Hope you have enjoyed your weekend.
We had good weather here, not too hot, not raining, just pleasant summer weather - great for walking and looking at nature's wonders!
Talking of wonders - this time of nature and technology - I wanted to give a report about my knee, as several people have asked how it is progressing. I had my last physiotherapy session last week, and now have learnt enough daily exercises to be able to keep up the good work myself. And I know lots of tricks to be able to get rid of nasty pains when they turn up, which they still do - sometimes here and sometimes there. But on the whole it is really good for 5 months since the OP. I can ride my bike, run, jump, walk and swim, and I am back to walking my 15000+ steps each day, so I am very satisfied. I don't need to go back to the orthopedic specialist till next year, one year after the OP when it is will be xrayed and examined again.
For Nature's wonders, Gill's lovely theme at Art Journal Journey, I am
sharing my 'down to earth' page today. Last week as I walked home I met this snail on the pavement:
And it reminded me of this drawing I made some time back:
And that inspired me to this not very serious journal page, made with a floral background onto which I digitally magicked my snails. It's always good to aim for the moon and the stars, but we need to come back down to earth, too:
It reminded me of Patricia Highsmith's rather horrible stories about snails, especially 'The snail watcher', which gave me nightmares for a long time!
The day started off again with sun:
We had blue skies, the Rhine was blue, and I walked for nearly three hours altogether, and will show more of the photos tomorrow. Here are just a few of my natural wonders from today:
I keep sneaking back to the dandelions and graffiti by the subway:
Have a great day, and keep your eyes open for all the wonders that are around us everyday!
Take care, and thanks for coming by!