Thank Goodness for Photos

A few weeks ago I completed another watercolor – Tulips from the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands.  This painting was inspired from a most memorable trip there with our oldest and his family. Seems like just yesterday, but was floored to see that the date was ten years ago! fullsizeoutput_2c61They were living in Germany at the time and we treasure our memories from those visits and day trips we took. I am  grateful for the technology that enables one to step back in time and keep those memories so fresh.

The gardens and sculptures were beyond amazing (as were the waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar with the magic ingredient being “love” I was told that we purchased from a vendor before we entered) . Here are just a few photos from that magical trip:

On  another trek into the Netherlands we went to the Kroller-Muller Museum which holds the second largest collection of Van Goghs ( 90 paintings and over 180 drawings). There were many other greats there as well, Seurat, Redon, Gauguin to name just a few.

Helene Kroller- Muller loved collecting art, her husband loved to hunt. The  property where the museum is holds many sculptures and there are over 1,000  white bicycles to ride around the beautiful grounds.  Needless to say, if you are ever in Holland, this is a must!

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