First: If you're like me getting a headache when putting your photos to your Blogger blog, because Blogger automatically changes the colours of your photos, then please scroll down, because I have a solution for you at the end of this post.
A month of celebrations here in The Netherlands. Sinterklaas, Christmas and New Years Eve. In a few weeks it will be winter. A time spent indoors at home to snuggle and renew the love for your treasures there.
I received and old book from my grandmother. It belonged to an aunt of my grandfather.And look at the picture above of what I found inside...
A dried flower of over a 100 years old too, wow...
It is so thin and delicate.
The 21st of December will be the shortest day and longest night of this year in The Netherlands. Sun rise at 8:46h and sun set at 16:30h. That's less than 8 hours of light and more than 16 hours of dark. Temperatures drop to somewhere around zero. I tend to stay indoors more when it's getting darker and colder outside.
Colours are fading into muted hues of browns, greys and whites.
Above, one of the pages from the book.
They had beautiful handwriting in those days.
I love the faded and muted colours of winter.
For now, that is.
Because in a couple of weeks
I'll be pining for fresh Spring colours, to be sure!!
is the word prompt at Our Beautiful World this week.
The little poem above is in Dutch and it means something like...
"Hold on, hold on, with eye and heart,
The poetry of life!
She is everywhere, she is always there;
The soul be clean, the eye be bright,
Thou sees, enjoys, forbid her thus
to fload around thee."
It's by Nicolaas Beets, born 1814 in The Netherlands.
Here's a letter from 1861 by his hand
found on Wikipedia and a little bit of editing by me.
If you love to take photos and share your story of December,
then we'd love to see you join in at
Now on to the Blogger Headache!!
Recently I noticed that my photos uploaded differently
(mostly darker) to my Blogger blog then the originals.
If so, it's probably because you started using google+
Google+ thinks it's funny to "beautify" your uploaded photos
which mostly makes them darker and smooths them out.
There's a solution.
Go to your google account by clicking on your photo
(top right in your dashboard of your blog).
Click on Account.
Then choose tab Google+
and scroll way down to Photos.
It says something like "automatic enhancing"
(mine is in Dutch, so I don't know what it says exactly).
Please turn that feature OFF.
Still having problems?
Then please tell me so in the comment section
and I'll get back to you.
Wishing you a wonderful