Thursday, April 8, 2010


I thought this week would be calm and quiet, giving me lots of time to paint, to run errands, to knit, to start sewing, to blog, honor a few awards, and visit all of you.
For some reason, though, this week is turning out to be super busy.
It probably didn't help that on Tuesday I dropped a quite heavy geode bookend on my left big toe. It sliced right through my toe nail (sorry for grossing you out). It ended up not being that bad - it already doesn't hurt anymore - but sure derailed my whole day.
I had to do everything I had planned for Tuesday yesterday and was out and about all day. All enjoyable, but leaving me no time to paint or do anything else creative.
Add to that our boating class and even our evenings are filled.
But today ... I have high hopes for today! I plan to start my sewing projects, I plan to play with my paints and maybe even crochet a little bit. And - most of all - I plan to visit your blogs! Thank you all for continuing to visit mine!!
All photos were taken in and around beautiful Forsyth Park in Savannah. This last one was taken by my good friend Jennefer. All of us are constantly checking out what it blooming!


  1. Nice photos, Silke. It's been so darn hot here and I've been having to run the A/C already. Sorry to say, summer's here. Spring only lasts a couple of weeks and I don't do well having to sweat.
    Enjoy your day - I'm off to the hospital....

    Doris :-)

  2. Was für eine Blütenpracht, schöne Bilder!

  3. Wow..beautiful photos..very dreamy and gorgeous!Such wonderful sceneries! Glad your toe feels better( ouch!)And wishing you many days ahead filled with loads of time and space to create to your heart's desire..and enjoy your creations! Blessings!

  4. Hey Silke,
    Love the pics. Sorry about the toe. Hopefully it heals quickly! You are a busy girl. Enjoy yourself and that boating class!!

  5. Lovely photos, sounds painful what you did to your toe, i'm glad it wasn't more serious!!

    Micki x

  6. The photos are I would love to walk those paths!
    Having had foot problems forever (and yes, from dropping things on them!) there was an involuntary cringe when you described your injury! Take care of it!!!
    Some weeks just get away, as this one has here. I have to run today and am behind already. Well, there is always NEXT week! :)


  7. You live in one of the most beautiful places in the world! That house! It makes my heart leap out of my chest. The blossoms, the colors, AAAHHHCHOOOOO! But oh so De-lovely.
    **happy smiles** Deb

  8. Well HELLO sweet Silke! Sorry I haven't been by for a bit :( It's been a little hectic. Sorry about that toe. OUCH!
    Your pictures are so amazing. I always thought living in Savannah would be awesome because the name just sounds so beautiful, but when I see your pictures I REALLY want to live there!!

  9. Hello, dear Silke! I completely understand how there is never enough time! I'm hoping both of us can find the time to do some artistic things today.
    Your beautiful photos are just what I needed this morning, since we woke up to freezing temperatures and a blanket of snow this morning. Thank you!

    I hope your toe is feeling better and heals quickly.

    Lots of hugs and love,

  10. Oh the blossoms! How lovely! I woke up to snow on the ground once again! This past weekend I had washed and packed away all the boots, heavy coats and the likes. That "Murphy's Law" tends to follow me everywhere! ;)
    Thanks for the eye candy. I have hope that spring will be here for good real soon. Good luck on the rest of your week.

  11. Silke, that park is beautiful. We do not have trees blooming yet - so we are still waiting for the real spring to come.
    I hope you will share your sewing and crocheting creations with us.

  12. Beautiful pics! I'm so sorry to hear about your toe; toe wounds seem to be so painful. But glad to hear you're on the mend. Thanks for visiting my blog lately!

  13. Gorgeous photos - thank you. Good luck with the sewing, painting and knitting. I'm glad your toe seems fine.

  14. Glad your toe is feeling better!

    these photos are gorgeous...and I do hope you get the time you so crave to sit and quietly create away to your hearts content!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  15. Wow, what a beautiful scenery. Those vibrant colors of the blossoms are so inspiring. Hope your toe will be better soon. regards Stefanie

  16. what beautiful and inspiring photos! i hope you get to paint and sew as you had hoped.

    happy creating even if it's not in the ways you've planned :)

    xoxo, juliette

  17. Beautiful photos Silke. I do hope you get some time to do one of your favorite things...Painting. :D Take care.

  18. Ouch! Hope your toe is better soon and make sure you don't get it infected! Maybe the universe wants you to slow down a bit...

  19. Sikle dear,
    uuhhhh hurts just to read it, so good that ypu are feeling better already, sweet.
    Wonderfull photoes, you have posted, I can only dream of experiencing something like that , must be truly beautifull visiting such places.
    Wishing your toe good healing.
    Love and hugs,Dorthe

  20. oh dear, i hope the toe isn't causing you too much pain.
    i know just what you mean about time, i think when i am finally able to retire i will have lots of time, but i'm sure i'll still be in the same boat with so much to do and never enough time! luckily its all good!

  21. I am a first time visitor to your blog. I was lead here through the amazing Kolleen. Your photos are beautiful. I look forward to visitng you more often.

  22. silke, i love it when i have an open day and i can write or draw or garden or whatever else i feel like. those days are rare for me, but i have more than i use to. i actually think i have the perfect schedule these days. i surely know what you mean about something that throws off all plans.

    how many times will i tell you how beautiful your city is. how did you come to live in savannah? is it home for good?

    best wishes and love, silke. you are contageous!!!!


  23. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of your beautiful city!

  24. What beautiful big trees, but what are they--water oaks, perhaps?

  25. Silke, you could have responded to my question here. I wouldn't ask you a question and then not sign on to receive your response.

    Yes, I meant the trees in photo number two. I have never seen such big magnolias. I thought the leaves looked big, but then they were indistinct, and the form and size of the trees looked like water oaks. The biggest magnolias I remember seeing were on the capitol grounds at Baton Rouge, but they didn't even come close to these. By the way we have Southern magnolias in town here in Eugene, Oregon. They get pretty good size, although I don't think I've seen any that were over 40 or 50 feet. They're fairly common though.

  26. Stunning photos, Silke. Hope your toe is healing well. xx