February 21, 2017

pincone harvest

the snow is gone, and all the pine cones appeared from underneath. it would have been a boys chore to collect the pine cones in early december, but it never happened. it turned out to be ok, as the snow was not laying long enough to have the cones rot. which i expected, as it never does around here. we had a cold january and some good snow, for certain, and i'm glad for it.
but all that is gone and the snow drops are already pushing hard with their green leafs, it should not be much longer until they appear in their white little frocks.

so today was the day, elias had the time and was happily collecting two big bags of pine cones. thea and her friend were gladly helping and of course had a lot of fun with the big brother!
and so we approach spring times, mud season is lying ahead...

February 20, 2017

looking back

this is a look back. last week was wonderful rejuvenating and we are all started well into this week already. switching back into every day life was possible with a do nothing sunday. just be the boys especially needed the quiet and stay put for a time (a day) to land and get resettled at home, after a week of snow camp. they both enjoyed it tremendously and as their camp was in adelboden, where we stayed, in an apartment, we got to quickly spot them on slope side sometimes.

it was especially the weather, the sun and snow, which i will draw strength and energy for the rest of winter...
spring is in the air, but who knows, it can easily take an other month...

7 loads of laundry, a short run, baking pancake for lunch, and a big casserole for dinner, that's my day in real life again!

February 17, 2017

the week :: through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. the girl on her board

:: 2. and hungry after boarding

:: 3. while the girl worked hard, sat in the sun

:: 4. the board and my cozy gloves, all week long

:: 5. lots of sun an snow this week!