Good morning lovely ones, here’s another piece of chatter from my part of the world… Zeeland (the Netherlands.) We all are waiting for Spring overhere or at least I AM because days are a bit grey an chilly lately… I guess my longing for Spring made me choose this photo to write a haiku with.
Photo made by my friend Lena Schreijenberg
|Schapen, zwaar van wol,
wachten op de lentezon
en de schaapscheerder
|Sheep, heavy of wool,
waiting for sunny weather
and the sheep shearer
I submit this haiku to Recuerda Mi Corazon where our lovely hostess Rebecca brings us all together to share a haiku on Friday: Haiku my Heart.
You may ask: “what is that lonesome ‘hill’ doing there in the middle of that meadow and – of all places – in Zeeland?!” After all, Zeeland (the province of the Netherlands where I live) consists of islands and peninsulas interconnected by dams and bridge and the area is very flat.
Well, that ‘hill’ is a ‘mound’ (or “Hillock.”) Those are earthen hills built in the 11th century as residential hills. In later centuries there were often defense towers – “motte-castles” – built on. A motte-and-bailey castle is a wooden or stone fortification situated on a raised earthwork. Those buildings are long gone now, but the hills can still be found in the landscape, around a dozen on ‘my island’ Walcheren.
OK, enough with the history lessons… let’s move on to some creativity: I have two art journal spreads to show you.
The Chronicles are handmade visual year-journals in which I create a weekly spread. On the pages I comment and reflect my days or just try to capture the week in words and pictures. I first started a Chronicles journal in 2010 so this year I am filling my 10th Chronicles journal (you can see all these journals in the gallery on my website.)
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 10
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 11
I wish you all a nice day and weekend
bring in the sun and keep on rockin’ in the free world!