what happened in the course of the last week?
we had/have a wonderful late summer this year. i remember moaning about the weather in june/july, but then it changed into lots of sunny days. even at the end of September we had up to 24°c; but now the forecast is slowly sinking temperatures.
(a Bouquet my husband brought me two or three weeks ago)
i love the new theme at ajj "Indian Summer - Golden October - Autumn"
and spontaneously made a hybrid page:
i photographed a colorful branch placed on a stencilled spray painted Background...
then digitally added a Quote i found in the net
(and which especially fits in these sometimes rude and intolerant days we find recently...)
(textures: two Little owls + ztampf; font: pea sean)
looking what i did last week i only have to ask my camera;) ...
cloud watching - i especially loved this "feathered" sky:
i started another free stitching woven Piece...
... but actually now is the time to concentrate on other things:
the year brought LOTS of plums. we do not have a plum tree ourselves, but got oodles of these from friends. friday i got a large bucket (10kg), which were just in perfect ripeness, so i had to preserve them immediately. means baking (the cakes are better when baked with the fruit before freezing, rather than taking frozen fruit for baking - these are quite wet...).
but of course i couldn´t bake pastries from 10kg!! so some of them went into the freezer (after pitting them!!) for later cooking of jam, compote, plum crumble etc. ... this will become the year of plums;)
actually i was too busy to photograph this, but most of the plum recipes
you can make with apples, too - so i show you some buns i made a few days before...
i LOVE yeast dough...
(Leo.org can help you out with Translation, or just ask me...)
just substitute plums for apples...
another Thing i did was looking through my Berlin photos...
which houses the egyptian Museum and artifacts from the Stone Age, bronze Age and other prehistoric and antic collections.
in the first room you can find this beautiful painting at the ceiling:
Sphinx of Shepenupet II, god´s wife of Amon
~ 660 bC, Karnak
Pictures and writings on the walls of the tombs of Methen and Nefer-au-Ptah
necklace with lotus blossoms (Fayence)
reliefwall of a chapel: king Amanitenmomide protected by the goddess Isis
1st century AD
wine vessel in the shape of the god Bes
Cup in the shape of a Lotus blossom
four canopic jars (for entrails) with lids in the shape of the heads of the four sons of Horus (protective deities)
10.-8. century bC
and then, the most famous exhibit of the egyptian collection:
the bust of nefertiti:
her Name translates: "the Beauty has come" - and actually i felt like mesmerized when standing in front of this face. i hardly could stop looking at her... perfect Beauty, everybody seems to be captivated by her Aura...
it was really good it was not allowed to photograph in this room (the pic above is taken from Wikipedia), as this would have destroyed the atmosphere immensely
from other departments of the new Museum only two exhibits here:
famous find of the bronze Age:
after that we decided to have a break at the Café in the Museum:
"egyptian Mocca" (Espresso with cardamom and chocolate topping with whipped cream) and yoghurt passionfruit cake. yes, yumm!!
then we went on to the Pergamon Museum, but that is another Picture Story to be told...