Friday, 6 May 2016

Flower power

Hi Everybody!
Happy Weekend!

Today I am sharing a double page in my 'new' journal, where I was busy having fun with blue metallic paint, floral napkins and a fancy script sentiment, which of course reminds me of my younger days in London, hippies and flower power.




I am linking to Moo Mania and More, quotes.

I was up very early this morning, when it was still dark, and therefore able to watch the pre-dawn sky and then the wonderful sunrise. It doesn't matter how often I watch it, it is always a miracle:






I pass this lovely house nearly every day on my way to the Rhine, and always look forward to seeing the wisteria bloom. And every week, whatever the weather, they put a large vase of flowers in the porch:



This stream is near the house I live in, and I can see it from my balcony:


Several people have been asking about my knee after the Operation. I  still go to physiotherapy twice a week, and get lots of exercises to do as my daily
homework, to strengthen my muscles and improve the movement of the joint.
It still hurts from time to time, but this is apparently normal in the first six months, and it is only 10 weeks since the Op. I can walk really well, without help, and have started riding my bike again - things are looking up on the knee front!

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

29 comments:

  1. Love your flower power piece, so happy! Wonderful photos, too, love the sunrise and the wisteria is gorgeous. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. lovely pages today Valerie! Gorgeous photos and glad to hear how well your knee is doing!

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  3. Valerie, these pages are incredibly beautiful!!

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  4. Love the colours in this journalpage, and the movement in it. And those pictures are amazing!

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  5. Glad to hear your are back on your feet without help and the knee is improving. Sounds like you are making major improvements. I also love the journal page today. How pretty! And those wisteria. What gorgeous flowers. I am still waiting for us to green up. We are getting green, but our cold and rain this past week seemed to stall us for a bit. But I think it will be soon;we just need a little sunshine. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Incredible painting Val. Spring has arrived in your hands with this work of art. The sun rise is glorious. The wisteria is beautiful. It brings back the memories of the 100 year old plant outside my mother's kitchen.

    Big Hugs and Blessings

    Jim

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  7. Love your beautiful art today. You paint so well.

    I can almost smell the wisteria. It is beautiful. I'm also impressed with the sunrise you captured.

    Glad to read your knee is doing well. Very impressive. Hope your weekend goes well, and you rest that knee just a bit!

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    1. I surely well, resting is part of the programme, too.

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  8. Wonderful page and great use of the paper napkin for sure. Very Inspiring :)

    How lovely to be able to see the wonderful sunrise and worth getti g up early I reckon.

    I have always wanted to grow a wisteria as they look so beautiful when in flower--maybe now is the time for me to find one to n uture.

    So pleased about your knee and also being to ride your bike again must be wonderful.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Liebe Valerie,
    eine wundervolle Seite mit meinen Lieblingsblumen hast du gemacht, traumschön einfach... Deine Fotos vom Sonnenaufgang sind ganz zauberhaft, eine Märchen, diese Stimmung... Es freut mich riesig, dass es dir besser geht und du schon wieder fast fit bist. Für die Physio wünsche ich dir weiterhin viel Kraft.
    Ich wünsche dir ein sonnenschönes Wochenende.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  10. What beautiful journal pages! The photographs are lovely, I am especially drawn to the purple flowers... I'm very glad your knee is doing better.

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  11. Napkins sure make nice cards, pages or what ever, fabulous result and nice colours too.xx  {aNNie}

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  12. A beautiful post Valerie, what a glorious sunrise. Your physiotherapists must be well pleased with you - riding your bike! Fabulous! Have a great weekend. Xx

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  13. Was für eine wunderschöne Doppelseite .. BEZAUBERND! Tolle tolle Fotos!

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  14. omgosh! What a lovely wall piece those poppies would make! however did you find such gorgeous napkins? Beautiful Valerie!!

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    1. I found them on clearance at a local store.

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  15. Great use of the napkins, love the wisteria. Flower power indeed. Xox

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  16. You are doing really well with your knee.
    Flower Power forever!
    Those photographs are wondrous. They make me feel like I'm right in the middle of the picture.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.
    Hugs

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  17. Gorgeous flower spread today; love flowers of all kinds. Your photos are exquisite today, especially the wisteria in bloom and the magic of sunrise. Our daughter arrives this morning so I'm excited as ever! The pages you received for your journal page swap are marvelous too. Have a warm and lovely weekend.
    Hugs,C

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  18. Oh, ein wahrer Farbrausch! Den Mohn hast du ganz wunderbar gemalt, bin begeistert!
    Dein letztes Foto mit dem ruhigen Bach im Grün gefällt mir sehr, es gibt so eine entspannte Stimmung! Schönen Sonntag von Ulrike

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  19. WOW Deine Flower Power Seiten sind der Knaller! Die Farben, die Textur, ich bin begeistert auch von der Farbkombi.
    Danke auch für die schönen Stimmungsfotos.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes We,
    lG Anja

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  20. I love your Flower Power Valerie, such a happy piece, and your town is looking beautiful. At last Winter has gone! Glad your knee is improving, but then again you do do your homework lol xx

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  21. Love your fantastic bright Flower Power page and the beautiful coloured poppies. Awesome photos today. Glad to read your knee is getting you back to your normal walking and good for you to be riding the bike again this early.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Well you definitely got my attention with that one :) LOVE IT!!!! Flower Power is not a phrase I hear very often any more. Brings back special times and memories. Love all of the photos. That Wisteria is stunning. I love Wisteria and have it in a few places :) Would have it in more but the Hubs isn't fond of it.

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  23. Gorgeous spread Valerie -- you run circles around me - walking, ridding your bike - good for you. I have never had the best balance and am afraid of ridding my bike now. That is all I need to do is fall and break something else. I fall when I am walking!!! There is never enough time in the day to do all that I want to do - oh well.
    You are a very wise lady!
    sandy xx

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  24. Oh, I meant to tell you, I would never get tired of seeing the sun rise. The view you have is really gorgeous and always changing!
    Sandy xx

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  25. Was für eine herrliche Wiese voller Mohnblumen hast du da auf das Papier gezaubert! Eine fantastische Doppelseite, liebe Valerie! Auch deine Fotos sind wieder traumhaft schön. Bei dir ist die Natur schon etwas wieter als bei uns!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  26. your flower pages are lovely
    as are your skies, flowers and green watery spring images.
    spring is grand.

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  27. So pleased to read that your knee is getting better! I love your flower power page! Great photos of the sunrise - and the wisteria! Hugs, Chrisx

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