I'm still enjoying the wonderful weather here, it's not often we have sunshine and mild temperatures in November, and I am making the best of it, and spending a lot of time outdoors, visiting various parks and just having fun. Work is overrated! Right now I'm sitting in my cosy kitchen. There's a huge pot of cabbage and tomato stew on the stove, and I'm looking forward to enjoying it with sour cream and rye bread when I've finished this post.
There have been some lovely tags posted for Wendy's beautiful 'poppies' theme, and I'm glad so many people are remembering and showing gratitude for those who fought, suffered and gave their lives. I have another simple tag made with some water-coloured poppies:
And I have a large (A3) autumnal piece, using a Mucha image (GeckoGalz) on a painted and stenciled background. The leaves have been dried and one was embossed with ultra thick enamel from Suzi Weinberg in gold.
Yesterday I took the tram into Düsseldorf and then walked through Hofgarten, a beautiful park with lots of water fowl:
This is the Thyssen House in Düsseldorf, I worked here for 2 years when I first came here, waiting for the school authorities to check my papers so I could get back to teaching - after 2 years they rang up and asked, 'Could you start tomorrow?' They were always sooooo good in planning..... The good thing about working here was that I got to spend my midday breaks in this lovely park every day:
This is the 'Märchen' (fairy tale) fountain, now without water 'cause it could get frosty anytime:
And, as you might have noticed by now, I can't get enough of this wonderful autumn:
This statue is called the 'Mahner' (warner), you can read more here
I fell in love with this bronze deer the first time I saw it back in the early 70s:
And I rewarded myself with a cappuccino and sit down at a nearby bakery before walking along the Rhine to another park:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!