#PoeticTuesday – 65

The Wind Blows Stronger

The wind blows strong around my ears
The days have gotten colder
Daylight’s making itself scarce
More textiles now, around my shoulder

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#PeaceSongTuesday – 24

Since we still have this terrible war in the current conflict in Eastern Europe going, I would like to continue playing songs for peace and unity in this world for a while.

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The Land of Fire and Ice 🇮🇸

Today, I am (almost) fully back to my regular blogging habits. After my vacation (see below) and being back at work for a few days, we spent a couple days in Vienna. Last Saturday afternoon, right after we returned from Vienna, we helped my son move, for he starts the next level at university to receive his master’s degree. “Almost” because today is my youngest son’s 20th birthday, and, after work, we are going to celebrate that. So, still, I am not back completely. However, let’s start with a review of my summer vacation:

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On Vacation🌋

I had to wait a while, but now my vacation is finally here. This time there is no lying on the beach and no swimming in the sea. Ok, there are beaches and the sea, but it will be way too cold for swimming. The only thing that invites us to swim in the fresh air are warm springs.

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#PeacePoeticTuesday

World Family

What do we need when flowers whither
Because there is no light, and no water fills the river

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A Little Bit of Fall

We have not had many sunny days this October yet, but lately, it is simply gorgeous. The temps are warm again, and the colors seem to explode. Two days ago, I drove through the country, and I was completely surprised, how colorful everything turned within only a couple of days (unfortunately, I could not stop and take photos). Also, the sky is showing up in its most firey clothes during sunrise and sunset these days.

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Paxmal, Walenstadt (CH)

YYesterday, we short noticed took a trip up to Paxmal. It is located above the city of Walenstadt at around 1’260 m (4134 ft) above sea level in front of the mountain chain of the Churfirsten, Switzerland. It is a monument built by Karl Bickel (1886 – 1982) from 1924 – 1949. Bickel recovered from tuberculosis and promised to set a monument for peace. Amazing how this man built that monument all by himself, fulfilling his promise.

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#JustAThought – What’s the big deal?

So far, it has been a wet and cold summer. Unlike the last two to three years, we have not had a heatwave or drought during the summer months. We have had a few thunderstorms that have scared even me, a self-confessed thunderstorm lover. But we have been really lucky so far, while areas just a half-hour away from us have had no luck. But as is probably the nature of us humans, so many complain and complain. I understand that it’s not easy when the kids are on summer vacation, and you can’t make plans for trips in the area or further afield.

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A Trip to Our Higher Regions

Yesterday afternoon we made a little trip to the hiking and skiing region of our country. Yes, for once, we stayed in little Liechtenstein instead of going to neighboring Switzerland. Here we also have many beautiful and different areas, despite the small size of the country. The small village is called Steg and is (like Malbun) in the warm season a popular starting point for many hikes. In winter, there are some cross-country skiing trails here. The ski lifts are located in the neighboring community of Malbun.

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Fall Beauties

Today, I would like to share a few photos of my garden again that I took over the past two weeks, and the last ones only yesterday. I am amazed by how many spring flowers are blooming for a second time or how many others are still blossoming.

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Garden Views

Due to the big birthday party last weekend, I could not make it to schedule my regular posts for this week. But instead, I share some photos of my garden again and how it changed over the past two months. New flowers appeared and have blossomed, and some others have grown into large bushes. Let’s go for a quick tour.

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My Little Paradise – #5

Here we go with the last visit to my little oasis. I began to replant this part of the garden this spring. Therefore some plants are only settling. Still everything is developing and most plants have grown even bigger than they look on the picture. Also here too, I took pictures between May and July to catch the flowers at their most beautiful stages. I leave you with a collection of impressions.

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My Little Paradise #3

Today, I would like to take you to the east side of my garden. It contains the enclosure for my tortoise and my herbal garden. One of the most impressive plants in my garden is a beautiful willow. I planted it 19 years ago when we moved in. It was removed and replanted twice. For several years it stayed just the same until all of a sudden it began to literally reach out to the sky. We cut it last year because it grew too big and almost touched the house.

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My Little Paradise #2

Today, I would like to share another spot in my garden: The front yard. Also here, I took pictures from spring (unfortunately I missed to take more pictures then) on in order to show the several plants over the months and the different faces of the place. So, don’t be confused.

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My Little Paradise #1

During the coming summer weeks, I will change my posting routine. I want to take my time to work on my projects and studies peacefully and more focused. Also, I will put enjoying myself and the weather first for charging my batteries and centering myself again. That means I won’t be posting daily but will take the chance to share pictures of my garden occasionally, as well as posting spontaneous when inspiration hits me. I will be back at my regular postings any time in August. But now let me take you to the first stop in my garden.

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#MomentsOfJoy

Today, I would like to share some photos of the place I live or actually what I see when I look out of my windows or being in my garden. I hope you feel the energy and peace a little bit that is coming from this place. To me, it is anything but a challenge to stay at home. I can finally absorb this all a little more and it fills me totally – much needed. While preparing this post, all I can hear is the sound of the birds.

