AMADOR COUNTY

The last post – since I’m running out of space here! FOR THE NEXT POST click  on”For the next post” in red for a direct link to the post
http://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com  – ALSO FOR “SEASONS” meme (click on the word seasons in red) -it brings you to my next Seasons post) on Sunday- Wednesday

Summer or winter, Amador county is like it sounds: poetic and charming.

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THE GOOD; Not as well known as Napa Valley to the West, but  all around here are large and small vineyards, all protected by fences (hard to see here). Love the different (Tue) textures of the smooth leaves of the grapes and (Tue) trees, the hard rounded shapes of the stalks and the fence, and the soft grainy texture of the weeds.

 

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THE FUN: where kids play with things in nature (Mundane Monday)

Friday Hunt
Begins with C: Critters (deer)
Weeks Favorite: Kid’s Play
Unique perspective: last photo

 

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the deer daily come in and around our back yard

 

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Because of the dear deer I need to research which flowers they do not like to eat! Or, have them 6 feet off the ground. Since these are wildflowers, they’ll probably be toast:) for Nature Notes

A few months ago my son in law came home from work. His son Boo handed him his present. My daughter explained that whenever Boo won  marbles at a game at school, he saved them up 3 months long, to give to his dad as a  birthday present.

We were all touched – a total surprise. Hope he will stay this kind and compassionate.

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THE RANDOM: The only place that is the next county over on our way to Vacaville. See the ducks and birds? Because the Water/swamp I couldn’t come closer. I do not know how this area is called, but it’s a few miles long. Tue Travel.

 

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DOOR with sunny reflection in Sutter Creek, center of the Californian goldrush.
All painted brightly(ABC), but looking at the brick work, it was built some years ago:)
for Tue Treasure

 

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The most beautiful skies and sunsets!

 

A Reminder for seasons on Sunday July 17 SEASONS – July’s Favorites

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

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SEASONS – SETTLING IN JULY (10-13)

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Join the fun Sunday July 10 Wednesday July 13 till 7 pm, Pacific time

LOVE all your beautiful photos you link up to SEASONS every week, and all the inventive, witty and thoughtful posts I read between Sunday and Wednesday evening!!
I appreciate the openness with which you allow others
to be a part of your life:)
What I really like is that there is no one-upmanship here, no vying for a first position – it’s fun just to share!

Am still living in the haze of last week’s 4th of July celebrations, On the other hand also mourning for five policemen being killed in Dallas last week.

This week it’s real. My first pic took 4 times, to load up –
next week’s SEASONS will be at http://Artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com

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Several of you shared your vacation/fourth of July celebrations, so it’s only fair I share some of mine. My first choice  was a small town parade, but we could only find one at 7 pm, right before the fire works.  My sense was that the parade would be a marching band, so we ended up going to Old Town Sacramento. The original swing railroad bridge which had a facelift to accommodate the doubling of the Sacramento population(see Wikipedia)and has these pillars on both sides of the Sacramento river. This version of the bridge is a vertical lift bridge and was opened in 1935. It had a paint job in 2001 in gold to match the capital building nearby.

 

 

 

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Old Town is kind of touristy/  You can imagine, with my previous job, I automatically observe people, but often it’s the kids who crack me up. This one looks like he’s going to be a police man, or a mayor. Anyway, he is going to have a VERY IMPORTANT JOB!

 

 

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The day before, we went to the Farmers market (another people watching place, when I’m not taking pics),
we saw this – is it pink broccoli? Anyone?
This is the color straight out of the camera -no photo edits!

How did your week go?

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Please visit some of the others – really worth it!

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A SECOND BEGINNING

WEEKLY BLURB: this is my next-to-the-last post before I run out of space on this blog. Click on my follow up blog  on Thursday July 21 and after at ArtworksfromJeshStG.wordpress.com (no capitals needed)

Back to a new beginning, because ABC Wednesday is back to A! In my family son and son-in-law have a new beginning – as in a new job, after their 2nd study/training.

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THE GOOD: Sittin’ on a bench and let the world go by, sounds good to me, right now!
Trees & Bushes, Reflections, Mundane Monday

 

 

FlowerMix_0983THE RANDOM: Didn’t think I would use flowers for another kind of subject,
but “Bits and Pieces” of My Beautiful World  is perfect in this sense.

 

 

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A sturdy fence is needed since the rail road is a little lower. A big Door opening to the crab shack in Old Town Sacramento – wonder how they close that one at night! A roll-up door?

