August 18, 2019

a bit out of rhyth ...

this is a short summery of our family vacation this summer. it is not complete at all and i don't clame to tell you everything with those pictures. it is a little retrospective on our 10 days in the area of the south tirolian mountains, called the dolomites.
it is a wonderful corner in the heart of europe. exciting mountains, surprising history and very kind people. we all, the whole RN gang camped in one tent and we moved around in a wv transporter van. there was lots of laughter and many a discussion we had. we played games, mostly skypo "lisa-style" and there was an other tradition we enjoyed, joel and amos did a wonderful job in reading aloud to us. a fun detective story, "J is for judgment" by sue grafton. listening was super fun!

thank you kids for coming along!

 :: climbing up on one of many "via ferrata", which kind of "litter" the dolomites

:: cinque torri

:: cadini group

:: camping and traveling... (alla baita)

:: sentiero bonacossa – cadini di misurina

:: merano (seen from on top of the gun powder tower)

:: above pfelders, super cool down hill, after a day of hiking up and over and back
   and lots of adventures

August 15, 2019

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. every time, it touches me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... 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...


this is a special edition: the golden wedding of my parents!

:: 1. more than just fun, super exciting to get the flowers in order

:: 2. a little detail of the decoration in the former cow barn, which served as the celebration hall

:: 3. everything has been made nice and golden

:: 4. and the guests of honor arrived in a wonderful carriage, as they did at the same place
       (their farm), 50 years ago

:: 5. an other big highlight, the dessert buffet of my sister in law

July 27, 2019

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 hike with a purpose; getting used to new boots

:: 2. basel harvest, lots of pesto is now packed into little jars

:: 3. the lad came back and was happy about it

:: 4. full of adventurous spirit and lots of fun in the back yard

:: 5. circus camp is over now, t loved it

July 19, 2019

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. summers berries are the best

:: 2. the girl got her own pocket  knife

:: 3. lemonade on a hot day, it was frequent this week

:: 4. the wild bees love my oregano in bloom

:: 5. riding the bike into the city and watching the combine harvest

July 12, 2019

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 good hand at ping pong

:: 2. transformation into a lion

:: 3. a near eastern buffet to gather and celebrate, wonderfully deliciuos


:: 4. shelling sweat peas... lots of work and great to sit and relax after a long day
 
:: 5. todays lovely sunset - we celebrated the start of summer brake

July 6, 2019

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. my neighbor's delicat flowers, lot's of joy for me too

:: 2. an experience non of us was prepared for, but ended with good results

:: 3. a week of summer, as i like it and enjoy it

:: 4. Lein, a whole field of it, very rar and very pretty

:: 5. while visiting my parents, their neighbors have those wonderful cherrie trees...
       i guess, i would want to visit in a week or two!

June 28, 2019

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. it's a morning picture, as we are in a heat wave and running can only be done early..

:: 2. and so is this picture. i love the popy with the grain turning golden

:: 3. lots of swimming is on our daily schedule

:: 4. and discovering old things, i stitched this little frame a while ago and added the pink vase to it on
       our fire place sill. very summery

:: 5. every night this past days is like this one, just around 9:30pm the sun sets

June 24, 2019

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. my friends enjoying the shade and an ice créme, just as i rode by with my bike

:: 2. it's mid june, past the 15th to be exact. eco hay...

:: 3. a special kind of basil from a dear friend is making roots...

:: 4. the new "wing" of the kunsthaus in zurich, and look at the plant behind the constructionwall and
       the list of constructionfirms... love it!


:: 5. there is non

June 16, 2019

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 bike ride with friends

:: 2. and enjoying the pretty view from the tower!

:: 3. a march through the city with lots of other women, to mark woman's rights!
       and we are not there, but we have come far for the past 28 years...

:: 4. and keep it purple for an evening moment with T

:: 5. lot's of work to be done

June 8, 2019

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. peonies are all over, in the gardens and in my living room as well, i absolutely love the look as
       well as the scent of those flowers.

:: 2. delfinium, so pretty and dark purple. this one is right at the foot of our front stairs.

:: 3. elderflowers, just to pretty up my jar of water.

:: 4. summer is arriving and we love it. the girls are so happy with the water balloons (if it would be
       up to me, i would not get them the balloons, but thea spends her pocket money...)

:: 5. blue sky, green trees and lots of out door time for me.