Tuesday, 10 December 2013

A (missing) Partridge and 3 French Hens

Hi everybody!

At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is 'The Twelve days of Christmas'.
I didn't find any fitting stamps in my stash, so had to re-think the story, as I wanted to do the partridge in the pear tree.
The background has been stamped with a LaBlanche stamp using a glue pad and gold EP. The tree has been die-cut with a TH die using gold textured paper, and I must tell you, it is a pear tree. Those red heart shaped fruits are Christmas pears. And the partridge? Well, it unfortunately flew away just as I took the  picture, so you will just have to imagine it on the tree. But I am sure you can see that the 3 French hens stayed put for the photo. They have disguised themselves with Christmas hats and scarves, embellished with glitter liner, so that they don't look out of place.




I had a long, cold walk again, which I enjoyed, although the clouds sometimes looked very threatening. But it didn't rain, so it was even a dry walk today.


I love this tree lined path through the fields, where the trees meet overhead to form a tunnel.

The sun made long shadows again:

The sheep were not worried by the clouds building up over the river:


The little stream which runs near where I live joins the Rhine here, and there are always lots of seagulls waiting to catch fish:

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

22 comments:

  1. Hi Val, love your tag - and how you have changed the story! Great photos, too, glad your walk stayed dry! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Fabulously improvised tag Valerie and stunning pics too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. Ein schönes Tag hast du da gemacht,gefällt mir gut,und die bilder sind traumhaft,so eine schöne natur und bäume.
    unsere plätzchen und kekse sind gaaanz leeecker geworden *yummy*wenn du nicht soweit weg wärst hätte ich dir ein paar kekse rüber gebracht.

    GLG Jeannette

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    1. Ach ja, es ist immer zu weit! Aber vielleicht besser für meine Taille, oder zumindest, die Stelle wo die sein sollte!

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  4. ein fabelhaft schönes Tag und ganz wunderbare Impressionen wieder mal Valerie!

    danke!!!

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  5. Amazing colours in the photographs Valerie--the light always looks so good when you go walking.

    Love the tag and your take on the 'hens.--too cute for words.

    Have a great day

    Chrissie xx

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  6. Partridges, they never stay still long enough for us to get a decent photo, but French hens? - you can always rely on them and these are the best French hens ever. with their little hands and their hats. And the red heart shaped pears are especially delicious.
    Your walk photos are wonderful, what a beautiful area you live in.

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    1. So glad you have had the same experiences, I have never managed to catch a partridge yet. I wanted to put salt on its tail, but the tree was too far away to get at....

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  7. How cute are those little birdies with their bobble hats! A gorgeous christmas tag Valerie and such beautiful pics. Have a lovely Tuesday. Xx

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  8. Who needs partridges anyway, lol. Love the tag and the story that goes with it too. Beautiful walk, you still have a lot of leaves on those trees too. Glad the rain held off for your walk. ~Diane

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  9. Gorgeous tag (love all the gold) and photos. Too bad the Partridge flew away:) Looks like a beautiful day there :) Enjoy ! Shirleyx

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  10. wow the photos are glorious Valerie, and love your cute tag, Annette x

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  11. What a glorious pear tree - the fruit looks delicious - a little hard but yummy just the same! I think the three French hens are quite happy that the Partridge flew away. It looks like they are celebrating to me!!! Wonderful tag and an artist always has her way of interpreting life.
    Loved our walk - my favorite picture is where the stream meets the river. Of course I am always ready for a cuppa and some Victorian sponge cake.
    Sandy

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  12. Love the red hearts and scarves on the birdies and the heart shaped fruits.
    Wonderful photographs capturing the golden colours of nature.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. So ein traumhaft schöner Anhänger! Edel und auch pfiffig mit diesen kleinen Vögelchen! Auch wieder so wunderbare Fotoimpressionen! Vielen Dank!
    LG, LonettA

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  14. Valerie your tag is gorgeous. Love the color and the story is cute too. Your walk looks like the perfect path and your photos are wonderful. I think your pics could easily be designed into some cards from your talents. Have a great day. Hugs!

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  15. Your art made me smile today! Silly partridge for flying away! I can't believe how beautiful the trees still are! Ours are all bare and now covered with the 3 inches of snow we had today.

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  16. Been having a catch up on the posts I have missed. As always a pleasure to read. Love those French Hens. The colours of autumn are lasting well, so late in the year.
    Yvonne x

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  17. Oh how I wish I could go for a walk with you! Beautiful! Love your tag and great improvising! Enjoy!

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  18. I always love to see your photos of your walks. Like Terry said I would love to go an a walk with you as well.. Your tag ended up looking fabulous my friend..

    Hugs~

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