Category Archives: Beauty

Bright Sea of Flowers

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Good Morning all!

Be like these Rudbeckias.

Bloom and

make the world a brighter place

because you are in it!

Such beauty!

Wishing you a bright and sunshiny day!

 

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A day in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a wonderful city and so much to see.

An amazing church building – La Sagrada Familia from the Architect Antoni Gaudi which he started building in 1883.  Knowing he will not see it finished, he spent 40 years building and left plans for his successors. He is buried under the nave.

On the link on his name is a short video what it will look like when it is finished hopefully in 2026, ready for Gaudi’s 100th anniversary of his death.

His buildings and casas are all over Barcelona.

Next was the “Casa de les Punxes” or Casa Terradas which was build for 3 sisters by a different architect looking more like a castle.

Casa de les Punxes

All details are just fabulous even the balcony tiles from the bottom.

We walked to the next of Gaudi’s buildings the Casa Mila. This was built as an apartment block.

Casa Mila

We continued our walk to the next Gaudi Casa along the famous and really large Passeig Gracia. This Road is tree lined, has exclusive shops, wide pavements and amazing old buildings. The pavement is tiled with Gaudi tiles; aren’t they beautiful?

 

Gaudi tiles on the Passeig Gracia

 

Along there we came to Casa Batllo, a colourful casa built by Gaudi again.

 

Casa Batllo

Next to this casa is a Netherland style casa called Casa Amatller from the same architect as the Casa de Punxes above.

Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo

Casa Amatller

So many casas…. it was so interesting.

Casa Lleo Morera

 

 

Admiring all buildings we headed to the Cathedral. As the queues were everywhere terribly long, we continued to walk and see all from outside – we only had one day.

Cathedral

Then we went through small little roads to our last stop The Arc de Triomf.

Arc de Triomf

This Arc de Triomf was build in 1888 as an entrance to the Barcelona World Fair, a very impressive building.

We walked over 20000 steps as my step counter showed and were ready to go back by train to village were we stayed.

This was a short one day tour of Barcelona, hope you enjoyed the sites.

I have visited Barcelona on the 8th August and this post was put together before the terror attack in Barcelona. It is terrible to think what happened and my thoughts and prayers are with the people who died or were injured in the attack.  I pray that the world become a safer place.

A short holiday in Spain

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You all know how I love my palm trees

so we had a short holiday in Spain near Barcelona.

 

We stayed in Calella in Catalonia.

Calella

 

A wonderful beach welcomed us and

just listening to the sound of the waves was so relaxing and calming.

 

 

Calella had wonderful plants,

a lovely church,

a light house

small streets with delightful shops

and amazing houses with cacti growing up… over 2 floors

 

We enjoyed the warmth and the beautiful beach.

and had a relaxing time.

A truly wonderful short holiday!

Weekly Inspiration No 27 – Take care

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Life is like a flower

If you don’t take care of it,

it will fade.”

 

I bought some reduced, dry and almost dying plants at the local DIY shop.

I wanted to nurture them and give them life again.

First they got greener with water,

then they started blooming.

 

 

Now they show me how thankful they are with many colouful blooms,

I am grateful too!

 

I enjoy them every day and take care of them.

They give me smiles every day!

 

Take care of things to enjoy!

Also take care of yourself !

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Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

A day out in Germany

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Danny was travelling again.

We had just one day but Danny saw some lovely sites.

We went to Lichtenstein Castle,

 

Danny climbed everywhere to have his picture taken.

 

 

After a piece of cake we went to explore the “Nebelhöhle

A large cave with stalactites and stalagmites.

 

The very end of the cave is bathed in constant changing lights.

It looks amazing!

 

 

Strawberry Alley

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As you know I have strawberry plants in my garden

and harvested some last year.

This year however my harvest was even better.


This year I had rather big strawberries

 

and lots of them.

My harvest filled big plates like this:


and this;

 

and this:

 

all from my Strawberry Alley

you can see on the left of my garden!

They tasted wonderful! Yum Yum

 

My garden changed again

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My small garden needed some more care.

After the new fence was done,

I decided to have some decking down to hide a grey concrete floor.

We worked hard to get it all done.

We made it very quick really.

but now it needed rearranging….

so I moved pots, potted new plants, and changed things around.

I am happy with this now!

You can see the left side is my “Strawberry Field”

Through an inspiration from Sartenata’s Blog,

I used some old shoes to pot plants in.

Also I made a planter from an old pallet and painted it.

Now there is parsley and mint on one side and petunias on the other.

I do love my tea cups in the garden too!

 

Here is more detail in the slideshow.

 

 

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Now I can invite you in my garden

for a peaceful and happy time!