Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Midweek this and that

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week got off to a good start. Time is flying and  I have been busy. Yesterday and Sunday afternoon we had warm and sunny weather and mostly clear skies in the evening with a wonderful moon. This morning got off to a good start, but was cooler, so more the normal temperatures for October - I'm not complaining!

For Tag Tuesday, autumn colours, I have another tag. I found a lot of Mr Umbrella man die-cuts in my 'autumn' box, all cut from the same painted paper, so one of them was used here. I mounted it onto a scrap of DP, matted with other recycled cards pieces in black and wood-print and sewed them all together with lilac thread. The raven is from Gecko Galz and there to remind us that Halloween is coming nearer....






The moon looks like custom-made for Halloween:








The sunrise this morning was beautiful. I stood on the balcony with my coffee, watching it and taking photos. I saw several flocks of small birds flying by, going south for winter, such a long journey for these tiny birds:







I saw this horse in Düsseldorf today - I wonder if the scooter is there as an alternate form of transport?!



On Monday afternoon I walked with Nathalie to the castle at Kalkum:






I saw the swans this morning while walking through Hofgarten:



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

37 comments:

  1. Valerie, your tag is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the steps.
    I llllllove the moon and the skies photos! I think it is about time to buy a new photo camera!!!!!!!!! (My photos of the sky are NEVER so good).
    Hugs, my dear friend. I love when I see you in your photos.

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  2. Beautiful work Valerie, I love the sewing pieces, so creative, your morning balcony photos are amazing! The scooter beside the horse sculpture is cute lol

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  3. Hi Valerie wow what stunning pics of the moon they are awesome and love your tag,you are very clever my friend,well done xx

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  4. It is a long and hazardous journey for those little songbirds, Valerie. We can only wish them well and hope they make it and that there is food and shelter for them when they arrive, far from a certainty given the degree of habitat destruction that has occurred in recent years.

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    1. Yes, it is, and I am always afraid for them and full of wonder that so many do make it safely.

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  5. Mr. Umbrella man works really well in fall colors. Beautiful tag. And that is an interesting horse statue. I wonder why it has a hole in the middle. Is it artistic license/something symbolic or does it have some actual meaning? Hope your week is going well. Hugs-Erika

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    1. The horse is a mystery. I couldn't fin anything about it!

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  6. Beautiful autumn tag. Wonder why the horse has no middle? Enjoyed today's photos.

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    1. I was wondering about that, too....

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    2. All I could find out is that it stands on the place where there used to be a horse drinking trough in the good old days.

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  7. Good Morning Val! Love the beautiful tag, always good to see the umbrella man in his various costumes. Beautiful pics, too, especially of you and Nathalie. That horse is really strange, to say he least - but striking! Hope all goes well today with the delivery of the new mattress and that it helps you. Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Interest post with all the beautiful beauties including yourself and Nathalie.xx

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  9. Super moon photo. The horse is amazing. Your card fits this mysterious climate :). I send hugs :)

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  10. Love your tag Valerie. Those coppery-red colours are beautiful.
    What gorgeous shots of the moon (and the colours you've captured)... I also loved the silhouettes of the leaves and branches against the moon backdrop.
    More wonderful scenery on your walk. You both look great too. Cheers xx

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  11. Beautiful photos of the moon and your walk with Nathalie. You two seem to have a lot of fun together. I enjoyed the horse and was interested to learn what you found out about it. And of course, seeing the black swans together made my day!!!!

    Your tag is wonderful. Mr UM seems to do well in autumn related colors. And adding the raven was brilliant. Of course, I always LOVE your sewing.

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  12. Your tag is really GORGEOUS Valerie !! Love this diecut man with umbrella, and the colours are perfect for Auntumn. Great photographs from the moon, beautifully dressed, and from your walks. Interesting this horse. perhaps the birds are coming to Spain now.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send big hugsss
    Caty

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    1. Thanks Sweetie, Look after the birds for me If they visit you!

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  13. What a great tag. Love your umbrella fellow, especially with the orange. The moon -- glorious and I love the shots of the horse -- especially the one looking through his window!

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  14. Your moon photos are inspiring. This month's full moon was beautiful, wasn't it! Your seasonal color is so far ahead of ours, but maybe we'll eventually get some of those gorgeous shades :)

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  15. OH your walks and photography are always a joy! Is Nathalie your daughter? How sweet to get out and around town together! Your tag is sensational! I love the vibrant colors - very detailed and such beautiful texture!

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  16. The layers on your work are so pretty! And your photos are always full of joy, love to look at them☺

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  17. Absolutely beautiful autumn tag 🍁🍂🍁
    You always have such gorgeous photos and I'm love seeing them. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    The one of the horse statue with the hole in his belly is intriguing.
    Have a lovely day 💮

    Hugs ❤

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    1. Thanks so much Jan. Have you started a new blog again? I have been trying to find you!

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  18. Great pics of you and Natalie. And those moon shots....best I've ever seen.
    All kinds of beauty and creativity today.
    Hugs

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  19. Another super tag!

    I did enjoy seeing all of your photographs, including both you and Natalie.
    Fabulous moon pictures.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

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  20. A good find was those precut Umbrella men and a good way to make use of those painted papers. It's lovely to see so many makes embracing Autumn another Tag challenge I've not been able to play along with but so many things need attention around the home.
    Another photo with a random scooter within the shot, i'm wondering if I have missed the punchline along the way :)) That's a magnificent horse sculpture, love how you are given a different perspective looking through it.
    Sending Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S I have to agree with those above, it is lovely seeing you in the photo's :)

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    1. Thanks Tracey. Those scooters are electric scooters which people can rent over an app, and when they have finished with them they just leave them, mostly where others can fall over them, and sometimes so many that nobody can pass. They ride over pavements with them, injure themselves and others, and often cause chaos Our wonderful powers-that-be are now working on a solution....Why didn't they think it through BEFORE allowing them?!

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  21. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Wonderful photos and I love your autumn tag Valerie!
    Alison xx

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  23. Sorry I am late calling in, the tag looks fantastic and I love how you created Mr umbrella man for this project.
    Great photos, your weather did look good for walking. The poor horse with a hole in his tummy must have been very hungry. It was a fabulous statue.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. Ohhh, I love the Umbrella Man! And ravens, too.
    A very hungry horse, huh ;-) I´d take the scooter, too!
    Irisx

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  25. Fabulous tag! I love your sky shots, especially the moon! Chrisx

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  26. Beautiful tag Valerie. Wonderful moon photos, I am sure you enjoy your walks with Natalie.

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  27. Love the fall tag! And that moon!!!! So perfect for the season! Love it. :) Absolutely gorgeous!
    ~Jess

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  28. Great tag Valerie and as always beautiful photos on your blog...xx

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  29. I love your tag Valerie, Mr Umbrella Man looks so at home here. I don't know how you got the moon to pose like this, but it is perfect for Halloween xx

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