Montag, 2. Juli 2012

Wherever you go .....

Wherever you go - there you are...... - Konfuzius -

Upper Franconian girl visiting with her tribe an island in the North Sea (Spiekeroog). Sometimes we need the wide open space......

Mittwoch, 25. April 2012

A New Dawn

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

One close member of our family does not see this wonderful dawn any more.
We are deeply saddened.

Sonntag, 1. April 2012

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

It was my Dad's 76. birthday. He wanted to have one of my paintings as his birthday present. So I gave him the 'The Red Flower Garden'.
Look at his razor. As long as I can remember he shaved with it - it must be at least 40 years. It is actually unbelievable that it still works.

Sonntag, 25. März 2012

 Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

Now we are ready to look at something pretty special.

It is a duck riding the ocean a hundred feet beyond the surf, and he cuddles in the swells.
There is a big heaving in the Atlantic.
And he is part of it.
He can rest while the Atlantic heaves, because he rests in the Atlantic.
Probably he doesn't know how large the ocean is.
And neither do you.
But he realises it.
And what does he do, I ask you.
He sits down in it.
He reposes in the immediate as if it were infinity - which it is.
That is religion, and the little duck has it.

- Donald C. Babcock -

former Rügen ... sends greetings to all of you

Donnerstag, 22. März 2012

I Ask Percy How I Should Live My Life - Mary Oliver -

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

I Ask Percy How I Should Live My Life (Ten)

Love, love, love, says Percy.
And run as fast as you can
along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust.

Then, go to sleep.
Give up your body heat, your beating heart.
Then, trust.

- Mary Oliver -

We don't have a Percy but a Lotti. Nevertheless that is exactly how she lives her life. Enjoys every moment. Loves her family unconditionally. She gives all running around and then surrenders completely to sleep. She is like a Zen master - she lives in the moment and makes just the best of everything what is coming up.

What Do you think.....?

Oberfranken - Upper Frankonia

What do you think? Let me know ;-))

Sonntag, 18. März 2012

In progress

                                                        Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

My latest creation - or let's say - my latest attempt. It is always exciting, because you just don't know how it is really turning out in the end. It is a little like life itsself. You go through stages of total ugliness and then happyness but normally I like what's coming out in the end. It is an adventure! I am already curious what the result will be.......

Donnerstag, 15. März 2012

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

S  P  R  I   N  G
I can feel it, I can see it, I can breathe it, I can smell it
I definately know it
Spring has come !

Montag, 12. März 2012

Herr Winter geh hinter, der Frühling kommt bald
das Eis ist geschwommen, die Blümlein sind kommen
und grün wird der Wald
Herr Winter geh hinter, dein Reich ist vorbei
die Vögelein alle, mit jubelndem Schalle
verkünden den Mai

München; allen einen wunderschönen Frühlingsanfang - er kommt :o)))

Samstag, 10. März 2012

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

The ability to pause for a moment and see beauty in the most ordinary things around us,
defines the quality of our days.
Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder it is our decision to see it or not.