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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!


Heaven is in Belgium

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Midweek Blues, A Beautiful Day


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I was a little bit at a loss for a Midweek Blues post today but then I got the idea to just grab my camera and document my day. 


This is the view from my patio. This is how my day started out. See that little patch of blue there? This is the happiest color of blue there is. It’s the promise of a beautiful day.

I love this view. It’s the old windmill where my neighbors live.


I love it when I can throw open windows and doors and listen to the peaceful early morning sounds, the birds singing, and the murmuring sound of the water fountain. 
Everything is still so peaceful.
Time to wave my husband goodbye and go about the business of the day ...


… have another cup of coffee, check my emails and visit some blogs!


I love how tidy my kitchen looks.


Oh and don’t you just love how the sun flirts with the pansies? 


I could not resist taking this photo, even though there is no blue in it. The rhododendron is at the peak of it’s beauty, and I bet you can hear this little bee buzz?


Pretty little pink flowers against a blue sky. My hanging baskets are thriving. I’m going to have to water them tonight.


And this is what I had for lunch. Baked Dover sole with grilled asparagus, carrots and red bell pepper. It tasted even more delicious because I was able to eat outside.
I even used a blue plate, how about that eh? I love how the blue brings out the greens, and makes the reds look more vibrant. Pretty isn’t it?
Oops. I’m sorry. Did I make you hungry?


Play along with Midweek Blues!
Colors, moods, music, poetry...be as creative as you like!
Midweek Blues is hosted by Rebecca at the Dusty Cellar.

Visit my other blog, Heavenin365 for a photo a day with the Canon D40.


EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE a kitchen that looks like the owner likes to cook!

I see the skies have been lovely over Belgium lately. And your flowers are lovely. Yes, this is a great time of year to open the windows!

moneythoughts said...

LOVELY! The pictures are great and I enjoy living a little in Belgium through your eyes.

Kerry said...

I was going to comment on that little patch of blue, and then on your amazing garden, but it's your LUNCH that really gets me. Makes my ham sandwich look pretty bad!

Colleen said...

I'm still waiting for my patch of blue sky to show up. Looks like it was a lovely day. I love all the blue pottery in your kitchen. And your lunch looks amazing! I need to go shopping for some vegetables since we seem to be out of them!

kayerj said...

I loved your day--and all the glimpses of blue today.

Suburban Girl said...

Well, this certainly chased my blues away today. I loved spending your day with you. I love your salt glazed pottery too! You better check and make sure I didn't bring any pieces home with me.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness. That view is to die for! And your patio looks like an oasis! Pure loveliness!

Unknown said...

that was a wonderful post today! I love your surroundings and how lush and green everything is around your home. The colors today were vibrant and YES you made me hungry!

The Retired One said...

Yes, you DID make me hungry. ha Loved your kitchen and your view.

Dianne said...

I want to come and spend the day!!
your patio is beautiful

Unknown said...

You have a fab series here, great colours. Its the bee photo for me.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I have a confession. I saw this yesterday and enjoyed it so much that I told my husband about! And after all that I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I just adore your kitchen and porch. So welcoming!

Jim said...

You did good Tuesday, Jientje. Your garden is beautiful. I am always amazed over your neighbors who live in the tower. For sure they need some bigger windows.
I doubht I would have to help you organize your kitchen, it IS tidy like you say. :)
Happy MidWeek Blues too! I am running late, I was number 12, last, to sign in.

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