*a long and frosty walk

We had some new snow today, but soon temperatures are going up a bit. I still have a lot of wintery pictures to share but slowly but surely I feel saturated by the cold season and ready for some spring air!
I feel so sleepy lately, but it seems I am not the only one!

Let's make a little list again with things that made us happy lately!

• A big duck family crossed the street on our way home. They were not in a hurry at all and the cars had to stop for them. I was lucky enough to take a picture, but it's not developed yet.
• I will soon get a new, old analogue camera from my dear friend Lotte who is not using it anymore and I am very excited to try it out!
• I got some seeds for spring and can't wait to sow them
• I had the most delicious sweet chestnut tart for Valentine's day
• Reading, reading, reading <3
• This youtube video → {klick}

What's on your list?


*A new year

{Music: Dream 11 – Max Richter}

I saved some memories of the beginning of the new year for a little movie again.
Just observing the gently dance of the snow flakes and the birds collecting their food at the bird feeder is giving me a sense of stability in uncertain times like these. I hope you can find stability in your life, too!


*winter land

Glimpses from winter land.


*fairy wizward

I felt like painting my big-nosed, long bearded fairy wizard again
and his home tower that is surrounded by giant flowers.

Since yesterday everything outside is covered with a thick layer of clear ice and when I say everything, I really mean it. Even the earthy ground, the whole lawn and trees and the streets so badly that we are not able to make a step outside, it's too slippery and the vehicle that usually salts the streets, crashed into the hill in front of our home, sirens are howling and the cellular network is not working anymore. I really like wintery weather, but black ice is not that funny actually. Let's see how it goes on! In any case, have a good week and see you soon again!


*wintery paths

Some winter walk impressions.
On the third picture is one of my favorite lichen species,
the pebbled pixie-cup {Cladonia Pyxidata}.


*sweet squirrels

Pictures from my December baking session.

Oh, it has been so long since my last blog entry! Time is flying so fast, January is nearly over! We are doing some renovation work on the house that we have postponed for many years now and this makes everything a bit chaotic, but it just has to be done at some point and we thought it is the right time now. I had hardly any time to paint, but hopefully this will change again and I also want to update my little Etsy shop again and have to do some unpleasant paper work. 
Pheasant "Rudi" has started to visit me again after a longer break and we are having a flock of wild doves that is resting daily on a plum tree very near to our home which makes me smile, every time I walk by. I can't wait to see the first spring flowers, but usually they are showing up quite late in our area. Have a nice day + take care!



Things that made me happy lately:

* big soft snowflakes
* feeding birds
* seeing flying swans!
* starting to read a new book
* homemade Sauerkraut
* black tea with milk
* packing orders
* making a stranger happy
* a beautiful song {Home by Matteo de Grandis}
* silence

What about you?


*Christmas preparations & Family time

{Music: Kleier Lambaol – Yann Tiersen}

Oh, I have forgotten to post my "Christmas preparations & Family time" movie here. We visited part of my family on the 24. and 25. of December and were lucky enough to even enjoy some snow in the elevated areas near my hometown. 
BTW: I'm still enjoying our Christmas tree :)


*January days

How has your first week of 2021 been so far?
We had some snow and took the opportunity to make some nice winter walks again. I started to paint a bit again, but am feeling rusty after the break. I still feel like I should take it slower. No energy burst yet, but we had a little bit of sunshine which immediately made the birds sing. Speaking of birds, the birds have accepted my new bird feeder finally and are using it every day now. I love to observe them and maybe I can film them a little for my next movie.
Take care + until soon again!


*A new year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you were able to celebrate it in a good way! We had a really nice dinner and made a little walk outside at midnight to watch the fireworks. The clearness of the sky made millions of stars visible and everything was glittering from the frost. In the morning all was enveloped in a thick white blanket of mist, similar like in those pictures, but it was even frostier. We made another nature walk to free our minds and welcome the coming year. I'm still thinking about a resolution for 2021, but I am not sure yet what to pick! My 2020 resolution was all about the theme "trust" and I can say I got challenged a lot, but did not forget about my resolution and was allowed to experience once again the protecting hand of God. A new year is like a new start for me and I welcome beginnings and I'm excited also to start a new blog year with you! Let's collect lots of joyful little moments again this year and let us try to find peace with feeling uncertain about the future. Thank you for still being here with me sometimes and see you soon again!