233 Photos - Nov 9, 2011
Photo: Snapped this
while waiting for the train to come
to bring me to work after my lunch break.

Twas mixed weather day,
with a bit of sun and a bit of rain
and lots of clouds, wispy as this spider net,

I did see the spider,
but when it noticed me
wanting to take a photo of it;

it ran for cover,
low down in the grass
where my camera would not reach.

Happy, lucky spider
stays anonymous for another day.

=))


#grasstuesday Curators +Margaret Tompkins +lizett Beltran +Ray BilcliffPhoto: Photo: Photo: The red Gooseberries are ripe!


I picked 800g of them form this one bush in my care since three years.
Just enough to make 4 1/2 glasses of jam from them to last through the cold season. Spiced with ginger and cinnamon.

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday Curators +Anne Durand +Stephen Thackeray +Ray Bilcliff Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dandelions are out and doing great ...............

seen through the fence to the neighbors garden ;-)


#dandelionpoker  by +Dru Stefan Stone 
#yisforyellow  +YisforYellow Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Happy Birthday +anna lourenço =))

An old birch tree, often cut shorter,
but still growing stronger every year.

This photo was taken in early Spring,
on one of the few early warm and sunny days.

Hope you had a great day.
And everyone else too . =))

#treetuesday  +Tree Tuesday  #tree  Photo: =))

The blood plum in my garden - nearly in full bloom.
Lots of bumble bees and other flying insects are coming to it now.

Last year this tree was in full flower already on the 4.4. -
this year is a bit later.
And just as nice!

#treetuesday   +Tree Tuesday 
#spring2013  Photo: Photo: Lent Lilly 
(Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

flowering a bit late for Easter =))


#yisforyellow  +YisforYellow 
+HQSP Flowers Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Last week there was a bit of sun - as it is today.
This crocus was brave enough to flower even in icy wind.
Don't know if any bees or other insects visited it.


Hope for Spring to come to all that are waiting for it so much like me.

=))




also for #grasstuesday  +Grass Tuesday  with +Margaret Tompkins  (?)
#purplecircle  +PurpleCircle Photo: Photo: Mid-season between Winter and Spring.

Huge snowflakes one moment,
next rain and even a little sunshine -
that is the Monday here today.


Hope, you all have a great week. =))Photo: Photo: =))

The beauty of a fence in Winter.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Baby Birch Tree

or maybe already a toddler ;-)
This is not the first Winter  this little tree sees,
but surely the first with such a big amount of snow.
(Which came a day after this photo was taken,
so I couldn't get there anymore.)
The buds are ready for Spring;
the leaves from last year still holding on as well.

=))



for +Leaves On Thursday  #leavesonthursday 
#winterwednesday   #wintermagic  Photo: A young Walnut tree close to my home.
Photo taken on Sunday, after my walk with #mrrabbit  around 16.00.


For #treetuesday  +Tree Tuesday  by +Christina Lawrie  +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: one leaf hanging on the twigPhoto: three leaves hanging on a twigPhoto: two leaves hanging on a twigPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Spring in Autumn 
(see the date I took this photo)
On my way home from work for the lunch break there was this dandelion just starting to open it's flower.
In the morning it was still all closed (it was frosted over too).
Warm midday sun rays woke this beauty!

#dandelionpoker  +Dandelion Days 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  curated by +Carina Marsh 
+Grass Tuesday  #grasstuesday  with  +Margaret Tompkins Photo: The first frost can't harm
the beauty of this fallen red leaf.
Bringing color into a gray cold day.
And a smile on my face.


Photo taken last Tuesday - the same day as the last dandelion photo =))

+HQSP Autumn Shots  #hqspautumnshots 
For #leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday by +Ray Bilcliff  +Marilou Aballe 
#hqspyeswecan  +Rinus Bakker Photo: Frosty morning on a white nettle.
The rising sun has not touched this beauty yet.
When it does, the frost cover will go;
giving refreshing water to the leaves
and a chance for the white flower to open up once
more before the Winter comes.

#leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Marilou Aballe +Anne Durand (there are more than one which one is the right one?) and +Ray Bilcliff 
and
#hqspmacro  +HQSP Macro  curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy  and +Rinus Bakker 
as well as  #hqspflowers  +HQSP Flowers cureated by +Carina Marsh and +Marina Versaci Photo: On a grey and rainy day
the yellow and red leaves
brighten up the scenery
the grass looks greener

remember those colors
when the winter comes
and covers all in white
for they will be back

=))
Photo taken a few days back.
By now the trees look more barren,
the sky though is as grey and wet as on this photo.

