Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Art of Memory

A new series of landscape painting will be carried out by me exclusively out of the memory of the places we are going to visit during this summer.
Starting here with the first two:

 Hiddensee - 2016 - Acrylic on Paper (300g/qm) - 15 x 20.5 cm - price on request

Rügen - 2016 - Acrylic on Paper (300g/qm) - 15 x 20.5 cm - price on request

Each picture is dated and signed on the back.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Audrey's wondrous world....

Well over the winter Audrey wasn't looking so great....I guess living in a plant pot on a window sill, isn't very becoming for her....
But when spring arrived she all the sudden grown a long, I mean really long stipe and with little pearls on the end....
.....apparently she is about to blossom :-)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


The island Hiddensee is a bird sanctuary and we saw huge flocks of ducks last weekend migrating over the Baltic Sea.

Dung Bettle

We met this guy on our way to the westside beach on the island Hiddensee/Germany last weekend. The children gave him a ride and carried him some way with us. Magdalena christianized him Forest Gump, since he kept running although carried on her hand ;-)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hiddensee/Germany - 04/09/2016

Hiddensee is a very lovely island on the westside of the German island Rügen.
The island is geologically young since it was built during the last ice age. It was first mentioned in Snorri-Edda, a medieval textbook about nordic mythology from the 13. century. There it is told, that the legendary Norwegian king Hedin fought here to win a woman and/or a huge amount of gold. Therefore the island was first called Hedins-Oe, which transformed over the time to Hiddensee.

During the Thirty Years' War Wallenstein ordered to burn down the woods on the North part of Hiddensee, Dornbusch,  to prevent the Danish using the wood for their own good.

No private car driving is allowed on the island which make it absolutely peaceful and a great pleasure to explore (with the dog running without leash all the time ;-)) 
The island is visited by huge flocks of migratory birds. Especially cranes can be observed here (actually we saw many of them pairwise on Rügen on our way back to Hamburg with no option to take a picture....). We saw some birds of prey as well.

Later in the afternoon, we took a long walk from Vitte to the village Kloster (where a cloister was located until the reformation) and to the beach on the Westside. The Baltic Sea spread calmly in the evening sun.

Frida's frist tour with us :-)

This weekend we took Frida for the first time out for a little journey.
Unfortunately there was no wind, but it was good for testing the engine, which is always a thing to worry about, even or especially on a sailing boat ;-) This test drive showed some (hopefully) minor issues with the engine, which should be solved by the mechanics until we are going to sail her to Sonderborg....
Anyway, it was very exciting to drive her and luckily none of my nightmares about jumping out when arriving the harbor (the fore is a bit different to Madita's....) became true.

We had lovely sunny weather and after 4.8 NM we arrived safely at Vitte/Hiddensee. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016