Tea in Plänterwald, a forest in Berlin, with two good friends. I brewed a Chinese Yunnan (black) tea. The color of the brew complimented the surrounding colors. The tea cooled quickly allowing us to sip and easily enjoy a malty flavor, mixed with the aroma of a recently rained autumn forest.
A walk through Plänterwald, a forest in Berlin. October 2016
Berlin is known for it’s art scene, but not known for being a pretty city. Here I can escape the feeling of a city (just 20 minutes by bus from my house) and enjoy very natural art in a very peaceful way.
Today marks 3 years living in Berlin.
My collection of used tea leaves continues to grow. As I drink and share tea, then dry the leaves, I also take time to handle them as they move through each stage of drying. The mix changes over time as I consume teas of different types and origins. There is always so much color and texture to see and feel in the leaves. They remind me of the cycles, slow and fast, that we go through with having different people come and go in our lives, taking care of work and life duties, having fun, being down, and so on. Above all, I am happy to have my health, tools, and the right people in my life to keep going, drinking, collecting, and reflecting.
Thank you to everyone near and far, you have been part of it in some way.
And thank you for being a friend.
Sunset at Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin
A pair of Delta Light – Buggy Lamps, from the Neukölln Flohmarkt. I took them apart, repainted, and installed new cords with nicer switches.
ILA-Berlin Airshow at the not-yet-opened Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. Very fun people watching at events like this.
My birds nest fern lives in a large pot on a stool in our kitchen/living room. I’ve added a mixture of bark and rock for visual appeal, but it will also help keep moisture in.
Dramatic lighting for my tea setup.
Neue Grünstraße, Mitte. Berlin.