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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, November 24, 2014

{Happy Weekend from Our Pond Area}

Wishing you all a cozy and happy weekend! 
Photo is taken on August 12, from our Pond Area.
This shows still the low hanging branches of the huge oak tree, hanging deep over the pond...



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  1. very, very pretty! thanks, mariette!

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      It is a very relaxing and pretty area in our garden!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    Saturday paper them the weeks day. editions A holiday week end I really enjoy in hanging brancher in the pond.
    Hugs and love from both of you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Glad you enjoyed the Saturday paper and hope your weekend was a nice one!
      We did not like the fact that this oak tree with low hanging branches made the waterlilies disappear because of the large shaded area.
      Sending you hugs and love back from both of us.
      Mariette

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  3. A nice place to sit and contemplate.
    HUgs Kay

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Guess for contemplating or even for composing masterpiece music, like Beethoven once did under a huge Poplar in Hungary at his friends' home, such a huge tree works wonders.
      We love it!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Guten Morgen liebe Mariette (bei uns ist es 9:00 Uhr morgens,

    ich dache ja, es trifft mich der Schlag, als ich auf meinem Dashboard die ganzen wartenden Kommentare gesehen habe ;o)). Warst du aber fleißig, die ganzen letzten Posts zu lesen und zu jedem einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen!!! Du bist eine wirklich treue Seele, danke dir vielmals für diese Mühe. Ich habe mich sehr darüber gefreut!!!
    Das Bild sieht so romantisch aus und man kann auf dieser Sitzbank bestimmt gut stundenlang sitzen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Aber mit dem großen Garten habt ihr sicher auch ganz viel Arbeit, oder?

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    1. Liebe Elvira,
      Ja, es hat mich wahnsinnig viel Freude gemacht um deine wunderschöne Posten zu lesen. Bin so froh du bist wieder da! Also gerne.
      Ja, es ist eine sehr romantische Stelle in unserem Garten aber viel Zeit um die Seele baumeln zu lassen gibt es eben nicht mit so ein riesiger Garten + Haus. Wir machen noch immer alles zur zweit.
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  5. Hello Mariette, Your pond with its shady tree and bench is truly idyllic. When we were little, the water's edge would have drawn us like a magnet!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      This semi-evergreen oak tree is a majestic tree over the span of 24 years. We had this pond dug and cleared away other trees to give this tiny one a chance. It has rewarded us manyfold!
      As children we always did jump ditches and explored the creek side; that is quite normal I guess.
      Kindest regards,
      Mariette

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  6. Mooie foto en een uitstekende plaats om op het bankje te zitten. Prettig weekend to you too.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja, een echt dromerige plek en je kunt zo mooi onze hele bostuin en tuin overzien.
      We hadden een minder prettig weekend, een oude vriend's cremains, God zij dank was hij precies 90, uitgeleide gedaan met een mooie H. Mis. Toen werd het een erg stormachtige en nátte zondag. Het is hier vreemd met het weer. Van -8°C voor één nacht nu naar 24°C vandaag. Nét zomer zó zacht!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette....Oh happy summer days! I hope it is warming up a bit. We are supposed to have temps in the 50's F. today and tomorrow. We need a few days to finish getting the yard winterized!
    Enjoy the day.......*s*

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Indeed, happy and calm summer days. We did have very mild weather like summer today with almost 78°F. Yesterday we had thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain. It is a mess on the streets, so many pine needles have come down. Pieter just in time got our yard + woodgarden winterized and we're feeling so blessed that we had the big tree cut down while it was dry and solid. Pieter hates it when heavy equipment will ruin the yard..
      Hugs and happy new week to you!
      Mariette

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  8. This is beautiful picture. I love the hanging branch. Looks like it's trying to touch water :-)
    Reflection of trees and bench on pond is beautiful!
    It's raining hard today and I see snow on weather forecast on Wednesday. Brrrrr... Stay cozy and warm, Mariette :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      You are right about the looks of those hanging branches but the negative aspect to that was that they made the waterlilies retract because of its shade. So we have given it a huge haircut and it looks much better. Looking forward to next year's waterlilies!
      Oh my, snow for Wednesday in northern Georgia. Here it was like summer today but yesterday was rough with thunderstorms and strong winds with rain!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette,i miss Summer!
    It's so cold in my area!
    Wonderful picture of the pond!
    Great reflection!
    Have a lovely week!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Oh my, it must feel like we had last week with that sudden deep frost. Today was like summer again with 24°C but it might change rapidly.
      Thank you, we both love the pond area with this huge oak tree and park bench.
      Hugs and love to you dear.
      Mariette

