Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Welcome back!

Welcome back to me and to you! This was my longest unscheduled blog break yet! But I needed it - somehow I was overwhelmed and under-inspired by life for a a few weeks. I wasn't painting or doing much of anything creative. I went back to basics for a while, which for me are reading, cooking, and knitting.
Last weekend though we went to Atlanta for the Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera exhibit at the High Museum. It was phenomenal and left me feeling renewed and inspired.
Daniel found us a great hotel within walking distance to the museum and the wonderful little restaurants in the area.
It was a quick trip, but so worth it! Atlanta is starting to grow on us with every time we visit.

On our way home, we stopped at Atlanta Underground, which is a mall that is in the old storefronts of Atlanta, which are now below the new city. It only goes on for two blocks or so, but it was really interesting.
Everything looks like you should be above ground. The mall was nothing to speak of, but the old buildings had some beautiful details.

I am off to take Winslow to the vet for his annual checkup and then back home to hopefully paint a little. With renewed energy I hope to have much to share with you soon!!

In the meantime, I am glad to be back and am looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring has arrived!

Spring is finally here with sunshine and warm weather and colors in the yard. Of course with the sun the weeds are growing as well, but even this yellow dandelion is beautiful in the spring.
Finally I get to bring cut flowers inside from the yard again to enjoy!
And we get to admire this young osprey pair (Fischadler auf deutsch) that has built a nest in our neighborhood, right by a bigger pond. If you click on the photo, you can see it much bigger. The nice thing is that osprey usually mate for life and use the same nest year after year.
I hear that it is still quite cold in many parts of the US and Europe as well, but I hope that spring is arriving for all of you waiting for it!