My “150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

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“150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

White And Red I thought…..but Yellow and Red mine are…

Smile “Nature”  has it’s own way.

They where to be pure white with red. Was it to be red Maple Leaves from what I hear?

File 2017-05-31, 3 51 16 PMMagical I guess they are now.

I was kind of surprised too when the one of 50 bulbs I planted last Fall opened up YELLOW with red markings….

Really?! was my first initial thought…..

Finally…today we have some sunshine for my 50 Tulips to all open up…and it looks like I have more than 50 heads yehhh……yes all in light yellow… but one. Look at the one that looks like Micky Mouse Ears.

very pretty and with jagged edges… like someone did some paper cutting all though the edges.

Have to say there is not much white to them ….but who cares they are pretty and

on really super tall stems too. I hope they will last for at least two weeks.

And I am sure we all will have a fun 150 Year Canada 

even if our tulips are Yellow with Red…

Happy 150 Year Canada…

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Fresh Rhubarb

File 2017-05-17, 12 40 02 PMYes finally something fresh again from my garden….Rhubarb is ready for some good stuff. I love to make this flan we call “Weihe” in Switzerland. So yummy and soooo easy to make too. File 2017-05-17, 12 39 45 PM

Make a pastry from flour, butter, water, vinegar and salt. Let it rest for about 1 hour in fridge. Roll the pastry out and place in backing dish, add the cut up rhubarb. Place in oven for 10 min. Now add the egg,milk and sugar mix to the flan backing in oven  for another 45 min or till egg mixture is solid.

Ohhh sooo yummy

 

Happy Mother’s Day

img_4020Wishing you all a sunshine filled Day.

“Happy Mother’s Day”

to all the blessed Mothers out in this big beautiful world.

No matter where your Mother is remember she loves You with all her heart.

She is Your sunshine and believes in You

Antigua Holidays

 

IMG_2824Spending some time together with my hubby…yehhhh just him and I in the beautiful Island of Antigua. I tell You I was in paradise for sure.

Sooo miss it now…:-)))

The ocean turquoise blue and so clear and warm. The resort “St.James Club and Villas” truly a fantastic place.

Let me tell you the people just sooooo happy all the time…but how could you not living in the sunshine all the time and having the sound of the evening crickets chirp you to sleep. IMG_3859 Once the crickets stop you know it is time to get up!!!….and the birds start to sing….as you hear the surf of the ocean hit the shore and the palm leaves swing in the wind…So Peaceful and relaxing.

We where able to go onto two snorkeling trips. One with a catamaran along the Caribbean side of the Ocean that we booked and one right from our resort.  Guess what, that trip we won at Monday nights mangers party …luck us the ocean was calm on the second last day of our holidays.

IMG_3811Conch shells where lots to be found…smiles without the conch in it and to get the pink colour one had to find the one that was still housing the conch in it…and hubby dove down to the ocean floor several times to find some for us….We had seen a stingray and several schools of beautiful fishes even two big barracuda where close to us too…..

I think the pictures will tell you a story all on its own.

I sure can tell you I really miss that part of our world…and I am happy to say all that rain has finally stopped that we have been getting since we came back …..so I can be outside again enjoying my gardening now all is green… (cry not ocean blue….)

Memories are beautiful to have too….one day we will be back.

 

 

Do You See What I See

img_7816A hike through the forest…

So peaceful this is!img_7723

You should see the rocks and the crevasses, many covered with all kinds of moss.  Just love all the little things I see when taking time to look. Perfect moment.

Eine Waderung durch den Wald …

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So friedlich ist das!img_7704

Du solltest die Felsen sehen und die Äste, viele mit allen Arten von Moos bedeckt. Perfect den Foto Aparat  mit zu bringen. All die kleinen Dinge, die ich sehen, mann muss nur die Zeit nehmen zum schauen. Perfekter Moment.

Rattlesnake Point

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I was taken back by all big crevasses in this Forest.

Rattlesnake Point by Milton, Ontario.

 part of the trail was also on  The Bruce Trail..

Amazing my hubby walked all of the Bruce Trail in the past two years and this in all kinds of weather…Congratulatons to him and his buddies. What a accomplishment!

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As whe had lunch we had a visit by this Garter Snake

 

What a perfect place for a Sunday hike with my hubby.I was able to take my camera along and WOW I have to say my hubby truly has to slow his walking pace down with me.  Just like to see things from a different view. Close up mostly I have to admit. See my next post coming soon…

It reminded me a bit of some places back home. I think I remember somewhere in the “D’Hölli” ? Some of you back home perhaps you can help me out on this one. But I remember someplace like this in one of the Forest by Möhlin, Switzerland.

 

img_7657Nun darf ich doch sagen ich war in einem “Mähriwald”! Rattlesnake-Point bei Milton, Ontario ist so bezaubernd mit all den grossen Felsen die gespalten sind und offene  Höhlen zeigen. Teil der Strecke war “The Bruce Trail”  den mein Mann währent den letzten zwei Jahren bewandert hat von Anfangs bis Ende in jedem Wetter. Congratulatons an Ihn und seinen Kumpels. Was für eine Leistung!

Was für ein perfekter Ort für einen Sonntags Wanderung mit meinem hubby.  Meine Kamera kommt natürlich mit dabei.  so musste mein Mann halt auch etwas langsamer laufen…und geduld mit mir haben.

  Es erinnerte mich ein wenig an einen Wald bei uns zu Hause. Ich denke, dass ist  irgendwo in der “D’Hölli”? Einige von euch zu Hause ,vielleicht können Ihr mir dabei helfen wo das war. Aber ich erinnere mich an so ein Ort in einem der Wald nur nicht sicher wo…

 

Sewn Zentangle Portrait

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ZENTANGLE SELF PORTRAIT

A Portrait of mine all done on my sewing machine. Wow this took 12 hours to finish and look at this. Cool I think.

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Our class teacher Ana Paula Brasil is really fantastic and with so much spunk.  However I was not so sure about drawing my face or anyones face for that matter.  Really don’t like drawing faces. Rather landscapes, mountains or sit by a pond peaceful quiet places you know…. Faces and people are not quiet. I know that is just what I think…file-2016-09-14-9-25-11-am

 

 

This next part though is AMAZING! You get to draw with your sewing machine and create a picture all by filling in the blank spots…..Really love this part of the project, I could do this all over again.  Now what to do with this is the big question. Perhaps I use it as a panel for a quilt.

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Ana Paula Brasil  holding the drawing, where I have the drawing on fabric that I am working on. A good five hours to this point. With Ana explaining the idea on how we should look at drawing this kind of cartoon portrait.

 

Ein Portrait von mir, alles mit meine Nähmaschine genäht. Wow ganze 12 Stunden war ich dabei, dieses zu beenden.

Unsere lehrerin Ana Paula Brasil ist wirklich fantastisch und mit so viel Mumm. Allerdings war es mir nicht  so drum mein Gesicht von einem Bild zu zeichnen.  Paste mir gar nicht!  Zeichne viel lieber  Landschaften, Berg oder sitz bei einem Teich dort wo es ruhige ist.  Menschen und Gesichter sind nicht ruhig. Na ja so denke ich.

Dieser nächste Teil ist aber echt Toll! Jetzt darf ich mit der Nähmaschine alle lehre Teile ausfüllen und ein Bild herstellen!  ….. wirklich lieben diesen Teil des Projekts.  Fertig! ganze 12 stunden brauchte das…so was soll ich damit machen, ist die große Frage. Vielleicht benutze ich es als eine Teile für eine Steppdecke….

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my favourite part of this project, drawing with the sewing machine!