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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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

{Summer Bliss on our Balcony - Indian Summer}

On September 5, we snapped these photos on the balcony.
The lawn has seldom been this green; true Summer Bliss!
It makes one happy to see a lush garden!
Wearing my green Marc Cain top and green Escada stretch cotton skirt.
We do enjoy our Vintage Woodworks balustrades out of polyurethane. 
Looking at our felines, down on the driveway...
My shoes are also Escada.
Wearing my silver hair barrettes from Bali, Indonesia.
Fond memories!
Showing you my long(er) hair as I have it short now!
Will show you later...

Happy New Week!


  1. You look wonderful Mariette! So those posts don't need to be painted? How nice! Our all-wood deck is so much work.

    1. Dearest Deborah,
      Thank you very much for your kind words!
      Yes, these balustrade posts still need to be painted in your preferred color but they never ever will rot and that is the biggest advantage. It is a lot of work indeed but on this polyurethane it will last a lot longer too. Only needs cleaning, here in the South we get lots of mildew.
      Happy new week to you.

  2. Don't you look just beautiful in your pretty outfit :-) love how green your lawn looks, over on my side of the world they leaves are starting to fall, I just love the gorgeous colors of fall...


  3. Dearest Mariette,
    what a wonderful dress! You look so lovely!
    Have a great new week,
    Love, hugs and blessings to you,
    Claudia xo

  4. Gostei de ver está linda.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

  5. Jij zoekt ook altijd kleding /schoenen etc. bij elkaar uit staat erg mooi en je haar lekker dik haar benieuwd- kort ..fijne dag,Joan

  6. Liebe Mariette,

    bei dir ist es schön warm.
    Darauf müssen wir noch warten.

    Alles Liebe

  7. You look so nice my dear Mariette. Your outfit is fantastic and better the view at the garden.
    Have a nice week end.

  8. Dearest Mariette,
    Lovely green grass brings memories of summer.
    We had a real frost last night; it's time to dig the dahlias! It's supposed to warm up later in the week so we may have a real indian summer.
    Have a sunny week......*s*

  9. What a lovely lush lawn!
    You look very elegant as always Mariette.
    Have a wonderful week!

  10. Mariette! Sei bellissima! Sembri una ragazzina e di sicuro lo spirito é quello. Dunque hai tagliato i capelli? Aspetto di vedere il tuo nuovo look allora.... A presto. Un bacio grande

  11. Very nice and what a garden.


  12. Your garden looks fantastic. The lawn is really green! Your balcony and garden...all look so dreamy :-) And you look fantastic, Mariette! Is it okay to say I admire your beautiful physique? :-)

  13. Bel verde e bella te!Ciao,baci,Rosetta

  14. Assortie à la pelouse Mariette ! Tu es en pleine forme cela fait plaisir :)
    Bises et bonne nuit

  15. Your always lovely Summer photos beautiful of your vintage of plyurethane ..You had wonderful time always ways Dear Mariette!

  16. Lieve Mariette ..
    Wat sta je daar mooi op je balkon ...je past helemaal in het groen van de tuin ...
    mooie foto's ...ik ben benieuwd na je nieuwe look ...groetjes <3

  17. ti trovo in perfetta forma!!!!! complimenti, ti abbraccio forte forte Lory

  18. Maybe it's the reflection from your skirt that is making the grass look greener. Or is it the other way around? Ha! Wow! So very very green! I miss seeing that color around here. The greens here are drab, definitely not bright and crisp like that. I keep debating on whether I should cut my hair shorter. Have a good day!

  19. Het gras bij de buren lijkt altijd groenen;-))

    Jij staat al net zo blij te stralen als mijn kleindochter met nieuwe kleren aan op haar feest toen ze vorige week 16 jaar werd,
    met een groot verschil: ze wil niet op de foto die schoonheid.........
    .........zal de leeftijd zijn.


  20. Olá,
    vocês está radiante e bela como seu belo jardim. Nesta época em seu país é verão? Aqui estamos na primavera. Este ano está chovendo demais. Aqui em minha casa tem água para todos os lados.
    Adoro viajar e também trazer coisas para relembrar dos bons momentos.
    Bjos tenha um ótimo dia.

    1. Dearest Anajá,
      Yes, this photo is from the end of summer, taken on September 5. We still have warm and sunny weather but cooler nights as the fall is beginning. But our area is kind of subtropical, if we're lucky we have this for quite some weeks to come. Our so-called Indian Summer.
      So you are having a very wet spring... We had plenty of water through the summer as well, hence the very green lawn and garden.

  21. You look beautiful on the background of your garden. Regards.

  22. Da fröstelt es mich, liebe Mariette, denn bei uns ist es scho´n viel zu kalt, um so nackig herumzulaufen. Das Grün Deines Rockes paßt sich in das Bild des grünen Rasens perfekt ein.

    Alles Liebe


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