Sunday, 16 October 2016

Autumn colours

Hi Everybody!

Today we had a real Sunday with lots of sun, so I was able
to spend a lotof time outdoors,which was good.
There were lots of people running through
town, taking part in a half marathon from Düsseldorf to Duisburg. One of the runners stripped off his clothes at the tram stop and 
jumped into new ones which a helper was holding for him....
I was so surprised I even forgot to take a photo! 

For art journal journey, Indian Summer,  have another hybrid piece,
made with a painted, dripped and stamped background, a painted face, 
a bird-on-a-branch photo and some digital add ons. Sitting on a bench and enjoying the autumnal surroundings is something I like very much!

Yesterday we went to the farm shop to buy eggs again and so I have more pictures of the new pumpkin creations:

The autumn foliage is very much in evidence:

The buzzard has been back these past days. He swooped off the branch
directly after the photos and dived onto his dinner in the field:

And as I was standing on the balcony this airship floated by:

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


  1. Fabulous page, and I love all the photographs.

  2. Another fantastic and imaginative page, with beautiful colours. The photos are top notch again, love the buzzard especially. And the funny story of the stripper! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Gorgeous page Valerie and your autumnal photos are beautiful. Glad to hear you had some sunshine too.
    Fliss xx

  4. Just as well you missed that photo lol! Beautiful page, love the touch of someone sitting enjoyably on the bench. The pumpkins look good as do your beautiful leaf shots.

  5. New header? Beautiful colours and just a delightful array of photos and page I am loving the gorgeous pumpkin displays and the most beautiful colours on the leaves this one...No photo of the stipper? Valerie, you are slipping back LOL, xx {aNNie}

  6. Beautiful photos - this is my favorite season, and of course I enjoy your images very much. Your art journal page is wonderful - I like everything in it. Your choice of colors is exquisite.
    Yes, WDR - I used to listen to it in my teens (WDR 2 at that time). Nice memories.

  7. Autumn indeed has its own beauty, one onlt have to look around you. A stunning journal page and an awesome photo journal. Lol re the stripping runner. Done quite a lot of half marathons myself but never needed to strip into clean clothes.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. Your AJJ entry is wonderful, but I confess the star of the show today seems to be all the wonderful colors of autumn, even the ones on your AJJ entry. You are SO lucky to get such incredible photos. It's still hot here and it's still green here. You have such wonderful colors to choose from, I'm in awe!

  9. Eine fabelhafte Seite Valerie..ganz verträumt! Herrliche Aufnahmen sind das und ich hoffe der Läufer, der sich öffentlich umgezogen hat, war wenigstens gut!
    Immer was los bei Euch!

    Schöne neue Woche!
    oxo Susi

  10. A very beautiful page Valerie and the photographs show that Autumn is in fill swing where you are. Luck to have sun as well we had lots of rain for a lot of the day

    Enjoy what ever you do today

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. A stunning journal page and a beautiful quote. I love your photos, the pumpkins are great.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. The autumn muse face is fabulous Valerie. Very clever to use leaves as her hair. :) Its a wonderful fall page. Sounds like you had a busy weekend too. I love the photos from the farm store. Those hay bale scarecrows are great. Feels like fall. Happy Monday. Hugs-Erika

  13. The park bench makes your journal page work so well!

    The photographs ... phew... tumble through buzzards, airships into the most beautiful colours and foliage ... you're really spoiling us

  14. Gorgeous photos. And I love your art page...especially the person sitting reading!! Really enjoying a day out in the Autumn park.

  15. Autumn has definitely come to your world. I love both the page and the wonderful photos. So many happy pumpkins. I can see why that cyclist was out there!

  16. Today is a perfect day to do what your reader on the bench is doing, a bit more of indian summer here today and yesterday. Love the faces on those pumpkins. Too cute. xox

  17. Dang! Too bad you didn't get the pic of the runner. Ha Ha.

  18. Love the fall art piece!!!! Summer is still my all time favorite season but I do love the colors of fall and the cooler temps. It's warmer this week than it has been lately kind of an Indian Summer going on :)

  19. When you say he stripped off Valerie - do you mean completely? are you sure you're not keeping the photo just for yourself ha ha :)
    Love your beautiful colours and art on your AJJ page. Which reminds me I have a couple to blog still that I made a week ago. Besides a bit of gardening, I've been making Christmas cards to try and get that chore out of the way - 53 made so far :(
    Great photos as always - the pumpkin people are fabulous :)
    Have a great week ... Gill xx

    1. Yes, he stripped off his onesie and jumped into a fresh one, just like that!

  20. The gorgeous colors of autumn are truly shining in this post! beautiful art-along with a favorite autumn quote of mine:) Love seeing happy pumpkin art too.

  21. What lovely colors in your art! I love the sweet bird. Wonderful photographs as well.

  22. Wow Valerie, I am in love with this beautiful page. Beautiful lady, lovely colours and a girl sitting on the bench perhaps thinking how wonderful it is to see such a scene.
    Its a lovely quote and great photos especially of the pumpkin people.
    Yvonne xx

  23. Well it's not like you to miss a photo opportunity Val! I love your Autumnal piece, and those pumpkins are fabulous xx

  24. What fabulous Autumn colours both in you beautiful page and in your photos! I would love to see the person who enjoys playing with the pumpkins! Hugs, Chrisx

  25. Eine märchenhafte Szene hast du da gestaltet, gäbe ein schönes Buchcover ab. Gefällt mir sehr. Die Fotos von den Kürbismännchen und den tollen Herbstblättern gefallen mir auch sehr.
    Liebe Grüße

  26. I love this art page. It is very clever how you show the girl on the bench and the close-up of her face. She looks lost in another world, conjured up by the book she is reading. Love it! hugs, Teresa

  27. Stunning page and what a beautiful pictures!
    Groetjes Karin

  28. I just love that quote you used!!
    Such gorgeous colors of fall in this post and I love your new blog header!! hugs,Jackie


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