Framed

Do you love to take pictures?

With almost all of us being confined indoors and following the order to #stayathome, more than ever over the long Easter weekend, why don’t we start to take more pictures at home?

Today, I would like to share some I took over the last couple of days and hope you join in! Please share yours with me. You can do so by tagging me or by using #stayathomeframed on Instagram (@danielamuehlheim, also see in the sidebar). Let’s do this! I can hardly wait :0).

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The sky this morning as seen from our bathroom window.

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Shadows and lines caught my eye.

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Can you guess the herbs behind these three shadows?
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From top to bottom: Thyme, mint, lovage

More herbs. Oh, how grateful I am to have a balcony. The weather is crazily perfect in week 4 of our lockdown in Switzerland. Blue sky, sunshine, around 20 degrees Celsius (way too warm). But we #stayathome and enjoy the balcony even more. Some rosemary and parsley.

I missed flowers and dearly wanted some in our apartment. Luckily, florists – which are closed due to the lockdown –  still offer their service by delivering flowers to your door. By the way, I find it astonishing how owners of independent shops are particularly innovative these days and keep on going – good on them – by offering their services online and by delivering to your door, quite often they come personally. Amazing. That is how I got these flowers on Monday, delivered by bicycle.

By chance, I just saw that my dear friend and amazing woman Alexandra very kindly offers a flower mandala for your free personal use. You can download it here (<—- simply click) and colour it and your day to your liking. See her astonishing artwork for inspiration.

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Of course, as a biologist, I have green in the house. But I still need to indulge myself in it outdoors very regularly. Even more so after winter. Right now, as I don’t work due to the school closure, I spend a lot of time at home. We can go outside for a stroll, but I respect the request to mainly stay at home. But this week I felt like going somewhere I have not been in three weeks and seeing something “new” for a change… I decided to do my grocery shopping in a store in the city and rode my bicycle for the ten minutes to get there. Awww, it felt so good. Wind in my hair, fresh air in my face, the view of a magnolia tree in full bloom, alpine swifts (yessa, I saw them for the first time this season on Monday, whoa :0)). Clever as I was, I reserved a bread at my favourite bakery for today, so that I had a very good reason to ride my bike again this morning ;-). I took my phone with me and stopped in a park nearby to wonder at the tulips, oaks, and daffodils. Oh, how wonderful they smelled. Soul soothing, indeed. I feel for everyone of you who is not really allowed to leave the house. A couple we got to know on Pico, for example, who lives in Bergamo/Italy or my father-in-law on Lanzarote/Spain. Stay safe and healthy, everyone.

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One of the beauties in green in our house.

As luck would have it, a gardener was cutting hornbeam along the road on my way back from the city and I collected some fresh cuts. Look at that delightful green fitting perfectly into our living room.

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Some of you may wonder whether the two golden areas there in the lower background have to do with Easter. Yep.

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The Easter bunny made it to our home early this year :-).

I can’t help but share these two again <3, even though they do not count for #stayathomeframed. Visit Happy Easter Bunnies for more pics of them.

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Before I finish, please remember to bring these pictures on. Share them on Insta with #stayathomeframed and tag me and all your friends. Let’s frame that stay at home. See you there!

Easter is different this year for many of us. Nevertheless, I wish you a happy, nourishing, in many ways connected, and calm Easter weekend. Take good care and give yourself a round or two or three of chocolate feasts :0).

Big virtual hug,

Daniela

 

P.S.: My ears hear some of you asking for a pic of those tulips and daffodils in the park ;-). Sure, here it is. Now, it is on you. Keep these pics coming!

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