Dancing The Wheel In Golden October


Espe Herbst Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Bordüre im Stil eines braunen Espen-Zweiges mit gelben sowie wenigen grünen Blättern und einer braunen Schnecke mit drei gelben Punkten in der Mitte. - Hand-drawn border reminiscent of a brown aspen branch with yellow as well as few green leaves and a brown snail with three yellow dots in the middle.

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Hagebutten Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von Hagebutten in einem Schwarzton und zwei verschiedenen Rottönen an grünem Zweig mit grünen Blättern. An den Ornamenten sitzen eine braune Schnecke mit drei roten Punkten, ein roter Marienkäfer mit drei schwarzen Punkten sowie eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of rosehips in one shade of black and two shades of red on green branches with green leaves. On the ornament sit a brown snail with three red dots, a red ladybird with three black dots and a black spider.

Skreich AB © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Schwalbe in schwarz und weiß vor azure-blauem Hintergrund. - Handdrawn swift in black and white afore azure-blue background.

Sometimes, when life seems to be a struggle, we feel like we lose ground under our feet and then we flounder about and fling our arms in fear of falling. But what if we just do not realise that we are beginning to fly?“

 -Stefanie Neumann

Hagebutten Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von Hagebutten in einem Schwarzton und zwei verschiedenen Rottönen an grünem Zweig mit grünen Blättern. An den Ornamenten sitzen eine braune Schnecke mit drei roten Punkten, ein roter Marienkäfer mit drei schwarzen Punkten sowie eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of rosehips in one shade of black and two shades of red on green branches with green leaves. On the ornament sit a brown snail with three red dots, a red ladybird with three black dots and a black spider.
Autumn

Golden October.

In the early morning, the sun bathes everything in golden light, which slowly pours over the day like honey. The sky is azure-blue and clear. You might think it is warm, but it is cool and there is a hint of coming frost in the air. Slowly the morning concert of the birds fades and only a few crows pass over the house resounding loudly. Shortly afterwards on Sundays, bells ring out in prayer, enveloping the whole block in warm sound.

At noon, on some days, sea air blows in, brought by the nearby river from the North Sea. Then it smells really salty, as if the oncoming Winter is intensifying the aroma. On other days it seems almost Spring-like – even the birds seem to remember, once again – or perhaps already – the songs of Spring. And sometimes the scent of snow and ice can still be detected. The sun continues to shine in the azure-blue sky.


In the early afternoon, cranes can sometimes be heard moving from north to south, but they cannot be seen. Are they still gathering or are they already leaving for warmer climes? Sometimes the sun, when it comes around the house at this time, still has real power – so much so that it almost burns one’ s forehead. But only almost, because the Autumn air is already chilling one”s bones. One day it turns golden – even more golden than on the other days. The slowly changing colours of the trees and bushes seem to literally radiate. Everything is covered in a golden glow. You can literally hear it, because even the ambient noises sound golden. Everything is peaceful. It is a silent prayer that settles over everyone. An invitation to breathe in deeply – the golden light, the warmth of the sun, the fresh Autumn air, the spicy-sweet fragrance of Mother Earth, the peace. It remains cool. The vegetable soup with noodles will taste especially good and the birthday cake glows in earthy tones in the golden sunlight.

Geburtstagskuchen © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Ein Stück Schokoladenkuchen mit pinkfarbener Happy-Birthday-Dekoration und roter Kerze obendrauf auf beige-farbenem Teller mit silberner Gabel vor grünem Hintergrund im Sonnenlicht. - A piece of chocolate cake with pink Happy Birthday decoration and red candle on top on beige plate with silver fork in front of green background in the sunlight.

In the late afternoon, the light turns golden and makes everything glisten in the sun. The empty seed stalks on the comfrey look magical, the leaves on the small maple tree are flooded with light, which brings out their colourful autumn colours even more, the slowly turning yellow leaves of the young fruit tree turn golden and silky spider webs glitter everywhere, there seem to be a few more every day. Finally, a small spider shows itself, glistening in the sun itself, shimmying along the loose web of threads. Then a breeze comes and the little spider flies aloft to new adventures. The aroma in the air changes, is now all earthy and a little woody. It scents of Autumn. In the still blue sky, the bachelor crows fly over the landscape. Soon they will gather again regularly in the aspen-tree behind the house to tell their stories and sing their songs.


Autumn Reflections 2013/ Happy Thanksgiving 2014 © Stefanie Neumann - All Rights Reserved.

Autumn

In September I watched the first aspen leaves swirling to the ground. Now, in October, the beech leaves are hovering down, only swirling in a gust. In November, it will be the oak leaves, that swirl to the floors. But until then, don’t you just wish to heap up those colourful leaves and jump right into them?

–Stefanie Neumann



Teetied © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Ein gelb-weißer Becher mit Schmetterlings- und Herz-Dekoration, gefüllt mit Kräutertee; davor ein silbernes "Tee-Ei" in form einer kleinen Teekanne auf passendem, blumenförmigem Untersetzer. - A yellow and white mug with butterfly and heart decoration, filled with herbal tea; in front of it a silver "tea egg" in the shape of a small teapot on a matching flower-shaped coaster.

Some days, fluffy clouds roll in, temporarily obscuring the sun, but everything continues to be covered in a golden glow. Then the sun comes through again and bathes everything in a honey-golden hue that brings out the reds in the maple particularly well. One day, a ladybird sits on a still green maple leaf, bringing birthday wishes. High above the houses soars a buzzard, its wings shimmering golden in the sun. Another birthday guest who otherwise does not show up every day. On another day, a pair of jays makes an appearance. Like the buzzard, they glisten golden in the sun as they fly close over the house. Then they can be heard discussing loudly with the magpies in the distance.

