What a year! Part One.
2015 was a very exciting year for us, most of the time full of joy and happiness. I'm very grateful, indeed. So I like to take you on a short trip back with the time machine, back, to the start of the year - just to show you some of the happiest and sometimes luckiest moments of it.
As you saw on the first photo we had lots of snow at the begin of the year. Maybe just a little bit too much, because some of the trees couldn't bear this weight and collapsed, like this pine. Its big branches just fell over the enclosure of my bunnies. On the photo above you can't see it properly because a kind man from the neighborhood helped us with his chainsaw and here the branches were already cleared off.
But here you can see how critical it really was. This wooden pillar wasn't needed before, but one of the big branches just cracked the enclosure at this point. The bunnies were at that time able to hop around in the enclosure. It's a little miracle that they didn't get hurt.
In 2015 I loved to cuddle with my little red cuddle monster.
I'm grateful, that our eight year old wizard Gandalf is still with us and that he is still the boss of the bunny enclosure.
A very exciting opportunity was the garden diary I was to write for the garden magazine "Schweizer Garten". It will be published monthly in 2016. I looked at my garden in a very different way and I was always strolling with the camera through it just to find another story the garden wanted to tell me. And oh dear... the garden had a lot to say *LoL*.
Frau Chacheli Macheri mal das Töpfern ausprobieren. Dabei habe ich gemerkt, dass meine Fähigkeiten eindeutig wo anders liegen und ich das Töpfern besser den Profis überlasse :o). Aber wir hatten einen lustigen Tag, gell Caro :o).
Later in the winter I was allowed to try my pottering skills with Mrs Chacheli Macheri. I had to accept that I do not have those skills and that I better let do it others. But we had a lot of fun on that day, didn't we, Caro?
I could observe a lot of birds (the flowers of the winter) in our garden. Thanks to the all year feeding, they seem to celebrate every day a party in our garden. My hubby and I love to watch them... ehm, well, to be honest, my tomcat as well.
In 2015 a new flower came into my garden (well, to be honest with you, not just one): the Fritillaria meleagris. It's so filigree, so sweet, it just looks like it came out from a fairy tale. I can't wait to see, whether it will appear again next spring.
2015 was a year of writing... and as you can see, to write is not a lonesome job *smile*. A Ticket to Scotland (it's only in German available) was the title of my second novel, that was published as an ebook by Forever in May 2015. Meanwhile I have just finished my third novel, which will be published in February 2016. At long last I have found a way to let my dreams fly. I would never have believed before, that my novels would find an interested public, but they did and I'm very grateful.
Easter arrived and was celebrated as always with the family. We were all so happy, that we didn't have to miss anybody and that we still could celebrate it all together. By the way, that is only one half of the family... the rest was sitting on the other half of the table, that you can't see.
Always lovely to watch: Spring time. Thinking about it, I reckon that if everything goes well, we were allowed to live through about 90 spring times. That doesn't sound like an awful lot to me, don't you think so? To my taste, spring could take place twice a year... at least :o).
With my mother I prepared little sweet things for a spring market. That was fun! And there were other bloggers, that joined us on the market with their own stall. What a day!
This ingenious hanging chair was hard fought this year.
Er hier musste weniger hart kämpfen um seinen Nistkasten... er war einfach schneller als die anderen. Hmm... ich hätte mir wohl in Bezug auf den Hängesessel ein Beispiel an ihm nehmen sollen.
He had to fight less for his nest box... he was just quicker than the others. I guess, I should have done the same... thinking of the hanging chair.
The rose blossom in 2015 was beautiful and very long... I even saw some flowering roses in November. But the photo above is from June, let's not get over excited :o).
The year 2015 was an England year. My hubby invited me to London...
... to the Chelsea Flower Show to be precise. With this, he fulfilled one of my biggest dreams.
My expectations were not disappointed, the Chelsea was just great... I haven't seen anything similar before.
Just at home the next celebration stood bevore: My mums 70th birthday. We celebrated it in a lovely mountain scenery. What a beautiful day it was.
So, das wäre nun erst die Hälfte gewesen von einem 2015, das für mich gerne noch ein Weilchen länger hätte dauern dürfen. Ich weiss nicht wie lange es her ist, dass ich einem Jahr so ungerne hinterher gewunken habe. Aber das 2015 lasse ich wirklich nur widerstrebend los. Das Glück lässt sich eben nicht festhalten. Wir müssen loslassen und darauf vertrauen, dass es immer wieder zu uns zurückfindet. Doch bevor es soweit ist, nehme ich Euch dann nächste Woche noch in die zweite Hälfte dieses Jahres mit.
This was just the first part of the year 2015, which had gone by much too quickly. I can't remember the last time, I hated to see a year flew by. But you can't hold tight the luck, you have to let it go and trust, that it will always find the way back to you. But before I let the year 2015 go, I will show you the second part of it next week.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and never mind if there is some snow or not... just be happy, when everybody is healthy and full of joy.
Alles Liebe / Take care