A Weekend in Pictures – June 11th/12th 2016 AND 12of12

So this weekend I don’t only participate in the well-known Weekend in Pictures – I also contribute to 12of12 which is another nice picture challenge. Be prepared for 12 pictures that show our past weekend and tell a very special tale.

So let’s get started:

We had a wonderful relaxed weekend, lots of family time – and rain. And we love rain! Honestly, we do! And who doesn’t?

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I found these beauties on a walk that we took while the rain stopped for just a couple of hours. Somehow they look like gems to me…

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I also love the sound of the pouring rain on our window – it is like soft and peaceful music.

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I think you got the picture by now: I really REALLY love rain. And so does our toddler. And I can’t blame her for doing so, I mean, you get the chance to wear rain boots, rain pants, rain coats…

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That’s not all, though. As you can see our toddler is a baby-wearing mommy – just like me.

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Our playground, however, seemed to be abandoned this weekend.

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Balancing and climbing is always fun – no matter whether it’s raining cats and dogs.

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Well, yeah, we also needed our umbrella…

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This is a little construction area that our toddler is smitten of, we needed to take this picture for her!

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What else did we do on this rainy weekend? Well, we had home-made pizza…

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… and home-made waffles.

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The end of a rainy weekend:

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How was your weekend? Do you love rainy days, too?

A Weekend in pictures – June 4th/5th 2016

What an eventful and hot early summer weekend! Actually our weekend started at the local zoo – where we met this handsome fella.

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I’m not necessarily a peacock-loving person – the peacock, however, seemed to really like me…

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Anyhow, fortunately we also encountered my favorite birds: Sparrows!

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We sure enjoyed our time at the zoo, but at the same time we gave this whole imprisoning-exotic-animals-in-order-to-preserve-the-animals-we-are-killing-in-other-parts-of-the-world-due-to-pollution-thing a lot of thought. I always get kind of sad at the zoo – and it always makes me so pensive. I think I’m going to share my thoughts on that topic with you in a special post some time this week.

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These baby chicks seem to be imprisoned, too – but really they are not. We met them at a small farm that we also visited this week. And they had lots of baby chicks…

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… and laying hens.

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We spent so much time outside that our Baby was able to take her nap in the middle of trees, laying hens and baby chicks.

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We also picked peppermint and elderflowers. The peppermint is going to get dried…

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… the elderflowers are going to be our favorite jelly this summer!

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But what would I be without my precious big helper around the house?

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How was your weekend?