We had strange weather here again - this morning it was hot and humid, and this afternoon thunder, storm and torrential rain and hailstones, a real contrast programme again. I went for a nice bike ride along the Rhine this morning, this time in the other direction, so I got to see the white cows but no sheep. And in the afternoon I just got home from my walk when the storm started, that was good timing.
At Tag Tuesday our theme is Statues. We do have some nice statues around here, but I decided to do something like a prehistoric statue, and chose the menhir (standing stone) which stands at the corner of our road. It was erected about 2000 BC, and is 1,70 meters. There are scratches and marks on it which may date back to the middle ages, when it was custom to lead condemned prisoners past the stone, and bang their heads against it.... The residents here were scared of this heathen stone, and the Church of St George was built nearby to protect against the bad vibes. The Church was unfortunately destroyed back in 1649.I often wonder what stories the stone could tell if it could speak....
I made a very simple tag using a photo, matted onto green card and some floral card to make it look more cheerful, and added a textile flower to soften it.
Here is the original photo, can you see the face on the stone?
Here is a close-up - I am sure there is a face looking at me:
Okay, back to normal - a few photos from today:
The cows stayed under the trees in the shadow:
The Rhine was fascinating - for me - as always:
This is the old pump house from 1773 on the tow-path:
This container ship was chugging slowly along the Rhine, and travelling at the same speed as I was riding my bike:
The motor-boat was so quick it was almost out of the picture before I could press the button:
And the horses were taking things easy in the heat:
Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!