Saturday, 29 October 2016

Autumn sunshine

Hi Everybody!

Today we were blessed with sunshine after several days of 
grey in grey.  I like all weathers, but it is really special
when the sun shines.

At Art Journal Journey,  our Indian summer theme is
coming to a close, and it has been fun to see all the lovely
entries linked to us.  I have a mixed media piece with some digital additions:

And today I am sharing some photos of this beautiful Autumn day, taken at Schloss Kalkum:

The Heron was posing at the stream by our house:

Autumn colours along the Rhine:

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


  1. Beautiful page and wonderful, wonderful photos. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Sweet hybrid page. The fox and deer are wonderful together. The Schloss is a beautiful building and grounds are so full of the glory of Fall. xox

  3. It looks like a gorgeous day Valerie. You got some wonderful photos. We've had another dark and wet day, but since I woke up feeling under the weather it was ok with me. I got nothing done, but, so be it. Loving your hybrid piece today. The fox and deer really finish it off beautifully. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

  4. It looks like you had a lovely day in the autumn sun, the photos again are lovely. I love the hybrid journal page with the addition of those wonderful animals.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Oh I love the beautiful wildlife in your art so much! Your photos are lovely too, you really capture the beauty of your subjects.

  6. Beautiful photos and a lovely page, how quickly the month has passed.

  7. Truly wonderful and beautiful!!! Big Hugs!

  8. Colour combination is fabulous on the terrific post and the photos are breathtaking...xx{aNNie}

  9. Each fall piece is even better than the last.
    The pictures of the fowl are magnificent. Makes me feel like I'm there.

  10. Such gorgeous photos - especially of the birds. Love your journal page.

  11. I am in awe of the duck. You captured the feathers perfectly. Very impressive. Although the heron is gorgeous, those feathers on the duck just blew me away.

    That was a lovely AJJ entry. Totally impressive. I wish I'd had more time to create more Indian Summer entries this month. Yours are fantastic, including this one.

  12. Very beautiful page Valerie and a big thumbs up to all of the photographs today. It certainly makes the water sparkle when the sun shines. It was dull and dark yesterday for us and is the same again today unfortunately

    Enjoy your day

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. Was für eine entzückend schöne Seite und tolle Bilder von Schloß Kalkum! Schönen Sonntag liebe Valerie!
    oxo Susi

  14. Good Morning Valerie. Loving your journal page today. I do love Autumn and all the pretty shades that it gives us too. Enjoyed your fabulous pictures and I see Mr Heron is showing off, he is a beautiful specimen and your pictures of him are wonderful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  15. Fabulous autumnal piece again Valerie, my favourite muted autumnal colours, love those painted animals, did you do them? They are brilliant!
    Beautiful photos too of course, Autumn this seems to show mostly yellow this year, at least in our parts.

    Also I apologize that you seem to have issues when visiting my posts, no idea why this should be, no one else has told me they experience this....
    Have a happy Sunday! (It seems to be the only day I have time to visit these days, sorry about that)....

  16. Just thinking how vibrant and striking your end of month montage will be like with all your indian summer pages. This one must be one of my favourites with the fox and deer looking back at us there. XOXO

  17. A wonderful journal page, I love the animals and your beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Absolutely gorgeous spread today Valerie!
    I can feel the sunshine you are experiencing ")
    We have no sun, but extremely warm temps right now-
    Your photography is so impressive with the beautiful shots you achieve, thank you so much for sharing these!
    I saw your comment over on Astrid's about how you were hijacked during commenting, I have also had this happen from various google affiliated sites-is it a bug or a gremlin? hopefully it will cease soon- it is very annoying!
    Happy Sunday dear Valerie! xx

  19. Very beautiful pages, and the photographs are fabulous as well. I love Mr Heron :) Happy Sunday xx

  20. Wieder so eine schöne mixed media Seite. Und die Herbstsonne hat dich wieder sooo schöne Fotos machen lassen. Mein Favorit ist der schöne Reiher, den du so meisterlich auf die Linse gebannt hast, ein Traum. ABer auch alle anderen Bilder sind klasse gemacht.
    Schönen Abend und liebe Grüße

  21. I just wanted you to know I am visiting - You know I love your pictures!
    sandy xx

  22. Love the colours and images on the journal page Valerie.
    Love the Autumn pictures you've shared today.
    Avril xx

  23. Some beautiful photos today for sure and yes your day was glorious ♥♥♥♥ Love the Heron of course :) The art is great to and I"m going to miss all of the Fall art you all have been creating. It's been colorful and fun ♥

  24. Beautiful page Valerie, noticed a butterfly last week in garden, probably the last for this year now I guess..and the way this year is flying by it'll soon be spring!
    Love LOVE your bird photos especially, you're so lucky seeing them :)
    Have a great day... Gill xx

  25. Very nice page but the photos are what have me drooling all over the keyboard. They are simply perfect. The lighting is magnificent, the detail is sublime. I feel as though I'm there. What a gorgeous fall day you had!

  26. Wowser! Great page and truly wonderful photos! Hugs, Chrisx


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