Monday, 6 August 2018

T sTands for a Trip to the woods

Hi Everybody!

The extremely hot weather is still with us. From Thursday on we should have a change with cooler weather, rain and storms coming in. We had the hottest May here since they recorded the weather, and June and July were almost at the top of their leagues, so hope the rest of this month might be a bit more normal. But first we need to get through the next three days of BIG Sahara heat!

At Tag Tuesday our theme is still Bingo, and you have a week to join us. 
(Images from Serif/ Wikipedia)


This is also my drinks picture for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a hearty welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang.

I made some pages in my journal. I used black sharpies, India ink pens and gelatos. The washi tape is from Jane Davenport:




I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge, tape it up.

Last week G. drove me to a lake surrounded by woods so that we could escape from the heat for a bit. Parts of the lake were covered in green algae, caused by the excessive sunshine we have been having:


The trees gave us shadow and water always makes you feel cooler:


There is also an open-air theatre at the end of the lake, with the 'stage' on one side of the water, and the audience on the other one. They were playing Astrid Lindgren's 'Pippi Longstocking':




Even the horse was dressed up for the part:


The ducks were concerned neither by the players nor the audience:



Although hundreds of little kids were there, there was no noise except from those on the stage, and it was great to see how the kids were fully immersed in the story:







We watched for a few minutes before driving on to another part of the woods for a walk:



We had another great outing yesterday, but I will show the photos next week.

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

50 comments:

  1. LOVE your fabulous post, amazing photos, full of interest to me and great colours. The Bingo tag is awesome and love the red hair on the fab lady in your journal...Stay cool as winter is around the corner....sorry, I just can't wait for my summer..hugs.x

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    1. ....Hope summer soon arrives for you! I'm looking forward to Autumn!

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  2. Hi Val! Just a quickie, Mum is here.... Love the tag and the red lady is HOT! Love her! Great photos, too, Pippi Longstocking would have been something for the littl'uns! Keep cool, drink plenty, look after yourself, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Your lady is beautiful. I loved the sentiment and it was such a thought provoking quote.

    That bingo tag was lovely, but the way you also shared it as a T Tuesday entry is brilliant. I still have trouble believing that is digital. It is fabulous and has such great detail. Thank you for sharing it with us for T this week.

    The photos from the theater play were fabulous. How wonderful to see it come to life through your photos. And the audience appears to have been huge, too. What lovely diversion to take your mind off the heat.

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  4. Very cool tag. though I'll break for a cup of tea, please. I like the quote of your ginger lady with the mesmerizing green eyes. The walk in the woods looks so lovely and cool. How fun for the children and children at heart to see live theater in an outdoor setting. Magical. Stay cool!

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  5. Lovely tag and mixed media page, interesting materials. Glad you escaped the heat somewhat in the woods, the open air theatre was a great find! Stunning photos, the ducks are beautiful.

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  6. Nice tag. And I love the green eyed lady. She looks like she is out to cause a bit of magical fun-or trouble perhaps-so some unwilling folk. :) And that is a cool theatre set and I bet the play was fun. Who doesn't love Pippi? Glad to hear cooler weather is coming soon. Hope the next few hot days won't be too unbearable. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Beautiful artwork Valerie and lovely photos too.
    Hope you can keep cool until the storms and better cooling weather arrive and thinking of you. Still very warm hear though thankfully nowhere near the temperatures you have in Germany.
    Fliss xx

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  8. Great job on your bingo piece. I love the quote with the other piece. I believe pencils can take us anywhere. When I spend time drawing I am so happy and content.

    I also spent time in the woods this past weekend. There is a heatwave here right now- and the woods were cooler. Your pictures look lovely. I hope it wasn't too hot for the actors in the play. I always loved Pippi. :) Looks like a fun show. Thanks for sharing.

    Stay cool!
    ~Jess

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  9. So many Good Things today. Loved your perky girls. And pencil and a dream....purrfect.
    That outdoor play looked like all sorts of fun.
    Stay cool.
    Hugs

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  10. great trip you had and fun with pippi i know her well here in denmark and living close to sweden.

