Monday, 29 January 2018

T stands for have a heart

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at
💓Have a Heart💓
and our lovely Sandie is hosting. She is also offering a 
little prize again, so hop over to Tag Tuesday 
and read all about it!

I made a hybrid tag using elements from  Serif and me and a photo
of the wonderful Frida Kahlo, as she was someone 
who had a large heart for loving, living and art:

And just a reminder that you still have a week to enter our
Fire and Ice challenge at Try it on Tuesday
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's 
Tea Stands for Tuesday link party,
 so here a warm welcome to all of the nice
ladies of the T Gang. I am showing one of my fave coffee mugs:

And if you're hungry, try a coconut bar, they're good!

 Here are the rest of the photos from Saturday's walk along the River Anger:

The old water mill:

January blooms:

Next to the church we saw cherry blossoms and forsythia:

Then we went to Wittlaer, the next village down the Rhine from where I live. It is a bit lower there, and there is still a lot of flooding:

The ships have to move extremely slowly through the floods:

Men at work:

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


  1. Gorgeous tag Val, very romantic and beautiful. Love the photos, I didn't realize the water was still so high. Glad you got out over the weekend. Have a fun evening, hugs, Sarah

  2. Love your tag Val.
    It is amazing to see spring flowers blooming already-is that normal for this time of year for your area? sorry about all the flooding.
    Love your coffee mug and looks like it would be comfortable to use, and those coconut bars look delicious I love coconut.
    Happy T Day Kathy

    1. The spring flowers are very early, I hope we don't get frost again.

    2. that happens here quite often in the spring very warm temps and then a hard freeze-not good

  3. The tag is just beautiful, and the colors are so striking. Oh, I love coconut, and I would love the recipe if you would share? Would give you a topic for your blog =^,.^= I won't see forsythia blossoms in my area until mid-April. This must have been the worst year for flooding. Just read that the Seine in Paris is flooding and a wing of the Louvre had to be closed. Happy T Day!

    1. I will post the recipe next Tuesday. They are indeed delicious.

  4. Beautiful tag and gorgeous photos. hugs, Teresa

  5. Hello dear Valerie!!
    Love your beautiful tag with the picture of the adorable Frida Kahlo!
    Your coffee mug is very preety and your coconut bars looks so delicious!
    I can see the water is still so high!
    I really enjoyed all your gorgeous pictures with the old water mill and the beautiful bloomed cherry trees!
    I’m waiting for Spring to come!
    Have a happy new week and a relaxing evening!Hugs!

  6. such a beautiful tag, it has a retro look to it! Coconut bars sound very good with coffee, yes please! Your photos are beautiful looks like a bit flooding and I can't imagine roses already,, wow, thats amazing, early for you too, is it not?

  7. Hi Valerie wow love your tag and i always enjoy seeing your pics from your walk,thankyou for sharing xx

  8. Beautiful hybrid tag today, love your coffee mug. The coconut bars look so good and enjoyed your photos today. It looks very springlike there already.

  9. The Frida tag looks beautiful, she was an amazing artist.
    I loved the look of the coconut bars they must have tasted delicious.
    Great photos from Saturdays walk.
    I noticed the snowdrops starting to show themselves under our garden trees today, but I think spring is still a long way off for us. here.
    Happy T day wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Wow Frida looks beautiful here Valerie, those colours are wonderful, and I'm also rather partial to a coconut bar! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  11. Wouldn't it be nice Valerie if the rain fell a little more evenly over the Earth?? We could really use the rain here in Arkansas.. Its been a dry winter.. and quite bitter cold... with the occassional warm day thrown in .. today it is brrrrr..... What a beautiful tag you made and i can see why you love that coffee mug.. :) Big T day hugs! deb

    1. You are sooooooo right! It's never properly distributed!

  12. great post with cocanut bar and all...;O)

  13. Frida Kahlo was a great artist, and your tag showed how beautiful she was. It's a heartwarming piece of great art. Speaking of great art, that mug is truly lovely. I believe it looks like Paris.

    Your photos are amazing. The water is incredible, and the flowers are so very early. Nothing here is green, all is dry and very brown. It hasn't rained since the snow we had but the bitter cold has returned.

    Thanks for sharing your coconut bars and lovely coffee mug with us, along with your art and photos for T this Tuesday.

  14. I love the Frida tag. The colors are so bright and bold. I think I need to get myself back into making a few tags. :) And your coconut bars look delicious. I bet they taste yummy. And I can't get over the flowers blooming. Cherry blossoms and forsythia- aren't they supposed to bloom in April? I hope it doesn't suddenly get cold. You can tell in your photos that it looks like April. Have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

  15. Bursting with vibrancy Valerie, I just love your Frida Tag, she is indeed a palette of bright and beautiful colours... Look forward to that recipe!
    Warm wishes Tracey x

  16. beautiful tag Valerie! That is a great looking mug, and I love coconut so I will gladly take one of those bars:). Thanks for the lovely scenery too. happy T day!