+HQSP Autumn Shots  #hqspautumnshots 
+HQSP Landscape  #hqsplandscape 
+Peter Tom 
+AllThingsRed  #allthingsred  rural by +Stephen Thackeray Photo: Another shot of sky today.

=))
Autumn in the city ......................

It was pleasantly warm with the sun and no wind in between all those buildings.

+PhOtoG Pluss 
+HQSP Autumn Shots curated by +Carina Marsh and +Delcour Eric Photo: A spontaneous shot again today on my work today at the train station waiting for the train to come. The light was awesome. Crisp air too - with no wind.

And I had so many themes in mind - so hard to choose only one to post it for. So sharing this with more:
#leadinglinesmonday  +Leading Lines Monday (still Monday here for me - but just) +Pam Chalkley-Boling +David Murphy +Andreas Levi +Michael Stuart +Elle Rogers +Simos Xenakis   #mirrormonday  +Mirror Monday by +Gemma Costa , +Elizabeth Edwards 
#allthingsred  +AllThingsRed with the sub-theme for this week rural life
thank you +Stephen Thackeray for this great idea
and finally
+HQSP Autumn Shots curated by +Carina Marsh +Delcour Eric 


oh and #cableicous  +Cableicous  by +Charles Strebor ;-))Photo: Photo: Photo: One more autumn shot taken a few days back when there were still leaves on the trees.
And the green is really this lush fresh spring green.
It's the winter wheat growing before the snow and freezing temperatures come.
This wheat will then be ripe to harvest in early Summer already.

=)) Have a nice Sunday and enjoy your weekend.

+HQSP Autumn Shots  #hqspautumnshots  +HQSP Landscape  #hqsplandscape  Photo: On my way to work this afternoon on a very foggy gray day. The leaves shone in such bright yellow, it put a smile on my face nonetheless.
And then I saw it! The last still standing dandelion ready to send it's seeds out with the next strong wind. Hoping they will find a good place to wait over Winter to start a new plant in Spring and warmer weather.

Summer, Autumn and Spring all in one photo.

#dandelionpoker  +Dru Stefan Stone 
#leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Marilou Aballe 
#hqspautumnshots   curated by +HQSP Autumn Shots +Delcour Eric +Carina Marsh Photo: WOW
We now have "Golden October"!!!

Warm sunshine (19°C at lunchtime - photo following), little wind.

View from my living room window a few minutes ago.

+10MinutePhotos  #10minutephotos 

+PhOtoG Pluss  #autumn  Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Monday morning on a wet, rainy Autumn day.

You just have to love this season for the ever changing sky, the strong colors!

=))

#moodymonday   #autumnphotography  Photo: Photo: The apples are ripe!!! And the tree next to it is already way into Autumn - lost half it's leaves already.
Photo taken last week from my work village train station. Looming dark clouds - but no rain  that day or the next. I twas the beginning of our hot Summer phase - finally.
For nature though it seems it is partly already Autumn - harvest and yellow leaves time!!
#treetuesday  +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: These little violets have been showing flowers now for about a week. Only today I took the time to take a photo of them.
Also for #PurpleCircle curated by +lynn langmade, +Craig Szymanski, +Sinead Sam McKeown and +Alexis CoramPhoto: This is a late entry for #lilymonday by +Bob Rutan and +Ray Bilcliff 
The Easter lillies I mentioned I coudln't get a good photo off.
Now I have one.Photo: Photo: close up of bloodplum -- can you see the bumbble bee??Photo: bloddplumtree in full flower , a weekl later than last year, from oter side of streetPhoto: wild tulöips under the RhododendronPhoto: the tulips are showingPhoto: Almond tree in full flower on an overcast dayPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: bloddplum budding; 1st April 2012Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: stone pile next to a path in the wood, in a small dip of the path - with snow this path would not be seen unless someone has gone along it before you ;-)Photo: the spring (made with flashlight to see the back of ithe spring too)Photo: some early flowers at the creekPhoto: Photo: For #MistyMonday by +Martin Rak 
For #TreeTuesday by +Drew Pion and +Stephanie Suratos #TreeThursday 
Took this photo this morning on my way to work.
I pass this Linden tree (Tilia) every day and can watch it change with the seasons. It has been cut down to the main limbs some time ago and it has all regrown again.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: So winter finally has arrived - and just before it was dark the clouds thinned out a bit to display a slightly red sunset.Photo: Photo: water finds it way - sharing the path for the tourists *lol*Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: We are in "Winter" season - this flower thinks it's either early Spring or still late Autumn ^^Photo: Photo: Autumn SunsetPhoto: "wall" 3Photo: "wall" 2Photo: "wall" 1Photo: autumn 5.9.11Photo: autumn 5.9.11Photo: #wordlessonwednesday 
#dandelionpoker  with +Dru Stefan Stone 
#flowerfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner Photo: Photo: #wordlessonwednesday 
#autumncolors 
#cloudclub  Photo: A for Appletree
ABC Photo Project
#abcproject 

The  apples are ripe - come and pick them. =)

also for #treetuesday  Photo: Happy Birthday , +Jasbir S. Randhawa 

Hope you had a good day,
lots of birds coming to visit you
on this special day
and, of course, a nice drink
and some good giggles ....................

