Friday, September 30, 2011

PInk Saturday.

Today we visited a little old village called Pals . I made many photo's but I needed some with pink so here are only a few. In the coming days I am going to show  more of this beautiful very old village and of some more of these sort of villages.

 The village may be so small but there always and everywhere are souvenir shops. So here as well.

And I almost forgot,  there was a gelateria with the most delicious icecream. I had chocolate and tiramisu taste.Yummy.

Pink Saturday is like every week hosted by Beverly of "How sweet the sound" Thank you Beverly.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

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Today we have to study the letter X for Ms Matlock's class. Now that is a very difficult letter but I found a word : X-tra. This is an  Xtra special collage of photo's I made in one of my favorite shops here in Spain. It is a ceramics shop, more an Xtra large shop with so many beautiful ceramics. I can spend hours there. Let me tell you some more.
The ceramics town of La Bisbal d'Emporda has been a major centre for the production of ceramics since the 18th century. Is is famed internationally for prodocing a wide variety of ceramics from tradional earthenware and decorative pottery to paving tiles , garden pots and building materials.
As I love  teacups and dinner ware I am in heaven when I am in just this one shop. And let me tell you there are so many of them all selling beautiful ceramics.
These photo's show only a little of what this shop sells. It is loaded. This is just an impression.
And by the way, I didn't buy anything yesterday.
See you next week.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Watery and Outdoor Wednesday

All these photo's I made in the bay of Rosas. The water is unbelievably blue. The mountains in the back are the Spanish Pyrenees.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mosaic and blue Monday.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary of "

Yesterday we passed some  horse stables  and a young girl was training this beautiful horse.We stayed a while and of course I had to take some photo's They were all taken when he was galoping around.

Blue Monday is hosted by Sally of

Also yesterday we visited this fishermans harbour in Roses, Spain. There was a lot of blue to see and fish to eat...


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Saturday.

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly of “How sweet the sound”
I believe in many  countries it is apple picking time.. Ripe apples everywhere, so also here in Spain. I made lots of photo’s but  I picked a few with pink colored apples to show on Pink Saturday .
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.


For ms Matlocks class we need to study the letter W this week. I chose the Words, Windows, Walls and Water.

The photo’s of the windows are all made in England, the ones of the water are made in Spain.


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Notice the left bottom photo , there are just windows  and walls left of this very old mansion.


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See you next week.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday.


Outdoor Wednesday is hosted as every week by Susan of “ A southern daydreamer”  Thank you Susan.

Most of you know we are on holidays . We are in the northern part of Spain , a bit Spanish Pyrenees and a bit Costa Brava.   Today we went for a drive  around the place where we stay for some time. The weather is still beautiful , thank goodness for that.

I took a lot of photo’s and I made a collage of a few of them just to show a bit of what I saw today. I will show a lot more of this part Spain in the coming weeks. There are the mountains with little very old villages, there is the beach, there is the countryside. Lots to see .


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Have a nice day and hope to see you again.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mosaic Monday.

For mosaic Monday I have a few photo’s of the neighborhood where we are staying now.

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Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary of The little red house. Thank you Mary.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pink Saturday.

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly of “How sweet the sound” 
I want to show a photo I made in the city of Valence in France last weekend. Would you believe  that there are still people living in this old house. It is in a very old neighborhood and I love what they do to make it look a bit brighter . Paint it pink and blue. Lovely.


Happy pink Saturday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Skywatch Friday.

While in our hotelroom in Valence( see my last post) , I saw this beautiful sunset. The sky behind the mountains had large pieces of white, very special I thought. A few minutes later I looked again and then suddenly most of the white had turned into a stunning  red. Beautiful.DSC07957




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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

For Ms  Matlocks class we need to study the letter V this week.  I found many words  but I will use a few in todays blog.  I say Vacation, Vacance, View , Vintage and Valence. And they all go for the photo’s of today’s post.
On day two of our trip to Spain we stopped in the beautiful city of Valence.
It is a very old city as I will show you here with a few photo’s.



See the shoes in the window.









This was the view from our hotelroom window. The river Rhone.
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See you next week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday.

This weekend we started our vacation .We traveled to Spain. It is a long ride so  most of the days we see green and roads. On Saturday  we drove to Nancy, a beautiful city. That was our first stop. We didn’t see much of the city because we were rather late. I hope we will go back one day. I made only one photo of the city from our hotelroom. It is on the right of my collage down here.

Day two we drove through a beautiful part of France, The Vogezen. I don’t know what it is called in English. It was wonderful to see how the trees are changing colors at this time of year.I love those different shades of green and golden.  I made many many photo’s but all from the car so they are not the best in the world.  France is such a beautiful country.

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This collage is just of a few things we saw on the roads. Please click to enlarge photo.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Skywatch Friday.

This is the time of the beautiful skies. A few days ago at sunset  I saw this here right out of my window.
Of course good for Skywatch Friday.


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Alphabe Thursday.

This week we have to find words beginning with the letter U for ms Matlocks class.
I found a few but I go for one word only this time. It is Up-the-stairs.

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Note that the stairs on the top left are going nowhere.  Just for show.Glimlach)) There is really nothing it can go to. I took this photo in the south of France. The rest of them  were made in English gardens.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Outdoor and Watery Wednesday.

For outdoor Wednesday I made a collage of a few photo’s I made of gates  and walkthroughs during our visits in the English gardens.

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A closer look.
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Here a photo of this beautiful black swan. I find black swans so special, I really have not seen many.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mosaic and Blue Monday.

Yesterday I visited an art fair here in the neighborhood. There were different artists with their work, some very nice. I show some photo’s to give a little  impression.
Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary of The little red House.
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Would you  believe this is ceramic and not leather. I had to feel it to believe it.
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And my favorite ceramic. Such a beautiful color green.
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Such gorgeous little ceramic stuff.
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This lady sold the most beautiful hand colored silk. She also made clothes in any size and color  you want. Just beautiful.
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Several beautiful paintings. I loved these colored ones.

Lots of blue for Blue Monday here so I am also linking this  to Sally’s blog” Smiling Sally”.