January 16, 2017

sunday afternoon is for sledding

we spent sunday afternoon in the snow, on a cool hill, with our cousins. the bright fluffy white pulled all of us out into the weather. it was not too sunny, at least not while we were out... though it was wonderful, not too cool, but rather enjoyable. thea had the idea to call her cousin and we all ended up going.
a short train ride, a little walk and out there in the hill country we were.

 once again i would rather have stayed put, indoors with a cup of tea and a good book. but that's what kids are good at, they want to do and to enjoy and all of it is even better if it's white outside. so thea got us all going, including me, and we all enjoyed it. i really liked it a lot and even went over the jump a few times, with the sled, that is not something i usually, but it itched and so i did, to the astonishment of our oldest son...

January 13, 2017

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. candle, chai, cinnamon tart

:: 2. stars for for the birthday celebration

:: 3. and sometimes he sit's down to play again

:: 4. there is an enthusiastic girl sharpening her working tools

:: 5. and the flower reminding me of christ being born in the dark and cold world

January 12, 2017

femur the cat

o our dear cat, he escaped again today and i didn't run after him. he should not be out as he is still young and there are cars and a brook near by. though most of all, one can't catch him anymore. he loves the trees around the house and the birds are definitely interesting as are the chickens in the back yard.

we got him back and are happy, i guess i should get used to femur growing into an outdoor cat...