 

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There are a whole series of windmills in Kinderdijk, Wil Fr.W., a Dutch blogger who is on the ABC -Wed. team, took us to when we were in Holland. The interior – the miller’s house – of this one was open – we had a great time together! Here you also see the Dutch right-white-blue flag  with horizontal stripes. The French have the vertical strips.

Fri Hunt: Begins with: Beginning (title post)
Favorite: birds on rock
Patriotic: Windmill Kinderdijk*

 

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THE FUN: These birds at Southern California Coast are calling out to me from my lazy bench, “ALLEZ” meaning in French, “Let’s Go!” (for ABC Wed., Water World, Sat. Critters)

 

Tell us something about your summer

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SEASONS – photo link is open Sunday July 10  to Wednesday July 13  till 7pm, Pacific time

 

Thanks to all the Hosts

Little Things  *  Good Fences*  Floral Friday Foto  * Thurs. DoorSky Watch*
Todays Flowers* Fri Photo Journal * Fri Greens * Weekend Reflection * Fri Hunt  *
Maleviks Rosen*  Pink Saturday  * Sat. Critters  * Our Beautiful World  *
Randomosity  *  Blue Monday  * Mundane Monday* Our World  *
Trees & Bushes * Nature Notes  * Tue Treasure  Tue Texture * Tue. Travel *
ABC Wed. –  A *  Water World  * Outdoor Wed. Communal Global  *

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SEASONS -CANT BELIEVE ITS JULY

The title for this SEASONS’s post I borrowed from R. MacWheeler  (see side bar for his newest book) who gave me this comment:):)

SmallSeasons2SpringSunset_4269 copy  Hello Season’s Bloggers  Sunday July 3 – Wednesday July 6 till 7 pm, Pacific time

HAPPY (BELATED) CANADA DAY AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
My new URL (when I run out of space here) : http://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com

On my blog post (Up the Fourth of July -below- you can read more of what many Americans do on a day like that).

Summer started  … Hotter than I expected, because last Wednesday I couldn’t see the Link list of SEASONS (sorry if you were not able to link because my weak internet connection), because there is a big fire (350 acre, already people evacuated)  close enough that it effected our internet connection. This fire is caused by arson.
The second day of this fire the Scoopers (planes that drop fire retardant) could not fly because there were too many drones in the sky – are you kidding? Heard that there is legislation in process to prevent this – because lives and homes can be at stake here!
The fire is why I’m posting this SEASON early, and the Linky list should take care of itself.  The fire is too far away to put us, or our house in danger, so don’t worry if you don’t get a comment back from me right away:)

 

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Star of India in San Diego

 

 

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Upstart Crow – coffee and books in Seashore Village, before Starbucks ever was around.

Join the fun of SEASONS and share what you are planning this weekend or week:)
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UP TO JULY 4TH

WEEKLY BLURB: HAPPY 4th of July!

As you also will read in SEASONS – Can’t Believe It’s July
for some, this 4th of July a BIG fire close by (Wed. it was 350 acres) , caused by arson, is stressful. My wish is that someone will do something special for the ones who already have been evacuated, dealing with the danger of losing their home and being uncomfortable not having their daily surroundings.

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(1) The GOOD & Blue Monday, Mundane Monday): am excited for Independence Day on this Monday (no, we didn’t change flags – smile – but it’s a decorative streamer)

 

 

BBQChick&Zuch_1984(2) (2) THE FUN: Also Attention What is the 4th of July without BBQ? Our menu is Chicken, Zucchini, and potato salad, closely watched by our (almost) life-long friend Jared.
(Tue Texture

 

 

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AppartmSevenEleven_5881(4) THE RANDOM: Love this apartment building in Little Italy in San Diego – now 7 hours South from us – but I wonder
why they didn’t make a fitting funky door for it? (Thurs. Door, Weekend Reflect. Tue Treasure, Tue Travel)

Fri Hunt:
Begins with A: Attention (2)
Weeks Favorite(4) Gargoyle building
Macro: flowers(3)  and horse (5)
……………

 

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(5) (Sat. Critters)

 

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To me, this white picket fence couldn’t be  more American, since it reminds me on American writers.
(Fri Greens, Trees and Bushes)

 

 

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Waiting for the fire works in San Diego harbor with much ZEAL! That’s one thing many in America will do on July 4th. This year am not exactly sure what we’re going to do, but it will be close to home. It would be great to see a small town July 4th parade or something like that…

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR JULY 4TH WEEKEND?

