Saturday, 22 October 2016

Ships from the Past





Painting by Nicholas Roerich   -    "Guests from Overseas" (1901)

Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter,writer,archaeologist,theosophist and explorer.
Born in Saint Petersburg in 1874 he lived in various countries around the world and died in Naggar,India 1947.





I sometimes dream about ships from past times sailing in from the North Sea, some carrying cargo
and passengers  -  others intent on war and conquest .....








On a sandbank out in the estuary, swans and gulls wait for food on the incoming tide .....










Brightly coloured bramble and rose foliage and a few wild flowers along the coastal path ..... 
























Clover .....





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Image 1  :   Source  - Wikipedia
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30 comments:

Tom said...

Wonderful color if you only look down!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the pretty falls colors. The swans are beautiful. Lovely post, as always! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a happy weekend!

Luna Crone said...

Oh happy sigh...

So beautiful... Everything....

And what a marvelous painting!

Late Autumn blessings,
Luna Crone

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. I like that painting.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) The painting is really beautiful,...love the composition and colours, and also the wonderful autumn colours in the leaves.

Christine said...

Lovely to see the swans out on the sandbanks having a paddle. Those are great shots!
The bramble leaves are among the prettiest come autumn.
Best wishes!

Tammie Lee said...

Such a wonderful painting, I had never seen it before, quite special. Your autumn photographs are beautiful too. Lovely glimpses of the ocean. You live near the ocean/sea and dream of ships and last night i dreamed of a bear ;-)

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I hope some past ships would come to the North Sea. A few decades ago. I had did the homestay. We went to North Sea with the host family.
Your photos are very beautiful.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Snippets of fall with colors and textures - so beautiful

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Stunning images with beautiful colours and so peaceful!
I loved the painting.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

NatureFootstep said...

lovely to see water and birds. Not seen the ocean for a long time now. :(

Kristin_Texas said...

Such beauty where you live. I've always wished to visit Scotland. To see that gorgeous/haunting landscape and castle ruins! I can't imagine...

Kristin

A Quiet Corner said...

Beautiful subjects...peaceful for the soul...:)JP

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous ocean photos and lovely autumn ones too ~ Lovely painter you wrote about ~ great post ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful scenes of the sea and autumn leaves! Hello from Washington State - Karen

Marja said...

Wonderful autumn colours We've got spring now
I also dream often at the seaside Living on an big island there is sea everywhere

jandi said...

Beautiful! Love the 3rd image!

Villrose said...

A nice and a bit sad autumn mood in here.

jeannettestgermain said...

Love the painting, also because what it represents! And lovely series of leaves in Fall! Thank you a bunch for sharing these with ALL SEASONS! Have a happy Fall week!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Definitely a World of Color and Charm...AND beautiful swans!

Lady Fi said...

Calm and beautiful shots.

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed seeing the blue sky and water. Art looks beautiful...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You see beauty and dreams whether you are looking out across the water or down at the ground! Thank you for showing both!

Ida said...

Cool painting. I can't imagine sailing that way though.
Such pretty autumn brambles, the colors are lovely.

Denise inVA said...

Dear Ruby, thank you for sharing your post with Today's Flowers. That amazing painting and these amazing photos are a real treat for the eyes.

Pet said...

you are so romantic. that is really nice.
but remember, there were pirates too on the seas :-)

Ela said...

Lovely to see your beautiful photos !!
Greetings

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - What a fascinating painting! The beautiful ship, reflections, gulls, and the spirit of exploring, etc. The North Sea seems to have such a power to make you inspire to be imaginative. I’ll become so, too. Your second photo shows it. The fall colors are simply beautiful.

Yoko

dritanje said...

That's some painting by Roerich. I wonder if he painted from his dreams, it has that kind of evocative feeling to it.
And the autumn colours are so vivid, they seem to be particularly bright this year but maybe they're like that every year. Hope you are enjoying these clear autumn days.
M xx

Tomoko said...

Hello, Ruby,
The painting by Nicholas is great. I like the bird circulating around the boat. The ocean travel must have been a great challenge, exploring and a dream. Our leaves are finally changing to red and yellow. Have a good day!

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