Saturday, 22 July 2017

Weekend, fresh air and sunshine

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!
For Elizabeth's summertime love theme at Art Journal Journey I found
one more page in my folder - I thought I had shown them all
already. The mermaid is trying to photo-bomb the lady on
the yacht and get in on her selfie.
Images used are from Serif and Mischief Circus.

For Wilma's cake theme at Tag Tuesday I have another
coffee and cake tag. I have visitors coming this weekend
so will be baking a chocolate cream cake, yummy!

Yesterday I was out rather early for my walk, before the sun got too hot. 
I love this time of day when not too many people are
about. The stream is looking rather murky after the recent storms:

I enjoy the beautiful gardens on my way down to the Rhine:

The butterfly bush is growing by the road:

The fields and willows are lush and green:

The tourist buses were parked at a cool spot:

The farmers were busy trying to bring in the hay before
it rains or storms again:

It was beautiful by the Rhine:

The succulents are growing in the walls of the castle ruins:

A few other early risers enjoying the peace and quiet:

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


  1. Good Morning!
    Amazing art and photos!
    Happy weekend to you!

  2. Hi Val! Just sitting having breakfast on the balcony - the kids are still sleeping, and P is out - heavenly! Love your new creations, I wouldn't mind one of those cakes instead of toast....Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your walk, it is always beautiful along the Rhine, and seen through your lens, it's even more lovely. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

  3. Fantastic page with the beautiful mermaid and shells.

    The photographs are a great collection of the things you see on your walk. The stand out pics for me today must be the thistles and especially the amazing close up of one of them. Hope the hay dries out for the farmers. We have rain again today and I think it rained a lot in the night by the looks of things.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. ein wunderschönes Summerjournal und ein hübscher Tag!
    Am Rhein ist es doch schön und die Blumenbilder mit dazu!!!
    Danke für den Buchtip werde ich mir holen!!!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  5. I like that the mermaid is trying to photobomb the lady on the yacht, very creative indeed. And such delightful photos too, thanks for sharing!

  6. Fabulous post and love your mermaid.x [aNNie]

  7. I loved how the mermaid was photobombing the woman trying to take a selfie on her yacht. It's a beautiful summertime scene.

    I'm so hungry, but it's about time for me to head to bed. I absolutely love the cakes. I wish I was one of your weekend guests, because I can taste that cake already.

    The photos are beautiful today. Looks like not only were the people getting an early view of the Rhine, but the boats were getting an early start. I know you say there are 100s of boats a day on the Rhine, but I don't think I've ever seen that many at once in one of your photos.

    Hope you have a great day and your weekend baking is done by now.

  8. Terrific cake tag Valerie and I Missed it earlier as I hastened to the photographs

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Cute photobomb and a delicious tag today! The weeds are spectacular as are your other photos!

  10. The mermaid selfie piece made me laugh. What fun. And of course the foodie tag is delicious:)
    What a lovely walk. I enjoyed it.

  11. Oh I would love to have a mermaid join me in a photo... What a beautiful and creative piece. I also like your other one as well and your photos are just lovely.

  12. I liked the idea of the mermaid and the selfie, it is a fantastic page and has so much to see on it.
    The foodie tag also appealed to me, I hope you enjoy your cake baking and have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Hello Valerie, such a pretty mermaid too I love how you've created her.
    Oh my goodness, such tempting coffee and cakes - bliss!!
    Yes, a lot of rain must have stirred up your stream... it will settle and you can enjoy it once more. I love those pretty shades of purple in the flowers you have photographed, so cheerful and summery! It's a lovely walk you're sharing, those purple thistles add a lovely feel. Isn't it so nice to amble along and watch the ordinary happenings. Those sweet little succulents growing in the cracks of the rocks, we call 'jelly beans' here - they look like a sweet (lolly).
    Oh, and such relaxing water views, so charming.
    Good cheer to you Valerie, enjoy your Sunday and the week to come - with hugs from Australia xx

  14. Hi Valerie, my gosh there is so much to see here. I love your page, the mermaid is fabulous, I smiled at your description that she is photo bombing the selfie :) The idea of chocolate cream cakes is heaven, you must be a great 'baker'. The photographs are fabulous... take care xx

  15. That's a great summer time page and tag. Now I would love a piece of your chocolate cream cake. I bet it is delicious. Hope you have a nice visit with your guests. And your photos look like you are deep into the heart of summer. I always find it interesting how the colors of the sky and grass seem to change and get deeper as summer progresses. Must be all that heat of the sun. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs-erika

    1. Hmm, somebody forgot to buy chocolate, now it's a hazelnut cream cake!

  16. Love your summertime page from a more elegant time of travel - even if you have to put up with mermaids! Fabulous tag too - Kaffee und Kuchen - what more could one want?! So lovely seeing all your sunny photos too.
    Alison x

  17. Ohh love your summer photos love your tag uhmmm we like, I will go have a cuppa now ;O))

  18. Beautiful piece for AJJ Valerie - love the mermaid especially.
    Hope you're having a great weekend,
    Gill x

  19. After a day sailing on the river and listening to the siren song of the mermaids, a delicious slice of cake would be welcome. Chocolate or hazelnut makes no difference to me. My fork is ready. I enjoy looking at the pictures from your walk. The river looks so calm and cool. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. I've put some cake in the freezer, they'll be plenty to share on Tuesday!

  20. This is fab Valerie, I love your mermaid, and I could just manage coffee and cake myself now. Have a fun week. Sue xx

  21. It's all so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. It still weirds me out how barren and brown Southern California can be, but the flipside is I do have the ocean to play in. Hard not to miss the green though.

  22. Fabulous photographs.
    When it's hot I too try to park in the shade like the coaches did!

    Hope your weekend has been good.

    All the best Jan

  23. Fabulous collage page and fun tag, hope the chocolate cake was enjoyed by all! Please send a little heat over our way, it's more like Autumn than Summer here... :o(

  24. A beautiful page, I love the mermaid and I love your tag too.
    xxx Hazel.

  25. Schön deine digital komponierte Seite mit der hübschen Meerjungfrau .
    Das Tag sieht sooo lecker verlockend aus, super gemacht. Na und die Fotos sind wieder ein Traum.
    Liebe Grüße

  26. I have a thing for mermaids! Lovely summertime scene. And a cute tag.

  27. I did enjoy the weekend, and now it’s on to another (I hope) lovely week. Monday mornings are always a happy time for me because that is when I catch up with blogging friends such as you.
    The photo-bomb really made me laugh – I know it’s the latest thing but had no idea mermaids were in on the joke. :-)
    All your photographs are beautiful, which reminds me I must go out for my walk before the rain comes again. Have a very happy week, hugs Barbara

  28. I love your seascape! It's just got the mood. And your travels tell me that the countryside is so beautiful (but then, you've shown me that so many times!) Happy week!

  29. Is that first flower a hydrangea?
    Love the sea shells, starfish and mermaid tail at the base of your first piece.
    YOU, have a great week.

  30. Your mermaid made me laugh! LOL! Love the coffee tag! How was the chocolate cream cake? Save me a piece? LOL! Yummy!!! Your pictures are glorious!! Put me in a very peaceful state! Big Hugs!

  31. Your journal page made me smile, the tag made me sigh (it's beautiful!) and your photos as ever made me envy your photography skills! Hugs, Chrisx


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