Walter Moers wäre stolz auf mich

Kennt ihr dieses schöne Sprichwort?

Wenn einer eine Reise tut, dann kann er was erzählen damit quälen

Meine Reise führte mich zwar nur bis vor die Stadttore zur nächsten Wiese, qälen kann ich euch damit aber gut, ich hatte nämlich den Fotoapparat dabei. *mua-ha-ha* Walter Moers wäre stolz auf mich weiterlesen

Vollfrühling

Vor gut zwei Wochen hab ich die ersten Forsythienblüten gesehen,
nun ist alles weiß, nicht nur Schlehe und Kirsche blühen,
auch die Apfelblüte hat begonnen.
Es ist also offiziell Vollfrühling.
Wenn das so weitergeht können wir Ende Juli schon die ersten bunten Bläter sammeln.

Wobei,
wenn ich mir den Himmel so anschaue
könnte man meinen wir hätten jetzt schon Herbst.

Schönes Wochenende euch!

The Invasion of the Living Room

Traditionally around the 10th of december I wake up thinking:
„Hey, aren’t I supposed to pick Barbara branches somewhat nowish? Oh, no it’s too late now I should have done it a week ago …!“
Yo’re to pick branches of spring blossoming woods at the fourth of december, and to put them in a vase (with water) and in a warm room so they will (with some luck) be in bloom around christmas time.
But this time I remembered! Despite having lain on the couch all day with a bad migraine, I got up in the evening, put on my boot and went out, not to the apple tree, because of snow beeing in the way but to the forsythia standing right there by the street. And one day later I got out again and did the whole round: witch hazel, dogwood, southern beech …

And I’ve got proof!


I think some of the buds are already beginning to swell.

I’m afraid the pictures don’t show much detail,
but turned out to be all artsy-fartsy.
Which I think is great by the way – but just not what I had in mind.

That’s no christmas decoration. That’s little moons, invading my flat, seeking shelter from the cold.

Did you get some yourself? Barbara branches? Moons?

Like it’s a piece of Aglarond

Do you see this?
The geranium sap shell (gss) is all crystal like a pretty little geode.

I took a lot of pictures, and you have to watch them ALL!

Do you know what’s great?

crystal

It dissolves really easy in water.

Making it very easy to soak up paint with a brush and … well paint.

OK, there are just five pictures but I like them.

Sunflowers

A bunch of sunflowers.

The petals of a bunch of sunflowers in a pot.

The petals of a bunch of sunflowers with water and alum in a pot cooking slowly.

The petals of a bunch of sunflowers with water and alum in a pot cooking slowly, giving only marginal colour.

The petals of a bunch of sunflowers with water and alum in a pot, giving a bit more colour after more cooking.

The sap of a bunch of sunflowers after much cooking and adding some hydrous clay

The hydrous clay sap of a bunch of sunflowers after much cooking and dehydrating.

The dried hydrous clay sap of a bunch of sunflowers wayting for me to find me mortar and pestle.