In the evening, small clouds gather, reflecting the golden light of the evening sun. Above them, the sky is still blue. Somewhere someone is burning the dry leaves from the garden and a sweet woody scent with the aroma of smoke drifts over. The concert of songbirds thickens. On Saturdays, bells ring for evening prayer. Slowly the sun sinks behind the house opposite. Sometimes the clouds in the azure-blue sky turn red, just before the sun goes to rest behind the house opposite, then the sky dresses itself in a cloak of ultramarine-blue. Again, there is a hint of the nearing first frost in the air, making the lights in the surrounding windows look cosy. The scent of wood fire drifts in. It is now cool enough to sit by the fireplace in the evening, if one is owned.

Japanische Kirsche Herbst Früh Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von japanischer Kirsche im Herbst mit rot gefärbten Blättern an braunem Zweig sowie einer braunen Schnecke mit drei roten Punkten. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of Japanese cherry in Autumn with red coloured leaves on brown branch as well as a brown snail with three red dots.

#Scotstober - mirk II © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - All Rights Reserved.  -  Bildbeschreibung - Image Description:  Monochromes Bild. Belaubte Espe vor Wolkenhimmel. -	 Monochrome image. Leafed aspen-tree in front of clouded sky.

On gloomy days Mother Earth is cloaking herself in dark clouds.”

— Stefanie Neumann

Japanische Kirsche Herbst Früh Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von japanischer Kirsche im Herbst mit rot gefärbten Blättern an braunem Zweig sowie einer braunen Schnecke mit drei roten Punkten. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of Japanese cherry in Autumn with red coloured leaves on brown branch as well as a brown snail with three red dots.

This is an invitation to let your own inner light shine.

Homemade treats warm body, mind and soul.

It is time to create, paint, craft and tell stories.

Of fairies and ghosts…

Kandierte Zitronenscheibe  © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - All Rights Reserved.  -  Bildbeschreibung - Image Description:  Hausgemachte kandierte Zitronenscheibe in Nahaufnahme.  -  Homemade candied lemon slice in close-up.

Weird Guisin © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichneter schwarzer, spitzer Hut mit breiter Krempe, sowie dunkel-lilanem Hutband mit links herabhängenden Bändern in dunkel-lila, rosa, violett und dunkel-blau. Von der nach links abgeknickten Spitze seilt sich eine schwarze Spinne ab. Rechts neben dem Hut schwebt eine braune Spindel auf der eine schwarze Spinne sitzt. Vom orange-goldenen Faden auf der Spindel ist ein Stück abgewickelt, das sich in Schnörkeln vor dem Hut entlang nach links zieht. - Hand-drawn black pointy hat with a wide brim and dark-lilac hatband with bands in dark-lilac, pink, violet and dark-blue hanging down on the left. A black spider ropes from the tip, which is bent to the left. To the right of the hat hovers a brown spindle on which a black spider is sitting. A piece of the orange-golden thread on the spindle is unwound and runs in curls in front of the hat to the left.
#Scotstober - nicht © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Heller, großer Mond, der durch kahle Espenzweige scheint. - A bright, big moon shining through barren aspen branches.

The Stroll


Once upon a time, I went for a stroll
and found myself in a ghostly place.
Darkness fell and mist arose
and I could not see my hand afore my face.
There, a path was lit by a mysterious glow, so
I decided this would be the way to go.
It guided me safely to the light of day,
until I could, once again, find my own way.
I know, I have been protected that day.
Thank you to the fairies is what’s left to say.


-Stefanie Neumann
Japanische Kirsche Herbst Spät Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von japanischer Kirsche im Herbst mit 2 rot gefärbten Blättern an braunem Zweig sowie einer braunen Schnecke mit drei roten Punkten und gefallenen Blättern unter dem Zweig. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of Japanese cherry in Autumn with two red coloured leaves on brown branch as well as a brown snail with three red dots, and fallen leaves beneath the branch.
Scull © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichneter Schädel mit bunten Blumen und floralen ornamenten im Stil des Día De Los Muertos. - Hand-drawn scull with colourful flowers and floral ornaments in the style oft he Día De Los Muertos.

The Howl


One dark night I heard a horrible, unworldly scream. It made me shudder to my bones. I froze and stared with an open mouth. What was this? What spectre was howling in the middle of the night? A banshee, perhaps?

Meanwhile the nightly work at the construction site of the nearby road continued...


-Stefanie Neumann

And like Frederick the mouse, we draw from the memories we have collected on lighter days.

Physalis Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von Physalis mit orangenen Lampions an grünen Sielen. An der Physalis sitzen eine braune Schnecke mit drei orangenen Punkten und eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of physalis with orange lampions on green stems. On the physalis sit a brown snail with three orange dots and a black spider.
Birthday Goodies © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - All Rights Reserved. - Image Description: Golden strahlende Sonne die durch dunkelbrauge Holzpanelen scheint. - Golden radiatng sun shining through dark brown wooden panels.

With this in mind:


Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,
Steffi


Pilze Seperator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Ornamente im Stil von Pilzen in hell- und dunkelbrauner Farbe, sowie verschiedenen Rot- und Pinktönen und weiß. - Hand-drwan ornaments reminiscent of mushrooms in light- and dark-brown colour as well as shades of red and pink and also white.

Sonnenblumen Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichneter Teiler im Stil von Sonnenblumen mit gelb-roten Blüten sowie grünen Blättern und Stielen. Auf einem Blatt sitzt eine braune Schnecke mit drei gelben Punkten, an der Blüte fliegt eine gelb-braun gestreifte Biene. - Hand-drawn separator reminiscent of sunflowers with yellow-red blossoms and green leaves and stems. A brown snail with three yellow dots sits on a leaf, a yellow-brown striped bee flies on the blossom.
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