Friday, 20 April 2018

The magic of spring, part 2

Hi Everybody!

It's nearly weekend, have a good one!
To make this piece, I re-purposed an old A3 journal page and gave it some new additions to 'bring it into spring'. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, and  The Dreaming Palette, Earth day Tribute

Last weekend  I visited Neuss, a neighbouring town, together with 2 buddies, G & C. First we toured the harbour, but I will show those pictures in my next post:

We visited a nature-protection island, the 'Ölgangsinsel', a paradise for nature and quiet loving people and wild life. The golden oriole can be found there, and a whole colony of cranes regularly nests there. The fresh green of the new leaves was wonderful:

We could see the TV tower of Düsseldorf across the Rhine:

Later as we went through Neuss we saw this wonderful avenue of cherry trees leading up to the church:

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

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The magic of spring

Hi Everybody!

The weather here is really warming up, it's great to be able to go out without being packed in many layers of clothing!

I have a post celebrating spring today, so take a walk with me through the lanes and fields. I am linking the The Dreaming Palette, Earth Day Tribute:

There's a heron trying to hide in the field:

And a grey and pink parrot was sitting in a tree:

This is a magical time of year for me!

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

Monday, 16 April 2018

Nature's beauty

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying, tomorrow is Tuesday and it will be time for a new challenge at TIOT -  Nature's Beauty.

As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and projects of all formats are welcome. I made a hybrid piece by combining parts of different photos taken by me. They were placed on a hand-painted background and given a digital frame:

And you still have another week to link entries to our 'black, white and a spot of colour' challenge at Tag TuesdayI made a very simple tag using a Paper Artsy stamp:

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T gang.
On Easter Sunday I was invited by my friend N, and we enjoyed a wonderful meal - this was just the first course, I was so busy eating I forgot to take more photos!

My drink was water, but we did have coffee after the meal!

Today I am sharing the photos of my boat-trip around Duisburg's huge river harbour. Enormous amounts of metal scrap are collected and recycled there:

This is also a boat which was supposed to be scrapped, but in the meantime it has been requisitioned and is used for events, conferences and making films:

The towers of the old bridge:

And a new bridge:

The office of the harbour master with a clock showing the level of the water:

An old paddle steamer, also much in demand for films and events:

The fire-brigade boat:

 The ancient harbour from the 18th century, now too small for shipping but much used for films:

Hope you enjoyed your tour of the harbour, I certainly did.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!