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  10. Dearest Mariette,
    Your happy weekend and photo is taken on Augist 12. I has forgoten about the low hanging branches of the hug OAK TREE! I'm sorry today we has another raining day with allergic in certain times again.
    I has not same weather was your cold snow time.
    Hugs and love to you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Yes, this was August 12 in the picture... We too had a miserable Sunday with severe weather, lots of rain and thunderstorms with strong winds.
      Today was lovely, very soft and 24°C. Hope your allergies will not stay with you for long.
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  11. qhola amiga querida !! que linda fotografía debajo de ese árbol .espero que tenga un bendecido comienzo de semana
    ceriños

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    1. Dearest Angélica,
      It is a lovely tree and that helps with creating a nice photo. We have been blessed with a wonderful beginning of the new week; feels like summer!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Dear Mariette,

    How tranquil and beautiful your pond is and must be a lovely place to go and rest on the park bench.
    Hope you have enjoyed your weekend and wishing you a happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Dearest Carolyn,
      This is the most tranquil spot in the garden and we're lucky for being able to view it also from our gazebo!
      We had a good weekend, not for the weather and the memorial service of a friend on Saturday but Monday made good for that!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dearest Mariette,
    what a lovely picture!
    Hope you had a lovely and wonderful weekend!
    Wishing you a wonderful new week, take care and stay warm and cozy :O)
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Thank you and at least we did have a great start of the new week with almost summer-like weather.
      Hugs and love to you,
      Mariette

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  14. Dearest Mariette ,it is a lovely place to relax and rest under this tree ! Have a nice week ,take care yourselves and I hope the weather will be good .

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    1. Dearest Olympia,
      Thank you and this is indeed our most lovely spot.
      The new week started off great in many ways.
      Hugs to you and stay warm and cozy yourself.
      Mariette

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  15. Dearest Mariette,
    This is super beautiful!!!! and the photo and the place!!!!!!!!!
    I wish you a happy new week!!!!
    Hugs!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Thank you so very much!
      Our week started off like summer and I wish for you also lovely and mild weather.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Lieve Mariette ,
    Een mooie foto en een mooie plek ..
    om te genieten met mooi weer op het bankje ..
    veel liefs

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    1. Lieve Nieneke,
      Ja, als het maar weer eens lente wordt dan is dit een héle mooie plek voor koffie of thee!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  17. Dearest Mariette
    What a sanctuary you have with your garden.
    I would enjoy sitting in this spot and reading a book on a late summer afternoon.
    The perfect spot to gather one's thoughts and feel at peace with the world!
    love
    Shane xox

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    1. Dearest Shane,
      You are perfectly right about the use of this spot; it is like a peaceful sanctuary and we enjoy it. Looking forward to our spring for being able to enjoy our home and garden more after all the hard work.
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  18. Such a beautiful pond you have in your garden Mariette. Looks like a romantic place to sit and take it all in!

    Wishing you and Pieter a wonderful Thanksgiving! Have a good time!

    Madelief x

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    1. Dearest Madelief,
      It is indeed a lovely pond and on one side is the greenhouse and also the gazebo looks out on the pond. Even the balcony from our home and also the veranda are all looking out onto the pond area. We loved it as a focal point and had it dug for that purpose.
      Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  19. Een prachtige plek en ook nog in je eigen tuin.
    Fijne dag, lieve groet

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Jazeker het is helemaal van ons maar het komt niet voor niets tot stand. Wij zijn de àllereerste bewoners op dit plekje en hebben alles zelf moeten creëren. Maar daar genieten we ook volop van en hopelijk nog héél lang samen!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  20. Such a lovely and peaceful are for sitting relaxing and reflecting...wishing you both a blessed, Celia M. (High Heeled Life)

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    1. Dearest Celia,
      Thank you and it sure is a peaceful area.
      Hugs and blessings to both of you!
      Mariette

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