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.

May 31, 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. the fig tree lost almost all it's fruit, as the beginning of the week had cold nights...

:: 2. on a hike with the girls, in the upper toess valley, though we climbed mountains too

:: 3. and encountered a historic saw mill.

:: 4. thursday was Elias' day, he turned 20!

:: 5. bikes were cleaned and one of our bikes got new tires. thank you Joel for all the work.

May 17, 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 still rewarding to look at tree trunks

:: 2. tape art... i had fun

:: 3. and a friend enjoyed it too

:: 4. planting my flower boxes on friday

:: 5. and playing with "holes" made my saturday evening

May 10, 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. climbing the steeple at our church. those bells are wonderful and so loud.

:: 2. lots of rain this week, but rain brings the kids out with their rain coats and that is really fun and
       so super happy!

:: 3. canola in full bloom, that yellow in it's very blue hue

:: 4. teaching 3rd graders can be fun, today it was

:: 5. construction in front of our house, the past two weeks were full of it

May 3, 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. first of may, we went for a picnic in the woods and my friend got us waffles with cinnamon sugar
       along....

:: 2. the woods are dressed in new green

:: 3. so strong and energetic

:: 4. that i have to keep going with the green, even in the zoo...
       (it's a leave insect)

 :: 5. the zoo had some more strong to offer

:: 6. as well as more green, at the masoala forest with Amos and Thea!

April 22, 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 sprintime and maundy thursday was perfect to dry laundry out of doors

:: 2. as it is tradition, we color eggs on good friday, though this year it was saturday night until we got
        to it

:: 3. and the beet juice made for very nice looking eggs

:: 4. full and open tulips are plenty in most gardens, even in mine

:: 5. easter bells in the garden and on the kitchen table. Christ is risen, Halleluja!

April 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. rain and shine, it's april

:: 2. house concert, thank you to all three musicians. it was just wonderful!

:: 3. pulled pork sandwiches, it was worth the 7h roast...
 
:: 4. thyme chees cake, super yummy, topped with honey and thyme, a new thing i tried out

:: 5. and it still is april, with it's blue skies and warming afternoons, running is absolutely enjoyable

April 5, 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. grilling and loving the sunshine

:: 2. the potatos and onions are in the groung

:: 3. spring bloom, forsythia so much joy

:: 4. a hike with extended family, to the place my mother loved so much as a child and youth

:: 5. and taking the liberty to "sled"

March 22, 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. the girl with her cello at 7:30am

:: 2. going on with knitting, just switching yarns and adding stitches,
       while listening to "the age of innocence" by edith wharton

:: 3. thursday glory

:: 4. friday's growing

 :: 5. peaches from the freezer