 

At the same time HAVE FUN at SEASONS-July 4th

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Link is open at the same time Sunday 12 am July 3 to Wednesday July 6  7pm,  Pacific time

Thanks to All the Hosts
Little Things  Thurs. Door  *  Good Fences  * Floral Fri Foto  Sky Watch  *
Week Reflections  * Todays Flowers  * Fri Greens * Fri Photo Journal  * Fri Hunt *
Maleviks Rosen  * Sat. Critters  * Pink Saturday * Sat. Silhouette* Our beautiful world *
Randomosity  Blue Monday * Mundane Monday Our world  *
Trees & Bushes * Nature Notes  *  Tue Texture  * Tue Treasure * Tue Travel *
ABC -Z *  Water World * Outdoor Wed.* Communal Global  * Wordless Wednesday  *

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SEASONS – BEGINNINGS OF SUMMER

 

 

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It’s still hidden, but when I run out of space at this blog you can click on my NEW URL: ArtworksfromJeshStG.wordpress.com

A RETROSPECT of your experiences of spring 2016. You can later look back at your posts in spring and see you lived life. Do not let the summer just go by, and one day wake up and realize it is Fall.

Even though many of you are not connected to school anymore unless being a parent or grand parent, live as  intentional!  When you finished “your symbolic school year” and have been running so hard, it’s good to SLOW DOWN – to process all of your options so you will not make an impulsive choice in haste.

Email:Jeannette.coevorden1@yahoo.com
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SLOW DOWN

♥ My yearly scheduling book is a reminder of our friends we have spent time with. This green journal is the next one to use – it helps me to stay in touch with “my own process” – away from mainstream or from peer pressure.

 

 

 

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What then shall I say at the end of my days

  • Was it a pink sky by Six Flags (the photo actually is) or did I go the course I am supposed to go? Needless to say, if you’re on the wrong track there is ALWAYS time to change your path

 

Note for you who are not familiar with this: Six Flags is an amusement park

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CHOOSE your STRONG point

She had applied to the most prestigious art academy in the country, and would hear the next day if she would be accepted. Somehow I sensed that she was very impressionable and could end up in the wrong direction, not only art wise, so we talked about other possibilities while she was making this painting.

♦ Next day she came in – a little down. When she told me she had not made the cut, I emphasized that prestige is not the only thing in life that counts, and that there was a better, more suitable way for her.
(My note: at that time I lived an hour from Hollywood. One just has to look or hear about the train wreck lives of some celebs to realize, you would like a different kind of life:)

 

Your turn to share your anticipation of the beginnings of summer
photo link opens Sunday June 26  at 12 am – Wednesday June 29 at 7pm, Pacific time
my apologies if the link list does not appear – we have a fire close by which may interfere with the connection!

 

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CHARACTERISTICS of UTAH

 

From one of our trips to Bryce and Red Canon, and Zion Nat. park, while staying close to St. George -so the road views are in between those places.

Utah – I love the contrasts – raw nature at its best. Immensely huge sky views which change every five minutes. Walls of hot red interspersed with white rock.  Extremely hot temperatures during the day in summer (101 – 108 degr. F)

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GreenTrees_8162(1) In Utah, the green was super green, and the red amazingly bright brick red.
(The Good of Randomosity, Trees and Bushes, Fri Greens)

 

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Three rollers of the huge sprinklers (our beautiful world)

 

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(2) Debated for some time about a Door -and decided that as far as I know  -any door would go?

Could not believe our eyes -this is a Trabant -a car, that “everyone” had in former Eastern Germany (except the high executives of the Communistic party and government). Still remember being sore from a ride because of the incredibly bad shocks in this car had! Masha reminded me that it takes about 20 years (really!)before your car is ready -YELP!

 

 

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(3) So amazed by Utah I could go overboard:):) (not literally!)
This is probably Bryce Canon (we were also in Zion Nat. Park, and Red Canon)
(Tue Travel)

 

 

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(4) For Todays Flowers, Floral Fri Foto, Tue Texture)

 

 

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(5) Like in the Grand Canon, they had horses here to ride and have excursions in the mountains
(The Fun of Randomosity, Sat. Critters)

Fri Hunt:
Begin with Z: symbolic for “the end” – the last photo looks to me like “the end of the world”
Weeks Favorite: (3) levels of red and white
Today: (3) today the same

 

 

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(6) Fields under water after the rains.
Fence, Sky, Water, Reflection, & Blue Mon

 

