Sunday, 31 May 2020

Sunday / Monday Post

Hi Everybody!

I know I say this very often, but time just seems to fly past. Perhaps it's an age thing.  The day is gone and I'm tired and haven't even got half of the things done that I would have liked to. And the new Blogger is a pain in the neck. It takes much longer to upload the pics, and  that it something I can't understand. Still, I suppose we just have to get used to it.

I have a hybrid piece made with one of my photos and an image from Mischief circus. Quick and simple, but I like it:

And at last I have processed the photos from Wednesday's walk.
I passed by the farm at the end of the road and walked through the fields:

I have been asking myself for 20 years when this barn will collapse, but it's still standing:

This is a social and educational place where they care for kids and youths:

Then I walked through a small street, the old village centre, and enjoyed the houses there, some of which date back to the Middle Ages:

A fun installation:

Then I got to Schloss Kalkum and enjoyed the peace and quiet there:

There was a turtle in the pond, but disappeared under the lilies:

I found the Canadian wild geese, the little ones have grown:

Mr and Mrs Goose gave me some dirty looks and then the evil beak, and told the kids to jump into the river:

And they all swam away. Perhaps I should have taken salad!

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

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Weekend post

Hi Everybody!

We have a long weekend here in Germany, so I suppose all who work will be happy to have more family time - or perhaps not, as many have had nothing else these past 'Corrina' weeks. Whatever, enjoy your weekend!

I have one more piece to share with Mia's flowers challenge at AJJ

I used a photo taken many years ago. A colleague of mine used to collect alarm clocks, so I borrowed them one day, and took photos at home along with a few of my own. I still have the clock with the winged lady, but gave the rest to my colleague, which made him happy. The picture was composed in Paint Shop. I added the flowers in Serif, once again using my photos. The bricks in the background are part of the old town walls:

And here are the rest of the photos taken when I was looking for flowers in our little town. This is the 'new' market square, built in the 1980s, before that it was just fields:

This street is built on the old town walls, and is called 'On the High Wall':

At the end of the street you go down the steps to get to market street:

Here the playground is built in what used to be the moat, with the old walls in the background:

Men at work, there always seems to be something that needs repairing:

 This is the remains of the old mill, the top got blown away in a storm in the 19th century:

Going down the narrow lane from the mill you pass several beautiful houses:

Then you are in market street again, a few yards from the river:

And I visited the waterfowl in Hofgarten - I love the reflections on the water:

Where's my lettuce?

My lettuce was soon eaten, and then a little boy fed them with bird seed, so they all trooped in his direction. The baby geese are already really large:

 These two got into an 'I-saw-it-first-leave-it-for-me' argument:

And this one trailed after me when I went, probably hoping for more lettuce....

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