Montag, 20. Juni 2016

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Himmel! Heaven! Schon so spät? Already so late?!







LOVE {is the answer in every situation}






Sonntag, 19. Juni 2016

Einzig stetig...







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Das einzig Stetige ist der Wandel

The only steady factor is the change itself




Es regnete soviel, dass der Eisenbach überlief und der Steg an unserer Burg überflutet wurde.
Dann schien wieder die Sonne, das Wasser rauschte Richtung Alster und es war warm und diesig. Es stank und Fische starben. Sauerstoff blubberte aus Schläuchen unter Wasser, jetzt finden Fisch und Schwäne auch wieder etwas zu futtern.

In der Burg haben wir Nachbarn uns gegenseitig besucht und
feierten einen tollen Abend der offenen Tür am vergangenen Freitag:
ein großes Vergnügen!




So much rain fell all at once, that the Eisenbach overflowed and the jetty of our Castle were completely flooted. Then the sun shone again, the water rushed in direction of the Outer Alster Lake and it was warm and misty. It stunk and fish died. Oxygen bubbled from tubes under water, now fish and swans find something to guzzle.

Inside the Castle we neighbors have visited us mutual and
have celebrated a great eve of an open Castle, last Friday:
a big pleasure!





Samstag, 11. Juni 2016

AC #196: BLUE






In order to produce indigo coloured cloth, in former days on a Saturday the dyer put the yellow plant glastum {Isatis tinctoria} al fresco in tubs together with urine til it becomes marshy. Because of alcohol was needed for that procedure, the dyer drank very much and piddled into the tub... and added the cloth. It was inside for two days and Mondays they hang out the fabric, to oxidate in the sunlight into blue. 





For this Art Challenge No. 196 my dear friend Patrice is our host.
Her theme is BLUE.

So, I have... no, no, the bottle is only for decoration 'cause of the colour! 

And the framed print by Patrice waits to be up on the wall... I have played with oil pastels in an old lexicon and have drawn


 a blossom of the glastum {Isatis tinctoria}


It has been a real pleasure to draw again, although they're little, fast ones! 
And I am happy that in my life the feeling of rosy prevails over the blue(s), mostly. 
Feel free to visit Patrice to find more of beautiful BLUE

I wish you all a happy weekend!


Love, Ariane. Rose




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AC



No. 196 at Patrice's with BLUE in June, the 11th + 12th


Who wanna be our host for the next art challenge?









Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2016

Today... quite another matter [?]





Adolph Fritz Henry Fürhoff
*3. August 1898 in Hamburg
Kommunist 

29. April 1945 freed by the 1st Motor Battalion of the King's Company of the Grenadier Gards
from the main camp Sandbostel, evacuated from the concentration camp Neuengamme

†8. Juni 1945 cause of TBC in the 86th British General Hospital, Rotenburg-Unterstedt


My sister and I did some of research because of the stepfather of our grandmother.
He is the giver of our family name. We have not any photo of him. All we have are copies of documents from the Internal Commitee of the Red Cross. The death list was very long and international.






Montag, 6. Juni 2016

Live {and a new Art Challenge theme}
















Leben in der Burg am Eisenbach, 
Klassentreffen mit Spenderherz und
Fotosession in einer Flüchtlingsunterkunft 


Living in the Castle at the Eisenbach,
class reunion with donor heart and
a photo session in a refugee accommodation

sehr berührend, very touching






and a new Art Challenge theme:

it is BLUE
and Patrice is our host this weekend,
the 11th + 12th of June

I am in
love, Ariane. Rose