October 24, 2016

outdoors :: painting

thea wanted to paint and it was somewhat nice outside. at least it was not raining and i absolutely prefer for her to paint out of doors. there are a few less risks in regards to paint on places i really don't want any of the pink or what ever her color of choice is at the moment.
so we got ready behind the house and she got to mix her colors just the way she wanted to. great fun and i liked it. a quick run to the camera and some pictures got taken.
it is funny, how i sometimes forget to carry the camera around though in colorful moments, even running around the house and fetching the camera was fun. it is exciting to take pictures of paint-mixing-trays, as much as it is exciting to observe the painting process itself.

and i have to hold back, just let her work, let her choose and decide...
usually she doesn't want to stop painting, different this time, there were two pieces left "for you mama", great i jumped right in and grabbed the paintbrush, while she lingered and played with the swing.

i love the garden and be outdoors, even if it's a bit chilly.

October 21, 2016

the week :: through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. a new little project, simply a winter shawl

:: 2. loving the look of this boarder girl

:: 3. bitter sweat as autumn is

:: 4. the birthday book, thank you friend

:: 5. and one more orange, on our front steps

October 20, 2016

all orange :: for me

as in the past, i have no clue, how my family and friends come up with a theme color for my birthday!
but this year as in the past it's all composed wonderfully in a shade of one and the same color. all orange, for this year and i love it.
a wonderful breakfast dinner, all prepared and ready, by the family...
my sister in law visiting with her daughters was a nice surprise and catching up with her lifted my spirits. a neighbor walking by, i quickly invited her over, as she usually is in a gloomy mood, she was surprised, that i invited her in for a cup of tea and dessert. and left the my kitchen in much higher spirits. these are the moments of yesterday, which were very life giving.
as well as one more family with a gang of kids coming in mid afternoon, my parents and elias coming home after work with a big hug for me. life is full and rich and i love the bounty of all it has for me.