Friday, February 21, 2014

Is it Spring?

Yes I think (hope) so. It was a wonderful Spring day today - sunny, temperatures about 12° Celsius (which is about 54° Fahrenheit) and perfect for walking the dog. And there in the middle of nowhere I found them.

Crocuses, a pale purple and really beautiful. And it weren't just a few. No there was a whole lot of it.

Daughter was in Spring mood too.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Look what I found in my potato basket today.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Amarylis II

Of course I had to sketch my Amarylis as well.

I used watercolor pencils as I am trying to get used them because I think they might be easier to use when travelling (easier than watercolor that is). 

Saturday, February 8, 2014


For Christmas I got an Amarylis - a flower in a pot which was by then no more than a large bulb and some leafs.

Then a strong stem started to grow carrying the beginnings of the flowers ...

... and after a view days the first flower emerged.

The next day the second flower opened ...

... and soon four beautiful flowers were in full bloom.

For a few days I could enjoy those beauties.

But to soon they withered and the marvelous show was over.

Yet even in decay nature showed its beauty.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Karin!

That's the "traditional" carot cake my daughter gets for every birthday.