Samstag, 8. März 2014
I know, you all know meanwhile that most of the time it ends in a joke when Mrs Gwundergarten grabs her knitting needles. However, I still want to show you my just finished plaid, for which I needed not only 3,5 month to finish it, but also a lot of wool and nerves because I had to undo it many times.
Nein, fliegen kann Frau damit nicht und als ich es gestern zum ersten Mal im Büro getragen habe, kamen dann prompt Kommentar wie: Hast Du Deine Decke von Zuhause mitgebracht? Ist das ein Teppich?
Kunstbanausen *lach*. Nein, ich weiss, mit diesem Teil gewinnt Frau keinen Schönheitswettbewerb (hüstel, hüstel, als ob es nur daran liegen würde) aber... und nu kommt's... es ist herrlich kuschelig und warm.
No, I cannot fly with it but when I wore it in the office yesterday, some of my mates said: "Did you take your blanket from home?" or "Is that a carpet?" What peasant! *LoL* Hehe, I know they are right and I wouldn't win a beauty competition with it (well, as if I would otherwise...) but at least it is warm and wonderful snugly.
And I can even wear it, what I can't always say about my knitted things.
And if I don't like it anymore, I could even use it as a carpet. But please don't look too close because the border was hell to knit. And don't ask how many time I had to undo it. If I had to undo it only one more time, I couldn't have guaranted that plaid and knitting needles would have survived this. When I wear it, you can hardly see those ruffles.
But who cares about knitted things when spring is waiting outside. The bathing season seems to have opened again. The little tit found the temperature a little bit too cold and didn't jump into the pool.
Did every ginger cat around here read that?! ("Pfoten weg" means "Paws off".)
I don't care. I have an acute attack of spring fatigue.
Dear Mrs Tit, we don't like to be petty but you better enjoy the sight of this basket from the other side.
Every day my hubby and I are looking out for our little Hobble, it's the chaffinch with the broken leg. And he appears several time during the day at the feeding place. I'm a bit afraid, that he won't manage it, when I stop feeding. What do you think? I'm a bit worried... well, I'm very good in being worried when it comes along with animals. :o)
It's spring and I could dance through my garden... but I better don't do that because else I trample on those beauties here.
Caro, this one is for you so that you won't get a yellow depression *smile*.
Most of the helleborus orientalis are in flower now.
That I planted different kinds of them during the last years, had an effect in my garden. With help from the busy bees this helleborus did grow as a baby from...
... this one, I guess. Or at least it may have been one part of the parents.
Nachdem ich heute die Hälfte meiner Rosen geschnitten und gedüngt habe, findet mein Rücken es wäre an der Zeit, dass ich ihn auch vom Garten reinhole und ein bisschen in der Badewanne einlege. Ich geh mal schauen, ob ich ihn irgendwo da draussen finde... habt ein sonniges Frühlingswochenende.
After cutting at least half of all my roses, my back thinks it is time that I pick him up from the garden into a hot bath. So that's why I have to go now to see whether I can find it somewhere out there. Have a joyful and sunny spring weekend.
En liebe Gruess / Take care
Sonntag, 2. März 2014
Noah says thank you for all the lovely comments. He feels as if his career is steep upwards *LoL*. as you can see. "I'm the king of the woooooorld"... ehm, or something like that *giggle*.
Ehm... and where does it go on? He looks a bit confused, my little tomcat. Smile, don't worry, I will keep an eye on him that he stays down to earth.
Hmm, something is smelling here? What can it be?
Really? Hmm, let me have a sniff. Could be spring, don't you think so?
No, I guess it's the fat butt from this cat over there.
Noah, what are you up to?
Okay, that was a stupid question.
I guess his glance could be best described as hopeful. Luckily he isn't very talented in birds chasing.
Gandalf is whispering something in Emmas ear and I bet it isn't something nice about Noah.
Yes, my little bunny Gandalf has spring feelings. He even cares about his hair and needs therefore a little bit more time infront of the mirror than his mate Emma. He puts real value on his appearance and thinks that Emma could improve a bit on hers.
Pfff... it doesn't mean anything to have a nice hairstyle. Brain is of more value than good looking, Blondie.
Even in my garden has spring arrived. But I won't put the birds feeder away yet. You know, at the moment some lonely snowflakes are spinning around. And if you think, that the bird cage, beside the feeder, will keep the birds away, you're wrong. They completely ignore it and we've got many guests at the feeder... as long as the guy with the red fur stays away.
But to make sure that the weather knows which season we've got, I wrote it down in our living room. I hope it won't ignore it like last year.
Some tulips help with the spring feelings in the house. The bouquet is already one week old and has its best times behind it.
