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I might be wrong about the name of that photo, but I think I remember where I took it. It’s the last truly lovely nearly-summer-type of photo that I’ve not yet posted, from various walk and bike explorations of my new neighborhood. Although there are a few still unposted that have a bit of green in them, I’m mentally bidding the sun and green adieu with this shot…which means you’ll start seeing (even more) autumn and winter in the Amsterdam series, even as Petra will continue reminding us the sun still shines elsewhere. There’s a chance of snow tonight, in fact. But I’m still getting out plenty, since covid lockdowns mean near-constant work from home again. Hope you’re getting out also.

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So while I’ve been sorting and posting photos from the cool things I saw while in Jordan … two months ago … life here in Amsterdam has rolled along, with longer nights and shorter days. It’s the first time I’ve lived this far north since many decades ago, so even though the early dark, along with the frequent gray skies and rain tend to depress me a wee bit and drive me to sit indoors watching television and eating junk food…still I do manage to force myself outdoors frequently enough to get lots of photos of sunsets on the canals. Or at least I did when the work day ended before the daylight did. Now that work days end after the daylight does, I haven’t quite figured out how I’ll stave off the inevitable growth of my waistline over the course of a winter that will be dominated no doubt by rain, cold, and covid restrictions on the public commons. Ugh. Still, I’ll be doing my best to bring you beauty where I find it. 🙂


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Turns out this Artzuid thing was already happening when I landed, and the day I finally noticed it was the second to last day! It’s Amsterdam’s (the Netherlands’s_ biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition, in parks belts along some lovely lanes not far from my place. Wish I’d found time to tune in before…guess I’ll try again in 2023 :-).