Sunday, April 13, 2014

A drive to Hahndorf.

A Sunday, day out.
Today Granny and I went for a lovely drive with our neighbor to the Adelaide hills, to a little German town called Hahndorf.
This is where Australia's greatest artist had his studio, and lived.
"Hans Heysen."
He was born in 1877 and died in 1968
This is a picture of his studio.
We were not allowed to take photos inside, but I wish I could show you.
It was just as Hans would have left it.
I would have loved to have a go at painting with his brushes.
Then down the hill we walked to the homestead.
We had a tour inside and saw lots of the original painting.
He was known world wide for his wonderful gum trees.
This is typical of the Australian landscape.
Ha ha!!! what do you think of his car and caravan, that he took when going to the Flinders Ranges to paint?
I loved this little caravan, I could use it as my house. it is just the right size. 
We had a lovely lunch on the veranda of  a Bistro, sitting in the sun.
We are very lucky to have a lovely neighbor, to enjoy a beautiful day with.

On the way home Granny saw this sign and yelled STOP,STOP.
What was there to see?????
A pile of chook manure.
Granny got so excited because she is renovating a bed in her garden and chook manure to her is gold.
We piled the back of the car with this smelly manure to take home. 
Phewwwwww.... pewwww peg on the nose.... pong all the way home.

Granny said the chook manure just was the icing on the cake of a beautiful day.
Hmmmm...... ???? I don't get what she means do you? 
Was I glad to have toast, with honey and peanut butter for supper.
Plus a lovely mug of warm chocolate milk.

See you all next week.

and thank you for reading our blog.
It is wonderful to have so many lovely followers
We have a new follower called Margh. Welcome to you.

Sometimes Granny says she feels like a kid again. 
I hope you all do at times as well. 

My thought for the day.
"The difference between a flower and a weed is judgement."


  1. The day was sounding so nice until the chook manure, we bet you had your head out the window the rest of the way home!


    The Clan, Jack & Boo

  2. Das hört sich ja nach einem schönen Tag an. Aber den Mist hätte ich auch nicht so gerne unter der Nase gehabt.
    Liebe Grüße

  3. What a fantastic day you've spent... and Birgit says she can understand Granny very well, you have to be a gardener to understand why someone gets happy from chicken manure. And Fluby just says "human beings... tsssss..." But we both agree that your thought for the day was very nice! ;O)

    Flutterby + Birgit

  4. Hi Wilbur,

    Sounds like you had a fun outing, well almost.....sorry the day ended so poopy. Giggle. What was Granny thinking? Poop in the car? Good grief.

    Wait a minute - are you sitting on bags of the smelly stuff? WILBUR!!!!!

    Prudence ♥

  5. What a lovely day out you have had!

  6. Lieve Kay en Wilbur,

    Wat hebben jullie een fantastische trip gemaakt
    samen naar de omgeving waar de schilder
    Hans Heysen woonde en werkte. Een prachtig
    huis in een rustgevende omgeving. En heel erg
    mooi de wijze waarop deze man schilderde.
    Op Google heb ik nog veel meer werk van
    hem bekeken.

    Tsja Wilbur, de kleine caravan zou zeker
    een heel mooi huis voor jou zijn, je eigen
    rijdende paleisje. Zij oude auto zou ik zelf
    wel heel graag willen gebruiken, zo mooi!!!

    En Kay, heb je de mest al in je tuin verwerkt,
    haha wat zal dat sterk hebben geroken in
    de auto. Maar de bloemen zullen zeker
    zeer weelderig gaan bloeien door deze behandeling.

    Wens jullie een fijne nieuwe week samen,


  7. What a lovely house this artist painted in, and his car looks fabulous, I love old cars! Well, the manure IS gold, although you wouldn't say that from the smell, hahaha! I love your thought for the day, as usual very wise! Hugs!

  8. Hi dear...oh...very good post, really nice the caravan. ;) Gret. Welocome a your new friend an...Happy EASTER!!! Kisses. ;) NI

  9. Dearest Kay,
    What lovely outing was that and indeed a pity that picture taking was prohibited inside.
    That chook manure was an added bonus; wish we would come across any of that like you did.
    Hugs to you,

  10. Hi Wilbur.
    I'm defertutley not sure about that icing - poo-ee. Looks like you had a lovely day though.

  11. Hi Wilbur

    thanking for sharing Han's house, car and caravan and his painting is beautiful. I also dont understand how smelly stuff can be the same as icing on the cake, maybe for vegetables as manure do make vegetables grow beautifully. Glad you and Granny and your neighbour had a lovely day. Happy Easter holidays to you and Granny lots of love and hugs xxx

  12. Thanks for sharing! Lovely!

    I wish you Happy Easter! Hugs, Pink

  13. Hi Kay and Wilbur,

    Here I was thinking you were in Germany when I first started reading. What a lovely day out you would have had - thanks for sharing.
    The house and garden and the cute little caravan are lovely.
    Wishing you a happy Easter weekend

  14. Hi Kay,
    how interesting, thank you for the nice walk! Have a wonderful time

  15. Oh Wilbur, imagining you in the back of the car with all the chook manure did make me giggle! What a DaY you had otherwise - I Sooo Love that little caravan - Oh I bet you wanted to bring that home! ~ LuV, TiGGy :)


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