Monday, 27 May 2019

T stands for Taking lots of phoTos:

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all have a great start in the new week. It's grey and overcast here, but I'm sure we will have some sunny patches in between, so that's something to look forward to.
Today I am sharing another tag meant for Joan's gardening challenge at Tag Tuesday. I used a copy of a hand-painted, written and collaged piece for my tag, adding some metal elements (Serif) and a hand-painted background. There's still plenty of time to join in:

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang. I have some photos taken last week on one of my trips. On one day I went to the 'Mediahafen' in the Altstadt of Düsseldorf and took lots of pics of Frank Gehry's wonderful houses, which I will show in my next post. I discovered this delightful coffee-roaster / cafe in one of the little lanes of the Altstadt:

Special blends of coffee:

Equipment for making coffee on the go:

And my beautiful cappuccino which I drank sitting outside:

Saw this beautiful door, too:

And this was taken at the back of the Uerige Brewery ( the one with the drunken reveller weather-vane) where they are busy all day loading barrels and bottles onto trucks to be delivered to the thirsty from near and far:

This rather murky pond was next to the town history museum:

These pics were taken in Schloss Kalkum, just playing around:

Two ghosts:

Back to Hofgarten:

The black swan was alone again:

Goslings at Schloss Kalkum:

And the ghost having fun:

A beautiful garden in Kalkum village:

I was out and about all week, so didn't get round to housework again....

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Gardens, flowers, fields and more

Hi Everybody!

We had sun all day today, and tomorrow shouldn't be too bad either, so I'm making the most of it. I went for three walks today, and enjoyed them enormously. I did a total of 15 kilometers, and treated myself to a bitter choc  ice from the ice parlour on the way home this evening as a reward. And it was soooooooooo delicious!

For our challenge at Tag Tuesday, with Joan's lovely theme of gardening, I made another tag. The background and flowers were painted by me, and the text, patterning and bird (Mischief Circus)  were added digitally. There is still lots of time to enter Joan's challenge, so hope to see some more people joining in:

The poppies were water-coloured:

I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin

On Wednesday evening we went for a walk through Lantz'scher Park, and then through the fields and along the Rhine:

I am always intrigued by the ever changing clouds and the sun:

                   My walking buddy Harry:

This farm seems to be very ancient:

I loved the white horse:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!