Here some thistle type of flowers for you!!

#purpleandgreen   #floralfriday  Photo: Found this one while searching for a nice photo
for +Jasbir S. Randhawa  's birthday greeting today.

Shot some time ago - one of the first autumn leaves.

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday Curators +Anne Durand +Stephen Thackeray +Ray Bilcliff +Mehdia Ridder

no post today for #abcproject  , sorry +Levi Moore -- didn't have time to take photo of "quiet quiver" that is waiting in my bedroom to be taken back into action once my elbows don't ache anymore ............Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Golden misty sunrise a few weeks ago .............
(25. October)

It might be getting colder each day in November ,
but it also is a time of wonderful magical light,
not as early to get up to see...............

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday -
and a good week coming up!

#zensunday   #mistymorning   #sundaysunrise  Photo: This morning I woke to the first snow for this year ..........
This finally looks like Winter, but it is not that cold that it will last long.
What is there is already melting with temperatures just above freezing point (+1°C).

Time will tell how this "winter" develops for my area.
Berlin and around there did get very cold (- 10°C or so);
Germany is cut diagonally in half weather-wise since about a week,
with me living in the moderate temperate one.

Enjoy your Sunday................... =))Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: Photo: #wpc2014  (first) signs of Spring

Well, a flowering Magnolia is actually not the first sign of Spring
but Spring has been sooo early this year for us here that those signs are all withered and gone.
But it's a sure sign of constant warm temperatures as you expect in Spring. Photo: Photo: Just some "last of Summer" shot of my mini-roses in the garden here.
Pretty in Pink 

And yes, that cactus will have to go back inside in a few weeks time,
hope I don't forget and can still carry it.


Haven't been posting much photos -
my camera is a bit broken with a wobble battery cap.
Fixed it with sticky tape. :P


#floralfriday  +FloralFriday Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: For all my friends and supporters and everyone else that sees this:
Thank you for being you and being here the past year -
and all the best to all for the coming year.

Smile and be happy! 
=)) Photo: #wordlessonwednesday 













#cableicous   #mobilography  Photo: Yes, it snowed again -
wet snow above freezing;
the birds still sing.

=)) Happy Monday and week to all of you.

#palmtrees   #winter   #snow   #leadinglinesmonday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: Photo: Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: Happy Autumn and a wonderful Sunday!

=))
Photo taken on my walk through the woods at home yesterday while I was inspecting the running path............. too many leaves there right now to see the roots crossing the path = easy to stumble and fall. But such a lovely weather..............Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: First snow of the season,
fallen overnight,
and still there at lunch time.

wet and heavy on the tress,
roads though are still free,
not enough for snow man
or sleigh rides..............

=)) Photo: Wishing all my friends a nice 1. advent and a good Sunday.

Time to relax and slow down..............

#fog   #sunday   #zen  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: Wishing all my friends and followers here a
very good start into the new year.
My all your resolutions and wishes come true -
even those pledged only to yourself.

=))Photo: #zensunday 

It snowed overnight ;)
Not as much as on this photo though,
but still enough to cover up everything.

Happy 1. Sunday of the year to all.
And and good start into the week....

=))Photo: #fog 

It's slowly warming up outside -
and the world vanishes in FOG

Have a great #Monday  everyone.Photo: 'Twas early evening ...
and at the half way point of a long walk
in spring like winter .....

Wish you all a good week =))Photo: Photo: For those that celebrate it:
Happy Easter

Spring is slowly starting here -
I hope to see more of sun and warmth in the coming days,
itching to start outside sports........

jogging in rain is no fun at all.... :(Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: #harvest 


one of the last wheat fields...................Photo: #harvest 

all done :PPhoto: Photo: Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: #WordlessOnWednesday  Photo: #wordlessonwednesday  Photo: it is getting frosty ...................

wishing everyone a nice week ahead :DPhoto: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,
and a
Happy New Year 2017!!

All the best for my friends and their families and everyone.Photo: stalagmite
made out of ice
:P


Happy Winter =))Photo: Stalactite
(aka icicle)

been snowing on and off the whole week and will continue another ;)

Have a great week nonetheless.... :))