I know – it’s very pink! 😀 Last week desleyjane and I had a conversation about fuchsia photography backgrounds. I was inspired by that conversation to make one, so stopped by the DYI store this week, got a tiny can of glossy acrylic paint that called itself “orchid” but to me was totally fuchsia, and made this background in 5 minutes later in the week.
I happened to have bought a bunch of carnations a day earlier, which very annoyingly were almost dead on arrival – the blossoms were on such thin stems they hardly survived the trip home from the supermarket. So I decided to behead them straight away instead of being annoyed, found a bowl, and let the flower heads swim a little.
Hello on this last Friday of the year. Not much to tell here, a little exhausted from the pre-Christmas “race” and not enough sleep.
Weather-wise, these past couple of weeks we’ve had everything from storms, heavy rain, snow, and today a beautiful sunny day. Apparently we’re to expect 15ºC combined with storms. Oh well, not much we can do about it. I heard about lots of parts of the US being snowed in, so if you’re in one of those regions I hope it’s not too bad.
After a few family lunches and lazy days in my reading chair – not actually reading but watching home renovation shows – I ventured outside yesterday and found my favourite flower shop had their first delivery of ranunculi, which made me a happy shopper.
Two days until New Year’s Eve, which I’ll be spending with “the ususal suspects” as I have the previous years, and I’m very much looking forward to that.
Wishing everyone who came to visit here this past year all the best for 2018!
Hello on this quite cold 2ºC morning! On the drive to work I passed pretty foggy forests, but of course didn’t have my camera with me, as usual.
Nothing much happened this past week, and that’ll probably be the same for this weekend. With Christmas stuff already in the shops, I managed to track down an ingredient I wanted to use for a food blog recipe, so I might get to working on that.
It’s already difficult to find dates to meet friends as everyone seems to be busy on the weekends leading to Christmas; I don’t really like cramming my calendar, I always need a weekend or two a month for myself.
I still haven’t put up my picture rail but my sister promised she’d come round tomorrow. It was partly my fault because I wasn’t 100 % sure where I wanted those rails to be exactly, but meanwhile I’ve got picture frames lined up on the dining table, and I want them to go on the wall.
No Friday market for me today, I think, as I’m very undecided what I want to cook for the weekend, or if I want to cook at all, for that matter. I’ll get my weekly flowers somewhere else, like last week. I managed to get to my little favourite flower shop last Saturday and bought this pretty hydreangea as well as some single stems for bottle vases.
Hope it’s not yet too cold where you are. Happy Friday!
Good morning on yet another grey day. The weather has turned ugly on us again, unfortunately. This morning driving to work, I noticed that the leaves seem to finally have reached a consensus and have all turned into very beautiful hues of red and gold. With all the rain we’ve had this past week, I didn’t really look at the trees.
It’s supposedly getting colder over this weekend, with frost on the agenda for Monday. A legitimate reason to snuggle up in my reading chair with a scented candle and a hot chocolate.
Not sure whether I’ll be visiting the market later today as my fridge currently contains all the veg I need. Maybe I’ll just stop by for fresh flowers. The above beautiful autumn bouquet was bought last week, albeit on a little Saturday market close by. I went there just before they closed, and this was one of the few bouquets left. I find it quite beautiful, even though not all of the pretty roses managed to open up.
I have nothing planned for the weekend, except ponder some photography projects. I realised the other day that I need to write down every idea that pops into my head, because I need a list that I can go back to when memory fails. Hopefully that list will grow a bit over the weekend.
Wishing you a happy Friday & an enjoyable weekend!
Good morning & happy Friday! I can’t believe a whole week has just flown by like that. I had the week off and – unfortunately, in hindsight – basically did nothing but read.
Skies today are quite grey, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get rain. It’ll probably start as soon as I leave for the market this afternoon 😉 . I’ll be buying fresh flowers – above ones were last week’s purchase – and I feel like getting a ton of vegetables. I’m craving soups all of a sudden, with lots of healthy stuff in them.
This is a short round-up of the week and preview of the weekend as I haven’t got anything to tell due to the Halloween party having been the only thing I left the house for, and I have nothing planned for the weekend.
