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Nichola Vaughan

A collaboration between my photos and the Poetry from Vaugahn Verse.  

Thanks to the immortal Jon Mills, for bringing us together.  See how Nichola transforms my photos into words.

All published verses here are copyright protected and belong to Vauhgan Verse.
The photos are copyright protected and belong to HaFri Photography

The Joy of Wintertime

The palette of December Days
No vivid hues but subdued greys
When nature seems to turn her gaze
Away from brighter things
It seems she dreams in monochrome
And trees.. now naked set the tone
Stand skeletal… not skin… but bone
….  They await all Winter brings

Their limbs now bare, their colour dark
But they share the beauty of their bark
And on each bank.. they stand apart
But somehow intertwine
The bridge, for them, is obsolete
No man-made method helps them meet
And bond and blend and stand to greet
The joy of Wintertime

Inge Wiescholeck

The mother of many teddy bears, that found a nice home, in our city and far about it.

Hand made, every bear is unique and made by the amazing Inge Wiescholleck .  

A collection of the Teddy Bears is at the Teddy Bear Calendar 2019. 


HaFri Poetry January 2019

We got the world 
In our own hands
For the time that we live

Our goal should be
To make it beautiful
So that it is worth to give

To our beloved ones
Children, dear friends 
Make sure the circle will be long

Respect nature, love another 
Be grateful, to the earth 
Let her live, healthy and strong

03.01.2019

Be strong
Be so strong, that you dare to show your weaknes
Be so strong, that you are grateful for help

Be strong
Have the courage to say, that it is enough
Dare to care for the world around you

Be good
Be good for nature, for who you care
For this world, that it is here

Fight for your love
It is all around
Together we are strong

04.01.2019

3 Kings came, from far
To see the new born King
They did follow a star
And were convinced that it should bring them
To that important place

I do believe in fairy tales
They make me smile, for all
Because they lead to a peaceful place
Where you don’t beat your head
Against the wall

03.01.2019

And just before I close my eyes
We stepped into another day
Thinking about what was
Not too much about what will come

Counting the blessings, they were plenty, I realize
I am lucky, to be okay
And when the future, transforms into the past
I know that we have not been wrong

08.01.2018


If there is one thing, I learned from life
(and there surely is much more)
It is that smiling helps to survive
No matter how much you feel sore

You can fight the darkness, with looking for light
But to black, grey already looks bright
You can not wish the too hot weather
And mother nature does not matter

So it is up to you, what to do
Looking up, or staying blue
Feeling sad, for what you miss
Or being happy for what is

Choose wise and treat yourself nice
Enjoy winter and eat an ice
Eat a steak, just for lunch 
Count your blessings, they are a bunch!

 © HaFri  12-01-2019 

Nikolausmarkt Neusser Furth

A pretty place for an original Christmas market.  Unfortunately the chestnuts were aweful.  The rest was beautiful, but judge by yourself.

Weihnachtsmarkt 2018 Holzbüttgen

Holzbüttgen.  A little town, with Titela remarkable christmas market.



Home of the Teddy Bears of Inge. I so much love them!

A cozy little christmas markets, where friends meet friends

HaFri Poetry 12 2018

Traveling through the sky
With so much blue to fly
Amazing paintings are passing by

Sometimes I wish to touch
Some days I wish too much
Time glides away, in a rush

Most of the time, I spent with dreams
About a better world
And it seems
The more this dreams come true
The longer I dream of you

 
 

December
The sunshine is rare
But it still is there

When the light reflects
And the last rose has only one leave left
I realize how little is used
To shine beautiful

Don’t be sad, when you no longer can hold
Drop gently, remembering the words untold

Your beauty is catched, lives in my heart
Soon you will flower again
New leaves, new life
New light. We shall survive 
until then

13-12-2018


Did you ever notice
That the darkness is darker
When you close the light
Did you ever see
How stars grow in the night
The longer you look, the more do sparkle
When I look up to the sky
And see the stars shining to me
I do know why
Every star twinkles with a tear
Every tiny light
For who we wish to be here
I’d wish I could kiss you
I count the hours until we unite
And when you are home again, 
Next to me, at the couch
All the sudden
There is no darkness anymore 
In the night


27.12.2018


2019 Hello you old one
Time has come to change positions
You are passed
You are passed
Let me through
I am the new

2018 Yes, you number new
Not so long until it is time for you
Soon you will be the one to be
And I am just a memory

Let me look to my past
Now your time has come
I shall tell you
Where the things come from

I did some things stupid
I lost, things went wrong
I have no regrets
About what coukd be better done

And now I am at the end
But before you are getting in
I wish you all the best
Let the future now begin

31,12,2018

Christmas 2018

It is the most wonderful time of the year….

For many people it also is the most stressfull time of the year.

For photographers it is the time of the year, that nature gets asleep, and the lenses are focussed at the light.  In Germany there are christmas markets at many places.  Herewith a selection of places that I visited this year’s christmas season.

Christmas market Düsseldorf Köbogen/Shadowplatz

Christmas Market Neuss

Lorettostrasse Düsseldorf  Lamps for christmas

Christmas market (s) in Cologne

Christmas market Holzbüttgen
The home of the Teddy Bears
Click at the photo

 

 

http://saturnsworld.de/2018/12/weihnachtsmarkt-2018-holzbuettgen/

Autumn activites

When you enjoy a walk in the autumn sun, and you all the sudden realize, that the deers have their autumn rituals as well.

I was fascinated, and could make endless photos.. Here a selection. Enjoy the power, and sorry, my lens is ‚only‘  a 260 mm zoom 😀 !

Zeche Zollverein Essen / Kokerei

Not that long ago, Germany has as well a rich coal producing history.

One of the largest squares were the Zeche, under the smoke of Essen (or the other way around)
After that the production was stopped, in the 70s, the area became at the UNESCO Architecture Memorial places.

Our visit to it can be settled in one word.  Huge.

Immense buildings, a view in the recent history.  I hope you enjoy the photos

Spheric

And also Mini Jon, the Minion

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