Monday, 27 January 2020

T sTands for Tag Tuesday and more....

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week got off to a good start! I had a strange weekend with very painful fingers again, but still managed to get in some good although misty walks and drink lots of good coffee! My  fingers on the right hand are very sore again. I went to the doc's today, and she has given me lots of candies - cortisone, antibiotics and Ibuprofen. There are a lot of very painful dark spots on my fingers, which are necrosis, and we have to try to get rid of them. So I will be eating my candies, in spite of the side effects, and just hope for the best again!

Today we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and our lovely Wendy is hosting.  Her theme is black, white and red. Thanks to Michele for hosting the last challenge and all who entered such beautiful tags. I have made a digital tag using images from Serif, Mischief Circus and me. The challenge goes live at 9 pm this evening:



Today is also Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link up, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang who visit.

On Saturday I was out and about with Nathalie, and we visited an artisan cafe in the Media Hafen district. The Barista was a showman, juggled coffee beans back and forth, measuring them and weighing them and did everything  to make it look very intricate and complicated:



I had a cappuccino, which looked and tasted delicious:



Nathalie had a filter coffee which the Barista had magicked. I found it  too weak for my taste, but N enjoyed it:



You can choose the coffee sort you want, I had Desert Rose, and it was good:


And this was taken in Cafe Bazaar the day before:


We saw this sign in front of a kiosk:


And I just loved this rusty old hydrant near a building site:


We walked along past the Gehry Buildings and the Post Office Tower was shrouded in mist:


I enjoyed my misty walks along the Rhine:












The bedraggled buzzard was on the look out for breakfast:









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

64 comments:

  1. wow beautiful tag, it doesn't look digital and so pretty. Your fabulous cooling winter photos are sheer gorgeousness as is the coffee for after your adventures.xx

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  2. That tag is beautiful and would make a gorgeous Valentine. It must have been fun at the cafe having your coffee magicked. Another crop of wonderful pictures. I really like the black bird on your banner. The mist makes things so eerie. Your buzzard looks more like a hawk. Buzzards here, are pretty darn ugly. Take your candies and I hope your fingers feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks CJ! I think your buzzards might be bigger and uglier than ours! Mist really makes for wonderful pics!

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  3. Hi Val! Sorry to hear about your fingers, look after yourself and take the tablets even though I know you don't like them! Hope things are soon better. Love the tag, it's gorgeous, and you have really done some magic there. The foggy pics are fabulous, everything looks so eerily transformed. Have a good week! Hugs, Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It will pass!­čśü­čĺľ­čśü

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  4. Oh, das tut mir leid, dass das mit deinen Fingern nicht besser werden will!

    Das Tag ist wundersch├Ân.
    Nathalie´s Kaffee sind in der Tat d├╝nn aus, wir nennen das Bl├╝mchenkaffee ;-)
    Der Hydrant hat was. Sch├Âne Nebelbilder.
    Ach, ich w├╝nsche dir alles Gute! Auf dass deine Candies wirken. Und GlG, Iris

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    1. Danke f├╝r die guten W├╝nsche! Ich hab daf├╝r ein schlimmeres Wort als 'Bl├╝mchen' Kaffee im Sinn! Und auch noch so teuer!

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  5. I'm sad about your hands but hopeful the dr has a handle on treatment. The coffee shop sounds like a real experience. Our hawks look like your buzzard lol Happy T Day!

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    1. Thanks! It's interesting to see how the birds vary from continent to continent. Your robins and blackbirds and jays are all different, too.

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    2. Yes! Robins are completely different! It is interesting to see the differences :)

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  6. Beautiful tag, love it. It's still raining here, really fed up with it. I hope your hands get better soon.
    Hugs Wendy

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy ­čśü­čĺľ­čśü

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  7. Sending you good wishes for recovery with your fingers. Yes, the side effects are part of the game but if the meds help... go for it. As always, I love your art and photos.

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  8. What an absolutely stunning tag, Valerie. I totally adore it. I am a sucker for vintage, anyway, so this is gorgeous.

    Your misty photos are appealing. I can't ever seem to get good photos in fog. Yours are stunning. I agree with my American friends. Your buzzard is so much like our hawk. I agree with you that our robins are so different from yours. And I'd never heard of a tit until I started reading European blogs. Amazing.

    I want to wrap an old bed sheet around that rusty fire hydrant and see what transpires. You find the BEST rust, dear.

    You had a lovely magicked cup of cappuccino. It does look more interesting than N's coffee. I wish I could have seen the lamp shade in the photo of the lamp base and your cappuccino.

    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous tag, your misty photos, and your cappuccinos with us, magicked, or not, for T this almost Tuesday.

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  9. You are really having a hard time, Valerie, and my heart goes out to you. If only there was something I could do. You are obviously a person with a good deal of inner strength to deal with this issue the way you do. The misty shots are quite lovely, there is a definite ambiance to them. Stay strong, keep walking and keep drinking good coffee. Too bad you have to take the candies but there seems to be little alternative.

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  10. Beautiful tag and a nice outing with Nathalie. So sorry about your painful fingers.

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  11. Love your tag, it's beautiful. What great photos, love all the misty ones. So sorry to hear about your fingers do hope it gets better real soon. x

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm hopeful it will soon get better!

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  12. Gorgeous tag Valerie I really love it! I sure hope your sore hands get healed soon-I feel for you/ glad you are still able to do things.
    Your coffee is lovely-as always-and I loved all the photos of your walks-you are such an excellent photography-hugs Happy T Kathy

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy. Coffee and walks are always good.

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  13. Wonderful misty photos, I love the buzzard! And your tag is a beauty Valerie.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thanks Alison, I love that buzzard, too, he's always sitting on that tree when I go for my morning walk.

