On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at
and the lovely Wendy is our host. Her theme is
I love all flowers in spring, and there is nothing nicer than seeing the trees burst into blossom and the window boxes, parks and gardens full of the beautiful colours of spring. I made a hybrid tag using a painted background and various elements from Serif and me:
I hope to see lots of you joining in with Wendy's challenge!
Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang.
I received some happy mail recently, some of which is food and drink related, so here it is:
From Jeanie I received this wonderful painting, showing one of my onion pattern cups, after winning a blog candy on her beautiful blog, where she shares her art and photos:
I was totally thrilled, and am looking for a nice frame to hang it. It was accompanied by this sweet card:
The second parcel of happy mail came from Chrissie, who sent me one of her delightful knitted creatures with a chocolate orange tucked inside.
After eating that delicious chocolate I am quite happy that they are not sold here, the temptation would be too great!
Yesterday G came over for a visit, bearing some of his home baked raisin cake, which I love. I just remembered to take a photo before the last morsel
After fortifying ourselves we went to the old castle at Kalkum for a walk. On our way past the old water mill we saw a big, fat nutria (coypu) sitting on the lawn feeding:
I love the orange teeth!
The castle is still under wraps - and not because of the cold!
Some parts of the moat were frozen:
The ducks enjoyed being fed:
And in the late afternoon, as the daylight was fading, I got a call from my neighbour, who told me that deer were in the field behind the house. I went straight out and got some shots:
All in all it was fun day, even though it was bitter cold outside.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!