The first Easter I celebrate without friends. But safety first. I don’t want to be infected with the virus or vice versa.
I hope that these bad days are soon over.
So despite everything, have a nice Easter. Stay healthy.
I took these photos in the park.
I know that there are areas where you are not allowed to leave the house to go to the park or somewhere else.
For all those who could not buy Easter cards or why ever, if you like one or the other photo, you are welcome to use it
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I don’t know when I can take pictures in the park again.
Normally I walk at least 5 miles every day after work. On weekends up to 20 miles a day.
This won’t work for a while and is something I will miss very much.
But today I show you some photos I took in my favourite park
I love daisies ❤ ❤ ❤
Duckling, duckling, duckling ❤ ❤ ❤
In times like the lockdown all over the world, there are still beautiful things out there.
Be it the video from Italy, which shows “we stick together. We care and take care of others” or video church services for all those who have to stay at home or also the offers to old people to go shopping for them, to chat with them via Skype so that they are not so lonely.
It shows again and again that even in bad times humanity counts, how important it is for each other. That fear must not take that away from us!
I can’t help much, but I can show that there is a new beginning out there. Everywhere, even on my way to the supermarket, the signs of spring appear.
With my pictures I hope to bring nature into the home of those who cannot go outside
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Okay, according to the calendar, it’s winter. But while walking in the park at the weekend I already found the first flowers.
It was so cold outside!
Especially because I had forgotten my gloves at home and was wearing the wrong shoes. I should have looked at the thermometer before I went out, but the whole week before it was so warm outside that I didn’t even think about it.
I am actually too old for such stupid mistakes 😀
As someone with many plant allergies and asthma, I cannot have flowers or plants at home.
But when I find them in nature, I can enjoy them and find them beautiful.
I’m always so happy when I discover the first flowers. There are not many yet, but still a sign that it may not be long before spring comes.
Here the ONLY bush in the whole park that already had blossoms.
A few more hours or maybe days with sunshine and the daffodils are in full bloom
Here you can see how cold it was that weekend. Behind the ducks you can see that there is a layer of ice on the water.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂
Last year I made an Advent calendar, which I still like very much.
For this year I had planned to do the same, but unfortunately I remembered too late to see how to do it practically with Photoshop. Above all I did not consider how time-consuming my idea was. Too bad.
I won’t write what I wanted to do now (maybe I’ll like the idea for next year), but for next time I have to remember to to start earlier.
The last two weeks I was in bed with severe flu. Therefore I could not go shopping or decorate my apartment properly. Too bad, because I didn’t have time to take care of it before. I didn’t even get a tree this year. Didn’t feel good enough to go outside.
But look what the mail brought in yesterday ❤ ❤ ❤
Normally I would have hung the ornaments on the tree, but so I just photographed it as if it was a breakfast table.
The plate is only a little bit bigger than 2 inch. This “doll’s dishes” looks exactly like my real Christmas dishes. Isn’t it cute?
For weeks I wanted to take photos of fall, but somehow I didn’t get there. No time, no camera, it’s raining and so on. Everybody knows that when you make plans and always something comes in between.
Yesterday I didn’t have to work and because I had an appointment to play outside and then had to go through a park, I took photos with my mobile phone instead of my camera.
Because I like to walk – on average more than 5 miles a day after work – I didn’t realize at the beginning how cold it got outside after hours.
Only when my mobile phone was shaking while taking photos because my hands were so cold did I go home.
I could save my almost frozen finger with a big cup of tea with lemon hihi
Here a few photos with the wonderful colors from the park.
If I look at the photos like this, I don’t even need my camera for landscape shots anymore. My new mobile phone takes great photos.
Who doesn’t know this after shopping? Paper bags are too weak for heavy shopping and plastic bags are harmful to nature.
So you sew a shopping bag as a gift 🙂
I made the bag with two handles. You can carry it over your shoulder and with the short handles in your hand. Just how you like it.
You can’t see it in the pictures, but to prevent the bag from sagging when you have heavy shopping in it, I sewed extra protection into the bottom of the bag.
One side with long handles
Side with short handle
Backside, even if you can carry the bag as you like
I sewed another little bag inside. For mobile phone or also purse
I just hope she likes the bag. I know that she, unlike me, likes vintage style 🙂
Like every year I was of course at my beach again this year.
And as always I took photos.
My holiday has been over for some time now. But I didn’t get to choose the photos (almost 1000) for my blog. At the moment I’m lying at home with a cold and it’s so boring that I used the time to sort my photos.
This photo was taken right on the first day. We didn’t even unpack the suitcases but went directly to the beach. ❤ ❤ ❤
Luckily the pockets of my shorts were empty, because the shorts were sprayed wet almost up to my butt 😀
Sunshine, waves, sand and the very special smell of the sea. What more could you ask for?
If you are interested in maritime decoration like me, you have probably already seen pictures of handicrafts or furniture made of driftwood on the Internet.
Somehow I never paid attention to driftwood during the last years or it had already been taken away by collectors. I read that they are looking for driftwood on the beach very early in the morning.
Anyway, this year it was right in front of my feet.
A little further away, I saw those two logs. I was wondering which way they had gone. Are they coming from far away or just a few miles from the beach?
I’ve noticed the little sticks before, when I was on vacation. I always thought they put sticks in the sand to protect the sea grass and the sand during storms. I once pulled on one, and no, they weren’t put in. I think they are roots of a plant.
Don’t ask which one. I don’t know anything about plants hehe
See that stone in the middle? These stones from the sea do not only look beautiful, they also feel totally good. They are wonderfully smooth and come in great colours.
The next photo looks like I arranged it. No, I didn’t. I found it just like that on the beach and found the combination perfect 🙂
There is no sandy beach without tens of tracks. Footprints, or those of seagulls walking on the beach, or traces of the huge number of dogs walking there.
The dog that made this footprint was huge!!! I once put my shoe next to it to show what giant paws it had hihi So you can see the ratio, I have UK size 6.5 😀
No, it wasn’t that dog. That day it was soooo hot outside. The dog was sitting in a bus stop and I had to photograph him. He was a bit shy if you came too close. So I stood in the heat instead of in the shadow at the bus stop. After all I don’t have any fur that makes you feel the temperature even more.
Our last night of vacation. Shortly after sunset. See how calm the sea is? Quite the opposite to the photos during the day. The sound of the waves was very soft. Really relaxing. We passed people who recorded the sound. It looked very professional. Maybe they make a relaxing CD out of the recordings.
The colors in the photo are the same as in reality. Simply beautiful ❤