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Health & Beauty – Thyme

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Essential oils are the pure and concentrated essences of plants. Used are petals, roots, twigs, leaves, resins depending on the plant. For thyme oil, the haulms are the part of the plant that’s used. Since fall has already taken its seat again the main season of colds and flu is on the way again. Thyme oil is not only very effective for disinfecting the respiratory system when a cold has you in its tight grip, but it also works wonderfully as prevention from getting a cold since it disinfects the air for example by evaporation the oil in a fragrance lamp or diffuser (at home but also in offices or public places). Read more ›

Just A Thought…

nature-earth-quotes-02.jpgThe lung of our planet is burning for weeks. There has never been a bigger catastrophe on this planet which affects not only the region but the whole world. I think we cannot even imagine what it means when thousands of fires are burning and thousands of new fires are developing each day. How can this be gotten under control? Does it really mean that the fires only cease when there is nothing more to be burned unless it rains heavily for days or even weeks? Read more ›

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May There Always Be a Spring

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Over here it feels like life is pulsing through each and every fiber of nature lately. Spring is visiting and the flow of energy is clearly sensible. The mood is lifted and the whole system gets a power boost. When I was on a walk today I saw the first storks arriving at their homes. What a feeling since they are one of the clearest signs of spring to me. Read more ›

Health & Beauty – Rosemary

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Essential oils are the pure and concentrated essences of plants. Used are petals, roots, twigs, leaves, resins depending on the plant. For rosemary oil, the haulms are the part of the plant that’s used. It is another very versatile oil. Remember, I mentioned it as an optional part of my hair mask recipe for hair growth because it stimulates the root of the hair.  Read more ›

Health & Beauty – Lavender

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Essential oils are the pure and concentrated essences of plants. Used are petals, roots, twigs, leaves, resins depending on the plant. From time to time I am going to share information about specific oils, their effects, and how to use them. Due to its multiple effects, when on the road with the kids I only took a long lavender oil and some band-aids. Due to its disinfectant, healing, and soothing effect, I had a one-in-all aid. Read more ›

Health & Beauty – Hair Mask

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This Monday post will be a little different from the usual ones. Many of you know that I am an aromatherapist and that I am running an aromatherapy practice (next to my job as a compliance officer). That means I am working with essential oils in different kinds of ways. Here you can find a post where I explain the different ways essential oils can be used. Read more ›

#Haiku – Show Respect

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She picked up that stone 

A witness to history

We are only guests

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#Haiku – Burning Love

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She looks at the sky

Thoughts of love flowing his way

The sky is blushing

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#Haiku – Little Wonders

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It’s Sunday evening

Peaceful magical moments

My heart took a pic

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What A Welcome!!

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I just have to quickly share a video. A huge thunderstorm went down followed by a scary and harmful hail storm while we were looking for a restaurant for dinner tonight. It shocked me that while we were standing under a roof close to me a pigeon just fell on the street hit deadly by the hail. The hail stones got bigger. It became really dangerous and we had to take shelter inside a restaurant. I took this video to illustrate what I mean.  Read more ›

Turtle Workout

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I told you to post more photos out of Hercules’ life. The following picture show what I meant with endurance and determination regarding overcoming obstacles or finding a way out.  Read more ›

When Turtles “Speed”…

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Recently, I read a post of Beth’s over at IDidn’tHaveMyGlassesOnShe wrote about an escaped turtle and couldn’t imagine that they are fast enough to escape. This morning I took a little video of my turtle, Hercules, in order to show that they are faster than you may imagine. They won’t ever catch up with you, of course. But they are very strong and determined. Hercules can try to overcome an obstacle for an hour or more. When they are on a mission they basically keep it up until it is fulfilled. That’s why they can escape, to tell from their endurance. Read more ›

The Fairy Garden

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My sweet friend Shamira of SmilingNotes published a very inspiring post about 50 Fun Summer Activities. One of her ideas was building a fairy garden. I love fairies and I already have a circle of fairies around my patio.  Read more ›

Just A Quick Hi…

Yesterday I took some more pictures from my garden. It is wonderful how it seems to blossom every day more. Have a lovely Sunday! Soon with you again… Read more ›

Nature tricks itself….

We have temperatures within the 60s for days now instead of 20s – 30s. This is what I discovered this morning in my garden….. this plant is about to blossom.

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in! Read more ›

Glow

Still spring temperatures between 60° and 65° every day for about two weeks. Nature enjoys it as we do (Thank you, Volkswagen😘) . This will come to a sudden ending on the weekend when winter might be going to show is first appearance. But by then we keep enjoying.  Read more ›

Cloud Avalanche and Sunny Goodbyes

Yesterday on my way home I looked to the mountains and saw how spectacular the clouds seemed like rolling over them like an avalanche. I hurried home in order to take pictures before the whole magic was over. Read more ›

My Butterfly Buddy!

Today it finally isn’t raining anymore. I took the chance, hopped outside, and cut some withered rose petals. I took my phone along in order to take pictures of my first lilies. Unfortunately I missed the best time of their blossom. But they are still lovely. Read more ›

From Storks and Red Kites

I am living in the Rhine Valley. A valley in the midst of the Swiss and Austrian Alps. The flying wildlife is beautiful. I am amazed by birds of prey like eagles, hawks, and all the others. My favorite bird is the Bald Eagle. During the past few years the number of Red Kytes increased a lot. This year is stunning. They are coming pretty close and sometimes I think I could look them in the eye. I made it to take a picture of one. Read more ›

I See Trees of Green, Red Roses too …

Many of you know that my favorite flowers are roses (preferred white ones). I have about 30 rose bushes around my house. Judy from Edwina’s Episodes recently posted photos of her beautiful roses. When we were talking about it she asked me to post some photos of mine, too. Here is are some of my beauties. Enjoy! Read more ›

Look who said: Good Morning Spring!

For some years a lizard lives next to my patio. I love this sweet and beautiful creature. It has its home next to a rock in my garden, right at the roots of a juniper. It often sits there on the stone charging it with sunlight which is shining there all day long. When I went by today in order to get to my guinea pigs I saw it sitting on the juniper and slowly waking up. My cold-blooded friend wasn’t scared about me sitting next to it, talking to it, and taking some photos. It is still skinny. But soon it will grow again and get rid of its grey color when it ripped of its skin for the first time. Look how beautiful it is: Read more ›

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