Callwey Verlag. Als hätte die Absenderin geahnt, dass ich gerade dabei bin, mir Gedanken über zwei neue, relativ grosse Beete zu machen. Okay, ich werde es wohl nicht schaffen, meinen Garten in einen von diesen aus dem Buch zu verwandeln... dazu würde es mehr als ein Wunder benötigen... aber ich bin bereit, mir von den Ladies Tipps und Inspirationen zu holen.
But a real smile in my face put this book, which I found in my mailbox earlier this week. It's from the Callwey publishing house. And it seems as if the woman, who sent it to me, knew that I was planning two big new flower borders in my garden. Well, okay, I guess, I won't be able to turn my garden into one of those from the ladies... that would need more than a miracle... but I'm willing to get my inspiration from them.
The gorgeous photos from Marianne Majerus woke not only my desire for the book but also for the beginning garden season.
In the book you will find garden icons like Beatrix Havergal, Vita Sackville-West, but also...
... living legends like Beth Chatto, Anne Chambers and some I didn't know before like Rosanna James, Rachel James, Lady Xa Tollemache and many more.
The gardens of those women are just gorgeous and I got so many ideas for my own garden just seeing those photos. And now I'm keen on reading every detail about their gardens.
Ein Hineinschnuppern hat mir bereits gezeigt, dass die Autorin Heidi Hawcroft nicht nur die "Ikonen" ganz wunderbar beschreibt sondern auch die Gärten so schildert, dass man glaubt, selbst darin herumzuschlendern.
The author Heidi Hawcroft does not only describe those women in a lovely way, no, she succeeds in making me feel to be in the described garden by myself. Seeing it through her eyes with her words gave me a lovely head cinema.
Sissinghurst, as every garden and England fan does know.
Nach jedem vorgestellten Garten, findet man eine Seite, auf welcher ein Leitfaden zum Garten aufgeführt ist, sowie die bevorzugten Pflanzen der Gärtnerin.
Ganz besonders gefallen hat mir der Zierkürbis-Laubengang von Lady Xa Tollemache. Eine witzige Idee, die ich nur zugerne nachpflanzen würde, hätte ich denn den Platz dafür.
After every introduced garden you will find a page at which follows a short guide and a list of the favorite plants.
What I liked most, because of its quirkiness, was the little pumpkin portico in the garden of Lady Xa Tollemache. It's fun and I would love to plant it by myself if I had the space, which I haven't.
Das Buch "Englische Gartenikonen" kann ich nicht nur allen England-Gartenfans ans Herz legen, sondern allen die Pflanzen und das Gestalten im Garten lieben oder einfach auch Freude an wunderschönen Gartenfotos haben.
I can recommend that book not only to England garden fans like me, but to all, who love gardening and play with colors and styles in the garden or if you just fancy real good garden photos.
And now I wish you all a wonderful start into the new garden season. Enjoy yourself... it's springtime *hurra*!
Mittwoch, 26. Februar 2014
One of my boys is finally convinced of the new cover. His Royal Highness Noah has checked very carefully whether the cover is worth puting his butt on it.
Yes, I know you want that I like that cover. But you can't bribe me, girl... well, maybe if you give me some delicious meatloaf or some cream, then we could talk again about it.
Let's start with test phase 1: Inspection of material. Okay, passed because it fits rather nicely to my tail.
Kuschelfaktor ist auch vorhanden.
It feels quite soft.
Let's move on with test phase 2, just sitting there: checked.
Test phase 3: Can I put my claws in it? Yes, box ticked.
Hmm... something has moved down there... I'm rather sure.
I better have a closer look.
A very close look.
Well, I wash my paws in innocence... I didn't kill that thing beneath the cover... you haven't any witness to proof that.
Don't change the subject, let's continue with test phase 4: Nap. For that phase I need to prepare myself carefully. First of all, stretching.
Yawn deeply so that all air leaves your body and gives room to a blissfully Ohmmmmmmmmmm.
He really meant "Snorr", sometimes he gets a bit confused with those two words.
Well, yes it feels quite comfortable.
Could you stop please for a minute with this stupid clicking around and give my belly a good old rub?
Yes, this is the belly who really needs a rub.
Oh yes, that feels fine.
From zero to one hundret in comatose sleep. I wish, I could do this too.
Noah, ehm, could you please tell us the results of your tests about the cover?
If I hold my paws infront of my face I can't see her and that means she isn't here at all.
(Bin ja schon froh, sonst hätte ich wirklich noch bei jemandem von Euch einziehen müssen... danke übrigens für die netten Angebote und Euer Verständnis *grins*)
Hehe... I just made fun of you, Mrs. Gwundergarten. The cover is great and may stay... well, you as well if you like. (Phew... glad to hear that. So I haven't to move to somebody of my readers... thanks anyway for the lovely offers and your compassion *smile*)
I'm happy to know that my tomcat has fallen deep asleep, so the black bird can continue with building his nest. I hope it is clever enough to built it at a secure place.
Habt noch eine vergnügte Woche
Have fun and take care