August 30, 2016

the girl and the rooster

i'm absolutely aware of the thea/rooster photo overload. but i really think, joel did a wonderful job in that session and the photos turned out just so pretty and i have to share them.

the rooster has his full and pretty voice now and it just was getting too much for all our neighbors, as we do live in the city and the coop is just a few yards from some peoples bedrooms. so one of my friends made a couple phone calls and our pretty rooster will be moving to a farm in two days. we will miss him and i'm sure all his ladies will do too, but some other people and an other flock of chickens will be enjoying him and his company.

all photos by joel

August 26, 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 bouquet of forest and field flowers, keeping summer in my house

:: 2. our happy youngest

:: 3. the workshop is being remodeled and a "dremel" has found a happy user

:: 4. photo taken by amos, o my super cool apron, i love "her"

:: 5. the moth visiting in our kitchen (on the bench siding)

August 25, 2016

sun, sand :: after the first lesson

how cool is this, in the middle of the city, they built a sand pit, a little wading pool and two more "green" lounges with sun-umbrellas and sun chairs. of course we could not just walk by....

we had to walk by the first time, as we went to thea's first cello lesson. and we agreed, that we would take a moment after lesson, to check out the water and the sandy area in front of the archhöfe in winterthur. it was just perfect, after the lesson and being very focused, thea really enjoyed it all, while carrying her instrument....

it is still summer. it was hot and sunny and just plain wonderful today.