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  11. ein schönes mädchen hast du gemalt,sehr schöne bilder aus dem schönen bunten wald,pippi sieht ja klasse aus,sowas wäre auch mal was für mich.
    einen schönen abend,liebe valerie.

    schöne grüße jenny

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    1. Stimmt, wir sind nie zu gross fuer Pippi.

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  12. I always love your colourful artwork Valerie, and this really looks like a fun day out. We are having another hot one tomorrow, and then hopefully it gets a little cooler. Try and stay cool, Sue xx

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  13. Your art is gorgeous and your photos stunning!!! Love the spots on the horse :)
    Valerie your postings always bring happiness...thank you!!!

    Big Hugs ❤

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  14. The journal page with the beautiful lady is fantastic and I love the words you added.
    The bingo tag looked fun as well I loved the images you used.
    Super photos from your walk in the wood. The theater in the open air looks an amazing place to visit. It seemed to have a good audience which is heart warming for the actors for them to see how they are appreciated.
    Happy T day wishes for Tuesday.
    They say that we will be getting some cooler weather later in the week, I hope you do too.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. Hi Valerie,wow what a lovely tag and journal pages,you are very clever my friend. What a wonderful place to visit so much to see xx

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  16. Ohh I am the BINGO queen. My neighbor just asked me to join her for BINGO. Can't wait. So I really love this piece. Looks like a fun place to go in your photos.

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  17. Love the bingo tag, love your photo's too.

    I'm certainly not enjoying the continued heat we too are having here in the UK … hoping for cooler weather soon!

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Your Bingo tag is adorable, Valerie. I love the girl leaning on the cafe table. It looks like a die cut, but maybe you did it digitally. So clever.

    I also love your red-haired lady and the quote you used. That could apply to writing as well as art.

    That's a cool (double entendre intended) open-air theatre. Fabulous set and props - down to the spotted horse. I was surprised at the size of the cake, as well as the crowd.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  19. Love that beauty on your bingo tag! And your red haired lady is so unique. A beautiful drawing.
    What a fun visit to the theater. I love all the interesting props, especially that horse.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  20. Cute tag and great page - she really looks like she is listening to something. I remember reading Pippi Longstocking when I was a child. What a fun outing for families. It has been quite warm here lately, but I am not about to complain. We have such long winters, a little sunshine and warmth is a welcome change. hugs, Teresa

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  21. Sure hoping you get that cool down.
    Loving your art and love all of the photos
    Happy T Day Kathy

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  22. A fabulous tag and I love the lady with the gorgeous hair, it looks like you had a wonderful day out, I don’t know Pippi Longstocking, I’ll have to look her up. Have a lovely day.
    xxx Hazel.

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  23. Terrific and relaxed way to play Bingo--a great tag for sure Valerie.

    I wish I was brave enough to have my hair that coplour it looks amazing on the great face.

    Wonderful place you found to visit anf sucha bonus for theri to be a play there as well. Just the sort of place I would love to find.

    Have agreat day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  24. Wonderful post and I love all the photos.

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  25. I love the green eyes in your art piece, the drive you took looks like a beautiful area, it is cooling to be under and among the trees,

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  26. Thank you for taking me to the woods. I feel cooler already. It is sooo hot here.
    Pepi Longstocking is timeless and I am glad the children still love her. The scenes look great. So imaginative and colorful.
    Your Bingo tag is lovely. It is not an easy subject but you did good.
    Your ‘red’ lady is beautiful and of course the quote is so true.
    Happy T Day,
    Lisca

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  27. Wow, your journal page spread is amazing! I love your beautiful lady, she is such a beauty and has the most gorgeous hair and eyes - stunning 😁. Walking in the woods offers a lovely respite to the heat and the open air theatre looks so much fun too! Stay cool and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊 x

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  28. always enjoy your beautiful photos! was your red-headed lady on your journal page inspired by Pipi Longstocking?! She looks quite sassy, very lovely page! the Bingo card is quite adorable too! happy T day!

