Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Forestry Botanical Garden, Charlottenlund






... Greetings and signs of spring from Charlottenlund Forestry Botanical Garden, Denmark,

Nina

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Photos taken with iPhone 5S: Camera+, TadaaSLR, VSCOcam, Snapseed - Apps

Sunday, 22 March 2015

God's Helping Spirit



Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. 
If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. 
He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. 
He knows us far better than we know ourselves ... and keeps us present before God. 
That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

Romans 8:26-28 The Message

Arms of Love - Vineyard Records UK

This is another day, O Lord.
 I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. 
If I am to stand up, help me stand bravely. 
If I am to sit still, help me sit quietly. 
If I am to lie down, help me to do it patiently. 
And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. 
Make these more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. 
Amen. 



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Blessings to your week,
Nina 

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Tidbits and Snapshots





I have figured out a smart way of "simplifying" my gluten-free diet - I bake to loaves of gluten-free bread (the image above), I slice them and then freeze the slices. And each morning I set one frozen slice in the toaster ... and Voila - Out pops a slice of warm and crispy bread! 


Glaze-app
The theme in art lessons for the 2-3 graders at my work is Surrealism. They formed the other day Surreal Watches, inspired by Salvador Dali. These lovely watches are now hanging on branches, decorating their Arts Class ... I snapped the photo above as I peeked in.


Brushstroke App

I spotted a squirrel on my way home from church last Sunday. It froze and was completely still, as it spotted me - almost as posing :) ... As soon as I had taken the picture, it quickly climbed up to the nearest tree.




I have beed sewing Easter Eggs - combining colourful cloth, adding some sheet wadding in between - and finishing with a ribbon. They ended up being rather sweet! 

It was planned that I would visit my friend yesterday after work - and I hung 9 of these eggs on a bunch of cherry tree branches - she was happy and surprised to receive them! I will sew some more this weekend, to decorate our home for Easter.






Afternoon light created a nice shadow-light-play in the old chair - that inspired me to create "an old photo".




The photo above is inspired by the Creative Self Portrait Photography course. I took two photos with the Koloid Photo app, layered them with the Image Blender App, and added the text with the Over App ... On an evening this week, when the light lamp casted contrasting light on my face.

Now it is Saturday ... The men in the house are planning a jogging tour in the forest - I will pop by a book store and swim some lanes in the swimming hall thereafter - That will be good for my neck and shoulders. And thereafter no hurries, no plans ...


... Wishing you a peaceful weekend,

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Chocolate Muffins [Gluten free & Sugar free]




I found the recipe for these delicious gluten-free and sugar-free chocolate muffins from Den Glutenfri Kogebog -cookbook, which I bought for myself in December. Dates sweetens these muffins naturally so sugar is not needed at all. The taste is pleasantly soft - cocoa powder and 50 g of dark chocolate bring about the rich taste of chocolate.

Ingredients (8 to 10 muffins):

250 g of dried dates
2 eggs
1 dl (0,4 US cups) of water
1/4 dl  (0,1 US cups) of olive - or coconut oil
50 g (1,8 oz) of peanut butter
1/2 dl  (0,2 US cups) of almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
30 g (1 oz) of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
50 g (1,8 oz) of rice flour
50 g (1,8 oz) of chopped dark chocolate
decorate with walnuts (they replaced them with almonds)

Recipe

Cut the dried dates into smaller pieces with scissors, thereafter soak them in hot water (1 dl / 0,4 cups) for about 15 min.
Mix the soaked dates and the water in a mini chopper, then add the eggs and olive oil, and mix them together.
Pour the dough into a bowl - add rest of the ingredients and mix them together with a whisk or a mixer.
Pour the batter (I was using table spoons) to a muffin plate, and decorate each muffin with a walnut or an almond.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes in 175  C (350 F) degrees  in oven (165 C / 330 F degrees in an convection oven).


I  served the chocolate muffins with  raspberries and tea - and yes, they tasted delicious!


... Wishing you scrumptious moment with baking,


Fountain of Light



How exquisite your love, O God!
 How eager we are to run under your wings …
You’re a fountain of cascading light,
 and you open our eyes to light.

Psalm 36:7 The Message


Faithful by Chris Tomlin

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Blessings to your week,
Nina 

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Photo: Nikon DS3200 50mm 1/100 sec at f/8 ISO 400

Friday, 13 March 2015

Highlights of My Week



Mornings with tea and sunshine




Having the wooden Cubebot as my muse in the daily photos

Returning in my daydreams to the landscapes with pine cones and the sounds of a woodpecker




Finding pretty linen to the kitchen from the flea market nearby

Getting ready to sew something pretty to Easter

Admiring the reflections of the sunlight on dishes & chopsticks




Being inspired by Creative Self Portrait Photography-course by Lindsay Crandall 
at Skillshare


What has been highlighting your week?


Happy Weekend greetings,
Nina


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Photos with Iphone 5S - Camera+, VSCOcam, Snapseed, TadaaSLR, Over, Rhonna Designs -apps

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Air + Light [Texture Tuesday]




“What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.”
Robert G. Ingersoll

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airlight


Word Origin






noun
1.
light scattered or diffused in the air by dust, haze, etc., especially as it limits the visibility of distant, dark objects by causing them to blend with the background sky.

[Dictionary.com @Random House, Inc. 2016] 


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A warm and cozy scent of burning wood and bonfire tickled my nose on my evening walk in the neighbourhood ... The smoke keeps on lingering on my mind, hovering over the image play above. Hazy, warm, deep yet mild smoke ... by a friendly fire ... sending sparkles to the stars above...

The image is a playful layering of images with different blending modes, inspired by Kim Klassen's Week 39  - "A breath of fresh air" - in Be Still 52 course.

I have used on of my favourite textures, kk_simple2, together with a Lightroom preset Sidelight by Kim Klassen. 


... Sharing with Texture Tuesday by Kim Klassen,


Nina



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