*from my winter diary

Pictures from my winter diary. 

Snow feels far away already,
we had heavy storms instead
and an impressive moon is adorning the dark winter sky.
In the evenings I take my time to work a bit with clay everyday,
trying out different techniques without any rush.
It's very grounding and exactly what I need right now
when being confronted with a lot of worldly issues.


*moody winter days

From moody winter days.


*one moment of pink

For a very short time the light turned all pink outside, just before the sun set and all became very gloomy again. But this pink winter light is truly magical and I was glad to capture that moment.
Ever since we have a new fireplace and rearranged our garden bench, I like to drink my tea there and enjoy the wintery garden for a moment. We also roasted some potatoes again in the ember of the open fire. I think I enjoy a winter fire even more than a summer fire! Last year we planted a persimmon tree, it was damaged from the strong hail, but it seems it will recover. Do you like persimmons? The ones on the picture are of course not from our tree, it is still too small to have fruits, but hopefully in the future. 


*winter magic

Just wanted to stop by for a moment and share some winter magic.
Have a nice Sunday!


*happy list

First "happy list" of the new year:

• a little bird came through the window inside my work room and sat down on my computer
• a hand pained little rabbit card from my dear friend Cécile from France in my mailbox
• working with clay again after a long time
• I made cough sweets with sage from the garden
(I don't have a cold, but I really love sage)
• enjoying the best smelling handmade incense sticks from a wonderful soul friend
• candlelight!
• watching "Little Women" for the first time
• starting a new book to read
• daily visits from "Rudi" the pheasant


*a new start

Welcome in 2022!
Did you have a good transition?
We had a very enjoyable Silvester with good food, table games and going up the little hill behind our house to watch the fireworks at midnight. In my past I really hated this time of the year, but since I am able to celebrate in the way that feels most appropriate to me, it gets better with every year!
The first day of the new year I spent with planting some flower bulbs, sorting out emails and other files, starting a new journal and drinking lots of hot cocoa and tea and today I prepared new kimchi for the fermentation crock and got some business work done. A thick white blanket of fog is resting on the area we live, but I can show you some wintery pictures that I made in December. It feels good to have a fresh start with lots of little dreams and hopes for the year :)


*Fourth Advent

Music: Miramis – Oskar Schuster}

Here is my last little movie of my Advent series. 

I wish you all the best for the new year!
May it bring many joy- and peaceful moments to us!


*Christmas time

How are you doing? Did you have a nice Christmas celebration?
We were very close to have a white Christmas, but in the end it got suddenly much warmer, but started to snow again on the 25. in the evening and now it's still white outside. I'm doing things slowly and leave much time for rest, introspection and just letting the old year finishing. Drinking lots of tea, feeding the birds, painting a bit – just enjoying the silence.
Unfortunately one of my films got lost at development center. A film full of autumn memories. I don't have much hope that it will be found again, but let's see.


*Third Advent

{Music: The less we know – Ocie Elliott}

Wandering through endless white,
my soul so close,
that the cold is not able to touch me.

Wishing you all wonderful Christmas time!



Dec 1 Traipsing through the snow

Dec 5 Robins

Dec 9 Candlelight

Dec 13 Visiting a Christmas Market

Dec 17 Rooftops

Dec 21 Cabin in the woods

Dec 25 Christmas star

I think I already mentioned earlier that I joined the advent challenge this year again. It is the third time I am participating this kind of drawing challenge and I am happy that I managed to finish all seven prompts in time!  Hope you enjoy them and have a nice evening!