Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fly me to the moon...

... with Dreamland Air, 2010! Just finished and delivered a little quilt for my mom's latest step-greatgrandchild (don't you love the new familystructures....) - the first boy among the current four step-greatgrandchildren. Joy all over.
I kept a flying motive through the quilt: airplanes, pinwheels and flying geese. Should bring him softly into dreamland. Oh, and by the way, the quilt is the wrong way around, the plane on the lower left side is NOT supposed to go down, but just go a different way than the others:) We all need a little 'not-like-all-the-others' in our lives:)

And though Ol' Blue Eyes isn't one of my favourites, I just looooove gliding across a dancefloor to the that particular song.....

Monday, July 26, 2010

In my garden

Well, garden and garden - on my balcony. I have flowers! It has been raining for a while now and I needed to see that we do have sun now and then in this country, too. I took these a week ago.
I love the colourspectres on these flowers.
This plant is so dark blue it looks like velvet!
And again my African Lilly is flowering! Seeds taken from my aunts garden in Nairobi, Kenya. It transferred pretty well:) It takes forever! to bloom, though. It is about six weeks since the bud came out. And it still has a way to go before it comes into full bloom.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Eventhough life is still the same, it doesn't mean it has to look the same, does it? :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Buzzzzzy bees

I am testing out the macro on my camera. Amazing what you see when you are looking closely enough. Look at the patterns on the wings!Even on a day without sunshine, the colours are amazing. We are having a very green summer this year.
And getting close to the bees, I suddenly found this green guy - almost dissappearing in the greeness.
This one, I have no idea what this plant is. I think they might be thissels, with an attack of spiders... This was the only one who looked like this, like big balls of yarn!
The flowers makes me think they are thissles, as they look like the other ones.
While walking, I came across a 160 year old barn. I love the way weather and time wears out the wood,
and the way they used all of the wood, even the ones with all the knot holes:) Like a piece of art.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Enjoying nature

My old friend, Tommy, is back visiting me while his other servants :-) are out galavanting the world. This time he was allowed out on my balcony after I made it cat proof. He hasn't been outside for a while now, and it took him by suprise. He spent a full day just smelling the air. Funny sight:) And then he experienced my plants.
I guess the leaves of a rasperry bush smells intriguing?
The he started to make himself useful by picking off the dead leaves of this particular plant, and eating it! You would think I did not feed him! He is not particularly fond of the cat grass I sowed especially for him, though. Picky... And as usual---"Pay attention to me!" And if a claw here and there doesn't bring the necessary attention,we do what we can to make it too hard to do anything else but pay attention....
I wonder how he is going to react when he returns home in a week, and find this new addition to the family:
Welcome to your new family, Spike!