, meant a big change from being
dorm counselors and teachers, and living in a community
of about 95 people. Never had to to deal with neighbors before,
or do groceries for our family of (then) three.
For the first time being a stay-home mom.
As you can tell, I survived it, smile.

Now I am at this juncture again, and cannot tell you
yet what the change will be!
Will keep you up to date, when it comes.

On one of our visits to our country of origin (the Netherlands)
we drove by this house in the forest on a street that ended
in a small sand path
(when we rented it, there were 7 gas heaters.
Later this house was renovated:)).
It once belonged to a barones. When her cook
became too old to work, she gave it to her servant. Neat eh?

To show to two of our (then) teens
where they lived at birth and 2 years old.

Doors of the garden room and of the bedroom
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PhotoAWeek asked for footwear.
The artist, who I only knew as the Children’s
pastor, I had known for five years, had all this time
kept it a secret from me, that she also
was an artist! When I saw her work on
the artist show last summer, it became clear
why, whenever she would see me,
she used to ask me all these pointed
questions non-artists never ask!
She sewed all these beads on by hand.



Couldn’t resist this teeny tiny reflection.
Remembered that on the left in the front garden
of the house above
there was a pond with water lilies
Weekend Reflection.


One Word Photo asked for Patchwork. This is son’s bowtie patterned
quilt, hanging on the line to dry in the sun.
One Word Sun: Patchwork, Makro-Tex: June


Somewhat messy impression, but I marvel every time we come by.
These are these huge  trees where the bark lets loose,
and seems to be peeling?
Anyone knows which ones I mean?
Sunday Tree


These clouds are swinging and taking up my whole visual field.
It has to do with my title entering “a new time”
and am wondering in which direction the wind will blow.
and in which direction we will go.
A lot of intensity right now this year.

Not all good, so if you know how to pray, take the time
(I do it at night, lol) to do that,
for in that we have a future and a hope!
Sky Watch




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