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2016 in pictures.

Happy new year! Let´s take a look back at 2016 before we move on, shall we? In January, we went on a wonderful trip to the Baltic Sea and not only Ludwig enjoyed the snow and the sea. This year for our annual wedding anniversary we´re going skiing in the Czech Republic! Well Ludwig and I don´t ski, we´ll just get cozy in our hotel while my husband skis, but, you know. It just sounded better that way.

In February my house looked very much like advanced spring apparently. Nothing wrong with that.

In March we installed new shelves in the kitchen, again. These are here to stay although their tilt is getting worse by the day. We´ll have to do something about that, but otherwise very happy with this particular change.

It seems I was very busy in April and took very few pictures, but this one is my favorite from this month.

The walled garden looking pretty in May.

In June I finally shared pictures of the dark-painted library. I still love the result and sort of want to paint everything dark in my house.

In July I took my favorite picture of 2017. I´ve talked about my "cutting garden" throughout the year and I think it´s caused a bit of confusion. Basically what I did differently last year is to save some space in the veggie garden for cutting flowers, like this space in our large raised bed. So the cutting garden isn´t actually a garden in itself. I loved the look of it though and will do the same this year. And I just love this picture so much, especially with Lutz in the background!

In August I took a pretty pictures of my homegrown tomatoes. A bit deceiving since it was the worst tomato year ever. We´re planning some changes in the veggie garden which will hopefully improve things this season.

A riot of asters greeted us when we got back from our vacation in September.

Taken in October, another favorite picture, my dahlias - one more example for last year´s "cutting garden".

Freezing temperatures in November, which resulted in this pretty picture.

And last but not least, Emma contemplating over the advent wreath in December.

I was going to include a little personal summary of 2016 here but frankly I am more and more struggling to share personal things here. And then yesterday I read this post by the wonderful Cara of Peonies and Polaroids and I loved her words so much that I am just going to quote her here:

"I know that on a global scale 2016 has been a bit of a shit but if anything maybe it can remind us to hold on to the beautiful moments ahead, because however fast our journey in that handcart may be the moments of mundane magic, of everyday miracles, of the golden light will be there too."

Amen. May your 2017 be filled with golden light!

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Reader Comments (6)

My favorite picture of the year is the November Frozen Flowers one. And, thank you for what you do share, your life is yours to keep.

January 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I love this lineup of pix and know that even if you had made another selection, I would have been just as cheered. Like Vanessa, I also love the frozen flower photo and the sideboard in spring is pretty cool, oh and the dark library walls are inspiring, and Ludwig, then Lutz behind the cutting garden.....ok I could praise all of them. Thanks for posting these to remind us of good things as we move forward in trepidation. That's a great quote! I wish everyone a peaceful 2017.

January 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Ooo...I love all your pictures, I could not choose a favourite if I tried!!..it is a shame that you feel you can't share personal things but I can understand why and that is up to you and I am thankful for what you do share! Shame you can't choose who gets to see your blog...I look forward to seeing this years pictures.xxxxxx

January 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

..Best way ... Dem hab ich nicht viel zu zufügen. Nur Ski und nicht bei uns the same .. vielleicht nächstes Jahr Ida in Oma Winterferien und wir zwei cozy plus sportliche Sportler :) und bitte für mich Tomaten und Frozen flower postcards!!!

January 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusanne

Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your photos and posts!

January 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Another year beautifully captured. Behind all you share is what is in your heart, and I am grateful for however much of that you choose to share with us! And if I'm being honest, the more the better!

January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

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