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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

You Capture … Color


I found a new photo challenge through Colleen at “As is proper”. Click on the button to read the rules of the You Capture photo challenge and join us if you’re interested. There is a new theme each week. “Color” is this week’s assignment and it sounded like fun. 


I know it’s not a GREAT picture, but I could not help but including this brave little pansy. At temperatures below zero, the poor flowers hang their little heads, but that does not mean they’re giving up on me. As soon as the sun is out and the temperatures are up again, they rise from their coma. This plant is the only splash of color I have on my patio right now aside from the mini Daffodil living right next to it.


As I said, it’s very very cold in Belgium right now, so I preferred to stay inside and look for color in the cozy warmth of my home.  My favorite Laura Ashley tea set for instance. It was a gift from my colleagues when we moved into our previous house years ago and I treasure it dearly. I’ll never get bored of it’s pretty pastel colors.


The warm sunlight playing with the bottles on my kitchen counter, that’s color too isn’t it? I told you yesterday I love to play with the sun, didn’t I ?


How about this? Brightness brightness! Ohh okay, one more.
There’s something missing.



There. I think this pretty much covers it. Cool and warm, soft, bright and natural …
I had fun!

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T.J. said...

You captured color wonderfully, Jinetje! I think I like the eye glass picture the best because it is so unique :)

moneythoughts said...

I almost always like your pictures of food and cups and dishes. I love ceramics and their different shapes and colors. I have to look up ROFL, as I don't know what that means. : )

Colleen said...

Awwww... you mentioned me! I'm flattered. I love the picture of the bottles. I love the way the light shines on, around, and through them creating such wonderful shadows on the wall.
You made me smile today!!

James said...

You have a wonderful way of capturing the beauty in and around your home.

Caution/Lisa said...

You may have been looking for color in that tea set, but I was fascinated by the dessert~!

Susanne said...

All great colors but that tea set totally caught my eye. Lovely!

Gattina said...

Lovely colorful pictures ! I need colors for the moment it's so grey, dull and cold !

Rob Siemann said...

Good job, wonderful colors!

Ballerina Girl said...

great job for this assignment!


Wanda..... said...

My favorite is the photo of the bottles, Jientje!

Suki said...

aww you took my breath away with those photos of yours!!!

Momisodes said...

That tea set is gorgeous! I've always wanted a lovely set for my home. And your home always looks so cozy and warm :)

Loree said...

Beautiful colours, beautiful captures.

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

Hi Jientje - another lovely post! have seen this meme but never played along ... maybe next week!?

have a great weekend!
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