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At the same time, join the fun of Seasonsshare your experiences: the beautiful, the ugly, and the random
photo link list opens Sunday June 26 – Wednesday June 29

 

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

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SEASONS -June’s SUMMER and WINTER

 

 

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Dear SEASONS Bloggers,
This week open Sunday Jun 19 – Wednesday June 22 till 7pm
Celebrating summer for the part of the globe and
winter for the other part of the world this week!
Also for the USA it’s Father’s Day. Someone told me
Fathers Day is on a different day in another part of the world

We moved 3 summers ago from the city of Los Angeles.  What I previously saw as “vacation” or “holiday” has now kind of lost its previous meaning!  Now I live not too far from where we yearly used to go every summer. Also, after I closed my case load of therapy, my stress level dialed down considerably, so do I “need” a vacation?
Actually not:) But it’s a nice thought.

 

When I run out of space here, the NEW URL is ArtworksFromJeshStG.wordpress.com (no capitals needed!)
Current Email: jeannette.coevorden1@yahoo.com
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Part of the Californian coast near Corona del Mar. The sight of the sand and rocks is always a delight to see and calming to feel the breeze of the wind, no matter what SEASON

 

 

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Boo (on the left, and his dad on the right) ‘s birthday dinner – super excited to sit in the locomotive of the Spaghetti factory for his 9th, having his spaghetti with a giant meatball, root beer float, and dessert spumoni ice cream with a birthday candle.  There’s not much needed to make kids happy:)

 

 

Mossy PlaceYosFallsLightBefore Wednesday this is one of the places we have been in Yosemite Nat. Park. Once I did a plein air oil painting at this scene, but am not quite satisfied.  You see that spindly tree trunk laying down on the moss next to Yosemite Falls’ waterfall? (More on the left). That will probably my focus.

Hope you will be able to take some time off this summer, even if it’s for  few days. and go to a place you like!
Your turn to share
one of  your experiences of the last months
(link opens Sunday June 19 at 12 am)

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TREES WATCHING CLOUDS


WEEKLY BLURB: Happy Fathers day on Sunday to all fathers! Is it in some of your countries on another date?

 

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Am relieved to have an excuse to post and look at the clouds and trees – since I spent a day trying to figure out if my computer has a template for a manuscript for the novel I’m writing. Feel like it’s  finding the algabraic X-Factor! On the third day …YES    I rather have an X in trees, like here:)

 

 

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(1) A few weeks ago I mentioned at the meme SEASONS that  the green had turned brown. Fortunately we have red soil here, so it does not look dismal. (Good Fences)

 

 

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(2) THE GOOD: swimming between the sand dunes in Yosemite’s Nat. Park’s valley. The place from where I’m paining this scene is in the shade, but not as idyllic -prickly grasses and mosquitoes! Can you see how much I suffer for my passion (haha)
(Weekend Reflections, Trees & Bushes, Waterworld)

 

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(3) Entrance Door of Town Hall Auburn, CA (down town in a small street, so I only could take half of the door) An old treasure!

 

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In memory of the fifty who were senselessly  killed in Orlando, FL and their grieving loved ones.
This flower is the same as the ones below

 

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Fri Hunt:
Begin with Y: Yosemite Sand Dunes (2)
Weeks Favorite: Last pic
In Shoes: Pine cones In my Sandals – almost forgot to take them inside. The sandals I had to buy – one of those emergency buys) bought in Italy, because the ones I had gave me blisters!
(Travel Tuesday)

 

 

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THE FUN: Approaching Summer -I love late afternoon to early evenings, when it takes the sun a few hours to say goodbye to the day.
Trees & Bushes, Sky Watch, Sat. Silhouette)

 

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While this post is going on, have some fun  linking up your photo at  SEASONS
from Sunday June 19 to Wednesday June 22 till  7pm Pacific time

 

Thanks to All the Hosts
Little Things  *  Thurs. Door  * Good Fences  * Sky Watch  *  Floral Fri Foto *
Weekend Reflection  * Todays Flowers  * Fri Photo Journal  * Fri Greens  * Fri Hunt  *
Maleviks Rosen  * Sat. Critters  * Sat. Silhouette  *  Our Beautiful World  *
Randomosity  *  Blue MondayMundane Monday  *  Our World  * Life thru Lens  *
Nature Notes  * Trees & Bushes  * Tue Texture  * Tue. Treasure  *  Tue Travel  *
ABC Wed.-X  *  Water World  * Outdoor Wed.  * Wordless Wednesday  * Communal Global  *

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