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  14. You certainly had a misty walk! Wonderful misty photos. I hope your fingers are better soon and all the medication you are have been given works for you. Your tag is lovely. Coffee making has become an art hasn't it!!

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    1. Thanks. Here coffee making was an art, and they were getting their 'art' well paid.

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  15. Necrosis is pretty scary. I get it sometimes with Raynaud's. I pray the new "candies" do the job, Valerie.

    Beautiful black, white and red tag. It's very striking.

    I might learn to enjoy coffee if ours were such works of art like yours ;-)

    Beautiful misty photos.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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    1. Thanks Eileen, especially for the well wishes. But it does give me a chance to practice doing things with my left hand!

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  16. Lovely photos Valerie, the bare trees and the grey skies looked quite atmospheric and a little magical. The coffee looked good as well, the Barista looked like he enjoyed his work.
    Sorry you are to be taking a selection of candies again for your fingers, I hope all will go well and the combination works for you this time.
    Its a beautiful tag you created as well.
    Yvonne xx
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, I enjoyed watching that barista!

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  17. Sorry to hear about your hands and fingers Valerie. That necrosis sounds scary. But I love the latest tag and the newest theme. Black, white and red together make such romantic and dramatics combination. And good thing there is warm coffee on your walks, but I must say the foggy photos are also quite dramatic and beautiful. Have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

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  18. Oh Valerie how awful about your fingers:( I never heard of such a thing and hope that your "candies" will relieve the pain AND treat the necrosis. Love your tag- such a beautiful image!
    Your cappuccinos always make me want to jump in the screen and have some with you.
    And oh what lovely atmospheric photos with all that mist. Wishing you well, and happy T day!

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  19. a gorgeous, gorgeous digital tag! xo

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  20. A stunning Tag Valerie...isn't that image beautiful, so vintage as well.
    Once again, your page is full of such fabulous photos..love them..xx

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  21. I hope that you aren't in too much pain with your fingers and that they are much better soon! Your tag is so beautiful, the image looks so romantic with the colours you chose ­čśÇ. Wow, it looks very misty for your walk and what a lovely photo you captured of the buzzard - amazing! So glad you enjoyed you coffee and wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo. I hope the pains soon get less, too! The buzzard sits in that tree every day!

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  22. How beautiful your tag woman looks in dramatic red, white and black. I have to confess, this is one theme, you probably won't see me for - way out of my comfort zone! I'm so sorry to hear about your fingers - I hope the candies will do the trick. I'm glad it didn't stop you from getting out and about to enjoy the mysterious misty weather. As always, I enjoyed going with you via the fabulous photographs.
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks Alison! This is not my fave colour combination either, but needs must!

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  23. I'm sorry to hear your fingers are badd again. How awful. And of course the misty weather doesn't do arthritis any favours. The necrosis sounds nasty. I do hope the candies will give you relief as wel as a remission AND reverse the necrosis.
    The tag is gorgeous. What a great combination of colours!
    You cappuccinos look so inviting (Yes, I would prefer cappuccino over filter coffee any day). We are on a 21 day detox and my although I'm not a great coffee drinker, I am partial to a nice cup of cappuccino and this one looks so inviting.
    Your misty photos are truly beautiful. Well done you.
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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    1. Thanks Lisca! You're right, this weather isn't good for arthritis and similar conditions. Spring would help! Till them I'll have to try with the cortisone....

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  24. Gorgeous tag Valerie and sorry to hear your fingers are still painful - hope the candies work.
    Great photos and especially love the rusty hydrant and the atmospheric trees.
    Have a good rest of the week.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Thanks Fliss. That hydrant is really a beauty!

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  26. Great photos, as always. I found the red building with its contrasting color to the other buildings intriguing.
    Your tag is absolutely amazing. I love it.
    I hope you get your fingers squared away. I'm sure it's not only painful but makes trying to do anything awkward.
    Hugs

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    1. Everything is awkward just now, it can only get better!

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  27. Hi Valerie, I’m so sorry to hear you are having problems , I hope your pills do the trick and cure the problem
    Lovely photos as usual, love the foggy ones too, we had thick fog a few weeks back which is unusual and it was awful.
    I do love how they put the leaves etc on the top of the milk, I heard of cocktails being made with great flourishes but never coffee.
    Happy T Day, jan x

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  28. Oh no, sorry to hear your fingers are worsening. But be good and do as the doctor tells you!! Your tag is absolutely stunning. The red is so vibrant and what a great image. Loving your misty photos today. We woke up to a sprinkling of snow which luckily has melted away in the rain. But boy it is cold!

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  29. Lovely tag. That cappuccino looks delicious. I love the moodiness of some of the fog photos. Happy T-Day!

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  30. I love your tag Valerie, and the misty photos are beautiful. I hope your fingers improve soon, I can't imagine how you're coping. Take care, Sue xx

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  31. Valerie was f├╝r eine Kunst ich bin ganz begeistert von diesem Tag.O habt ihr Nebel gehabt aber es ist so verzaubert die Landschaft damit.Der Bussard auf dem Ast ist super so nah war ich noch nie dran gekommen.
    Ich w├╝nsche dir eine gute Nacht!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  32. Misty mornings, rusty fire hydrants and arty coffee shop shots... I can almost smell that coffee. Sad to read about those fingers. I'm hoping you are being a good patient and taking those meds, we need those precious fingers well asap.
    Love the colour theme and your tag is fantastic is she Elizabeth Bennett??
    Keeping everything crossed tightly I get chance to join in. Hugs Tracey xx

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  33. Your tag is stunning - I'm all the more impressed that you made it digitally - I wouldn't know where to start! I'm sorry you are having pain in your fingers, I hope they improve soon, but it's great you can do digital art to keep your creativity going. I'm loving the misty photos - so atmospheric and magical.

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