I hope you have something more exciting planned for yourselves!
Hello on this rainy Friday morning! I guess that’s autumn for you and to be expected. Just yesterday I was amazed – because I was out earlier than usual – about the beauty of the trees in early morning autumn fog and decided I needed to get out early again next week to capture that beautiful view. Monday is supposed to be a sunny day, so I have early morning photography on my want-to-do list.
We’re having two holidays here in Southern Germany next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I decided to take the rest of the week off as well.
Tuesday will be a friend’s annual Halloween party to which I’m looking forward now that I have all accessories for my costume. In early March this year my friend and I gathered some Halloween paraphernalia and drove to a place outside her village to take pictures for the invites. It was a lot of fun and done really quickly, to our surprise. I’ll be showing you what we came up with next week.
The rest of the week will hopefully be filled with trying out new recipes and food photography as well as some DIY stuff.
I still haven’t put up my new picture rails but have meanwhile printed and framed some of my favourite pictures (that I took myself), so they’re ready to go up on that rail.
Today’s pink hydrangea and its prickly companions were last week’s market purchase. Very inexpensive, surprisingly, but they only held up for about three days so I’m going to get new flowers at the market later today.
Hope you’ll be having more pleasant weather for your weekend. Happy Friday!
How quickly this week has flown by. We were graced with five summery days and 20ºC temps, which was unexpected and very much appreciated.
As mentioned last Friday, I went to a small fair showing food, drinks, design and knick-knacks made in Stuttgart, but my friend and I agreed it hadn’t really been worth the 10€ entry fee. We were in and out within an hour, I bought a mug and some wild rose syrup, we had a coffee, and that was it.
My other plans turned out way better – visiting friends on the border of the Black Forest. A definite highlight was the smoked pulled pork we got for dinner ❤, but we also had fun going for a walk in the forest on Sunday morning to pick mushrooms. I have no clue about what’s edible, I only know that the fly agaric is one of the most poisonous mushrooms, because that was drummed into us as children. We encountered many of them, and they’re as pretty as they are poisonous but we had an expert with us. While he almost ran through the forest in his enthusiasm, another friend and I took pictures.
Today I need to go to the Friday market, which I haven’t visited in two weeks, to stock up on vegetables and flowers. The above bouquet was bought three weeks ago at the market and only just started wilting this week, so I need new flowers.
Apart from that, my weekend will be a lazy one. I’ll try to get my new picture rails up but there are rawl plugs and drills involved, so I may have to wait until my sister the DIY queen is available.
Wishing you all a relaxing weekend!
Hello & Happy Friday! Above flower is four weeks old today and still holding up. I couldn’t find a bouquet I liked at the Friday market and was about to leave when I saw these hydrangea that were so tall they came up to my hip. I mentally checked my arsenal of vases, and – yes! – remembered I had that large floor vase I rarely use. It was perfect, sitting on the side table next to my reading chair. Only that table is quite small, and after three weeks the huge vase started to annoy me, so I cut off about 3/4 of the stem and put the hydrangea in a smaller vase.
As announced last week, I went on a photography outing with a friend, our destination was the forest close to where she lives. We knew it might be raining – and of course it started as soon as I left the house – but were prepared, and as my friend said “we’re not made of sugar” so all was well. We had a couple of hours to walk through the forest, taking lots of pics, and when we came out the rain stopped. I always have my white balance on the camera set to “auto” and prefer to edit it in post processing, but no matter which setting I chose, a lot of my pics turned out too colourful (though not necessarily in a bad way), so I used a lot of presets on them. For a first proper photo walk in over a year, though, I’m quite content with the yield.
This weekend I’ll be visiting a small event called – to my annoyance – “Made In Stuggi”. Stuggi being a ridiculous abbreviation for Stuttgart that I can’t abide as it just sounds utterly stupid. Nevertheless, I’ll be going there with a friend as they will have consumer and lifestyle products on display and for sale that are made in Stuttgart.
After that I’ll be visiting friends near the Black Forest – my friend’s husband is going to fire up his smoker. Really looking forward to that.
What are your plans for the weekend?