took some pics in the area where I live now, the first short trips by foot & bike were lovely. I especially like the converted buildings of the old convent, the old mill and the idyllic surroundings. They really did a great job by filling the buildings with an interesting gallery and shop, a restaurant, a venue for meetings & conventions, rooms for an adult school and some holiday flats and of course a little museum. The river which runs there is so pretty and all this lush green is so calming. As a real country girl, I feel very comfortable here and enjoy the outdoors, and sure don´t get tired (yet) of taking pictures of trees, rivers, meadows, cows, horses, more trees & rivers, old charming buildings and even more trees.
Just a few miles along the river, there´s an impressive sculpture-park by a local artist who´s been around here since the 70´s, named Wolf E. Schulz – he sure has a great body of work. And it´s an inspiration. He uses different kinds of wood and combines it with metal, I find his creatures really wonderful.
had an enjoyable walk this mornng with one of the sweet shelter dogs, Tommi, who has accompanied me a few times before. Cute little fellow – friendly (except when meeting other dogs he somehow can´t stand, but hey – he´s a Terrier!) and agile, likes to hop on a bench and get cuddled real thoroughly. Lovely weather, cloudy but with a nice summer atmosphere, especially when being surrounded by high grass, wildflowers, fields and medows.
brilliant weather for walkies as long as it´s not too hot. Yesterday was just lovely, I had sooo nice company, another shelter dog I really fell in love with, Bob. So sweet and friendly, so good-looking and cuddly, cheeky and playful…and he has these floppy puppy-ish ears, you know…aaawwww. I was really absolutely enchanted and enjoyed every minute of the walk, and so did he. He seems not to be used to deer, so his first encounter with those animals which are so common here was quite amusing as he commented the sighting with a surprised and deep-breast-baritone “Wuff?!”. It´s a bliss to be able to walk regularily with such wonderful dogs and I can only recommend it: if you like dogs and live near a rescue center / shelter, grab the chance. It is so rewarding and so joyful. Of course it can also be a bit heartbreaking, for I really really wanted to take this cutie home straight away. But one day it will happen. Anyway, the summer shows its beautiful rich colors and even though the day was a bit cloudy, I found the fields with all the different plants really beautiful. Although it´s my usual walking area, I never get bored – throughout all seasons, there´s plenty to see.
Took quite a few walks recently, and enjoyed taking some pics & playing around a bit with the colors and structures. I was especially enchanted by the sunlight shimmering through the leaves, creating a subtle luminous and dreamy atmosphere which I found incredibly calming.
There is a new mixed media painting in the works, which I might post as work-in-progress update in the near future…we´ll see how it goes.
This morning´s walkies was absolutely magic! I walked through an amazing atmosphere with heavy morning mist, which lifted after some time with the sun finally breaking through, lightening up everything like a beacon, enhancing colours and details – it really was breathtaking. I am no professional photographer – at moments like this I wish I were, to capture nature´s beauty more adequately. But still – the joy of such days, especially when you can hardly believe what you see and are at awe with each step you take, that joy sure lasts.
here again some new pictures from my recent walkies which were just wonderful – I enjoy the autumnal colors of nature, the crisp fresh air and the wildlife sightings along the way. Accompanied with one of the three adorable Alaskans, I cannot wish for better saturday mornings. 2 hours of steady and quick walking – obviously with some photo stops (and some cuddles) – and the weekend can start.