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Mar 31, 2012

Weekly vignette: Joyeuses Paques

 Weekly Vignette

finding images of Easter vignettes

 using the same Easter "props" every year

 just displayed differently...

 for we love opening the drawer
 and taking out...remembering and knowing
the reason for Easter

Ostrich eggs decorated with vintage  sheet music


I collect old bon bon boxes in duck egg colors


this weekend, reflecting on  upcoming Easter
 once again...

Col X

Easter  is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year.  According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus  rose from the dead on the third day  after his crucifixion . His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday).
 The chronology  of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to have occurred between AD 26 and 36.
Easter marks the end of Lent , a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
 The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
 Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Easter tide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

Easter is a movable feast,  meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar 
 The First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the first Sunday  after the full moon   following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox.  
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover  by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar.

Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs  is a common motif. In the Western world,  customs such as egg hunting  and the Easter Bunny  extend from the domain of church, and often have a secular character.

Mar 29, 2012

On Rue Orleans: stone and green

This garden belongs to Pauline's white house

The "good feeling" starts when one arrive outside Pauline's house.
The stone walls, the iron gates, the green hedges..

I adore the sandstone can't help but touch them on your way to the entrance, just beautiful.

 all around the garden there are corners and areas where it seems someone has just left...

View over the "Hottentots Holland berge" 
The ocean is just to the right of the image, 
( not visible here)

Colors on a outside veranda on your way
 is a hint of the palette  inside..

looking through the kitchen window
 towards the back garden...
the stone walls again... 
down below and right up to the pool area

another picture perfect found
love it 

how is it possible that stone and green can be so fulfilling..
or is it just me?

from inside out...

this home invites you both in and out

so if you like, I will share inside Pauline's white house in a next post.


Mar 25, 2012

Weekly Vignette: Pauline's hues

I have been pondering about how to share images I save as I move through life.
These are just moments I capture as I find them,
 not styled for use in a post. they may have no relation to one another,
or perhaps just color,line, but mostly
 thoughts evoked by the visual.

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So this is the first
 of what I will share in my series
of a
Weekly Vignette 

I am teasing you with some pic's taken at
my friend Pauline's White house.
Ever since I first shared this inspiring  home on my blog ,not a single day has passed without someone somewhere in the world reading 

Images of Henk and Pauline's  home
have been featured in both local
and international publication.
Pauline kindly allowed me into this
 inspiring world of theirs
to share with you once again...
 the complete update will follow in another post,
 here are some random vignettes...

Hope you see the moment...
Col x

"One moment in time
when I'm racing with destiny
 in that one moment of time,
 I will feel eternity".