Today we were blessed with better weather. Not exactly sunshine and blue skies, but not too cold, no rain, and occasionally a glimpse of the sun which was hiding behind curtains of cloud.
This is a photo I took here a few years back when we had a lot of snow. It is part of the old moat, which is a park today. It always reminded me of 'Lantern Waste' in Narnia (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, from C.S. Lewis). And that gave me the idea to a little alteration:
I digitally removed one of the lanterns and the waste paper basket:
After printing it out I did some colouring with prismalos, gel-pens and oil pastels, and added Lucy and Mr Tumnus, ( a faun) and a glittery sleigh for the White Queen. Lucy is just going home with Mr Tumnus for tea.
I am linking to Art Journal Journey, deep in the forest
I saw these huge sunflowers in a garden today, well over 3 meters high.
A few steps further along the street I met these nice cows:
This little, old house is at the corner of the old village square:
I went to the dilapidated villa with the sculpture park. Actually, you are warned to keep out just now, as there was terrible damage there in the huge storm in June, and not all of the trees have been checked. Still, what's life without a little risk? But is was hard to see some of the damaged areas, they looked really bad, and I did not take any photos of them. The beautiful old cedars have all disappeared, so sad.
The chapel has been renovated and the scaffolding removed:
You can see a tree with a red 'x' on it here, these are the trees which are endangered (and dangerous!)
The path between the park and the Rhine embankment was beautiful as always
I love this lemon yellow toadstool, it was so delicate:
And the heron was raiding the fields today instead of fishing. Sorry, the photo is not really clear as I was a long way off:
Have a good week you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.