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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Away from Home, A vocation, Sirkka Jalava

For many years ago, 25 or so, we went on holiday to Maldives, a group islands south of India. The flight took us there in 12 hours, exclusive two landings, first in Ankara, Turkey and then in Dubai, The United Arabemirates. Alltogether perhaps 14 hours. And there, in the ocean we saw small green splashes and thought, that it must be very difficult for the flyers to prick the plane right there and not in the ocean.
We were the whole family (5 pers) two weeks there living in bungalows at the beach with our own beach just outside the door and had a  great view on the sea from the bungalow.
We had two bungalows, because we were so many in the family. It is perhaps 20 meters to the water. Every morning the first we did was to jump in the water. It was so warm too. And sunny.
But there was thunder storms too. Here you can see thunder front  coming. It was raining a while every day or night. We were at the equator.
Here I have been playing with colors and trying to sketch the sunset. Perhaps I can do it better still, I hope.
Good memories.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, Sirkka, these are gorgeous. Love hearing about your trip, too.

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  2. What great drawings Sirkka. It must have been a wonderful adventure.

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    1. Thank you Gloria! It was a great break for the winter time here.

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  3. What memories beautifully secured in these wonderful paintings. I can feel the warm water, the love of family gathered together, hear the thunder and see lightening in the skies, and enjoy the colorful sunsets in the evenings. Happiness personified.

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    1. Lynn, it was a wonderful opposit of the darkness and coldness in winter here. Now when I tell about it, the momories become so livid again.

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  4. Sirkka, these are great sketches of the bungalows and the beach. It sounds like a wonderful time! I would love being right on the beach like that.

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    1. Joan, I can only say, that it was a good time. Thank you!

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  5. Wonderful post. I sighed reading it, and gazing at your lovely paintings. They go with your words so well.

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    1. Thank you jaguarish for your kind words!

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  6. You have such wonderful holidays Sirkka, just reading about them and seeing your lovely sketches gives me such pleasure. I think the last one with the fiery sunset is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Jez! I am glad you enjoy the story and the sketches! I am delighted about that you like just the sunset!! In the reality the sunsets were so wonderful.

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  7. what a wonderful glimpse of your adventure, I love this series!
    Stopped by from PPF...

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    1. Thank you Dia stopping by and Happy PPF! am glad you like the story.

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  8. What a beautiful series of vacation paintings. Every picture I have seen of the Maldives is beautiful. Oh to be able to just run to that beautiful clear water every morning. Heaven.

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    1. Fran, it was heaven. There were not any crowds of people on the beach, everyone had an own part of beach. Nowadays I am not so interested more in the warm climat and strong sunshine. But I am glad I have these experiences and memories.

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