August 26, 2016

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. a bouquet of forest and field flowers, keeping summer in my house

:: 2. our happy youngest

:: 3. the workshop is being remodeled and a "dremel" has found a happy user

:: 4. photo taken by amos, o my super cool apron, i love "her"

:: 5. the moth visiting in our kitchen (on the bench siding)

August 25, 2016

sun, sand :: after the first lesson

how cool is this, in the middle of the city, they built a sand pit, a little wading pool and two more "green" lounges with sun-umbrellas and sun chairs. of course we could not just walk by....

we had to walk by the first time, as we went to thea's first cello lesson. and we agreed, that we would take a moment after lesson, to check out the water and the sandy area in front of the archhöfe in winterthur. it was just perfect, after the lesson and being very focused, thea really enjoyed it all, while carrying her instrument....

it is still summer. it was hot and sunny and just plain wonderful today.

August 23, 2016

school :: summer days


school started, we are all in and like it. so much excitement by all four kids, even the teenagers, at least that's how it appears to me. of course, new textbooks, new schedules, new workbooks and so many white and unused pages to write and draw on. this all are reasons to be excited. even more though, are new subjects and teachers, new school mates to become friends with. it seems like elias, amos, as well as naomi started very well at their new places and thea is loving it, to be back with her teacher, which she loved all through 1st grade.

i'm super quickly getting used to long mornings again. having breakfast at 6:35am and everyone out of the house close to 8am, makes for lot's of time left in a morning. running and picking flowers, reading and helping a friend to invite er mother for a visit from a country where the mother needs a visa.... (well, we are working on that one with all the additional certificates and letter's of invitation as well as prove of income etc.)

the weather is still summery and it will get really warm again tomorrow, i love it and keep enjoying as much as i can.