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  29. LOVE what you've done to a Bingo card!! I have great memories of Bingo.. Growing up i had an Aunt that was OBSESSED with playing Bingo... You can't image the sheer amount of cards she would play at one time!!! wow! And such a fabulous trip!! Love PippiLongstocking... Its a wonder kids still know about her... Remember the movie.. Bed knobs and Broom sticks?? Loved that movie.. Thanks for the memories this week!! Hugs! deb

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  30. Love the tag and face on the journal page. The open air play looked like it was really fun! Spots on the horse cracked me up.
    Happy T day!

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  31. Isn't that cake-boat something?
    Hoping you get some rain and cool weather soon.
    Hugs

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  32. They keep predicting rain here, but they keep being wrong lol I love that woman's beret and shoes. With her book and cuppa, she's just my style :) I always liked Pippi Longstocking, and that stage is wonderful! They did it right, didn't they! A real boat on an actual lake, I'd have been delighted with this as an adult. I'll bet the kids were thrilled. A walk in the woods sounds like a way to try to get some cooling shade. It's been so hot. Happy T Tuesday

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  33. I would have loved to see the open air theater play. It really looks fun. The house are as colorful as the pianos at the Art Park, that I photographed! Great journal and tag! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

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  34. Love the Bingo tag Valerie, it's a great image. Loved seeing the photos of the park with it's open air theatre and I hope your walk in park was nice and cool. Our weather's changing from Thursday too, we've got rain in the forecast.
    Avril xx

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  35. Love the bingo tag - totally agree! I love your redhead too - haven't given in to the Jane Davenport goodies yet but I know where to get some if I feel the need...hee! hee! Love that Pippi Longstocking kept the children quiet! It does look like a lively production! Love those blue skies! Happy T Day, Chrisx

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  36. Wow! That Theater Play looks so fun, and kudos on your red-headed beauty! Hanging out near the cool water sounds soothing and wonderful! Hugs...RO

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  37. Great image for the bingo card and I LOVE the redhead! And oh, that little yellow "house" is adorable!

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  38. That Pippi Longstocking stage was SO cute!!!

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  39. Ach die relaxte Dame mit Buch und Kaffeetasse auf dem Bingofeld mag ich sehr. Aber auch die rothaarige und grünäugige Schöne sieht total klasse aus. Wär was für ein Plakat. Diese lustige Pippi-Langstrumpf-Aufführung hätte ich auch gerne gesehen, schöne Fotos hast du davon gemacht. Die Riesentorte auf dem Schiff und das getupfte Pferd sind lustig.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  40. I pray for cooler weather for you! We have been getting tones of rain, but it's still so muggy! I have been gardening so much!!! Everything is growing like crazy! LOL!
    Love both your art pieces! Your bingo card is adorable and I love your lady face! Gorgeous area where you went to cool off! Love the horse! LOL!
    Big Hugs!

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  41. What fun your bingo lady is!! And that redhead-there is something about her, I don't know, but I so love her! Maybe it is her eyes or the way you have positioned her head- she is beautiful!

    OMGosh! How much fun is that open air! PIPPI!! I used to read those books to my younger sisters, over and over and over again! lol
    Thank you for the sweet memories!
    Jackie xx

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  42. Your tag is lovely and I so much love your redhead, she is gorgeous! What fun that open air theater seems to be.

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  43. Love your fabulous journal pages! The girl is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  44. considering that you were not a huge fan of the bingo theme you sure made yet another awesome bingo themed tag! and all else here is wonderful of course. have a great week and wishing you wellness! xo

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  45. Beautiful post, Valerie - your girls are just so much fun and relaxed both on the tag and in the journal. Great art work!

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  46. Hi Valerie! I love your bingo tag and your drawing. The play looks enchanting. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed getting the Floral prize package with your gorgeous hibiscus tag. Love that little lamb napkin and the stamps and everything! Thank you so much. I have taken a photo on my blog here: https://paper-paisleys.blogspot.com/2018/08/bingo-tag-tuesday.html Hugs, Aimeslee xoxo

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