  17. Thanks for my win in the last challenge I am so happy. Will email you with addy, though you may have it.
    LOVE the post and the gorgeous colours used. Your coconut slices could well be in my mouth at the moment with my coffee...mum used to make them all the time. German style?
    These photos are so interesting do I sense a touch of spring heading your way...big hugs.xx [aNNie]

  18. I love your photos from your walk along the river! Did you sit on the bench? It makes me want to be there and to sit on that bench! Just lovely! Your cup is lovely, too. Happy T Day!

    1. No, this time we kept walking as the wind was cold!

  19. A gorgeous tag Valerie and the coconut bars look yummy.
    xxx Hazel.

  20. I love, love your Frida page Valerie! xox

  21. Such a beautiful Frida tag! I loved seeing the spring flowers and blossoms too. When I visited my mum and dad yesterday, I was surprised to see some pretty snowdrops greeting me in their front garden 😁. The coconut bars look yummy, wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

  22. What a gorgeous tag!! I love Frida so!
    Valerie,I can not believe all of the signs of spring!! lucky you!! But I also can't believe the water is still so high, hope it recedes soon!
    I would love a coconut bar- thank you for sharing! Yummy!
    I never knew Mistletoe grew like that, I saw that in the last post, forgot to mention it. How cool! Does it ever grow on shorter trees that you may be or clip a piece?
    Great post as always dear friend! Jackie xo

  23. Such wonderful colors in your piece! Your coconut bars look delicious -- I love coconut. And it looks as though your water is high. Not like Paris, I hope!

  24. I love those colors and the contrast in your piece.

    What a delightful walk, with so much to see. Wonderful signs of Spring :) That flooding! Your photos really show how high the water is.

    Happy T Tuesday!

  25. Your Hybrid project is fabulous Valerie xx Wonderful colours and details. Looks like you had a lovely day out and your photographs are stunning as always

    Hugs Annie x

  26. What a fabulous Frida Tag! I can see why that would be a favourite cup! I still have to pass on cake though! Love seeing your photos - it looks like a lovely place to visit! The Rhine looks as though it's going to make a long time to recover to a normal height! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  27. I love your tag, with the bright colors and the Frida image! - it's gorgeous!!
    I can't believe you have flowers blooming already. We just got 3" of snow last night!

  28. Your Tag is stunning Valarie,love the burst of bright colours...
    As always you have shared some truly awesome them...x

  29. A fabulous tag, and wonderful photos. We have snowdrops out and I have seen a few very early daffodils against a wall in someones garden. It's very colder, and my garden is waterlogged.
    Hugs Wendy

  30. I have a special fascination for Frida Kahlo and her life and her art. I also love her clothes and the colours that she surrounds herself with. So your tag is eye candy for me.
    Oh what a lovely cup. I like that one too.
    Lovely photos. Gosh the river is still very high and I hadn't realized there was still a bit of flooding.It is so encouraging to see the blossom. It's very early for Germany isn't it. Here the almond trees will flower soon. I'm looking forward to that.
    Happy T-Day,

  31. What beautiful photos of the River Anger, Valerie. I'm sad to see there's still flooding in the lowlands.

    Love the background and colors of your tag!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  32. I think Frida did indeed have a big heart, I love your art piece featuring her. Your photos are also lovely, tempting sweets and beautiful flowers...

  33. Your Frida tag is so beautiful! I love Frida art, which has become rather popular as of late.
    You walk in the most beautiful spots Valerie! Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures all the time.
    Happy Tea Day,

  34. I love Frida! Great tag you made! I'm coming over for some treats! You always have good treats! LOL! You have blooms already? Wow! Gorgeous photos! Big Hugs!

  35. i love your Frida creation and all the wonderful photos! happy week! xo

  36. Ein tolles tag und sehr schöne Bilder!

  37. It is such a treat to visit your blog, Valerie - always such stunning photos and a celebration of nature. Your Frida tag for Tag Tuesday is absolutely wonderful - the vibrant colours echo her love of life and art. Thank you - such an inspiration!

  38. The tag is so beautiful Valerie and the colours and extra on it are amazing. Freda looks so at home on it.

    Beautiful photographs and another great place you found to visit

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  39. Frida has always seemed to me to be a creature of Fire so I love the warm colour palette of your beautiful portrait. Fab photos as always - so nice to get out and about with you!
    Alison x

  40. Beautiful piece Valerie. I love the blend of blue and pink in the background. Coconut bar, yummy! Beautiful photos. It's so odd to me to see flowers blooming in January. lol. Love that Mallard and his fantastic green head! hugs :)


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